Pizza, Peace, and Politics

Pizza, Peace & Politics

This month, we are excited to welcome former WAND board member and chair of Arkansans for the Arts, Garbo Hearne. a group that aims to “serve the people of Arkansas as an independent statewide organization providing leadership focused on the promotion and advancement of the creative economy, on transforming policy in arts education, and uniting the state into one voice with a call to action by policy makers to increase investment in the arts.”

Tuesday, February 25th at 6 p.m. at US Pizza in Hillcrest, 2710 Kavanaugh Blvd. Mark your calendars now!

Garbo Hearne

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!

Sherry Simon at potluck!

Sherry Simon, PhD
Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30 p.m.
2510 Hidden Valley Drive
in Little Rock

Pax Christi believes (like WAND) that the massive death, damage, years of suffering, and pure adulteration of humanity and creation caused by nuclear weapons should never happen again. 
Sherry Simon, PhD, a Clinical psychologist in private practice and President, Pax Christi Little Rock , will lead the discussion on Back from the Brink, a national movement to abolish nuclear weapons. On August 6, 2019, the 74th anniversary of the United States imposing nuclear devastation on Hiroshima, Japan, Pax Christi USA launched its Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War Campaign. The Little Rock chapter has adopted the campaign as its signature program of activities for the year.Hundreds of religious, environmental, and peace organizations and local and state governments nationwide have joined the campaign. Arkansas WAND should be among them! 

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

October Pot Luck

table with pot luck dishes
Toni Carr
Because of the debate on Tuesday, October 15th, the pot luck will be held on Wednesday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Our speaker will be Toni Carr, Executive Director of  Global Ties Arkansas, formerly the Arkansas Council for  International Visitors. Toni is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and has been an early childhood teacher, a school administrator, and a university  professor. When Walter Nunn retired, Toni was hired as Executive Director after serving as a volunteer host for the organization.  With her many talents, Toni Carr is the Director, programmer, proposals, logistics and organizational person. She and her husband have two daughters and two grandchildren and have traveled to 30 countries and all the continents except one.

The purpose of Global Ties Arkansas is to unite emerging and existing leaders in networks of friendship and understanding, linking Arkansas and the world to help build a state that is thriving part of the global community.

Arkansas has certainly been enriched by the visitors from around the world we have welcomed into our homes for many years.

Please welcome Toni Carr! Bring a dish to share.
Bread and drinks provided.
All are welcome!

August Potluck

gavel with plaque that says, "DEATH PENALTY"

Why We Need to Abolish
the Death Penalty in Arkansas!

Judith Elane, and Furunda Bransfield will lead the discussion

Judith Elane
Judith is a life long opponent of the death penalty and a member of the Board of the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Her opposition was first articulated by the adage, “Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?” It has never made sense to her, even after the shooting death of her older brother.

In light of the re-activation of the federal death penalty, she will discuss some of the ways in which the death penalty is obsolete. She will be accompanied by Furonda Brasfield, Executive Director of the ACADP. 

Bring a dish to share

Bread and drinks provided

All are welcome!

June Pot Luck

wood grain background with herbs


Are you tired of the never-ending wars the U.S. is waging? Do you want to be a more effective lobbyist for peace?

This month’s program will be a follow-up to the Anti-War workshop to be held on Saturday, June 8, sponsored by ACPJ and Little Rock Quaker Meeting, and led by a member of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. If you are tired of the endless wars the U.S. is waging and missed the workshop, here is your chance to join the conversation and learn about more effective lobbying for ending war. We will all have a chance to brainstorm Big Ideas for Changing America’s Foreign Policy!

John Coffin will start us off on what can be an exciting and productive evening! Don’t miss it!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm, 2510 Hidden Valley Drive, Little Rock
Bring a dish to share
Bread and drinks provided

“If we want to have the money to face climate change and our crumbling infrastructure, we must stop the endless war machine and we must do it now.” ~ Win Without War