8th Annual Peace Feast Saturday, May 22, 2021

8th Annual Peace Feast

Saturday, May 22, Noon to 2 pm

Square Dance Pavilion, Pioneer Park

Celebrating Peacemakers in Our Community

Come Help Us Celebrate!

 

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6th Annual Peace Feast, 2018

Free barbeque! Dick Farris has again agreed to cook his famous barbeque for us. Please bring a dish to share and eating utensils if possible. We missed the Peace Feast last year because of the pandemic, but now we’re back! However, since there are still covid concerns the Borough requires that we have no more than 25 people at a time under the pavilion and that everyone wear a mask while not actually eating.

The Peace Feast is an opportunity to relax in the summer sun and share ideas and interests. We encourage those with a passion for peace to get involved at the personal level to make a difference in our own community. We’ll be featuring short presentations from organizations working toward peace, justice, and sustainability in our community. The Square Dance Pavilion (aka picnic shelter) is between the Dance Hall and the the Pioneer Air Museum.

The Alaska Peace Center works for peace, justice and sustainability – individually, in our community and globally – with a commitment to nonviolent conflict resolution. For more information, contact info@alaskapeace.org.

Community News and Opportunities for Action

David Swanson, host of Talk Nation Radio, conducts provocative interviews examining important issues. A recent one is with Jon Mitchell, author of the new book Poisoning the Pacific. A link to Talk Nation Radio and other local and national websites of interest can be found under the “Links” tab.

Community News and Opportunities for Action, Week of May 9, 2021

Community News and Opportunities for Action, Week of May 2, 2021

For older posts see the “community news and opportunities” tab.

 

Thurs, 4-15-21, 3pm: Jet Line: Voices from the Flight Path

…those drowned out by the ear-shattering F-35 “sound of freedom.” Exploring the relationship between picturesque residential areas and the deafening weapons systems overhead, Jet Line is a poetic portrait of a community plagued by war machines, documenting untenable
conditions in a small city once voted one of the best places to live in America.

Join for a free screening of this12-minute film and discussion (via Eventbrite) by going to jetlinefilm.com.

Annual Members Meeting Thursday, April 1, 2021

Our Annual Members’ meeting will take place in conjunction with our monthly meeting, on Thursday, April 1 at 7 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link is the same for all monthly meetings this winter and spring:

https://zoom.us/j/93703738136?pwd=UlRBMU1lQXR2c0ZKKzlEaklvb1VNZz09

All welcome! Front and center for this meeting will be the election of board members. Some board members have reached term limits, so some new people are needed. Our by-laws state that we can serve on the board for five consecutive two-year terms. We gladly anticipate fresh board energy, possibly moving the organization in new directions! Please contact apcboard@alaskapeace.org if you are able to help steer us by serving on our board of directors. ****** We Need You! *******

Other topics for discussion include developing ways to support the newly enacted UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). There are opportunities both locally within our community (see ICAN cities appeal), and statewide in collaboration with Veterans For Peace Chapter 100 in Juneau who are developing a dynamic program for getting Alaskan youth involved. Locally, we also need to finalize a new TPNW-related ad to run on the Borough buses here in town. Additionally, our annual Peace Feast at Pioneer Park is coming up in late May and we need to begin advance planning for that.

Contact info@alaskapeace.org or call 479-0981, Heather, with questions.

Alaska Peace Center Newsletter March 2021

Greetings Friends,

The new Alaska Peace Center newsletter is out.   This past year has been unprecedented in many of our lifetimes, in many ways.  However, deeply precedented is the ongoing need for Peace, Justice and a Sustainable human presence on this beautiful planet.  Thank you to each of you for the work, financial support, visioning and prayers you give to creating a healthier place for all. You are welcome to reply with comments, corrections, additional information, etc.

Peace and blessings to all,

Maia Genaux for the Alaska Peace Center

Monthly Meeting Thursday, March 4, 2021

Our monthly meeting will take place on Thursday, February 4 at 7 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link is the same for all monthly meetings this winter and spring:

https://zoom.us/j/93703738136?pwd=UlRBMU1lQXR2c0ZKKzlEaklvb1VNZz09

All welcome! We need to nominate new board member candidates to be voted on at the April 1 meeting, as some current board members have reached term limits… Come help participate in finalizing a new bus ad design, newsletter publication, and planning upcoming & future events and campaigns advancing Peace, Justice, and Sustainability! Contact info@alaskapeace.org or call 479-0981, Heather, with questions.

Online Screening of the “Free Men” Documentary

Thursday, February 18 at 5:00 pm Alaska Time

This is the Kenneth Reams story. Kenneth has spent his entire adult life in solitary confinement on death row in an Arkansas prison.

This screening is a fundraiser to benefit the Alaska Peace Center, the NAACP Greater Fairbanks Branch, and the “Who Decides, Inc.” nonprofit (which uses art to educate society about the practice and history of capital punishment in America). The screening will take place over Zoom, with access via tickets coordinated by Eventbrite. Tickets are by donation: $20 suggested, $1 minimum.

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Monthly Meeting Thursday, February 4, 2021

Our monthly meeting will take place on Thursday, February 4 at 7 pm via Zoom.

The Zoom link is the same for all monthly meetings this winter and spring:

https://zoom.us/j/93703738136?pwd=UlRBMU1lQXR2c0ZKKzlEaklvb1VNZz09

Monthly Meeting Thursday, January 7, 2021

Our monthly meeting will take place on Thursday, January 7 at 7 pm via Zoom. Among other things we need to plan the upcoming streaming of the documentary “Free Men”, about the Kenneth Reams story. Kenneth has spent his entire adult life in an Arkansas jail. He started producing art a number of years ago, and has established a non-profit, “Who Decides.” This is a network of artists, activists and volunteers using art to educate society about the practice and history of capital punishment in America. Kenneth is a charismatic speaker and had a conversation with a Fairbanks audience in January of 2019.

The Alaska Peace Center and Fairbanks NAACP will offer this documentary to a Fairbanks audience via Zoom. It is intended as a fund-raiser for APC, NAACP, and the “Who Decides” non-profit. Information about Kenneth can be found, along with an opportunity to view the “Free Men” trailer, at https://freekennethreams.org/. Information about the non-profit “Who Decides” can be found at http://www.whodecidesinc.org/.

The Zoom link is the same for all monthly meetings this winter and spring:

https://zoom.us/j/93703738136?pwd=UlRBMU1lQXR2c0ZKKzlEaklvb1VNZz09

Resources for Taking Action now in our library:

Resources for Taking Action on events & issues of Peace, Justice, and Sustainability affecting us & future generations in Alaska, formerly at the end of each edition of

Alaska Peace Center’s Community News and Opportunities for Action, are now a separate document. Access it at:

Word Document (This is always the most recently updated file):

https://alaskapeace.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/resources-for-taking-action.docx

Adobe Acrobat document (Converted from the Word file on December 13, 2020):

Resources for Taking Action.pdf