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Peace Center Holiday Gala 2014
- a fundraiser -
Saturday, Dec. 6th, 6pm to 11pm
You are cordially invited to eat, drink and be merry with your favorite social justice activist pals. Warm up from the cold by eating yummy bowls of steaming hot posole, tamales and burritos!
Sing along with satirical songs by the Raging Grannies! Be inspired by the social justice Latin folk music of Los Otros/Las Otras! And Groove to the African rhythms and vocals of the all-female ensemble Mala Maña!
Support the Peace and Justice Center with your presence and your purchases of items at our Silent Auction and baked goods table, and sign petitions and pick up literature from nonprofit info tables and vendors. Get into the holiday spirit while supporting the P&J, the hub you count on all year round to be there to host events, meetings and share info on social justice activism in ABQ.
Please bring donations of warm clothing for St. Martin's Hospitality Center, especially men's coats, socks and underwear.
Suggested donation $12, no one turned away for lack of funds. Food and drink at additional cost. Thank you for supporting the P&J at their most important fundraiser of the year! Peace Center Holiday Gala will be held again at the First Congregational Church, located on the NW corner of Lomas and Girard, 2801 Lomas
For more info, call 268-9557.
March Against Corruption, a national movement calling for activism and events in over 100 cities from November 1st -8th, has partnered with Central New Mexico Move to Amend, Burque Media, The Coalition for Climate Change, APD in Crisis, ABQ Justice and 20 other groups in the Alb. peace and justice community for a series of planned events.
Saturday November 1st will see a mass demonstration against corruption at all levels, with a march gathering 11am at Montgomery and San Mateo to rally at Montgomery Park at 1pm. On
Sunday November 2nd we'll be marching with the "Desert Spirits" float honoring those individuals killed by APD and the Westside murder victims at the Muertos y Marigolds (Day of the Dead) parade near the BCSO substation at Isleta & Central Familiar SW at 2pm.
Monday November 3rd we're calling for a gathering at or near Civic Plaza prior to the City Council meeting at 5pm. We are also planning a massive Get Out The Vote campaign for election day and a follow-up to our very successful Life After the Consent Decree forum.
To join events, help with planning or for further updates and info, visit March Against Corruption-Albuquerque on Facebook or call Tom, 450-1268.
Help Sally-Alice to Get the MOP!
Turning 91 on the second day of her walk from Albuquerque to Santa Fe beginning Monday, October 13, 8am at the Peace Center, Sally-Alice Thompson will join Rhana Bazzini (hiking 333 miles from Sarasota to Tallahassee) to embrace the spirit of the late campaign-finance reform activist Doris Haddock (Granny D), who gained fame by walking across the U.S. in 1999 in an effort to amend the Constitution and get the Money Out of Politics. Sally will host a breakfast at 9am at the Convention Center before continuing 4 miles north on 4 th Street. She plans on walking six miles per day ending at the Roundhouse on Oct. 25.
Walk is at www.facebook.com/sallyalicethompsonmops. Sponsored by the ABQ Center for Peace & Justice, Common Cause NM, Central NM Move to Amend, Veterans for Peace and a rapidly growing number of other organizations. See back page for related events.
Support peace and justice while getting rid of your clutter at home! Bargains galore! Find new treasures! See old friends! Clothing, jewelry, books, some furniture, political buttons and posters.
Drop off your donations of clean items in good, working condition to the Peace Center Wednesday thru Friday, Sept. 24 - 26 between 9am & 5pm. Please, no used computers or electronics.
Pre-sale for $10 admission the evening before the yard sale, on Friday, Sept. 26 from 5-7pm. Thanks for your support!
Saturday, September 27th
9am to 3pm
People who traveled on the New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice tour to
Paso/Juarez in April will tell about experiences meeting with the Border Patrol, immigrants and deportees at the Wall and their interviews with people who servethem, including a doctor, a lawyer, small library staff, volunteers at Annunciation House and others. (See page 5 for Lily Hansen’s personal reflections about her immersion experience.)
We want to take more people on tours to witness the border, become involved and inform others about the horrendous conditions on our Southern Border. Come and help work at the local, state and national levels to change this intolerable situation- the most important civil rights issue in American today. If you wish, bring clothes or money to send to children attempting to cross the border into the U.S. We need to work together to help protect the children arriving in the U.S. and to respond to their basic needs. Border immersion experiences help us to understand the root causes that compel children to flee their homes and come to the U.S. Please join us Thursday, Aug. 21, 6-8pm at the Peace and Justice Center to learn more and lend a hand to help us in reaching out to these children. Refreshments will be served, contact Joanne Calkins 268-1733 or Mary Beth Howe (816) 516-1246 for info.
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Peace Center Supports March and Rally to End Police Brutality
On Saturday, June 21 st , hundreds of people marched peacefully from Roosevelt Park along Central
Avenue to Girard and back down Silver, passing in front of the Peace Center,
Palestinians & Israelis Visit Peace Center
On May 10, a combined delegation of nine Israeli and Palestinian emerging leaders and three organizers from the U.S. State Department visited the Peace Center under the auspices of the International Visitor Leadership Program. They entered into a lively and wide-ranging discussion with,