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A Conversation from Death Row

Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:00 pm

J.P. Jones Community Development Center—2400 Rickert Street

Arkansas Death Row inmate Kenneth Reams will call us from his cell to discuss solitary confinement, the injustice of the felony murder rule, and racism.

Suggested donation $10. All proceeds to benefit Who Decides, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to educating about the death penalty through art. Sponsored by the Alaska Peace Center and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks Social Justice Committee. For more information contact Alison Carter (907-322-8661, alisoncarter2@yahoo.com).

See the flyer.

Monthly Meeting Thursday, January 3, 2019

The monthly business meeting of the Alaska Peace Center (held on the first Thursday of every month) will take place at 5:30 pm at the APC office, upstairs in the College Mall, 3535 College Road Suite 203 (stairs are at the west end sharing an external door with the Fuji Restaurant). All are welcome!

Draft agenda for APC January 3, 2019, meeting.

Monthly Potluck and Discussion, 28 December 2018

The 1960 San Francisco to Moscow Walk for Peace

Presentation by Suzanne Rich Osborn

at the

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, Friday, 28 December 2018, 6 pm

In 1960 Suzanne Rich Osborn joined a group walking from San Francisco to Moscow organized by the Committee for Nonviolent Action. The purpose of the walk was to promote a world without war, pursuing the idea that every country disarm unilaterally and not wait for a joint agreement. “We were talking about making a unilateral peace and for each government to stop militarism.” The small group of people walked across the United States to New York, caught a flight to London, wound up on a boat to Belgium, and walked from there to Moscow (with a free bus ride from East Germany to Poland since the East German Government seemed embarrassed by them). They were treated quite well in Russia. They passed out thousands and thousands of leaflets along their travels, and picketed at military bases they passed by. Also see the article in the News-Miner.

Potluck at 6:00, Program and discussion begins at 7:00. Sponsored by the Alaska Peace Center and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, 4448 Pikes Landing Road, across from the Princess Hotel.

Photo taken from the book, “You Come with Naked Hands–the San Francisco to Moscow Walk for Peace” by Bradford Lyttle, Greenleaf Books, 1966 (via Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, November 26, 2018)

Monthly Meeting Thursday, December 6, 5:30 pm

The monthly business meeting of the Alaska Peace Center (held on the first Thursday of every month) will take place at 5:30 pm at the APC office, upstairs in the College Mall, 3535 College Road Suite 203 (stairs are at the west end sharing an external door with the Fuji Restaurant). All are welcome! The detailed agenda is here.

Monthly Potluck and Discussion

Veterans For Peace Convention, Report and Discussion

Friday, 30 November 2018, 6 pm, Alaska Peace Center Office, 3535 College Road Suite 203

Alan Batten will give a recap of the Veterans For Peace Convention held last August in St. Paul, MN. A wide range of issues was covered, including the Middle East, Korea, Okinawa, Viet Nam, Latin America, deported veterans, VA privatization, the Golden Rule (sailboat), the “Doctrine of Discovery” (disenfranchising indigenous peoples) and more. Potluck at 6:00, Program and discussion begins at 7:00

Massing for parade on Kellogg Boulevard

VFP Parade in downtown St. Paul, Convention 2018

Reclaim Armistice Day, 2018!

Reclaim Armistice Day!

Two Events on Sunday, November 11, the 100th anniversary of the original Armistice Day marking the end of World War I in 1918:

Ring Bells for Peace! 11:00 am at Veterans Memorial Park

Celebrate Peace! 3:00 to 5:00 pm at J. P. Jones Community Development Center, 2400 Rickert Street

Armistice Day has traditionally been celebrated by ringing bells as a symbol of the huge sense of relief felt by the whole world when “The Great War” ended in November 1918 and people could finally stop slaughtering each other. The renaming of November 11 as “Veteran’s Day” has effectively converted it into a celebration of militarism, setting the climate for more wars, killing and heartbreak.

Join us for two events to reclaim Armistice Day as a celebration of peace and an opportunity to commit ourselves to peaceful tomorrows.

We will have a short bell-ringing ceremony at the Veteran’s Park at 11:00. In the afternoon there will be a celebration of peace at the J. P. Jones Center from 3:00 to 5:00. The program will include several speakers and a performance by our extraordinary Peace Choir.