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“Trick or Treat for UNICEF” Costume Party

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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.”

For more info, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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.

Please Sign Our Resolution Against Torture

CIATortureReport

"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 concern and outrage at the crimes being committed in our name, is based upon the UN Convention Against Torture and the Geneva Conventions, both of which the U.S. is signatory to and form the law of our land. We are collecting individual signatures and group endorsements for submission to the appropriate government entities."

 

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Resolution Against Torture

Signature Sheet

SW Shootout Poetry Slam

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SW Shootout Poetry Slam hosted by ABQ Poet 
Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez, at both the Peace Center and Winnings Coffee Co.

Friday, June 26, 6-10pm

Info: www.abqslams.org.

Stop EPA Re-certification of WIPP!

drumsDinner and presentation on upcoming WIPP issues, including EPA's June 17 visit to Albuquerque, at Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP), 211 10 th St. SW. Donations accepted.

Tuesday, June 9, 6pm

More info:
Lucille Cordova 730-1389
Don Hancock 262-1862
Janet Greenwald 242-5511

In Memoriam: Bob Davis

Robert DavisRobert (Bob) Ashley Davis passed away on April 7th, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM. Bob had been a resident of New Mexico on and off for the last 30 years. He is survived by his son George Davis, his daughter Amber Bryan, and his grandson Nathaniel W. Tyler.  He is also survived by his fiancée Susan Weiss, of Albuquerque, NM.

Bob was born in Pensacola, Fl. Although an only child, he was surrounded by a large family of cousins, uncles, aunts whom he loved and gave thanks to for the love and support he received during stormy days. His love for the beaches of Florida alongside his frustration with the ignorant backward Jim Crow ways of the south gave rise to his passion for nature and travel. Like many of us, he began his revolutionary journey by moving to California at the frightfully immature age of eighteen. His explorations also took him to such places as Yellowstone, North Dakota, New Orleans, Arizona, and finally New Mexico. 

A Carpenter by trade, Bob also was a gifted gardener, who at one time worked for a company that grew starter plants for the Biosphere in Arizona. His last employment was as a Gardener for the University of New Mexico. As a campaign worker for the New Mexico Green Party gubernatorial campaign, Robert was able to help the party make a name for itself in the land of enchantment. He also managed an entire Congress campaign for the Green Party of New Mexico. Bob was also a gifted painter/artist, gemologist, astronomer, and astrologer. He is already missed.

As per Bob’s request, a memorial will not be held. Instead a celebratory vegetarian potluck will be held on May 23rd at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice from 5-8 pm. The location is: 202 Harvard Drive SE, Albuquerque. In lieu of sending flowers, please consider donating to the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, or to the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

Celebratory Vegetarian Potluck 
Alb. Center for Peace & Justice

Saturday, May 23rd
5pm-8pm
202 Harvard SE

Friends of Khuza'a New Mexico

18-gaza0003.w529.h352.2xFriends of Khuza'a New Mexico sponsors political analyst and author Kathleen Christison, back from a visit to Gaza and the W. Bank, at Tipton Hall in the Santa Fe Univ. of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe.

Friday, May 15, 7-9 pm
Suggested $10 donation goes to benefit rebuilding the Khuza'a Kindergarten.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, May 16, 7-9pm

Friends of Khuza'a New Mexico host Ayman Nijim for a talk and fundraiser for Gaza at the Abq Mennonite Church, 1300 Girard NE.

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