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Come visit us at the Fair!

APC Fair Booth 2017

Dick Farris mans the Alaska Peace Center booth at the 2017 Fair

The Peace Center booth in the Borealis Building at the Tanana Valley Fair is staffed from noon to 10 pm through the duration of the Fair, which closes Sunday. If you’re at the Fair, drop by and say hello! We’re near the east end of the building, in the center row.

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Community News and Opportunities for Action

 

Alaska Peace Center Community News and Actions  (and KWRK-LP 90.9 FM Radio Report on Mondays, 10am), Week of May 22

Be Ready for Opportunities to Participate!

Briefly:  In the recent past:

  • Senator Lisa Murkowski cosponsor of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act
  • U.S. Rep. threatened with lynching
  • Alaskans removed 2.1 tons of prescription drugs
  • non-compete agreements” forbid working for competitors after being laid off or fired without cause

Ongoing:

  • Legislature is now in special session LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION OFFICE: 452-4448
  • court order to force the use of toxic herbicides
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • looking for munitions and explosives…left behind in the water

In the near future:

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5th Annual Peace Feast

Save the Date!—5th Annual Peace Feast to be held Saturday, June 4, noon to 2:00 at the Pioneer Park Wilderness Pavilion

Come help us celebrate at the Wilderness Pavilion (the one closest to the river). Dick Farris will provide his famous barbecued ribs and chicken. Please bring a dish to share and eating utensils if possible. This is a fun time to relax, enjoy each other’s company, and share ideas and interests. There will be short informal presentations by various groups and individuals on their activities to advance peace, justice and sustainability in the Fairbanks area.

Community News, 17 April 2017

Alaska Peace Center Community News and Actions (and KWRK-LP 90.9 FM Radio Report on Mondays, 10am) Week of April 17, 2017

Briefly: In the recent past: $100 million is the cost of the 59 Tomahawk missiles

Call to Protect Education Funding

Tax Day demonstrators

U.S. citizens increased our complicity in war crimes

Ongoing:

1. Friends of Fox Spring citizens’ group

2. U.S. Senators & Representatives are out of session. until April 23rd: challenge them to do better.

3. U.S. Navy Northern Edge 2017, live fire exercise in Gulf of Alaska

4. –Tell President Trump not to approve another $390 million in arms sales to Saudi Arabia!

In the near future:

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Monthly Meeting Thursday, May 4

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, April 6, 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 Meeting Thursday, April 6

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, April 6, 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. The agenda includes election of board members and planning of future events (e.g. 5th Annual Peace Feast, Emma’s Revolution concert).

Monthly Meeting Thursday, March 3

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, March 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. The agenda includes updates on JLUS (Borough planning to accommodate military expansion on Fort Wainwright), newsletter production, and “Emma’s Revolution” concert.