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Upcoming Peace Center Events

Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
At the Peace Center, 1407 N Topeka ST

Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees.

She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever.

Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings. Attempting to shed a light on the country’s biggest taboo, she is met with outrage and violence.

Presented by the Palestine Study Group.

Peace and Social Justice Center Annual Dinner
Maxine Phillips speaks on “No Safe Haven: Forced Migrations and U.S. Immigration Policy”
Friday, December 2, 6:00 pm
Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church

Maxine Phillips, daughter of an Italian immigrant, was raised on stories of both opportunity for and opposition to immigrants. Her church, Judson Memorial in New York City, works with the New Sanctuary Movement to protect and advocate for immigrants facing deportation. She is former executive editor of Dissent Magazine and a vice chair of Democratic Socialists of America. For many years, she was a co-editor of the magazine Religious Socialism and currently serves as a volunteer co-editor of the blog and the print newsletter Democratic Left. Maxine will speak about strategies for supporting undocumented immigrants and changing U.S. policy.
*********Other Community Events********

Job Fair Expo
Thursday, October 27, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Saint Mark UMC, 1525 N Lorraine Ave

Over Twenty Employers!
Refreshments and light snacks served

  • Motivational Speakers
  • Resume Building
  • Expungement Resources
  • Interview Skills
  • Bus Cards
  • Online Resources
  • Interview Clothing Giveaways and other Giveaways
  • Educational Resources
Our Sponsors:
Team Saint Mark Prison Ministry Group, Working men of Christ, First United Methodist Church Prison Ministry, Workforce Center of Wichita, E.C. Tyree Clinic, and Others
Contact Obadiah @ 316-258-5435 or David @ 316-243-7380
Arts Council Dialogue: Economic Impact of the Arts
Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 - 10:30 am
Hyatt Regency, 400 W Waterman
Free and Open to the public

RSVP required by Oct. 28 -

7:30 a.m. Breakfast reception
8 a.m. Presentation - Dr. Arwiphawee Srithongrung
8:30 a.m. Keynote address - Dr. Randy Cohen
9 a.m. Panel discussion

What is the impact of the arts and culture sector on the local and regional economy? How does the public engage with the arts in their communities?

- Dr. Arwiphawee (Sai) Srithongrung from Wichita State University will present results from a study exploring the strength of the creative sector, the growth of "creative class" employment and economic growth as a whole.
- Dr. Randy Cohen from Americans for the Arts will present his study "What Americans Believe About the Arts," discussing how the American public perceives and engages with the arts in their communities.
- A panel of local arts and culture leaders will consider these issues in a Q&A discussion.

Dr. Randy Cohen from Americans for the Arts leads a dialogue on how the American public perceives and engages with the arts. Free and open to the public. RSVP by Oct. 28. Presented by The Arts Council, the Knight Foundation Fund at Wichita Community Foundation and the Kansas Public Finance Center at WSU Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs.

Presented by The Arts Council. Co-sponsored by the Kansas Public Finance Center at Wichita State University's Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs and the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation.


Kayla Vix, Marketing Coordinator
Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs
(316) 978-6688
The Flying Flowers of Kansas
Friday, Nov. 4, 7:30 pm 
Great Plains Nature Center, Woodlawn & 29th

Jim Mason, Director of the Great Plains Nature Center, will present this program on Kansas butterflies featuring the 61 different species illustrated in the GPNC Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Butterflies.
Jim will discuss the life history of butterflies, their plant associations, and reveal some of their unique features and capabilities. Copies of the pocket guide will be available at the program. Social 6:30, bring a dish to share. Please bring your own place setting. 
Wichita Alternative Gift Market
Saturday, November 12, 10:00 am –  4:00 pm
East Heights United Methodist Church
4407 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita KS, 67218

"Act locally. Impact globally!" The Wichita Alternative Gift Market is a community-wide event hosted by dozens of local groups the second Saturday of November. It features charitable gifts, fair-trade products and more. Join us at EHUMC for our 22nd annual market!
"Gifts inspiring change." Alternative gifts do exactly what traditional ones do: express love, celebrate occasions and show you care. But they’re different: things like food for US pantries, education for Kenyan girls, or milking goats for Haitian families. You can purchase these tax-deductible gifts in honor of your loved ones, then present them with a beautiful greeting card including a gift insert describing the project you supported.
Beer Farming (and Sierra Club)
​​Thursday, Nov. 17th
Wichita Brewing Co, 535 N. Woodlawn​, behind Williams Hardware

B​ring $5 for 4 brewery samples! Have a delicious meal then go tour the brewery & learn how WBC disposes of their spent grains. Talk with farmer Bill Requa about his sustainable farming practices where all his animals work together for the good of the land.
See all the details here:

Attention walkers, runners and bicyclists!  As darkness creeps earlier into afternoons and later into mornings, outdoorsy folks must stay bright:  use bright or reflective jackets, caps, shoes or stripes. 

Dark outer gear makes active folks invisible even in twilight.  Neon clothes illuminate us to other walkers, runners, bicyclists—and to cars. 

Hardware and automotive stores have inexpensive reflective tape.   Affix the tape to the front and back of shoes, coats or caps.   Check out a bike shop for reflective shoes, crossing-guard vests,  strap-on headlights or—the safest of all—lights in blinking red or green or yellow. 

Keep on moving throughout this fall and winter.  Keep visible, safe AND, you know, healthy.  

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

Peace Center Hours 
Monday         1-5
Tuesday          1-5
Wednesday     1-5
Thursday        8-10
Friday          8-3

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!