In support of our fellow local activists, PeaceWorks extended an invitation to table at the art fair Sept. 24-25.
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.
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.
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!
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?”
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!
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
Once a peace walker decided to journey / From Wichita to a Kansas City nuclear weapon plant / Some 253 miles, including the Flint Hills Nature Trail, / To save the earth and ban nuclear weapons
Charles Carney’s companions helped bring him closer to KC territory. One asked what he’d learned on his trip. He pondered, then said, “I feel more interconnected to people, animals, bugs, plants. That mystic connection is crucial to nonviolence.”