Sunday, January 05, 2014

Weekly Peace Calendar – January 3, 2014

Weekly Peace Calendar – January 3, 2014
Peace & Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas
1407 N. TopekaWichita KS 67214
Phone/Fax: 316-263-5886
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Palestine Study Group
Thursday, January 9, 6:30 pm
At the Peace Center
Join us to support the struggle against the occupation of Palestine and for equal rights in all of Israel. This includes analyzing the US role and the effects of this issue in US politics. We also continue to discuss opposing any new US military attacks on Syria and Iran.

Continuing the Dream—Community Potluck Discussion
Saturday, January 11, noon
At the Peace Center
Join us for our noon meal and join a diverse group of concerned Wichitans who continue Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of fighting poverty, racism, and militarism. Bring your practical ideas for nurturing growth, economically, spiritually, and otherwise. Contact co-leaders Brandon Johnson (executive director of CORE, or Amber Bash (Friends University,, for more information on Saturday’s topics. If you are new to the group, write Jan Swartzendruber ( for notes on previous meetings.

Film: Incident in New Baghdad
Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 pm
At the Peace Center
U.S. Army veteran Ethan McCord recounts his life-changing experiences at the scene of one of the most notorious events of the Iraq War, (from the Wikileaks Collateral Murder video) the slaying of two Reuters journalists, along with a group of mostly unarmed men, on the streets of Baghdad by American attack helicopters in July 2007.

Peace Center Board Meeting
Saturday, January 18, noon
At the Peace Center

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

Kanvote Power Packed Potluck
Saturday, January 4, 12 – 1pm
Sunflower Community Action, 1751 N. Ash
Hey KanVote, happy holidays! 2013 has been a big year for us and 2014 is going to be even bigger! With 18,000 suspended voters, 2 legislative fixes on the table, and 3 court cases in full effect, 2014 is sure to be a historic year for voter rights in KS. Let's kick it off right with our first meeting of the year. We'll share a potluck and plan for the upcoming legislative forum, ongoing court battles, and the urgent need to get people back on the voter rolls this election year. Bring a dish, grab a friend, and join us for our first meeting of 2014

Brown Bag Learning Series: Social Work Topics
Open to the public - 1.8 Social Work CEUs for licensed attendees
First Tuesdays of the Month – 12 pm to 1:30 pm
University Methodist Church, 2220 North Yale, Wichita
Your bring your lunch, we serve the CEUs! Open to the public - 1.8 Social Work CEUs for licensed attendees.
January 7 - Deah Miller, LMSW, LCAC - Healthcare and Social Work
February 4 - Shaunna Millar, LMSW - Social Work Ethics and Social Media
March 4 - Fred H. Besthorn, PhD, LMSW, M.Div - Nature, Spirituality and Eco-Social Work: Integrating Earth Consciousness into Social Work Practice
April 1 - Orren Dale, PhD, MSSW - Role Based Social Work Practice
Sponsored by the WSU School of Social Work Advisory Board for the Dr. Elwin Barrett Social Work Fund: Supporting the growth of the WSU School of Social Work. Call the WSU School of Social Work at 978-7250 with questions.

Occupy Wichita
Protest WPD Excessive Force, Violence & Shootings
Support a Citizens' Review Board
Every TuesdayNoon, City Hall, (south plaza off 3rd & Main
We protest at City Hall, every Tuesday at noon. We also meet face to face and have General Assembly on the 4th Saturday of the month at noon, (December 28) at Central Library, 223 S Main, 3rd Floor. We encourage you to participate in the activist movement for peace, economic and environmental justice and civil liberties. Join us in our work calling for a Citizens’ Review Board for accountability in Wichita law enforcement.

First Legislative Forum of 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 sign up, start at 7:00 pm
Sedgwick County House 525 N. Main, Jury Room
Come early to speak to any issues concerning the Kansas State Legislature. Constituents may address their concerns on education, Medicaid expansion, corporate welfare, police violence, ALEC, voter ID, the drug war and other state issues with area Representatives and Senators. Please arrive by 6:30 pm to sign up to speak.

Public Business Meeting with the Legislative Research Department
Thursday, January 9, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT), 4004 N. Webb Rd.
An opportunity to hear an overview from Legislative Research Department, regarding the State General Fund, and hear from area business organizations, the aviation industry, local government and education.

Chasing Ice – film
Sunday, January 12, 2014 – 4 pm
First United Methodist Church, Hays, KS
Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet. Rabbi Moti Rieber, Director of Kansas Interfaith Power & Light, will lead discussions on climate change after the film. Sponsored by Trinity UnitedMethodist Church and Kansas Interfaith Power & Light. We'd like to thank James Horlacher of First Affirmative Financial Network for generously underwriting these screenings.

Events in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, January 18
Pancake Breakfast  --  9:00 – 10:00 am 
Christian Faith Centre, 1130 S. Broadway (near Lincoln)
March – 10:15 am, from the Centre to Chester Lewis Park at Douglas & Market
Community Project at TKAAM – 11:00 am              
601 N. Water (free parking in the Garage)
Celebration – 7:00 pmSt. Mark United Methodist Church1525 N. Lorraine Ave.
Join us for a day of activities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Kansas African American Museum's (TKAAM) Annual Martin Luther King Celebration is one of the largest King celebrations in the region, with a tradition of more than 30 years of honoring the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On average this celebration reaches 700 or more and continues to grow each year in its impact on theWichita community.

She/He Made a Difference Award Banquet - Dr. George Tiller
Friday, January 24, 6:00 silent auction, 6:30 dinner, 7 pm program
Corporate Caterers, 2949 North Rock RdWichita
Join Wichita NOW in presenting the family of Dr. George Tiller with the 2nd annual Colleen Kelly Johnston, She/He Made a Difference Award. The evening’s program will honor Dr. Tiller with a variety of tributes. Jeanne Tiller will accept the award on behalf of her husband and family members will also speak. Email
Juvenile In Justice
January 25 – April 13, 2014
Polk/Wilson Galleries, Ulrich MuseumWichita State University
California photographer Richard Ross turns his lens on this socially relevant topic. Culled from nearly 1,000 images of juveniles at more than 200 juvenile detention facilities in 31 states, including Kansas, the exhibition will be a sobering trip down the dead-end street that is America’s prison system. Visually it will be as gripping as any art around. Richard Ross’ works have been exhibited in museums worldwide. He has won Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, and received grants from the National Education Association, Center for Cultural Innovation, and Annie E. Casey Foundation. Currently he is a professor of art at the University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara.

Sign this local petition to expand Medicaid:

Governor Brownback: Help the poorest Kansans get health care - Expand Medicaid.

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