Mission: The mission of the Madison Area Peace Coalition (MAPC) is to organize a broad-based movement to inform public opinion and promote US government policies that truly further peace, justice, and freedom in the world.
Past - Saturday, June 19 2010 from 9 am to 12:30 pm
Farmers' Market, Capitol Square, Madison
Madison Area Peace Coalition
David Koene: 241-1437, email@example.com
Cinnamon or cumin, chocolate or coffee, fishing line or toilet paper – which of these household items are allowed into Gaza under the Israeli blockade? Shoppers at the Farmers' Market will be challenged to test their knowledge by taking the “Gaza Blockade Quiz.” Each participant will be asked to identify banned items from a table of everyday products.
MAPC is sponsoring a speakout on the Gaza blockade and the attack on the Gaza aid flotilla. This event will feature an update on the situation in Gaza and an opportunity for members of the public to share their views. Participants will be invited to take the "Blockade Quiz" and to respond to common Zionist arguments.
A war glorification event is taking place in Green Bay, May 21-23.
HOWEVER, there is an alternative remembrance festival organized by
Veterans for Peace. Help support a truth telling effort. Spread the news!
ACTION NAME: Operation Honor the Dead, Heal the Wounded, Wage Peace Not War
DESCRIPTION: Workshops - all workshops are free to students, veterans and their families and the general public. Format is presentations, documentaries, and discussions. Focus is on taking action in our communities to move from war, killing and destruction to waging peace. These workshops are being presented to provide "the other side of the story" from what is being presented at the LZ Lambeau Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home event organized by WI Public Television. War must not be glorified. The human costs are horrific and endless. Please join us to learn how we can work harder to wage peace and provide truth in military recruitment in our communities.
Workshop #1: Screening of "The Good Soldier" Specifics: Friday, May 21, 2010, 3-5 PM, Green Bay Central Library, Lower Level, 515 Pine St., Green Bay This will be a special screening of the highly acclaimed documentary, "The Good Soldier." The room holds approximately 90 people. Directed by award winning filmmakers Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys, "The Good Soldier" follows the journeys of five combat veterans from different generations of US wars as they sign up, go into battle, and eventually change their minds about what it means to be a good soldier. One of those featured is Madison's irrepressible Veteran for Peace and truth in military recruitment activist, Will Williams. Williams will introduce the film and lead the discussion." All workshops are FREE.
Workshops listed below will be conducted at The Greater Green Bay Central Labor Council Hall, 1570 Elizabeth St., Green Bay, WI.
Workshop #2: Soldiers' Lives: Training to Kill, Serving in Combat, Recovering from the Killing,& Take Action to Break the Killing Cycle (Includes documentary "The Good Soldier.") Specifics: Friday, May 21, 2010, 6:45-9:30 PM, Labor Council Hall see above.
Workshop #3: Truth In Military Recruiting& Opportunities for Alternative Community Service (Includes documentary "Before You Enlist.") Specifics: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 10 AM to noon or so, Labor Council Hall (see above).
Workshop #4: Vietnam/Afghanistan/Iraq/Pakistan Similarities and How We Can
Leave (Includes documentary "Why are we in Afghanistan?") Specifics:
Saturday, May 22, 2010, 1:15-3:15 PM to noon or so, Labor Council Hall see above.
Workshop #5: Health Care for Veterans: The Scope& Magnitude of Need, PTSD& Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI),& Can we really afford (in bodies, minds, spirits& dollars) more wars??? (Includes documentary "Prolonged Exposure.") Specifics: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 3:40-6 PM, Labor Council Hall (see above). Directions to Labor Council Hall: From Downtown Green Bay, travel north on Irwin Ave., turn right onto Eastman Ave. turn left onto Elizabeth Ave. and the Labor Hall 1570 Elizabeth is on the right.
A contingent from MAPC will march in the 12th annual Juneteenth Day Parade. The parade starts on W. Badger Road and goes north to Penn Park, where the Juneteenth Festival is taking place all day. Juneteenth commemorates the freeing of the last slaves on June 19th, 1865.
Barbara With, international peace activist and award-winning author of Imagining Einstein: Essays on M-Theory, World Peace & The Science of Compassion, comes to Hand With Seeds in Stoughton Saturday, May 22, 2010 to present Conflict REVOLUTION, world peace, one person at a time, starting with you. Inspired by the theories and maps of Imagining Einstein, Ms. With take you on a fascinating ride through the creation of physical matter, and then teaches you a process to resolve conflicts first within you. "Con Rev" is not only a fascinating journey into creation, but brilliantly provides step-by-step instructions to apply this revolutionary worldview to any and all conflicts. By becoming the peacemaker, you become the change and lead the way to inspire peace in all levels of your life. Stuck in a rut? Need a boost to a new perspective? Let Conflict REVOLUTION revolutionize your life!
Barbara With, international peace activist and award-winning author of Imagining Einstein: Essays on M-Theory, World Peace & The Science of Compassion comes to Stoughton to teach her powerful process of Conflict REVOLUTION: World Peace, One Person at a Time, Beginning with You. Based on the unified field theory and maps of human consciousness from Einstein, Ms. With teaches you how to take responsibility for your part of the conflict, and turn and become the peacemaker. Conflict REVOLUTION is the missing peace we mistakenly
look for in others, improving self-esteem, setting strong boundaries, inspiring
discipline, creativity and responsibility.By being committed to making peace within, you change the entire system
of conflict that surrounds you, and will effectively contribute to
peace on a global level as well. Been wrestling with a conflict blocking your health, happiness and wellbeing? Then Conflict REVOLUTION is for you!
Think Outside the Bomb seeks to build community and working knowledge through our national tour, by offering crucial information on the state of the US Nuclear Industrial Complex, as well as a critical look at how we engage in resistance. As we travel the country this summer, we will interact with local activists and organizing groups. We will focus on the issue of nuclear abolition and stress its intersections with other global movements, including: movements for sustainable energy, indigenous sovereignty struggles, environmental movements, labor movements, and movements that oppose the state of global capitalism, among others. We will also speak of creating a positive and affirming culture of resistance.
Think Outside the Bomb is the nation's largest grassroots network for nuclear abolition, organized collectively by volunteer youth. This tour is one element of their 2010 campaign, Disarmament Summer, which culminates in Los Alamos.
Think Outside the Bomb is working "to build and sustain a network of student and youth activists and organizers," and "to build relationships with older generations of activists and organizers with whom we can share experience, knowledge, and energy." The event will feature art, music and puppets calling for social and environmental justice around nuclear issues. Please come out and join in the presentation and discussion.
The impact of corporate influence on our political structure at every level has threatened the very fabric of our democracy. Our representatives largely respond to the needs of the richest 1% of the American public - and the corporations they own - while the working class receives a dwindling share of our elected officials' attention. Move On will hold a potluck and community forum regarding the political crisis facing everyone in the United States. Mike McCabe - Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign - will be the keynote speaker.
We will march for
FAIR Immigration Reform and improving working and living conditions for
worker's families: Demands include:
* Immigration Reform NOW! Stop the Raids, Driver
Licenses for ALL!
* Not to the cuts to our education, the money for
the War to the Public Education
* Not another tax on working families, tax the
After the march there will be a PEÑA sing-a-long in
Spanish, plus food, and speakers.
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