Friday, Feb. 19, 6pm
On June 26, 1975, during a period of high tensions on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, two FBI agents were killed in a shootout with a group of Indians. Although several men were charged with killing the agents, only one, Leonard Peltier, was found guilty. This film describes the events surrounding the shootout and suggests that Peltier was unjustly convicted.
Written by Eric Sorensen for IMDB
Doors open 5:30pm
Light refreshments served
Friday, 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.
Sunday, Jan. 17, 5pm
Singer/songwriter Laurie Dameron presents “What Can I Do? Spaceship Earth,” a fun and inspiring multimedia presentation about global warming and how to reduce our carbon footprint.
More info: facebook.com/WhatCanIDoSpaceshipEarth or,
Call 268-9557 if you can help Enid organize this event.
Friday, 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:
Saturday, 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.
Friday, 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
Saturday, Oct. 24, 3-5pm
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.
Saturday & 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.
Saturday, 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 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:
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...
Celebrate 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...