Can you help support Alaska Peace Center activities?

Can You Help Support Alaska Peace Center Activities?

We are a small organization, and pretty frugal. However, we do have a number of expenses every year which must be met. If you believe in what we are doing and believe that we are making some difference in advancing the causes of peace, justice and sustainability in our community and our world, please consider making a donation. Contributions can be sent either through the mail (see the “About” page for our address) or securely online through our PayPal link. Thanks very much to those who have already contributed! We very much appreciate the support of our community. Thank you.

Coming Soon: Alaska Peace Center T-shirts!

Alaska Peace Center T-shirts will soon be available!

They will be for sale at our booth at the Tanana Valley State Fair in early August, or contact any board member (info@alaskapeace.org).

Tanana Valley Fair August 3-11

The Fair is coming and the Alaska Peace Center needs a few good booth-sitters!

The Tanana Valley State Fair will run from Friday, August 3 through Saturday, August 11 this year. The Fair is our major opportunity for outreach each year. It is our single best chance to meet with people, both locals and tourists, and discuss issues of peace, justice and sustainability. We need volunteers to staff our booth. We have 3 shifts per day for the nine days that the Fair is open: noon-3pm, 3pm-6pm and 6pm-10pm (6pm-12pm on Fridays and Saturdays). That adds up to 27 shifts.  It would be nice to have enough volunteers to have 2 people at the booth for each shift. If you can help with this please email us at info@alaskapeace.org.

APC Fair Booth 2017

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

Sixth Annual Peace Feast

Celebrating Peacemakers in Our Community!

Saturday, 2 June 2018, Noon to 2:00 pm

Square Dance Pavilion, Pioneer Park

5th Annual Peace Feast, Pioneer Park, June 2017. The 2018 event will be at the Square Dance Pavilion (not Wilderness).

Come help us celebrate at the Pioneer Park Square Dance Pavilion! We’ll have our traditional free famous barbecue. Please bring a dish to share and eating utensils if possible. This will be an opportunity to relax in the summer sun and share ideas and interests. Everyone welcome! We’ll be featuring short presentations of work of peace, justice, and sustainability being done in our community.

Viet Nam 50 Years After the War

Friday, 18 May 2018, 6:30 pm at the Temporary Quaker Meeting House, 1744 Farmers Loop Road

(at the end of Short Road, the next road northeast of the light at Ballaine Road)

For those who missed it the first time, Alan Batten will report on the Commemoration in Viet Nam of the 50th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre. On March 16, 1968, soldiers from Charlie and Bravo Companies of the Americal Division killed 504 unarmed civilians, mostly women and children, in My Lai and adjacent subhamlets of Son My Village. This past March the Vietnamese held a commemoration at the site, and Alan was there as part of a Veterans For Peace delegation. He will report on the event and give an update on the two legacies of the war (unexploded ordnance and agent orange dioxin contamination) that continue to impact the Vietnamese people.

Sponsored by the Chena Ridge Friends Meeting, Alaska Peace Center and North Star Veterans For Peace and will be held at the Temporary Quaker Meeting House, 1744 Farmers Loop Road (at the end of Short Road, the next road northeast of the light at Ballaine Road).

 

VietNam 50 yrs later: Impressions of the People and Reflections on the War & its Legacies. Potluck & Presentation Friday, April 28, 2018, 6-9 pm at 159 Kniffen rd; Sharon & Sean’s “Dome Home”

Vietnam is full of vibrant energetic people pulling themselves out of poverty caused in large part by a century of colonization by the French; decades of war with the French, Japanese, French again, Americans, Cambodians and Chinese; and 2 decades of economic isolation by America & its allies.    They are happy, pragmatic people with a strong sense of history and a rich literary tradition, who are simultaneously looking toward the future.

Alan has just returned from 5 weeks in Viet Nam where he was part of the Veterans For Peace delegation to the 50th anniversary commemoration of the My Lai Massacre on March 16. He will report on that commemoration and also provide an update on the two main legacy issues remaining from the war: unexploded ordnance and agent orange dioxin contamination. These are heavy issues, but the overall attitude to them in Viet Nam is one of optimism and moving beyond them to a peaceful and
productive future.

Alan probably won’t be able to stop himself from also commenting on other aspects of his trip unrelated to wars and violence.

For more information call Veteran For Peace Alan Batten: 488-3205

The People’s Amendments: potluck & presentation/ discussion, Friday, March 30th, 6-9pm

An Alaskan’s journey around the U.S. trying to fulfill a centuries old promise of a citizen democracy. Our focus is to eliminate the overwhelming unequal influence of money, and the suffocating grip of the two-party duopoly, on OUR American political system. Presented by Dave Matheny.

6pm potluck, 7pm presentation/discussion, at the HUB, 410 2nd Ave, Ste 100, Fairbanks.

See http://northview-magazine.com/brief-encounters/dave-matheny-on-the-peoples-amendments/ .

For information, conatct info@alaskapeace.org, or call 457-5578.