PHILLY AREA ACTION:
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ACTION:
PHILLY AREA ACTION:
PARADE FOR PEACE: STOP THE VIOLENCE, HERE THERE and EVERYWHERE, MARCH 17th
FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF WAR IN IRAQ
Next Meeting, Tuesday February 27, Germantown Meeting, 27 W. Coulter St at 7:00 PM
PLEASE COME TO THE NEXT MEETING PREPARED WITH AN OFFER TO TAKE ON A TASK.
MICHELLE POSADA WILL BE AT THE NEXT MEETING WITH DETAILS ABOUT WORKING WITH SPIRAL Q
Contact:Stelle Sheller, 215-848-3544 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAWN MEETING ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
1606 WALNUT ST. 6:30PM
Please join us to plan for upcoming anti-war actions and events. Any ideas you have for our agenda is welcome. PRAWN is the Philadelphia Anti-War Network. Website: http://www.prawnworks.net
Awbury Park Clean Up
When: Saturday, March 3, 2007, 10:00 AM - 12 pm the refreshments
Where: Awbury Park
Haines and Ardleigh Streets, Philadelphia , PA 19138
Join Northwest Greens, the Awbury Neighbors group and others in a
clean-up facilitated by the Farimount Park Stewardship and Volunteer
Division to help spruce up this wonderful park , backing on Martin
Luther King High School and just across the street from the wonderful
Meet at the park sign, Haines and Ardleigh Streets in Germantown.
Wear sturdy shoes and clothes appropriate to the weather. Children are
welcome but should be supervised during the cleanup.
Organizer contact info: Brian Rudnick 215.247.2270, email@example.com
International Women's Day
V-DAY PHILADELPHIA EN EL BARRIO 2007 JOINS GLOBAL EFFORT
TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
In association with the V-Day 2007 Worldwide Campaign,
LUTHERAN SETTLEMENT HOUSE AND TALLER PUERTORRIQUENO
is proud to present
a benefit production of Eve Ensler's "THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES"
On Thursday, March 8 2007, at 7pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, located at 2557 North 5 th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling Suzette Belz at 215-426-8610 x 208. Students from local Philadelphia-area schools are encouraged to attend the open rehearsal on Wednesday, March 7 2007 at Taller Puertorriqueño at 7pm for free!
Proceeds from this community event will be donated to Lutheran Settlement House's Bilingual Domestic Violence Program.
For more information about Lutheran Settlement House visit www.lutheransettlement.org
Carol Rogers, Phila Department of Public Health, firstname.lastname@example.org,Tel: 215.685.5697
SUPPORT THE FAMILY AND BUSINESS HEALTH SECURITY ACT (the State Single Payer Health Plan)
Read the details at http://www.helpfundpa.org)
ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING OF THE PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATIC HOUSE
>> OF REPS POLICY COMMITTEE
>> FEBRUARY 27TH.2007 AT 10AM-12PM
>> HEARING ROOM 60 - EAST WING, CAPITOL BUILDING
PLEASE E MAIL email@example.com IF YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND.
Help support Parkway NW High School for Peace and Social Justice!
And have a great dinner at the diner!
TROLLEY CAR DINER,7619 Germantown Ave
Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 5:30-7:30 PM
15% of the proceeds will be donated to the school.
Be sure to tell your server you are here for the Peace School.
Unable to attend?
Checks can be written to Parkway Northwest HS (note Peace Program)
Parkway High School for Peace and Social Justice 7500 Germantown Ave. 19119
PennEnvironment : Make sure the governor hears our message, David Masur, PennEnvironment Director, DavidM@pennenvironment.org, http://www.pennenvironment.org
Last week over 950 PennEnvironment activists emailed Gov. Rendell asking him to step in and block the construction of five new coal-fired power plants. If constructed, these plants would create as much new global warming pollution each year as would be created by 6 million cars.
The TXU utility continues to push for the construction of these plants, so we need your help to make sure the governor hears our message. Please take a moment to ask the governor to do everything in his power to block the construction of the five new coal-fired power plants. Then, ask your friends and family to help by forwarding this e-mail to them.
To take action, click on this link or paste it into your web browser:
To Interfaith Peace Walkers and friends:
Note the Peace Walk workday at the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank on March 31-see description below to volunteer.
