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.

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For information, conatct, or call 457-5578.

Resolve: Youth Restorative Justice in Our Community – Friday, Feb. 23, 6-9pm with potluck

Youth Court & Potluck Poster

Alaska Peace Center Potluck & “Resolve: Youth Restorative Justice in Our Community,” presented by North Star Youth Court* Executive Director Jazzanne Fretwell.   Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

Phone: 907-457-6792   E-mail or

At North Star Youth Court – Sadler’s Furniture Store  Ste 302 (3rd fl; take the elevator up.)  Park in Sadler’s lot, 610 Cushman St., Fairbanks.

* “This is our Mission Statement: Reducing Juvenile Crime While Promoting Restorative Justice and Alternative Dispute Resolutions, Resulting in a Safer Community.”

AK Peace Center Newsletter #14; January 2018

In This Issue:

Upcoming APC Events;   Protect ANWR;   A Culture of Peace;  KWRK Fairbanks Open Radio Update;  Modernizing Destruction;  Alternatives to Violence;  Get Up, Relatives!;  Recent APC Action;  Viet Nam Full Disclosure Campaign;  Quaker Lobbying;  The Children vs. USA

Read the newsletter by clicking:  Alaska Peace Center Newsletter #14 – January 2018


Monthly Potluck and Movie – Syrian White Helmets

Syrian White Helmets

The monthly potluck and movie for January will be a joint meeting of the Alaska Peace Center and the University Community Presbyterian Church. It will be held in the Church basement on Friday, January 26. The Church is across College Road from the Peace Center and next door to Beaver Sports (3510 College Road). Potluck at 6:00, Program at 7:00. We will watch a movie about the Syrian White Helmets and have a discussion afterwards. The White Helmets are an urban volunteer search and rescue organization that was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016. Pastor Neill McKay has personal knowledge of Syria so this is an opportunity to get some local insights.

Monthly Meeting Thursday, 4 January 2018

The monthly business meeting of the Alaska Peace Center will take place at 7 pm on Thursday, January 4, at the APC office, upstairs in the College Mall, 3535 College Road Suite 203 (the stairs are at the west end sharing an external door with the Fuji Restaurant). All are welcome.