Monthly Meeting Thursday, February 2

The monthly business meeting of the Alaska Peace Center (held on the first Thursday of every month) will take place at 7 pm on Thursday, February 2, at the APC office, upstairs in the College Mall, 3535 College Road Suite 203 (catty corner across the parking lot from Gulliver’s Books–stairs are at the west end sharing an external door with the Fuji Restaurant). All are welcome.

Monthly Potluck Friday January 27

Potluck at 6:00, Program at 7:00

Our monthly potluck and discussion meeting will be Friday, January 27 at the Alaska Peace Center office.  We will view the movie “A Force More Powerful, part II”,  at the Alaska Peace Center office.   This well-made documentary delves into cases of nonviolent resistance winning against violence.  Part 2 shows the role of such resistance in Denmark, Poland, and Chile.  Truly inspiring! The Potluck starts at 6:00, program starts at 7:00. The Alaska Peace Center is upstairs (Suite 203) in the College Mall building, 3535 College Road, across the parking lot from Gulliver’s Books.  The stairs are at the west end of the building, adjacent to and sharing a common entrance with the Fuji Steakhouse.

Upcoming Events:

  1. Standing Rock Community Report Back – On January 26th at 6pm at Effie Kokrine Charter School, 601 Loftus Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 the Fairbanks women who traveled to Standing Rock will share their stories from the camp, provide updates on this work, and amplify what we can be doing here for our sacred places.
  2. Sat. Jan. 28 Water Protectors Global Prayer – Standing Rock is still standing strong through freezing temperatures, bravely holding the prayer for our water, our earth and our children’s future. This prayer for water is a prayer for all life. On January 28th, we have the opportunity to be a part of history by uniting our global community in this prayer, taking action to amplify the prayer from Standing Rock around the world to show that this is not over, indigenous peoples rights can no longer be violated and, empowered as one, we can make change. We will continue to stand, to pray and to meditate to elevate the consciousness of the financial institutions, governments and corporations funding oil extraction around the world by asking that they make the choice to invest in clean renewable energy, the future of our planet, and protect the rights of all people. We are ready to FLOOD THE BANKS with our PRAYERS to show the world that UNITED WE RISE. Indigenous Youth have led the Standing Rock movement, carried the prayer for our water and have organized actions around the country to defund DAPL. In solidarity we are organizing a global prayer action that will be broadcast live from Standing Rock as we take this prayer to the steps of the Banks around the world. You can join online at www.GlobalPrayerAction.com.
  3. Fri-Sun. Jan. 27-29 Alternatives to Violence Project basic workshop. Contact: For more information contact Carrie Farr, Lead Facilitator, at 907-750-1049 or carrielfarr@yahoo.com.
  4. Organize the Interior Training. This training will focus on organizing tools and practices for effective movement building. This will be an interactive 5 hours in which we will offer tangible organizing tools and steps forward in grassroots organizing, we also promise to have some fun and build a community of support. We will host this training on February 4th from 10am-3pm. More details to follow! Please RSVP to Jessica Girard.
  5. The Fairbanks Peace Choir sings on Tuesdays, beginning February 7 to our final concert April 29. Rehearsals are from 6:45 to 8:30 pm (on Tuesdays). Come early to register. All singers welcome. Flyn Ludington, director and Dr. Paul Krejci, pianist lead the choir “creating a culture of peace through song”. Location:  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4448 Pikes Landing Road. Info. 322-2521. Suzanne Rich/Osborn, manager: 457-8086.
  6. Fairbanks Climate Action Council General Meeting: On February 25th from 10am – 2pm the FCAC council will host our next general meeting. This is a time for all of us to continue building a resilient community, coalesce around the work being done in each of our working groups, and strategize around next steps. We hope each of you can make this meeting and find your way to engage!  Check our website calendars for other working group meeting dates, times and locations.
  7. March 7: Justice For All Art Contest deadline – grades K-8. Prizes. Entry form & guidelines are here.  Winning entries and selected submissions will be displayed at courthouses statewide.
  8. April 15: 2017 Peace Essay  deadline- more details to follow.

