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


​​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

WAND/WILL Conference, Oct. 1 – 3

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“Women at the Seat of Power”

In these perilous times, meet and bond with progressive women to bone up on our message of  Diplomacy and Real Security!

The Conference in Washington, D.C. is a wonderful opportunity to meet WAND and WILL members from around the country and exchange ideas on how we can more effectively promote Diplomacy and Real Security.

Join us for an exciting and informative three days in Washington, DC! Our biennial conference is a unique opportunity to exchange strategies and ideas with fellow women legislators, community leaders, and Members of Congress from across the country. Our conference will feature:

  • Briefings with policy experts on cutting-edge issues
  • Strategic communications experts teaching you how to persuade your audience
  • State and federal budget challenges and solutions
  • Torchbearer Awards Reception honoring inspiring women leaders
  • Congressional Lobby Day and luncheon

Travel and lodging scholarships are available. Contact Samantha Blake ([email protected] or 202-544- 5055 ext. 2605) for more information.

Register Now for scholarship aid.


The U.S. has spent  $8.89 trillion on nuclear weapons

How much is enough?

Telephone Town Hall

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Across the country, WAND is working hard to educate on and advocate for thoughtful, diplomatic solutions to ease global tensions and threats to our nation. Join Georgia WAND Education Fund, Inc. and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta (AAAJ) for a Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, July 12, 6:00-7:00 pm CDT.

Three experts will discuss research about the view of Korean Americans in Georgia about U.S. foreign policy with North Korea.

The call features:
Dr. Kathryn Weathersby: Visiting Professor of History at Korea University, in Seoul, and co-founder and deputy director of the university’s Korean War Archive. Kathryn holds a Ph.D. in Modern Russian history, with a second field in Modern East Asia, from Indiana University.

Paul Carroll: Program Director at Ploughshares Fund, Paul has a particular expertise on the Department of Energy’s nuclear weapons infrastructure – where warheads are designed, built, tested, and stored. He also is an expert on North Korea’s program and the challenges to limiting it, having traveled to the DPRK twice with nongovernmental delegations.

James Chan Woo: Communications and Outreach Associate at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta. James worked for The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Category II organization, Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding in Seoul, South Korea; James speaks Korean.

Moderated by Lindsay Harper, Georgia WAND Program and Communications Manager

What: Telephone Town Hall about U.S. / Korean Peninsula Foreign Relations
When: Wednesday July 12, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST

RSVP: Please provide your name and number in the form by clicking here; we will call you for this Telephone Town Hall (not the other way around). You will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The People’s Budget

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Our June Pot-Luck Will be a follow-up to the excellent program on the federal budget at Pizza, Peace and Politics. All of your ideas and insights will count.

We will look at alternatives to the president’s recent proposal to add $54 billion to the already bloated military budget and cut nearly everything else including International affairs and diplomacy and food programs for hungry children.

Learn more about The People’s Budget proposed by the 2018 Congressional Progressives Caucus which invests in the country and in the people to help make the American Dream a reality for everyone.

John Coffin, Chair of ACPJ, will guide our discussion about a progressive federal budget and will welcome your ideas about how we can “fix it” and send a powerful message to our representatives in Washington.

Bread and Drinks Provided – Bring a Friend!

Jessica DeLoach Sabin at Pot-luck!

Jessica DeLoach Sabin

Jessica DeLoach Sabin will lead the discussion at our May Pot-luck.

Don’t miss the inside scoop from our rising star on the political scene!

Jessica will lead us in a conversation about the current political scene in Arkansas and the nation from a democratic perspective.

Jessica DeLoach is a political and communications strategist who appears on national media, including Fox News, to provide political analysis and commentary. She provides political commentary for KARK and KATV and other media in Arkansas. Recently, the Huffington Post highlighted Jessica as one of the “top young television pundits” in the country, dubbing her the “most seasoned millennial Democrat in American broadcast punditry.”  She has received many honors as one of Arkansas leading progressive voices.

Jessica is a graduated of UALR and the Clinton School of Public Service.  She and her husband are both members of WAND.

14th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon

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You are invited to our 14th Annual WAND Mother’s Day Luncheon, to be held this year at Heifer Village Learning Center. Our speaker will be The Honorable Joyce Elliott, Senate Majority Leader, Arkansas Senate District 33.

Advance tickets are $45.00 per person, $15 per student, or $360 for a table of 8 (plus service charge). The ticket purchase deadline has been extended. You can still click here to purchase until Tuesday, May 9th! To pay by check, please send $45 per ticket with your name, address and phone number to: ARKWAND, c/o Garbo Hearne, 1001 Wright Ave., Ste. C, Little Rock, AR 72206.

We look forward to seeing you. Wear your favorite hat or head covering!