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Upcoming Peace Center Events

JENI Meeting
Wednesday, August 31, 5:30 pm
At the Peace Center, 1407 N Topeka St
Latin America Action Group Meeting
Monday, August 12, 5:30 pm
At the Peace Center, 1407 N Topeka ST
FOCUS Meeting
Thursday, September 23
At the Peace Center, 1407 N Topeka ST

ADOPT A CITIZEN!

HELP YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS REGISTER TO VOTE NOW!


·   Registration DEADLINE is October 18, 2016 ·


All seats in the Kansas Legislature are up for election November 8, 2016. 
Legislators pass laws on education, jobs, health care and criminal justice.


·  Ex-felons CAN vote after completion of probation and parole  ·


Make your vote count!


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

Forms and instructions available at the following locations from
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm; Friday 8:30 to 5 pm
Closed for lunch daily from noon to 1 pm
 
Colvin Neighborhood Resource Center
2820 S Roosevelt Wichita
(316) 303-8030
 
Evergreen Neighborhood Resource Center
2700 N. Woodland, Wichita
(316) 303-8042
 
Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center
2755 E 19th St. North
(316) 303-8016



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
*********Other Community Events********
People of Faith for Peace  
Thursday, August 25th, 8:00 am
R Coffee House, 11th & Bitting

GLC program on Islam
Sunday, August 28th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 2949 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67226
6:00 Social 6:30 Dinner 7:00 Presentations, Q&A


Dinner: Members $12, Non-Members $14, Students $10,
or Listen for Free


RSVP by Aug. 23 (316) 209-5725 or glc.wichita@gmail.com
Pay online or cash or check at the door.


Hussam Madi – the speaker is a member of the board of trustees at the Islamic Society of Wichita (ISW) with responsibility for community outreach and interfaith communication. So he can handle all your questions on Islam!
A short presentation will be followed by lots of time for discussion and dialog.


Tearing Hate From the Sky
Featuring Welcomefest Keynote Speaker Bree Newsome
Tuesday, August 30, 6:45 - 8:00 pm
Rhatigan Student Center, Beggs Ballroom

    In the heat of the Confederate flag debate across the nation, a group of change agents decided on June 27, 2015 that things needed to change in South Carolina. Bree Newsome was arrested at the South Carolina State Capitol after scaling the 30-foot flagpole and unhooking the Confederate flag. She stated, "This flag comes down today!"


    Bree Newsome is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts and is an award-winning filmmaker, known for WAKE (2010), writer, composer, singer, community activist and organizer, but she does not see these as separate endeavors. "Art is activism and activism is art," she insists, as she seamlessly blends her talents in pursuit of social and economic justice.


    Ticket Prices

    • FREE for WSU students with myWSU ID
    • $3 for faculty and staff
    • $5 for community members
    • $1 for ages 12 and under

    Rev. Alex Awad
    Saturday, September 3 – 

    • 9:00-11:30 a.m. – Presentation and dialogue on Christian Zionism and Theology of the Land  - Shalom Mennonite Church, 800 E. 1st St., Newton (refreshments provided) 
      Shalom is on First Street in Newton, a little less than a mile west of I-135, when you get off at the First Street/Broadway exit going north

    Sunday, September 4 –

    • 7:00 p.m. – Presentation at Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church on Christian Zionism and Theology of the Land - 655 South Lorraine, Wichita, KS 

    Rev. Alex Awad is professor and dean of students at Bethlehem Bible College, senior pastor of the East Jerusalem Baptist Church since 1994, missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church since 1989, and board member of Evangelical Local Council of Churches in the Holy Land.
    He is the author of Palestinian Memories; the Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People (Bethlehem Bible College 2008) and Through the Eyes of the Victims (Bethlehem Bible College, 2001), a discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of Palestinians. Rev. Awad is also the author of numerous articles on the conflict and on Christians in the Holy Land.
     
    His school, Bethlehem Bible College, has sponsored several conferences challenging Christian Zionism in the evangelical community.


    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Local Meeting
    September, 13

    Agenda will include planning for a float for the Pride parade and discussing how to stop campus carry.
    Constitution Day Meet the Candidates
    Friday, September 16, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
    Friends University, Alumni Auditorium


    Each candidate will be introduced to the audience, and take 15-20 minutes to introduce themselves, talk about their run for political office (or, in the case of Congressman Pompeo, their service in office), and discuss what they think their experiences can teach us about citizenship. Every election season—but perhaps especially this election season—it is very easy for people to be caught up in the negativity, and get turned off on the whole idea of taking seriously their obligation and opportunity to be part of the political process, whether as candidates, volunteers, informed observers, or voters. This event will be one that will enable the Friends University community—and anyone else who cares to attend—to see positive examples of candidates who, despite their major disagreements with each other, all share an appreciation of the seriousness and the importance of being involved in the process.
     
    There will be a question & answer session, as well as a reception, following the candidates’ presentations, which will give those present an opportunity to interact with the candidates themselves as well as members of their staff. More information about the event will be forthcoming soon, but in the meantime I’d strongly encourage you all to mark on your calendars—and, if you’re a teacher, in your syllabi for this coming semester!—the evening of Friday, September 16th. It should be an informative and enjoyable evening, and look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible!

    Wichita PrideFest
    Wichita PrideFest
    Saturday and Sunday, September 24 - 25

    PrideFest is a celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Allied communities in and around the Wichita Kansas area.

    The local Wichita members of Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are sponsoring a #DisarmHate float in the 2016 Wichita Pride Parade. If you are interested in participating, please contact Michelle Reed at revsreed@hotmail.com. More info about the Pride Parade can be found on their website www.wichitapride.org

    The Climate Crisis: Threats and Opportunities
    Saturday, September 24, 1:00-3:00 pm **New Date**
    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.


    More information can be found on the Facebook event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/1752230278358495/?ti=cl

    Bees & Brews (and Sierra Club)​
    Thursday, September 29, 6:00 pm
    River City Brewery, 150 N Mosley St

     
    Join Sierra Club at River City Brewery in Old Town on Thursday, September 29th at 6 pm. We'll be joined by beekeeper Britt Hopper and brewmaster Ryan Kerner for a tour and an explanation of how they worked together to implement the honey and beer process. Look for some lessons about bees along the way!

    Bring $5 and get 3 sample glasses of beer, the last one being HONEY RYE made with Britt's honey!! Plan to have dinner while we listen to Britt & Ryan. River City Brewery has delicious food!
     
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1681411528847168/
    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!