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“Ban The Bomb” Rally, Fairbanks, Alaska, July 1, 2017

A group of Alaskans gathered for a rally in support of the United Nations’ current effort to institute a Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. Heather Koponen’s sign saying “Don’t Bank On The Bomb” elicited the angst of the local Wells Fargo Bank’s management. An official came out and told her that she couldn’t use the public sidewalk to protest. The bank official told her that she was upsetting their clients.

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Ban the Bomb Rally Sat. July 1, corner of University Ave. & Geist Rd,1:30-2:30

Come show that it is time to support the current NUCLEAR BAN TREATY NEGOTIATIONS.

After campaigning from civil society, governments are now in negotiations at the United Nations on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”. This new international agreement will place nuclear weapons on the same legal footing as other weapons of mass destruction, which have long been outlawed.

The negotiations are taking place at UN headquarters in New York from 27 to 31 March and from 15 June to 7 July 2017, with the participation of governments, international organizations and civil society representatives.

The U.S.”leaders” are not taking an active part, but we can let the world know that the people support ending nuclear arms race, testing and devastation.

See more at: https://www.un.org/disarmament/wmd/nuclear/npt/

Emma’s Revolution Concert Sat. June 3rd

Keep the Resistance going with an inspiring concert
from “activist power duo” Emma’s Revolution

EmmaRevolutionNow Cover

Photo: Irene Young

Revolution Now
CD Release Concert

Saturday, June 3rd 8pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks
4448 Pike’s Landing
Tickets $25

available at Gulliver’s Books, Grassroots Guitar, or via
info@alaskapeace.org
emmasrevolution.com

Sponsored by the Alaska Peace Center

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:

. . . [read more]

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

PEACE FEAST SAT.MAY 28, 2016

Come Celebrate the 4th Annual Peace Feast                at the Square Dance Pavilion in Pioneer Park on Saturday, May 28th!

Alaska Peace Center will supply barbecue which all are invited to supplement with potluck starting at 12 noon.

The ‘program’ will feature folks sharing what they have been doing that helps support movements for peace, justice, and sustainability:
Susan Grace and fellow singers sing songs of peace, justice, and earthcare;
Flyn Ludington will talk about our new all-volunteer radio station, KWRK-LP 90.9 FM;
Nathan Baring* will tell about the children’s environment protection court case;
Karl Franke will share the progress made by FCNL citizen lobbying in Washington, D.C.;
Rob Mulford will tell about the upcoming visit by peace activist David Swanson;
Dave Matheny* will share insights about climate justice from his time in Paris for the Climate Conference last winter;
Princess Johnson, who also attended the Paris climate conference, will talk about the activities of Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition;
John Stowman will share the opportunities of Fair Bikes; and
Carrie Farr will update us on the Alternatives to Violence Project.
(*attendance to be determined by circumstances beyond their control.)

Family friendly and free!

For more information:
info@alaskapeace.org

APC meeting

Alaska Peace Center monthly meetings are the first Thursday of each month; however, we will take a break for June, so the next meeting will be Thursday, July 7th, 2016, at 7pm at our office at 3535 College Rd, suite 203 (which we share with Fairbanks Open Radio, KWRK-LP, 90.9 FM – now regularly on air!).

To contact us, you can email info@alaskapeace.org or leave a message by telephone: 374-0577.