“Are we fighting despotism or funding it?” asks Christopher Overfelt.
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.
Lending a hand to make Wyandotte County “Safe and Welcoming”
A coalition of advocates has sought passage of a “Safe and Welcoming” ordinance in Wyandotte County, KS, for 5 years. David Johnson of the coalition recalled, “There were a few times we thought about throwing in the towel.” The proposed ordinance may come to the Unified Government Board of Commissioners Feb. 10.
Join rallies before Chiefs games: ‘Change the name! Stop the chop!’
KC Chiefs games now have a prelude. Indigenous Persons and allies call to drivers coming to park at Arrowhead Stadium, “Change the name! Stop the chop!” PeaceWorks supports these rallies.
Bette Tate-Beaver died Aug. 29
Bette Tate-Beaver, an international leader in social work and education, died of cancer Aug. 29. Through her lifetime, she fostered the beloved community envisioned by Martin Luther King Jr.
Charles Carney begins 273-mile walk in Kansas for peace, justice, ecology
Trumpeting a loud wake-up call about the catastrophic dangers of nuclear weapons and climate chaos, Charles Carney is walking 273 miles from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita to the nuclear weapons plant operated by Honeywell in Kansas City, MO—the National Security Campus. The flier he is sharing with persons as he walks across Kansas, beginning … Continue reading Charles Carney begins 273-mile walk in Kansas for peace, justice, ecology
Unprecedented (buy the book!)
Ron Faust, PeaceWorks-KC’s own poet laureate, is out with a new book of poetry. Titled Unprecedented, Faust wrote it during the presidency of Donald Trump. The cover displays two mountain ranges under clouds of darkness. These represent the two sides of every issue, Faust explains.
A Call to Live Nuclear Free
Ron Faust sees the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as coming just in time "to create life and forestall death / To breathe in hope and breathe out a future / For our grandchildren and for all human races."
Members of US Congress to speak at MLK Celebration 1/18
US Rep. Emanuel Cleaver will moderate an online panel of other US representatives 1/18: Rashida Talib of Michigan, Hank Johnson of Georgia, and Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania. Members of the PeaceWorks-KC community are encouraged to participate.
Add new threads to our national narratives
What we are taught about the founding of our country does not reflect experiences of indigenous people, and our lofty values of freedom and democracy fail to recognize the disenfranchisement of African Americans, women, and poor people in general.