Info on Peace Week at Next Potluck

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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!


Drones Quilt Project

quilt in memory of people killed by drones

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.

Opening hours:
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.

Light refreshments will be served.The project is sponsored by Arkansas WAND. For more info, contact Anneliese Maus at [email protected] or
Jean Gordon at [email protected]

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?


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

Remembering Hiroshima on August 6th

the "Atom Bomb Dome" in Hiroshima, Japan

Never Again!

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


Speakers Include:


Sponsored by:

“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.

Meet Kai Coggin at our June Potluck!

Kai Coggin, poet, author and teacher

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.

April Potluck

wood grain background with herbs

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

2018 Mother’s Day Luncheon for Peace

illustration of a woman with a yellow telescope and "Run, Win, Lead"

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!”

When:  Monday, May 7th, 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Governor’s Mansion, 1800 Center Street, Little Rock
Guest speaker: Sharon Priest, former Secretary of State


Purchase tickets here.

Or mail a check to WAND, 5423 Southwood Rd., Little Rock, AR 72205. Please include your name, phone number, and email address.
Last day to purchase is Friday, April 27th!
Prices: Individual: $40, Students: $15, Reserved table for 10: $400