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Upcoming Peace Center Events

PSG Meeting
Thursday, September 29, 6:30pm
At the Peace Center, 1407 N Topeka ST

The agenda will be planning for our November event, a speakers tour called "US Drone War Insiders Speak Out."
Kansas SOS Kobach loses in court AGAIN!

On September 27, 2016, a Kansas Judge has ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kobach to register voter applicants who registered at the DMV or with the federal voter registration form without submitting proof of citizenship documents.  These voters CAN vote in all elections—state and federal.  It is no longer necessary to send in photos or copies of a birth certificate or US passport to complete registration with this federal form. The Kansas form still requires proof! (put away the Kansas forms) Print only page 4 for the federal form from this link in English or Spanish.



·   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

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

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

Building Bridges Closing Reception
Wednesday, September 28, 5:00 p.m.
McKnight Art Center and Plaza, WSU
The Building Bridges Closing Reception will begin with a welcome by Dr. Marche Felming-Randle, assistant dean for the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and assistant to the President for diversity. Following the introduction, guest lecturer Dr. Ahmed Fadaam will present an illustrated lecture, “Art Under Fire.” A sculptor, radio producer, and former war correspondent in Baghdad, Fadaam with his wife and three children resettled as refugees in August 2012. Like the 15 painters represented in Building Bridges, Fadaam received his academic credentials at the University of Baghdad.
From 6-9 p.m, visitors may view the art and place bids in the silent auction while enjoying Middle Eastern refreshments, courtesy of N&J Café and Bakery, and listening to Middle Eastern music, using WSU student musicians, sponsored by the WSU Student Union and Global Faith in Action. At 7:00 p.m., the Alithea Mime Theatre, a professional company in residence at WSU, will present the 18-minute piece, “Angels Rising.”
The McKnight Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. The final chance to bid is Friday, September 30.
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!

People of Faith for Peace meeting
Thursday, October 13, 8:00 am
R Coffee House, 11th and Bitting

Senate Bill 367: Components and Impacts of the Bill
Thursday, October 13, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sedgwick County Department of Corrections, 3803 E Harry
Sponsored by the Kansas Department of Corrections and the Crime and Justice Institute

Topics to be covered:
  • Summary of Research Leading to SB 367
  • Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative
  • Policy Changes due to SB 367
  • Addressing Frequently Asked Questions
We encourage participation of: Local policymakers, juvenile justice agency administrators, juvenile corrections advisory board members, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, educators, staff of juvenile intake and community supervision agencies, and others who want to learn about the research and policies of SB367 to inform implementation work in their jurisdiction.  The presentation is to be delivered by the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI), along with the Kansas Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services.  Below are the dates, times, and locations of the presentations.  We are able to accommodate about 100 guests at each event.  Please choose the event you wish to attend and click on the appropriate link to sign up for the location you want.
To register click here for the morning session: 
or here for the afternoon session: 

Sedgwick County State Legislative Candidate Forum
Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 pm
St. Mark United Methodist Church, Southeast Campus, 856 S. Green Street - Wichita, KS

Moderated by: Mark McCormick, executive director of the Kansas African American Museum
​Sponsored by: Kansans for Smart Justice
                        ACLU of Kansas
                        The Community Voice
                        Jobs and Education - Not Incarceration
                        Kansas Appleseed
                        Kansas Black Leadership Council
                        League of Women Voters of Wichita-Metro
                        Team St. Mark Prison Ministry Group
Presentation and Workshop with Aziza Hasan Founder of NewGround
A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change

Saturday, October 15, 2:30 pm
Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, 655 S Lorraine

Join us at Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church for our Peace Weekend presentation on Saturday, October 15, with Aziza Hasan. The presentation is at 2:30 p.m. with a “Faspa” at 4:00 p.m. (Faspa is Low-German for a small afternoon meal). Lorraine Avenue is located at 655 S. Lorraine, just off of Hillside at Gilbert.  Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

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
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!