Archive for February, 2023

Monthly Meeting Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 7 pm

The Alaska Peace Center monthly meeting will take place via Zoom and in person at the APC Office at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 28. All are welcome! This is actually the March meeting, but several of us are out of town on March 6 so the meeting is being held a week early.

Everyone is welcome to join in, to help determine and shape upcoming APC actions. 

Also we need at least two more board members at this time, as well as a new volunteers coordinator.

If you have a vision for achieving well-being for all, achieving Peace, Justice and Sustainability, and helping remediate damages done locally and globally, please show up. 

Or if you just would like to help move in that direction, please show up. 

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Meeting ID: 843 8971 9538
Passcode: 149078

Last Friday Monthly Video and Discussion, February 24, 2023, 7:15 pm

The documentary movie “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks”, directed by Yoruba Richen was released in 2022. It is based on the book of the same title written by Jeanne Theoharis. Last October, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now interviewed both author and director. Though not a substitute for seeing the film itself, this 47-minute interview provides much insight into Rosa Parks’ life beyond her refusal to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Please join us as we watch the interview over Zoom this Friday evening.

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Passcode: 116449

From the Democracy Now website about the interview:

The new documentary “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” gives a comprehensive look at the legacy of the woman known for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement. Beyond helping to inspire the Montgomery bus boycott that ended Alabama’s bus segregation law, Parks was also a lifelong supporter of the Black Power movement and organized in campaigns to seek justice for wrongfully imprisoned Black people, political prisoners, and Black rape survivors like Recy Taylor, whose case Parks investigated for the NAACP in 1944. We speak to the film’s co-director, Yoruba Richen, who says Parks paid a price for her activism, including having to leave Montgomery for Detroit to escape public backlash. “We often think of these civil rights leaders as heroic, and [they] make these stances, and then everything’s fine. But the risk and the danger that they face is often not explored,” says Richen. We also speak with Jeanne Theoharis, author of the best-selling biography “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” on which the documentary is based, and a consulting producer. “She shows up for everything,” Theoharis says of Parks’s activism. “She is looking for all different kinds of strategies to challenge the kind of racial injustice in this country, the social injustice, poverty, war.”

The movie itself is available to members of Peacock.