We hope you can make it to Pizza, Peace and Politics on Tuesday, September 25th at 6p.m. to learn about Ballot Issue One! Attorney Jess Mallet will be there to lead the discussion. This amendment asks voters to approve changes to four parts of Arkansas Constitution. We will be at US Pizza in Hillcrest as usual.
Peace Week is coming!
School has started and Peace Week is approaching. Let’s make it the best ever by volunteering to help and encouraging our friends and co-workers o attend at least one of the many activities planned during the week of September 16 to 23 in Arkansas.
Arkansas WAND is sponsoring a week-long exhibit of the Drones Quilt Project in Pulaski Heights Methodist Church vestibule with a reception on Monday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m.
For more on these activities, come to our
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm
2510 Hidden Valley Drive
Bob Estes, Chair, will give us an overview of the exciting events (Yes, Peace can be exciting!) culminating in a full day Saturday that includes a Youth Summit for students from middle school through college in the gym at Central High School.
Come with your ideas about how to involve our whole community in this Celebration of Making Peace the Natural State in Arkansas (and the world).
Bread and Drinks Provided
All are Welcome!
WAND is sponsoring an exhibition of 6 quilts from the Drones Quilt Project in memory of the victims of drone warfare.
Location: Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, Gathering Hall.
4823 Woodlawn, Entrance 1
Time: The quilts will be on display from Sunday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 23.
Sunday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.
Exhibition is closed on Saturday.
Reception: There will be an opening reception in the Gathering Hall at PHUMC on Monday, Sept. 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
Our featured speaker will be Michael Vaughn, an Army veteran, who worked with the drone program while in the military.
We will also show a short video, Moral and Safe?, developed by the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare.
August Pot Luck
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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?
“Peace is not what you find, it is what you make.” – Center for Non-violence
A single nuclear bomb, whether fired by a country or by a single terrorist, would wipe out a whole city, state or even a country and all its people.
We remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki August, 1945
Join us on August 6, 2018, 7 p.m, at the Promenade on Kavanaugh
- Steve Copley, Director, Faith Voices Arkansas
- Tristan Norman, Delegate to Hendrix Tomoda Kakehashi, Japan
- Denise Donnell, Just Communities of Arkansas
- Michael Vaughn, Veteran, Iraq and Afghanistan
- Frank LeBlanc, Pastor, Westover Hills Presbyterian Church
- Kai Coggin, author and poet, Hot Springs
- Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice
- Faith Voices Arkansas
- Arkansas Women’s Action for New Directions
- Just Communities of Arkansas
- 2018 Hendrix Tomoda Kakehashi delegation to Japan
“It is time to abolish nuclear weapons, for the very survival of humanity is at stake.” – Ved Nanda, Director, Ved Nanda Center for International Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Come for an evening of Heart, Peace, and Passion as we hear from poet and author, Kai Coggin, of Hot Springs read from her poetry. “Her work is delivered with a rhythm, passion, perhaps some anger and plenty of confidence.” Kai found WAND on Facebook, and after praising our work for peace, added, “I write very much on the political climate (as well as women’s issues, love, and metaphysics) and try to offer hope despite all that is going on. If my words can help your cause in any way, please let me know! Thank you!”
Kai was born in Bankok, Thailand and raised in Houston. Her mother, a poet from the Phillipines, and her father, a journalist with Time magazine, met in Hong Kong. After earning a degree in creative writing, Kai has taught school in Texas and been twice named Teacher of the Year. She is very active with the Arkansas Arts Council, enjoys working with young poets, and conducts a Wine and Poetry session each Wednesday evening. Read more about Kai on her website.
Early voting for primaries begins May 7th. Do you know what your choices are? We will be hosting a candidate forum next Tuesday so that we can have the chance to get to know some them better. We hope you will join us, and bring some good questions!
Dr. Anika Whitfield will lead our discussion on the newly formed Arkansas Poor People’s Campaign based on the campaign led by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Anika is one of the co-founders of the group and has invited Arkansas WAND to be a part of the campaign which has the following goals:
- Abolishing systemic racism
- Ending manufactured poverty
- Ending the war economy
- Ending ecological devastation
- Exposing False “Moral” narratives that divide us
Many of you know Anika. She is a physician and community volunteer who is giving much of her time to making Little Rock a better place to live! She has been a leader in the Give Back our Schools campaign and in the Women’s March.
Date: Tuesday, April 17th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: 2510 Hidden Valley Drive, Little Rock
Bring a Dish to Share
Bread and Drinks Provided
All are Welcome
Because we believe world peace will not happen until women have as much power as men, we are honoring the courageous women running for public office this year. Please join us in celebrating this “Year of the Women!”
Where: Governor’s Mansion, 1800 Center Street, Little Rock
Guest speaker: Sharon Priest, former Secretary of State
Or mail a check to WAND, 5423 Southwood Rd., Little Rock, AR 72205. Please include your name, phone number, and email address.