People wait to give testimony to the Unified Government Board of Commissioners Feb. 10. Many wore yellow, signifying support for the “Safe and Welcoming” ordinance.—Photo by Ann Suellentrop

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.

Warm: Beds in the St. Lawrence Catholic Worker basement accommodated some in KCK until commissioners moved forward with opening a warming space at the former Reardon Convention Center.—Photo by Charles Carney

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.

Charles Carney and Donna Constantineau, his wife, reach the end of the Peace Walk’s 253rd mile with supporters eager to celebrate.—Photo by Jane Stoever

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?”

"Ultimately, we will not reach a nuclear-free world alone, we will do it as an ever-expanding community of love," Charles Carney said. "Will we let greed destroy our children's future? NO!"--Photos by Kriss Avery

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!

Supporters gather before walking with Charles Carney on the last of his 253 miles in his Wichita-to-KC Bob Lavelle Memorial Peace Walk.--Photos by Kriss Avery

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.

Peace traveler Charles Carney covers the start of his last mile quietly, with others ahead of him, as he nears the end of his 253-mile walk, the Wichita-to-KC Bob Lavelle Memorial Peace Walk, on Sept. 17.—Photo by Ann Suellentrop

Peace Walk

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

A sign in search of a walker. “Drivers love to be told to honk!” says Charles Carney.—Photo by Jane Stoever

Last day to join Peace Walk, 9/17; top it off with finale rally

Charles Carney, by 4 pm Friday, Sept. 17, plans to complete his 253-mile Peace Walk. A rally is in order. Come to the 4 pm rally, and before that, walk some of the final miles (or just 1 mile) with Charles.

Friday’s walk-with-Charles schedule is below. But first, info about the rally (a party). It will be at 4 pm that day, when Charles makes it to the entry to the KC National Security Campus (NSC), where parts are made for nuclear weapons.