Monthly Meeting Thursday, January 5

The monthly business meeting of the Alaska Peace Center (held on the first Thursday of every month) will take place at 7 pm on Thursday, January 5, at the APC office, upstairs in the College Mall, 3535 College Road Suite 203 (catty corner across the parking lot from Gulliver’s Books–stairs are at the west end sharing an external door with the Fuji Restaurant). All interested people are welcome. The agenda is here.

Monthly Potluck Friday December 30

Our monthly potluck and discussion meeting will be Friday, December 30 at the Alaska Peace Center office.  We will view the movie “A Force More Powerful”. This movie explores one of the 20th century’s most important but least understood stories: how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world. The potluck starts at 6:00 and the movie will start at 7:00. The Peace Center office is upstairs in the College Mall building above the Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, across the parking lot from Gulliver’s Books.  The stairs are at the west end of the building.

Monthly Meeting Thursday 1 December 2016

The monthly business meeting of the Alaska Peace Center (held on the first Thursday of every month) will take place at 7 pm at the APC office, upstairs in the College Mall, 3535 College Road Suite 203 (catty corner across the parking lot from Gulliver’s Books–stairs are at the west end sharing an external door with the Fuji Restaurant).

Alaska Peace Center draft Agenda, Thursday, December 1st, 2016, board of directors meeting
7 pm at APC office: 3535 College Rd, Suite 203, Fairbanks, AK 99709

Present: 
Introductions:  

Actions taken by APC Board &/or officers since the last meeting, not elsewhere in the agenda:
Review Action Items from last meeting:
Treasurer's report: 

Fairbanks Open Radio/KWRK-LP 90.9 update - APC radio spots idea ...

Miscellaneous - Start planning next newsletter with target early January.
Ideas for remembering Chris White?
APC board recruitment of replacement members?
Discussion of building a movement, lessons from George Lakey talk...

Events		
Past month: Nov. 11 Armistice Day Ring Bells; Nov. 18 Vegan/Veg potluck

Upcoming: 
Potential Events
Monthly potlucks  
Dec. 30, Friday movie A Force More Powerful, at office.
Future Potlucks  - last Fridays at the office.   

APC Open Hours  Friday evenings 5-7

ACTION  ITEMS:
 
Next mtg: Thursday, January 5, 2017
11-26-16hk

Ring in Peace on Armistice Day, 2016

Veterans Memorial Park, 700 Cushman Street (7th and Cushman)

Meet at 11:00 to ring bells at 11:11

In remembrance of the universal sense of joy felt around the world when World War I ended, and in renewal of the call for world peace, a world-wide tradition of ringing bells on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month was observed for over 35 years.

Congress declared November 11 a holiday in 1938, ” …a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day’.”

On June 1, 1954, Congress amended the Act of 1938 by deleting the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans”.

With rhetoric and patriotic symbolism have we been distracting ourselves from recognizing the majority of war’s victims?

Can we envision a world without war and still appreciate friends, family, and neighbors who have made great sacrifice?

Maybe the best way we can honor our veterans is to focus on the original meaning of this day. Please consider joining us in ringing bells for peace. You have no bell to ring? Come anyway or be creative and make your own. This could be a great art project for children.

Maybe the best way we can honor our veterans is to focus on the original meaning of this day.

October 2016 Potluck, Movie and Discussion

We’ll be viewing the video of “No War 2016”

Potluck at 6:00, movie (“No War 2016”) showing at 7:00 followed by discussion. #NoWar2016 was a series of panels and workshops sponsored by Worldbeyondwar.org, plus an awards ceremony and a protest action. The conference was sold out and universally praised in high terms. Various action plans came out of the workshops and other discussions at the conference. See http://worldbeyondwar.org/nowar2016/ for more info.

The meeting will be at the APC office, 3535 College Road, Suite 203, upstairs in the College Mall (kitty-corner across the parking lot from Gulliver’s Bookstore). Stairs are at the west end next to the Fuji Japanese Steakhouse.

Our next monthly meeting will be the following Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7pm, also at our office. All are welcome.