If you missed Dr. Ira Helfand’s talk last Monday, be sure to attend this month’s potluck! We will discuss his narrative of how how the U.S. and Russia did agree to reduce their arsenals and how we can do it again. Our challenge as WAND is to work together with Pax Christi, ACPJ and our national peace groups in helping to prevent a nuclear war. Sherry Simon, recently honored by the Arkansas Catholic magazine as “Arkansas Peacemaker of the Year,” will lead the discussion on his talk and Pax Christi’s project, Back from the Brink, about things we can do, large and small, to prevent a nuclear war for our children and future generations. The nuclear threat has not gotten the media attention that climate change finally has, but many of the solutions overlap. At least we can keep the public reminded of the critical nature of the nuclear threat.
We have many questions. Here are a few:
How can your actions have any impact on nuclear weapons policy?
Should WAND change our name back to it’s original name, Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament?
Does my vote have any relevance for the future of our world?
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!
Saturday January 25, 4 PM at the Arkansas State Capitol
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.
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.
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
We are getting together with our friends at the Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice for a holiday party. Come join your fellow peace lovers and enjoy the season! Festive libations, nibbles, and fellowship promised.
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!
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!
Political polling is getting more complicated than ever! Join us and learn more about the Process and Perils of Political Polling with Dr. Joseph D. Giammo, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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.