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Upcoming Peace Center Events

JENI (Jobs & Education-Not Incarceration) Meeting
Wednesday, July 27 5:30 pm
At the Peace Center, 1407 N Topeka St.

We'll debrief the Criminal Justice Reform Symposium we attended, which was sponsored by Koch Ind, ACLU & WSU. Are the Kochs serious about reforming the criminal justice system?
Voter Registration Drive
Saturday, August 6, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Westlink Public Library, 8515 Bekemeyer St.

JENI (Jobs & Education-Not Incarceration) joins the Wichita Public Library and the League of Women Voters to register voters. We have registration forms, but please bring a copy of your birth certificate, US passport, Indian card or other citizenship document so we can copy it and send in with your registration to complete the “proof of citizenship” requirement in Kansas law. All US citizens, including ex-felons off probation and parole are eligible to vote.


GET YOUR VOTE BACK! 

Ex-felons CAN register and vote in Kansas!
   

     Ex-felons do not forfeit their right to vote. People convicted of a felony can't vote in prison or jail, but if they are US citizens, no longer behind bars and not on probation or parole, they CAN vote in Kansas. Voting rights will be restored as soon as they register.

     In 2011, Kansas passed laws to make voter registration much harder requiring proof of US citizenship by mailing or emailing a photo or copy of your birth certificate, passport or other citizenship documents with voter registration applications.

     Our group, JENI (Jobs & Education-Not Incarceration) is working to get the word out and register voters. Please share this information with your family, friends and co-workers!  

      You can also register at the Sedgwick County Elections Office at the old courthouse at 510 N. Main, M-F, 8 am-5 pm. Call 316 660-7100.  Take your birth certificate, US passport, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card  or other citizenship document.                                      Get your vote back!

    Call JENI 316 263-5886 or email staff@wichitapeace.org

 


GET YOUR VOTE BACK! 
Ex-felons CAN register and vote in Kansas!
   
     Ex-felons do not forfeit their right to vote. People convicted of a felony can't vote in prison or jail, but if they are US citizens, no longer behind bars and not on probation or parole, they CAN vote in Kansas. Voting rights will be restored as soon as they register.
     In 2011, Kansas passed laws to make voter registration much harder requiring proof of US citizenship by mailing or emailing a photo or copy of your birth certificate, passport or other citizenship documents with voter registration applications.
     Our group, JENI (Jobs & Education-Not Incarceration) is working to get the word out and register voters. Please share this information with your family, friends and co-workers!  
      You can also register at the Sedgwick County Elections Office at the old courthouse at 510 N. Main, M-F, 8 am-5 pm. Call 316 660-7100.  Take your birth certificate, US passport, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card  or other citizenship document.                                      Get your vote back!
    Call JENI 316 263-5886 or email staff@wichitapeace.org

Peace Center Workday
Saturday, July 30 8:00 am
At the Peace Center, 1407 N Topeka St.

We will be cleaning up the property, organizing our library and archives, and getting rid of some old items.
FOCUS - Central America
Friday, August 19, 6:30 pm
At the Peace Center, 1407 N Topeka
*********Other Community Events********
Building a Better Community: An Action Plan for Change
Thursday, July 28, 2016 , 9:00-11:00
First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway 1 SSS
Sponsored by Inter-Faith Ministries. 
 
As we continue our discussion on hate crimes and building a better community we will break into small groups to put together some action plans to become more inclusive and welcoming for people of all races, religions, sexuality and nationality. How can we be a community that embraces our differences? How can we bring together different faiths, the business community and city/county officials to be a community that works together to solve problems and to achieve greatness? Join us for breakfast and some serious talk.
Building Bridges Sneak Preview
Thursday, July 28, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Doubletree Hilton At the Wichita Airport

Admission: $15 each

To RSVP and purchase a ticket in advance: To join this select group of academic professional and civic leaders, RSVP by July 27 by phone, email, or at https://building-bridges.ticketleap.com/sneakpreview/. Cost per person is $15. Pay online or at the door by cash, check, or credit card. For more details, contact: Muhammad Akram, qadaker@hotmail.com, 316-651-6006, or Floyd Saunders, floyd.saunders@yahoo.com, 316-680-6482.
Table of Hope Summer 2016 Concert Series Presents: Lisa Koch
Saturday, July 30th, 6:00 pm Dinner; 7:00 pm Show
Hyde Park Recreation Center, 201 S. Greenwood

A Seattle based singer and comedienne with a deliciously twisted mix of comedy, theatre and demented songs. This is not recommended for children. Tickets are $20 for the concert and dinner benefiting the Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry.
IMMIGRANT Family Support Network
Tuesday August 16th, 7:30 am
Sunflower Community Action, 1751 N Ash

The Climate Crisis: Threats and Opportunities
Saturday, August 20, 1:00-3:00 pm
Great Plains Earth Institute, 8406 W Maple St


Speaker: Craig Wolfe, Communications Director for Kansas Sierra Club; Volunteer President of the Heartland Renewable Energy Society; one of the founders for the KC Climate Coalition; and singer/songwriter in the group Soular

Description: The climate crisis is real. But what are the facts? What are the threats that we face? Where are the opportunities going forward? What can and must individuals do to avert the worst consequences of the climate crisis? Craig Wolfe, Communications Director for Kansas Sierra Club, has been trained by Al Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Using slides prepared by the Climate Reality Project, Craig will demonstrate the seriousness of the climate crisis and provide actions we must take before the clock runs out on our window of opportunity to fight the climate crisis.

If you missed the Annual Dinner, catch the presentation below!

Peace Center Hours 
Monday         9-1
Tuesday          9-1
Wednesday     9-1
Thursday        9-1
Friday          9-1

The Peace and Social Justice Education Fund is proud to be supported in part by a grant from the Amalia & Nicola Giuliani Foundation for Religion and the Arts!