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P&J Movie Night Presents

john-trudellFriday, Jan. 15, 6pm

P&J Movie Night presents Trudell, about Native American poet and activist John Trudell, who passed away last month. Co-sponsored by The Red Nation. Doors open 5:30pm, light refreshments served.

Contact: 268-9557.

2015 Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil

1055273aFriday, Dec. 18, Noon

2015 Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil begins at Healthcare for the Homeless Memorial Wall (1217 First St. NW), with a silent march at 1pm to the vigil and open mic, at St. Johns Cathedral.

For more info:
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Peace Center Holiday Gala

Holiday Gala flyer 2015 1Saturday, Dec. 12, 6-10pm

Please call 268-9557 if your grassroots social justice organization wants to table at the Gala. Note: new, bigger location this year: First Unitarian Church social hall, corner of Carlisle and Comanche. Call 268-9557 if you can bring posole, desserts or items for auction. Peace Center Holiday Gala featuring food and drink for sale, silent auction, live music by Native Roots (reggae), and most likely the Raging Grannies! Suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Native Roots

P&J Movie Night presents Abrazos

ABRAZOS-web-posterFriday, Nov. 20, 6pm

P&J Movie Night presents Abrazos, a short film about U.S. citizen Guatemalan children traveling 3,000 miles to meet their families and explore their heritage for the first time. Co-sponsored by NM Faith Coalition for Immigration Justice, the film is 44 minutes, followed by discussion. Doors open 5:30pm, light refreshments served

contact 268-9557.

“Trick or Treat for UNICEF” Costume Party

Saturday, Oct. 24, 3-5pmcostume-party-invitation thumb

The United Nations Association, Albuquerque Chapter (UNA ABQ) presents the UNICEF Trick or Treat Celebration on the 70 th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations to raise money for UNICEF’s programs for Syrian refugee children and families. UNA ABQ will provide coffee, cider and some activities (bobbing for apples, costume parade, possible music). Treats and snacks will be potluck attendees are asked to contribute treats (like Halloween treats) and snacks (cookies, fruit, veggies, chips, etc.) for the event. Donations will be taken for UNICEF at the event and UNICEF boxes will be available.

Bassem Tamimi Gives Two New Mexico Talks On His National Tour

TamimiSaturday & Sunday, Oct. 3 & 4

Palestinian nonviolent activist Bassem Tamimi gives two New Mexico talks on his national tour. UNM Students for Justice in Palestine host him Saturday 7pm at ABQ Mennonite Church, 1300 Girard NE. More info: 948-0087.

Santa Feans for Justice in Palestine host Bassem Sunday, 7pm at the Unitarian Church, 107 W. Barcelona in Santa Fe.

More info: (347) 208-5469.

Peace Center Yard Sale!

Yard-SaleSaturday, Sept. 26, 9am-3pm
202 Harvard SE, in the Peace Hall & the parking lot

It's time to go through your closets, attics, basements and garages and get rid of anything that isn’t still “alive” for you. If you haven’t used it in the past year, get rid of it! Make room for empty spaces in your house and in your mind! Then box it up and bring it down to the Peace Center. Drop off between Weds., Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 25, between the hours of 9am and 5pm so we can sort it out and price it. We deeply appreciate your donations in good, clean, working condition.

Then come on down and shop to benefit the Peace Center! The Yard Sale is one of our key fundraisers. Find that unique treasure you can’t live without, pick up some clothes that will be new-to-you for next to nothing, and let’s recycle our material possessions amongst ourselves.

For those of us whose budgets are tight, the Yard Sale is an annual can’t-miss event. Be among the folks who get first crack at the inventory

by coming to the Pre-Sale, Friday, Sept. 25th from 5pm to 7pm for $10 admission. For more info, call 268-9557.

