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Chicago’s Peace Day Celebration

Friday, September 17, 2010 - 12:00pm

For thirty years and counting, Chicago has officially celebrated Peace Day.   First proclaimed by Chicago’s Mayor on September 7, 1978, Peace Day began with an idea:  to set aside one day each year for people of all backgrounds, faiths, cultures and ages to focus on peace for the entire planet.

War is a Racket - Abolish Corporate Personhood

Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt is AFSC's Program Coordinator in Kansas City.

Comments by Ira Harritt, KC AFSC Program Coordinator, at 8/9/10 Move to Amend Rally, KCMO

Teach Them To Yearn For A Hopeful Future

Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt is AFSC's Program Coordinator in Kansas City.

Talk by KC AFSC Program Coordinator, Ira Harritt at KCMO 2010 Hiroshima / Nagasaki Remembrance event

Iowa Peace Initiative Conference

Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

This will be a statewide conference for all Iowa peace-movement people, planned by representatives of AFSC, PSR, UNA and several local groups. No formal speeches, just a stimulating day of discussions featuring Iowa groups plus a panel of national leaders from NEA Peace and Justice Caucus, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Veterans for Peace (all committed) and perhaps others. No registration fee. Lunch available for purchase.

Mayor Cownie to Meet with Peace Committee

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 7:30am

Mayor Frank Cownie

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie spoke at an April 2009 rally celebrating the Iowa Supreme Court's decision in support of same-sex marriage. Mayor Cownie is also active with Mayors for Peace.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO WEDNESDAY, JULY 28. At the last meeting of the Des Moines Area Ecumenical Peace Committee, it was voted to work with Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC on getting the Des Moines City Council to pass a resolution calling attention to  the hardship that military spending creates for meeting public needs. Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie will meet with the Peace Committee to discuss developing a strategy for such a resolution.

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