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No War With Iran Rally

Anti-War protestors

International Day of Protest

Saturday January 25, 4 PM at the Arkansas State Capitol

On January 25th, people all over the world will be rising up in an International Day of Action to call for a Stop to War On Iran, and endless warfare everywhere!  Join us in Little Rock as we speak out for Peace and shout down War.
Hosted by:
ACPJ – The Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice
Indivisible Little Rock & Central Arkansas
Central Arkansas DSA
Arkansas Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Arkansas Peace Week
Pax Christi Little Rock
Community of Christ – North Little Rock
Arkansas Peace and Justice Memorial Movement
Arkansas WAND
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Pizza, Peace & Politics

Arkansas State Rep. Denise Ennett

It’s a new decade, and there is a new Representative in the State House for District 36. Denise Ennett was the winner in the election held this past September to replace Charles Blake, who resigned to go to work for Mayor Frank Scott Jr.

State Rep. Denise Ennett

Rep. Ennett is shown in a photo on her website holding a sign that says, “If you don’t do politics, politics will do you.” Now that’s our kind of woman! Her top issues are economic development, jobs, healthcare, and veterans. She has also worked hard to restore an elected board for the LRSD.

For more information on Rep. Ennett, you can go to her website, her Facebook page, and read her bio on Vote Smart. See you on Tuesday!

Call to Action

sign that says "time to act" on an easel with people in background

LET THE SISTERHOOD SPEAK!

Support State Sen. Joyce Elliott’s resolution to add Arkansas to the list of states who believe it is time to pass the Equal rights Amendment (ERA) and add women to the constitution.

1. Call or email your legislators and tell them you support this resolution, SJR18.

2. Call or email members of the Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee and tell them to pass this resolution.

3.THURSDAY, MARCH 7 AT 9 AM be at the Capitol in the Old Supreme Court room wearing white.

MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH. LET’S MAKE HISTORY!

Need to look up your legislator? https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

Kim Roxburgh at August Pot-Luck

Kim Roxburgh

August Pot Luck

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

6:30 p.m.

2510 Hidden Valley Drive, LR

 

Breaking the cycle and giving hope to women. It’s what Hope Rises is all about. This small transition house provides holistic services to previously incarcerated women to improve their health, and provide opportunities for personal growth.

Co-founder and Executive Director of Hope Rises, Kim Roxburgh, featured in the May issue of Soiree, will be our speaker at the August pot-luck. Kim’s work began in 2010 when she and co-founder, Christine Mills, partnered with Come Back Mission to create a holistic women’s empowerment center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The experience inspired them to create a program for women back in the Arkansas.

Hear more from Kim about this exciting program which has broad community support and has won several awards for outstanding service to the women and to the community.

Bread and Drinks provided

All are welcome!

To read the article in Soiree, click here?
https://www.littlerocksoiree.com/post/121833/hope-rises-party-with-a-heart-join-forces-for-recovering-women

https://www.littlerocksoiree.com/post/121837/when-hope-steps-in-women-share-stories-of-recovery

“Peace is not what you find, it is what you make.” – Center for Non-violence

Poverty and Conflict

people carrying small caskets

Arkansas WAND’s Annual Membership dinner meeting was held on January 31, 2016 at Heifer Village in Little Rock with a record number of new and renewed members. In keeping with of our mission of “reducing violence and militarism” in the world, WAND Board member, Dr. Ellen Fitzpatrick, shared her thoughts on the intersection of international development, political policy, and violent conflict. Dr. Fitzpatrick is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Clinton School of Public Service and travels extensively to integrate and evaluate social capital in developing countries.

She previously directed the Latin American Studies program at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh where she placed students in service learning experiences in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Africa and Turkey. She developed a new major in global studies and taught courses on international political economy, sustainability and development, as well as global experiential learning. She earned the SUNY-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010.

Fitzpatrick earned bachelors’ degrees in economics and Southeast Asian studies from the University of California-Santa Cruz, her master’s degree in agricultural economics at the University of California-Davis and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics at Michigan State University.
To read the full text of her remarks, click HERE.