Also, to view a 29-minute video of the 2007 Peace Walk, click on the following line: "http://www.ebru.tv/en/c.885.html" http://www.ebru.tv/en/c.885.html. Toward the bottom of the page, youll see three "Reflections" programs in a row. The Peace Walk film is the second one. If you cant access the film this way, try Nancy Kreimers blog site at HYPERLINK "http://www.midlifemussar.blogspot.com" www.midlifemussar.blogspot.com. Once there, click on "Interfaith Relations"-it is the second item in this category. Minutes of Peace Walk meetings 31-33 are attached as well.
March - April
Brandywine Peace Communitys Monthly Potluck Supper*/Program, 2nd Sunday of the month, 4:30 PM, University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Phila., PA (*bring main dish, salad, or dessert) - March 11 - "The Media Versus the Public in the Iraq Invasion-Occupation," Professor Edward S. Herman.
Edward S. Herman is a Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has a Ph.D. In Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and has written extensively on economics, political economy, foreign policy, and media analysis. He has a regular "Fog Watch" column in the Monthly Z Magazine. He also runs a web site monitoring the Philadelphia Inquirer at HYPERLINK "www.inkywatch.org"www.inkywatch.org. Among his 22 published books are The Political Economy of Human Rights (2 vols., with Noam Chomsky, South End Press, 1979); Corporate Control, Corporate Power (Cambridge University Press, 1981); Manufacturing Consent (with Noam Chomsky, Pantheon, 1988, revised ed. 2002);
The "Terrorism" Industry (with Gerry O'Sullivan, Pantheon, 1990); Triumph of the Market (South End Press, 1995); The Myth of the Liberal Media: An Edward Herman Reader (Peter Lang, 1999); and With co-editor Philip Hammond, Degraded Capability: The Media And the Kosovo Crisis (Pluto, 2000).
WE DECLARE PEACE!
March '03 - March '07 - Four Years of War in Iraq - We Declare Peace March 17 - 19, Declaration of Peace, "www.declarationofpeace.org"www.declarationofpeace.org, to U.S. War & Occupation of Iraq: Sunday, March 18, 6:30PM - Area Candlelight Vigil for Peace
Mall Visitors Center, 6th & Market Sts, Phila., PA
The solemn candlelight vigil will include: the reading of names of War dead - U.S. and Iraqi -, bell-tolling, religious leaders and other speakers, music, and "Mourning to Resistance" Memorial to end the War.
"Mourning to Resistance: It's Time Now to Resist the War and the War-makers!"
Monday, March 19, Noon, Nonviolent Resistance to the War at the War's chief profiteer, Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevards, Valley Forge/King of Prussia, PA (behind the King of Prussia Mall). Those interested or planning on participating in nonviolent civil disobedience need to call the Brandywine office, 610-544-1818, by March 5 and attend a preparation/planning meeting.
April 6, Noon - Good Friday Stations of Justice & Peace & Trail of Mourning & Truth at Lockheed Martin, Valley Forge, PA (behind the King of Prussia Mall)
April 23 - Trial of the "PHILA. DECLARE PEACE 14*" in Phila. Municipal Court on misdemeanor charges of defiant trespass, criminal trespass, and criminal conspiracy. [*Fourteen people Arrested on September 25, 2006, as part of the Declaration of Peace Campaign, at the Phila. Office of Senator Rick Santorum for Nonviolently demanding that our Senators and Congress people act to end the war.].
Peace '07: Brandywine Peace Community Turns 30!
Brandywine Peace Community, P.O. Box 81, Swarthmore, PA 19081, 610-544-1818 HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com, HYPERLINK "www.brandywinepeace.com"www.brandywinepeace.com.
to Violence Project - Basic Level Workshop - Exploring the
Possibilities of Peace in Our Lives
Friday, March 2-4, 2007, Friends neighborhood Build, 701 N. 8th Street (at Fairmount Avenue), Philadelphia, PA
Friday, March 2: 5:30 - 9:30 PM; Saturday, March 3: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sunday, March 4: 1:00-5:00 PM.
The violence that besets our community and the world can be overcome. There are powerful, effective ways to deal with conflict, increase understanding and develop respectful, supportive relationships. In this workshop, you will: Rediscover the power of respect and affirmation; practice responsible, honest and constructive communication; explore the value of building a nurturing community; delve into the challenges and rewards of cooperation; experience creative problem solving and conflict transformation. You are all welcome: Teachers, social workers, community organizers and agency workers, faith community leaders and members, police, parents, teens and .anybody who wants to deal with conflict in constructive, life-giving ways.
or before February 20. Space is limited.
