Saturday, May 22, 2010

June 16-19 KC peace & resistance conference

Dear Friends of Cherith Brook,

Please consider attending a peace & resistance conference in KC.

On June 16-19, come to Juneteenth Celebration: Abolition of Slavery! Abolition of Nukes!–sponsored by PeaceWorks, Physicians for Social Responsibility-KC, and East Meets West of Troost. The conference aims to raise consciousness about the Kansas City Plant, which makes parts for nuclear weapons, and to witness for peace. Here’s a description of the conference events, all free and open to the public.

On June 16, 5-9 p.m., take nonviolence training after potluck at St. Mark Union Church, 11th & Euclid.

On June 17, at noon, hear “If You Love This Planet—Medical Consequences of Nuclear Weapons Production/Nuclear Energy Production,” a talk by Helen Caldicott, M.D., Australian pediatrician and author, at KU Medical Center (room TBA) at 39th and Rainbow. Stay for lunch.

On June 17, 3-6 pm, join “Grassroots Nuclear Abolition”—workshops & potluck at St. Mark Union Church. The one-hour workshops will be intense, covering these topics: workers’ illnesses from work at the Kansas City Plant; going from nuke-maker/military to urban farmer; weapons economy vs. a wiser, greener planet; dialogue for nuclear disarmament; environmental consequences of nuclear war; overview of the entire nuclear weapons complex; KC’s nuclear bomb plant; and nonviolent resistance.

On June 17, 7-10 pm, attend “Grassroots Nuclear Abolition: Solutions for Health, the Environment & Economic Justice”—speakers and concert at All Souls UU Church, 4501 Walnut. Speakers include Caldicott, author of If You Love This Planet and Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer; Bill Wickersham, coauthor of Confronting Nuclear War: The Role of Education, Religion and the Community; Steven Starr, PSR senior scientist, expert in environmental consequences of nuclear war; Jay Coghlan, head of NukeWatch New Mexico; Sasteh Mosley, head of East Meets West of Troost, employing at-risk youth.

On June 18, witness for peace through civil resistance to the KC Plant.

On June 19, come to 18th & Highland for Juneteenth activities re urban farming, recycling, green jobs.

For more info, contact Jane Stoever at 913-206-4088 or, or see Thanks to all of you friends of Cherith Brook for your mighty witness for hospitality and joyful peace!

Please join us for the following May & June opportunities to connect!

Women's Day May 26 from 11:30am to 2pm
We need women volunteers who are able to
cut & color hair, give massages, pedicures & manicures, foot baths,
apply makeup, engage in conversation over lunch, etc.

2nd Saturday Work Day June 12 from 9am to 1pm
Plan to get your hands dirty with us completing some of the following projects:
fencing, planting, tending the garden,
small electrical projects,
framing and drywall,
sorting clothes,
some painting, etc.

2nd Saturday Haircuts June 12 from 9am to 11am
Can you cut men's and women's hair? Then we need you!

Please let us know if you are available for any of these dates. Thank you!