Lois Swimmer, of the Blackfoot band of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, met with family members this summer to honor their aged uncle. “Our ancestors always walk with us,” the uncle told his family members.
On Memorial Day, 65 persons took time to walk, rally and support a line-crossing at the National Security Campus. At this KC MO facility, 85% of mechanical and electronic parts for US nuclear weapons are made or procured.
“This place that makes parts for war affects a lot of people. Militarism is impacting our community of poor people," said Lois Swimmer at PeaceWorks-KC's 10th annual peace witness May 31 for Memorial Day.
A Dec. 31 program on KKFI, 90.1 FM, celebrated the political activism of PeaceWorks-KC and the Poor People's Campaign (PPC), giving reasons for hope. Among the six persons interviewed, Tammy Brown, of the Missouri PPC, says in the podcast, "I was hungry. I was homeless. Somebody told me, 'Cherith Brook feeds.'" She went there for help, began volunteering, and now belongs to the PPC.