Workshop fees: Advance payment: $10. At the door: $15. The fees are set to cover costs of materials, snacks and space. Money should not be a reason for anyone to stay out of the workshop; and scholarships are available. Note: This is a participative workshop, where we are all expected to contribute to the process, in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. A commitment to stay engaged throughout the week-end is necessary for this experience.
For information, contact: Ruth Pauly or Jorge Aráuz at 215.423.7465; e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com. Casa Amistad, 2615 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Cell: 215.421.5811.
of Women in Abrahamic Faiths: Ideals vs. Practice-a program of the
Philadelphia Dialogue Forum (PDF)
Thursday, March 8, 2007, 7:00 PM, Dialogue Center, 700 e. Township Line Road, Second Floor, Havertown, PA 19083 Women of three separate faiths-Judaism, Christianity, Islam-will discuss and explore how their religion views the rights of women in faith as they illustrate which of these ideals are actually mirrored in daily practice. Pecki Witonsky is the Jewish speaker (see below for description of her book, The Cave of Reconciliation). Turkish tea and Turkish appetizers will be served. RSVP by March 1, 2007 via e-mail to HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com.
Peace Builders delegation to Israel and Palestine
March 17-31, 2007 Join Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB) as an eyewitness to the situation in Israel/Palestine will enrich your understanding of the conflict and empower your work back in the U.S. The delegation provides an excellent opportunity to meet with Israelis and Palestinians and people and organizations working for peace and justice. As a delegate, you will confront and analyze the U.S. role in the conflict and wrestle with ways to translate your experience to others when you return home. The trip includes:
· A one-day pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. · Travel in the West Bank and Israel with experienced delegation leaders and professional local guides. · Seeing how the continuing Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and the current cycle of violence affects Palestinians and Israelis. · Learn from Israeli peace activists about their work for a just end to the occupation. · Visit selected religious and cultural sites. · See how the separation wall impacts Palestinian communities and livelihoods. · Visit and/or stay in Palestinian and Israeli homes. · Dialogue with Israelis and Palestinians who have a variety of cultural, religious and political perspectives. · Examine the U.S. role in the conflict.
Cost: $1,850, which includes 15 days, hotel and home stay accommodations, breakfasts and dinners, local transportation, guides, speaker/event fees, basic tips and gratutities. The cost does not include domestic and international airfares. Modest scholarships and challenge grants available. For more information, contact: Interfaith Peace-Builders, 1326 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202.244.0821. E-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com. Web: HYPERLINK "http://www.ifpbdel.org" www.ifpbdel.org. Other 2007 IFPB delegation dates: May 26-June 9; July 28-August 11; November 3-17.
Walk Volunteer Work Day at the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank
Saturday, March 31, 2007, 1:00-4:00 PM, 302 West Berks Street, Philadelphia 19122 Peace Walk family, friends and neighbors are invited to participate in volunteering for this workday-a great opportunity to make a difference for Philadelphia-area residents and families with food needs. Bring your own family and friends so they can see how critical their volunteer services are to other in ensuring that their basic food needs are met. We will view a video orientation to Philabundance, which provides 16 tons of food a day at no cost to area families in need. Then we will get to work repackaging, sorting and labeling food. There is something for everyone to do. Please note: Dress comfortably and wear closed-toed shoes (no open sandals or slip-ons). Volunteers must be ten years or older. SIGN UP BY MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2007 - Patricia Coyne - 215.685.9754 - HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com.
Monthly Dances of Universal Peace
Second Saturday evenings at Villanova University, Corr Chapel, Villanova, PA, 7:30 - 10:00 PM The Dances of Universal Peace are participatory simple circle dances with songs and chants from the Earth's spiritual traditions, such as: Jewish, Christian (Gospel, Aramaic & Creation Spirituality), Islamic Sufi, Native American, African, Celtic, Hindu, Buddhist & other Universal Songs of Peace. All dances are taught as we go. Dress Casual. Singles & Couples are welcome. $12 Registration at Door.
Jeanne Ayesha Lauenborg, Interfaith Minister, Senior Mentor Teacher, PeaceWorks International Certified Dance LeaderFor Free Parking: Entrance from Ithan Avenue - Tell Guard you are coming to Corr Chapel for the Dances of Universal Peace and mention Father Shawn Tracy.For more information, see HYPERLINK "http://www.SufiCaravan.com" www.SufiCaravan.com or call 215-877-2777
Compiled by Lance Laver for the Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation planning group===============================