On Jan. 20, PeaceWorks members shared an evening meal and ideas about what a nuclear-free world could look like. It was a night for the imagination and dreams, for if we don't know where we are going, how are we going to get there? If we can imagine it, we can create it.
What could a nuke-free world look like?
Come to a light meal and round-table talk on Friday, Jan. 20, 6-8 pm. Bring your vision of a nuclear-weapon-free world—perhaps a world with free college, with food for all, with health care as it’s needed. Instead of spending billions on nuclear weapons, we could channel funds to sustain our Earth and all of us.
Social justice groups add spice to art fair
In support of our fellow local activists, PeaceWorks extended an invitation to table at the art fair Sept. 24-25.
Unified Government of WyCo & KCK passes Safe & Welcoming law
The Safe and Welcoming city law allows undocumented residents to obtain a city ID in Kansas City, Kan., and provides that, unless there is a threat of danger to the public, law enforcement will not report or investigate the immigration status of a person.
PeaceWorks members help thwart attempt to shutter homeless shelter
Several members of PeaceWorks-KC joined an ad hoc coalition to stop the abrupt closure of a cold-weather shelter for unhoused persons in the Kansas City, KS, area recently.
Lobbying for bills to cut risk of nuclear war
In a virtual meeting with a US legislator's aide, Charles Carney spoke of HR 2227, Investing in Cures Before Missiles Act. Henry Stoever addressed HR 669, Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act. If you want to lobby on these acts, we'll help!
Charles Carney completes 253-Mile Wichita-KC Peace Walk
At the rally concluding the Peace Walk, Mary Hladky poses a question from Howard Zinn: “Have we reached a point in history where we are ready to embrace a new way of living in the world, expanding not our military power, but our humanity?”
Charles Carney speaks at Peace Walk Finale Rally
While on the Flint Hills Nature Trail, I realized how deeply our radical interconnectedness with plants, trees, animals, bugs, deer and wolves, and with other humans, renders any act of violence toward each other or the Earth utterly ludicrous. We will not go quietly into the deep dark destruction of nuclear madness!
Peace Walk Finale Rally Slideshow
This slide show, by Kriss Avery, gives an amalgam of the Finale Rally for the 253-mile Wichita-to-KC Bob Lavelle Memorial Peace Walk. Dreamed up and done by Charles Carney, the walk began Aug. 10 and concluded Sept. 17.
When we model Peace / Future generations will follow … The path of Peace is not easy / Often a road less traveled / Maybe ridiculed and lonely / But it is the correct road