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Upcoming Peace Center Events

 Palestine Study Group
Thursday, October 23, 6:30 pm
At the Peace Center

Latin America Action Group (LAAG)
Monday, November 10, 5:30 pm

At the Peace Center

*********Other Community Events********


Art exhibition by visual artist Armando Minjarez
Thursday, October 23.

Lecture- 2:30 pm McKnight 210, WSU. Reception- 4:00-6:00 pm
Clayton Staples Gallery, McKnight Art Building, WSU 
(near 17th & Fairmount entrance)
      The title "Ni de Aqui ni de Alla" roughly translates to English "From Neither here nor There", is an expression long used in Mexico to exemplify a type of personal internal upheaval against belonging and displacement, a type of identity crisis that simultaneously accepts and rejects one’s connection to any one particular place and culture.
      Armando was born and raised in Mexico and has been in the US for the past 13 years, 8 of which he could not return to his native country. This exhibition exists as a bright, loud, and unapologetic declaration of self, challenging the white spatial imaginary characteristic of our homogenized western visual dogma.


Wobs October Bowling Night -- wear a "radical" costume!
Friday, October 24, 7pm - 9pm
Northrock Lanes, 
3232 N Rock Rd, Wichita

   We're going to be gathering as a union on Friday, October 24th from 7 pm to 9 pm at Northrock Lanes. Everyone is paying their own way in, so no need to RSVP -- and with shoes, the two hours will cost you $12 if you'd like to join a [dry and sober!] group of labor radicals for an evening of fun.
Wear your best radical costume. 


Know Your Rights—Flex Your Rights  (short films)
Saturday, October 25, 11 am – 2 pm
Ford Rockwell Library, 5939 E 9th Street North
(Behind Edgemoor Pool) 316-688-9361
   ACLU– School to Prison Pipeline, Wichita School Board Representative, Wichita Police Department, Sedgwick County Sheriff Department and a Civil Rights Attorney.
YOUTH: What to do when stopped by law enforcement? GOT QUESTIONS? COME GET ANSWERS!
Workshop sponsored by Racial Profiling Advisory Board at 316-806-5569
http://www.racialprofilingwichitaks.com

Global Learning Center Of Wichita Presents
69th United Nations Anniversary Banquet

Sunday, October 26. 6 - 9 p.m.
At Wichita Airport Double Tree Hotel; 2098 Airport Rd, Wichita, KS 67209
Speaker: Alex Taukatch, retired Chief of UN News & Content.
RSVP by phone at 768-9952, online at http://tinyurl.com/ntab5pj, or email rimmo@cox.net before October 22 for $35. More info at http://glc-wichita.ning.com.
 
League And Library present HOT TOPICS
Tuesday, October 28, Noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 223 S. Main

Election Issues 2014:   Wichita’s one-cent sales tax
What are the pro's and con's of the one-cent sales tax that is on the ballot for the November election?  What does the tax support and what happens if it is not passed.  Come and find out both sides of the issue in this forum designed so that everyone can give their one cent's worth of ideas. Yes Wichita and A Better Wichita will be presenting their positions.  


How to Start a Revolution: The Blueprint for Change that is Rocking the World
Sunday, November 2. 3 p.m. 
Krehbiel Auditorium, Bethel College

A documentary of recent anti-authoritarian revolts around the world, this film bears witness to the power of nonviolent movements for change. Its focus on nonviolent strategist Gene Sharp shows how one person of conscience can quietly influence the lives of millions of people.  Duane K. Friesen [Edmund G. Kaufman Professor Emeritus of Bible and Religion (Bethel College)] will lead a TalkBack session after the film.
What WERE Victoria’s Secrets?  The Unnecessary Great War
Monday, November 10, 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Watermark Books, Douglas & Oliver, Wichita KS

   People of Faith for Peace invites you to Watermark Bookstore (Douglas/Oliver) from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 10.  Gretchen Eick, Ph.D. and Professor of History, Emerita, Friends University taught history for 21 years and will offer her expert perspective on why World War I was avoidable and unnecessary – a “feud between the royal families all united through Queen Victoria's loins”.
 
On the eve of Armistice Day, join us to hear this unique presentation as we remember the “Great War”.  

Occupy Wichita
   For Cameras on Police, Citizens’ Review and an 
End to the Drug War - Support a Citizens' Review Board
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm, City Hall, (south plaza off 3rd & Main)
We protest at City Hall, every Tuesday at noon. We encourage you to participate in the activist movement for peace, economic and environmental justice, civil liberties and against mass incarceration and the drug war. Help gather signatures on the petition to end criminal penalties on possession of cannabis in Wichita. 316 269-3729
Peace Center Hours for Fall/Winter 2014:
 
Tuesday            12 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday       5 pm to 7 pm
Friday                5 pm to 7 pm

 

 

We have office space available! Call or email for more information or an appointment: Admin@wichitapeace.org