Kathy Kelly & Maya Evans of Voices for Creative Nonviolence to speak in ABQ

kelly-kathyKathy Kelly and Maya Evans are Coordinators of Voices for Creative Nonviolence in the U.S. and the U.K. In the past five years, they have lived alongside ordinary Afghans in various neighborhoods of Kabul, as guests of the Afghan Peace Volunteers. They will visit the Peace Center on Thursday, August 13, from 6:30-8:30pm for a potluck and discussion about the results of war in Afghanistan, describing the efforts of a small but determined group of young people to help child laborers, widows and displaced families survive under harsh conditions. They will also explain why they have repeatedly challenged drone warfare through nonviolent direct actions in the U.S. and the U.K.

Kathy Kelly has joined with activists in various regions of the country to protest drone warfare by holding demonstrations outside of U.S. military bases in Nevada, upstate New York, and, most recently, Missouri. From January to April 2015, Kathy was imprisoned in Lexington, KY after a federal judge convicted her for attempting to deliver a loaf of bread and a letter about drone warfare to the commander of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. She was sentenced to one year in federal prison for planting corn on nuclear missile silo sites (1988-89) and spent three months in prison in 2004 for crossing the line at the Fort Benning military training school. As a war tax resister, she has refused payment of all forms of federal income tax since 1980.

Kathy and Maya both share in common a belief that “where you stand determines what you see.” They insist that the U.S. has not been waging a “humanitarian war” in Afghanistan and that the U.S. should pay reparations for the suffering caused in both Afghanistan and Iraq. From 1996 to 2003, activists from Voice for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV) formed 70 delegations that openly defied economic sanctions by bringing medicines to children and families in Iraq. Kathy and her companions lived in Baghdad throughout the 2003 “Shock and Awe” bombing. They have also lived alongside people during warfare in Gaza, Lebanon, Bosnia and Nicaragua.

Thursday, Aug. 13, 6:30-8:30pm
For More Info / Contact:
Judith, 243-6174.

 

Don't Forget!
P&J Annual Yard Sale
Saturday, Sept. 26, 9am to 3pm

Please drop off your gently used donations in clean, working condition to the Peace Hall anytime from Wednesday, Sept. 23 to Friday, Sept. 25 between 9am and 5pm. Then support the Peace Center by shopping on the day of the sale and find a few bargains and treasures! Questions, call Sue at 268-9557. 

 

Also on the P&J Website,

Please Sign Our Resolution Against Torture

"Following the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's Report on the CIA's Rendition and Interrogation Program, the Peace Center adopted a Resolution Against Torture project.  The resolution, as an expression of...

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womendayCelebrate Women's Equality Day

Albuquerque NOW invites you to a Women’s Equality Day Celebration and Poetry Reading, Saturday, August 22, 1:30-4pm in Botts Hall of the Special Collections Library, 423 Central Ave. NE (at Edith). Celebrate the day in 1920 when...

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

womendayAlbuquerque NOW invites you to a Women’s Equality Day Celebration and Poetry Reading, Saturday, August 22, 1:30-4pm in Botts Hall of the Special Collections Library, 423 Central Ave. NE (at Edith). Celebrate the day in 1920 when women’s right to vote was recognized in the 19 th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Hear speakers on the meaning of WED and progress made toward full equality for women in the U.S., followed by a poetry reading featuring the Albuquerque Word Weavers and an open mic (sign up 1:15pm) hosted by Jules Nyquist. Bring your poems about women’s rights in the U.S. (4mins max), and inspire us with stories of:

  • Triumph—Milestones achieved, such as winning the vote
  • Progress—What has improved for women since 1920?
  • Struggle—What is yet to be achieved, including the ERA*
  • Justice—Why ensuring equal rights for all women in our country is the just and right thing to do

*The Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A.), written in 1923, states:

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

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P&J Annual Yard Sale
Saturday, Sept. 26, 9am to 3pm

Please drop off your gently used donations in clean, working condition to the Peace Hall anytime from Wednesday, Sept. 23 to Friday, Sept. 25 between 9am and 5pm. Then support the Peace Center by shopping on the day of the sale and find a few bargains and treasures! Questions, call Sue at 268-9557.

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