Peace Week marks center's 25th anniversary
Sept. 30, 2006
KALAMAZOO--Peace Center of Kalamazoo is celebrating its 25th anniversary with annual Peace Week events including concerts, workshops, rallies, marches, films and public forums at Western Michigan University beginning Sunday, Oct. 1, and continuing throughout the week.
"'Educate, Agitate, Organize, Mobilize' is the motto of the Peace Center." says Amolia Moore the center's director. "Each Peace Week event embodies one or more of these components."
Highlights of the week include a Friday, Oct. 6, forum on "Achieving Peace In an Embattled World" with former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe and "Day of Resistance" activities Thursday, Oct. 5, which include a talk by former United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq Scott Ritter.
All Peace Week events are free and open to the public.
Sunday, Oct. 1
CD release concert featuring Joe Reilly with Peace Be Free, O. Andrew Schreiber and Brendan Weaver; Fire (inside fire station),1249 Portage St., Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Information: email@example.com
Monday, Oct. 2
Workshop, "Straight People Have Gender, Too," workshop on gender identity and how gender identity operates in society, 213 Bernhard Center, 5:30 p.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, Oct. 3
Workshop, "Teach-in on Iraq War," Dr. Ronald Cramer, professor of sociology, and Dr. Donald Cooney, professor of social work, 208 Bernhard Center, 7 p.m. Information: email@example.com
Wednesday, Oct. 4
Panel discussion, "International Debt Crisis in Africa," 4010 College of Health and Human Services building, noon. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, Oct. 5
Friday, Oct. 6
Sunday, Oct. 8
Film, "Stolen Childhoods," chronicles the
devastating effects of child labor worldwide, Peace Center, Wesley
Foundation on WMU West Campus, 8 p.m. Information: Lucy Kurtz,
The Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center of Kalamazoo opened 25 years ago as a resource center for students at Western Michigan University interested in nonviolent activism and peace studies. The Peace Center remains committed to nonviolence and peace, but in recent years has focused on providing students at WMU with access to tools for direct action organizing, and encouraging participation in personal and electoral politics.
Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, email@example.com