Pizza, Peace and Politics!

Pizza, Peace & Politics

We’re very excited about an organization that is coming together in our state right now! It’s called Emerge Arkansas, and it is affiliated with Emerge America, an awesome training program for Democratic women. They inspire women to run, and hone their skills to win. Meet us at U.S. Pizza in Hillcrest on Tuesday, January 23rd from 6 – 7:30 p.m., 2710 Kavanaugh. Jamie Moody and Mariah Hatta will fill us in on details.

Don’t miss this one. It’s going to be good!

January 2018 Potluck

Happy New Year 2018

What is YOUR Pick for WAND’s New Year’s Resolution? Stop the Wars? Promote diplomacy and foreign aid? Eliminate poverty and hunger? Abolish Nuclear weapons? Pass safe gun laws? Health care for all? Fund solar and wind, not windfalls for Exxon and Boeing? 2017 gave us plenty of challenges!

One way to work toward those goals is to elect progressive women to sit at the tables of power. Katherine West, a founder of the Progressive Arkansas Women’s PAC, will tell us how we can help elect those courageous women who are running for office – several of whom are WAND members.

Bring YOUR RESOLUTION for WAND’s Actions for Peace In 2018!

January Pot Luck
Tuesday, January 9, 6:30 pm
2510 Hidden Valley Drive
Bread and Drinks Provided

Bring a prospective member and win a free WAND T shirt!

November Pot-luck

Kristina Romines, National Field Director for WAND

This month, we are welcoming WAND’s National Field Director, Kristina Romines from Washington, D.C! The Washington Post recently quoted her in an article on the Women’s Convention, held in our nation’s capitol in October. We are excited to have her with us to discuss WAND’s mission at this time of our country’s political divisions and ongoing wars.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: 2510 Hidden Valley Drive in Little Rock. 

Bring a dish to share. Bread and drinks provided. All are welcome.

Pizza, Peace & Politics!

Pizza, Peace & Politics

At this month’s Pizza, Peace, & Politics, we will be discussing the role of Independent Media in today’s news.

Our speaker will be Pat Ward. Pat is founder and CEO of Arkansas Talks, a statewide, female/minority-owned newspaper, radio & talk show. Its mission is to “Empower the under-served communities through information and knowledge by reporting things you don’t normally hear.” She also hosts Arkansas Talks every Wednesday 9-10 a.m. on the radio at KABF 88.3 FM.

Come at U.S. Pizza in Hillcrest on Tuesday, October 24th, and listen to what Pat has to say about today’s media and the news!

October Pot Luck

Join us on Tuesday, October 10th at 6:30 p.m. as WAND members, Diane Haven and Jamie Scott, will report on the WAND/WILL Leadership conference “Women at the Table of Power” in Washington, D.C. WAND members and women state legislators from around the country gathered to exchange ideas and inspiration in promoting diplomacy and peace at a time when women’s voices are sorely needed in the world.

Diane Haven has lived in Europe several years as a military wife. She is a former Arkansas WAND Chair and serves on the National WAND, Inc. board. Jamie Scott, candidate for the Arkansas state legislature, is Director of Pulaski County Youth Services and has won many awards for leadership. She was honored to be invited as one of the main speakers at the conference.

Bring a dish to share
Bread and drinks provided
All are welcome

Peace Pole Dedication

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Judge Barry Hyde (WAND member), Director Fred Love, and Pulaski County Community Services invite us to the Pulaski County Peace Pole Dedication. As the first of Pulaski County’s Peace Week activities, the dedication of our peace pole reaffirms our commitment to and promotion of this year’s International Day of Peace theme, “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All,” and to the 17 sustainable development goals identified by the United Nations.

Monday, Sept 18th, 11:00am
Pulaski County Admin. Building
201 S. Broadway, Little Rock

WAND members at 2017 Pulaski County Peace Pole Dedication

Many thanks to Judge Barry Hyde and Fred Love, Director of Pulaski County Community Services for making the Little Rock Peace Pole monument a reality. It will serve as a reminder that cooperation and diplomacy are paths to peace, understanding and progress.

Pot Luck – Indivisible

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Who and What  is

INDIVISIBLE

​​and should we join?​​

Join us at our September Pot Luck, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., 2510 Hidden Valley Drive, LR

Terrie Root, founder of Central Arkansas Indivisible, will discuss the goals and activities of the local chapter. She is a retired attorney and — she says — completely at the service of her miniature dacshund, Temperance.  Several of her co-leaders will also attend.

Learn more about this grassroots organization that is resisting Trump’s agenda from all over the country. They are currently demanding that members of Congress fully fund FEMA and other government agencies to cover the enormous cost of rebuilding the lives and communities of the people devastated by Hurricane Harvey. We certainly share their demands and add, Shut Down the War Machine! The money is there.

We will also get up-to-date on WAND’s part in Arkansas Peace Fest on Sept. 23rd on the grounds of Central High as part of the 60th anniversary of that school’s historic desegregation.

Bring a dish to share

Bread and drinks provided

All are welcome