Pizza, Peace & Politics – November 2016

gender pay equity gap by state

Let’s talk about gender pay equity! Mollie Papan, Human Resources manager for Heifer International, will join Maria Jones, President of AAUW and Abby Oliver, Community Relations Manager for the Center on Community Philanthropy at the Clinton School of Public service to give us information on the Arkansas Equal Pay Coalition.

From the Arkansas Equal Pay Coalition Facebook page: “AAUW-Arkansas is working on Equal Pay Solutions. We know many other groups around the state are also engaged on this topic. Our individual groups will be more effective when we combine forces. Our voices will be stronger and our efforts more efficient with larger numbers and a cohesive message.

Please join us as we work together, share successes and challenges, and learn about the steps our groups have underway. Provide the name of your group, and contact information. We will be in touch to follow-up on ways we can work together and support each other. This is just for information. The Coalition will be formed after we determine how much interest we have.”

Election Night Watch Party

Join us as we celebrate the end of a long and winding election season for a viewing party and pot luck dinner. We will set up an extra TV, but bring your iPad or
laptop if you want to do some “channel surfing.” Please see our Facebook page for time and location.

“Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pizza, Peace & Politics, October 2016

Pizza, Peace & Politics

Is there any chance you’re tired of horse-race updates, insults and scandals? The October edition of Pizza, Peace, & Politics will focus on some of the real issues at stake in the 2016 Presidential Election next Tuesday!

Be part of a conversation led by faculty members of the UALR School of Public Affairs – Drs. E. Wiebelhaus-Brahm, R. Glazier, M. Scranton, J. Giammo and C. Williams, in partnership with Arkansas Coalition for Peace & Justice (ACPJ) and Arkansas WAND. Yes, there will be LOTS of Q & A!!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Upstairs at U.S. Pizza in Hillcrest
2417 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, 72205

Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring a friend, grab a spot, and get your pizza ordered. See you then!

Artist Brian McCarty on UALR University Television

"Survivor, Alone" by Brian McCarty

Artist/photographer Brian McCarty was recently on the UALR Campus to talk about his exhibition WAR-TOYS. Toys inserted into real life scenes in areas of violent conflict create a powerful impact through irony. McCarty’s talk about his exhibit of toys, children, and photographs in war-torn Israel and Palestinian Territories is being featured on UALR University Television – Comcast 61 and U Verse 99 this week. See the schedule below. The station is live streaming on line. Click here for a preview.

Oct. 3 – 7pm
Oct. 4 – 5:30am, 2pm, 9:30pm
Oct. 5 – 10am, 6pm
Oct. 7 – 8am, 4pm

Film “Where to Invade Next?” September 20th

Michael Moore photo for "Where to Invade Next?"

Celebrating Arkansas Peace Week

Academy Award®-winning director Michael Moore is back with Where to Invade Next: a provocative and hilarious comedy in which Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to actually make America great again.

Just in time for election season, America’s favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, is back with his new film, Where to Invade Next.

Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, Where to Invade Next is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of Farenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before – an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.

“One of the most genuinely, and valuably, patriotic films any American has ever made… Optimistic and affirmative, it rests on one challenging but invaluable idea: we can do better.” — Godfrey Cheshire,

Free Admission – Free Parking nearby

Theater opens at 5:30 p.m. ~ Screening at 6:30 p.m.

Post-screening Discussion led by Ernie Dumas, columnist for Arkansas Times

For Early Arrivals: Box Suppers of Turkey or Hummus Sandwich, chips and cookie ~ $8

Wine, Beer, Sodas, and Bottled Water at the Bar

Sponsored by Arkansas WAND and the Fred Darragh Foundation

“Provocative, hilariously funny … Moore’s latest film is his most bold and most sophisticated” – Sophia A. McClennen

“Impassioned, Mr. Moore’s most far-reaching film.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

“Funny, but also as serious as a heart attack” – Entertainment Weekly

Arkansas Peace Week 2016

We are making plans for our participation in Arkansas Peace Week!

Please note: September Pot-Luck is early.
When: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 2510 Hidden valley Drive in Little Rock

Get a sneak preview of the exciting events during the week of Septemter 18th to 25th – sponsored by Arkansas Coalition of Peace and Justice, Arkansas WAND and many faith and social service groups. Your help is needed to make these events successful and truly “peace promoting.” Volunteer to distribute flyers beforehand and greet guests, usher, or serve refreshments at an event. Whether you can be there or not, please share this post!
We will have fun making peace our “Natural State!”

“You can’t do all the good the world needs, but the world
needs all the good that you can do.”
– Benje de la Piedre

Peace Vigil: Hiroshima Remembered

banner for Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Vigil

This Saturday, August 6th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. near Riverfront Park in downtown Little Rock, we will hold our annual event, “Never Again! Hiroshima Remembered” – open to the public. You will find us between the River Market Pavilion and the Junction Bridge. Each year, WAND joins the Arkansas Coalition for Peace & Justice (ACPJ), in organizing an observance as a means of remembering the horror of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6th, 1945.

More than 100,000 men, women and children died that day as a result of this single bomb. Three days later, on August 9, 1945, the United States dropped a second atom bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, which resulted in another 60,000 deaths. This should never be allowed to happen again. The event will feature a reflective silent vigil, music, and speakers, including Michael Vaughn, founder of the Arkansas Chapter of Veterans for Peace.