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Videos give glimpse of Memorial Day action, ‘Human Care, Not Warfare’

CARE-a-vans and speakers combined on Memorial Day in Kansas City, Mo., with this focus: “Human Care, Not Warfare.” Videos share the impact of speaker after speaker calling for a pandemic pivot from war and weapons to care for humanity and our home, our planet. These videos are by Mark and Jenny Semet of the PeaceWorks-KC Board of Directors. The date was May 25; the site for the talks was the parking lot of St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church. One CARE-a-van proceeded through midtown KC; the other one went far south in KC to the new National Security Campus, where parts are made for nuclear weapons.

The names of the speakers at the rally are given in the video titles, as well as groups they represent.

Trinidad Molina, Advocacy for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation

Ann Suellentrop, PeaceWorks Board Member, Physicians for Social Responsibility-KC

Bob Ronan, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Charles Carney, PeaceWorks Board Member, Poor People’s Campaign in KS

Kimberly Hunter, Poor People’s Campaign in KS

Ron Faust, PeaceWorks Member, Disciples Peace Fellowship

Yolanda Huet-Vaughn, MD, Physicians for Social Responsibility-KC

Christopher Overfelt, Vets for Peace, PeaceWorks Board Member

Cris Mann, PeaceWorks Board Co-Chair

Sunny Hamrick, PeaceWorks Board Co-Chair, Henry Stoever, PeaceWorks Board Co-Chair, and Yolanda Huet-Vaughn, MD, Physicians for Social Responsibility-KC

Man hanging origame peace cranes.