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?”
On Sept. 17, Charles Carney reflected on his 253-mile walk from Wichita to Kansas City, Mo.—a walk to save the Earth and free us from nuclear weapons. To 25 persons at the Finale Rally for the Peace Walk, he insisted, “We will not go quietly into the deep dark destruction of nuclear madness!”
We are in the middle of a second nuclear arms race, and the evidence for it is right here in Kansas City. … Just imagine if soldiers were deployed to fight climate catastrophe, to plant trees and clean up military waste all over the world!
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.”
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.
On Aug. 10, Charles began walking 5-6 miles a day. Now he has only 60 miles left to make it to his destination: the National Security Campus (NSC), where nuclear weapon parts are made, at 14510 Botts Rd., KC MO. All are invited to join the last days of his trek or meet us at 3 pm at NSC.
On Aug. 8, PeaceWorks-KC members and others gathered in memory of the nuclear bombings, and of the lives lost and forever altered 76 years ago.
Keiko Baker shares—for the first time in public—her memories from living in Japan in 1945 and the impact of the Nagasaki bomb on her and her family.
It truly saddens us to make this decision, but on August 16 the PeaceWorks Kansas City Board of Directors determined that we do not feel we can safely proceed with our art fair on September 25-26, so we are cancelling the art fair this year.
Jordan Schiele walked out of court on July 26 free from the probation he’d been under since November 2019. He’d crossed the property line at KC’s Nuclear Security Campus, where parts for nuclear weapons are made, on May 27, 2019. He was sentenced to community service, which--on principle--he refused to do.