The Richmond Peace Education Center seeks volunteers for their yearly fundraising auction.
The Richmond Peace Education Center needs volunteers for their yearly fundraising auction. They are accepting volunteers with any range of skills and experience, but specifically need people who have Excel skills, graphic design skills, contacts in the community, and web design skills.
If you wish to volunteer, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, briefly describing your experience, skills, or interests.
1:26 am • 26 April 2013
Mass Demonstration at the start of B. Manning's Trial at Fort Meade
On Saturday, June 1st, at 1pm, at Reece Road and US 175, Fort Meade, Maryland, there will be a mass demonstration, rally, and march in support of B. Manning, the Army whistleblower who exposed US war crimes through collusion with Wikileaks, and who was held for over three years without trial, in this time enduring torture. Manning is being charged with aiding the enemy, and will be tried at Fort Meade on June 3rd.
This event is being hosted by the Bradley Manning Support Network, Veterans for Peace, Courage to Resist, and others.
RSVP through the title link.
12:55 am • 4 April 2013 • 2 notes
Richmond Peace Education Center Tax Day Action
Monday, April 15th, from 5-8pm, at the post office on Brook Road (1801 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23232), the Richmond Peace Education Center and Virginia Organizing are holding a Tax Day Action, to protest the vast sums the United States spends on aggressive, imperialist wars. From the event page:
“We hope that this action will educate the public about the imbalance of resource allocation in our current budget and demonstrate how much impact those resources could make if they were directed towards education, public housing, healthcare, alternative energy, etc. These resources should be used to strengthen our communities rather than perpetuate war and violence abroad.”
RSVP through the link.
11:03 pm • 3 April 2013 • 4 notes
Filed Your Taxes Yet? The True “Cost of War”
The Richmond Peace Education Center breaks down how much public money is used for war.
7:34 pm • 23 March 2013 • 1 note
Play: "I'd Like to Buy an Enemy"
Sunday, March 24th, from 7-9pm, at the First Mennonite Church of Richmond (601 East Parham Road, Richmond VA), there will be a free production of the satirical political play, “I’d Like to Buy an Enemy,” from the Ted and Company Theatreworks. From the event description:
“Starring Ted & Company TheaterWorks actors Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke, this thought-provoking show allows us to laugh at ourselves, while engaging us to think about the place of the US in the world, to confront the fear that is such a large part of our culture, and to consider how we can work for peace and justice in this country and in the world.”
More details through the link.
5:32 pm • 22 March 2013
“What are the Things that Make for Peace?: Building Peace in the Midst of the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict.”
On Thursday, April 11th, at 7pm, at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church at Randolph Macon College (201 Henry Street, Ashland VA), Archbishop Elias Chacour will give an address titled “What are the Things that Make for Peace?: Building Peace in the Midst of the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict.” Free and open to the public. From the event e-mail:
“Come to a public address by Archbishop Elias Chacour, Peace Activist and Leader of the Melkite (Greek) Catholic Church of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth, and All Galilee.
Please consider giving a gift at this event to support the Peace-Building work of Archbishop Chacour.
An Arab Palestinian Christian who is a citizen of Israel, Archbishop Chacour grew up walking the hillsides where Jesus lived, where Jesus taught “Blessed are the Peacemakers”.
Archbishop Chacour has worked tirelessly for reconciliation and peace in the Middle East, especially by building high-quality schools—preschool through college—in the Galilean village of Ibillin, where the students and faculty include Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Druze. WMore than 50% of the students are girls.
He is a three-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, and winner of the World Methodist Peace Award, the Niwano Peace Prize, and was Rotary’s Man of the Year in Israel in 2000.
He has written 2 books available in English, Blood Brothers and We Belong to the Land: the Story of a Palestinian Israeli who Lives for Peace and Reconciliation.
(Both books will be available for signing at the event, as well as a new children’s book about Father Chacour titled Blessed Are the Peacemakers, and two DVDs.)
For more information contact Rev. David Hindman at 804-798-7224 or email@example.com
or see the Mar Elias Educational Institutions website at www.pilgrimsofibillin.org. “
3:09 am • 22 March 2013
Ana Edwards presents: "What's behind the crisis in Mali?"
Sunday, March 31st, at 4pm, at the House of Consciousness (650 West 35th Street, Norfolk VA), activist and member of the Defenders for Freedom, Justice, and Equality, Ana Edwards, will give a talk titled “What’s behind the crisis in Mali?” For more information, call 804-644-5834, or e-mail DefendersFJE@hotmail.com.
Link leads to the House of Consciousness’ Facebook page.
2:27 am • 17 March 2013
Workshop leaders for the Richmond Youth Peace Summit
The Richmond Youth Peace Project is still looking for people to design and lead 90 minute participatory workshops at their April 27th Youth Peace Summit. The workshops “should focus on issues of peace, social justice, or positive self-expression through the arts,” and will be presented to middle and high school aged youth. Contact Paul Fleisher at 804-232-1002.
2:22 am • 17 March 2013 • 1 note
The Richmond Peace Education Center seeks volunteers for its Auction Committee
The Richmond Peace Education Center needs volunteers to participate in its Auction Committee, which is in charge of putting together its yearly fundraising auction in November.
A wide range of skills are needed, including: organizing, graphic design, Excel skills, outreach, and solicitation of items. To volunteer, e-mail director Adria Scharf at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief synopsis of why you want to volunteer, what your background is with events like this one, and what skills and connections you have.
2:15 am • 17 March 2013
2013 Richmond Youth Peace Summit
On Saturday April 27th, at 10am, at Northminster Church (3121 Moss Side Avenue, Richmond VA 23222), there will be a free educational summit, open to youth 12-19, from the Richmond Peace Education Center. Registration required, see event page for instructions. From the description:
“The summit promotes teen leadership, nonviolent conflict resolution, social justice and positive self-expression. Morning and afternoon workshops offer a variety of topics of interest to teens, including conflict resolution, anger management, legal rights, youth leadership, socially-conscious hip-hop , art, theater, yoga and drumming. The summit will also feature a midday performance by talented local youth. Teens are eligible to earn 6 hours of community service credit for participating.”
8:56 pm • 15 February 2013