The Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice is dedicated to the propositions that violence begets more violence, that the forms of violence are social and economic as well as physical, and that the human spirit can reach its highest potential only in an atmosphere of peace, mutual respect, and generosity. (read more)

Hiroshima Day 2014

This year's Never Again Demonstration will be held on Wednesday, August 6 at 9th and Massachusetts from 5:30 pm until 6:30.
On August 6, 1945, the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. A second atomic bomb was dropped three days later on Nagasaki.
The real mortality of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan will never be known. The destruction and overwhelming chaos made orderly counting impossible. It is not unlikely that the estimates of killed and wounded in Hiroshima (150,000) and Nagasaki (75,000) are over conservative.

Monthly Peace Vigil

Saturday, August 2
12 noon
9th & Massachusetts
War has broken out all over the globe. Come express your longings for peace at the Monthly Peace Vigil.

July 23 Update

Peace Vigil
War has broken out all over the globe. Come express your longings for peace at the Monthly Peace Vigil. Saturday, August 2 from noon until 1 PM on the corner of 9th & Massachusetts.

Take Part in National Day of Action for Gaza - July 24
Join the National Day of Action in Your Area: URGENT: National Day of Action for Gaza, 7/24
Sign the petition: Stop Arming Israel | BDSmovement.net

Pizza for the Shelter

2014 Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Award Winner - Individual

KT Walsh - KT Walsh is this year's winner for an individual. KT Walsh uses her considerable talent in art to further peace and justice issues in all of Lawrence. As a board member of the East Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods (ELNA), she champions its “live and let live” culture. A steadfast attendee at weekly City Commission Meetings she speaks up for safe sidewalks, street lighting and vernacular architecture. She keeps a vigilant and benevolent eye on our community.

2014 Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Award Winner - Organization

Centro Hispano - Centro Hispano is this year's organizational winner. Established in 2006, Centro Hispano builds Lawrence’s capacity to meet the health, educational and social service needs of the 5000 Latinos in Douglas County. By bringing together Latinos and native speakers of English to enjoy time together, Centro Hispano also promotes the vibrant cultural diversity that makes Lawrence an exciting peaceful place to live.

Kansas Matters by John W. Hoopes

A flurry of bills in the Kansas legislature over the past few weeks have been especially disturbing, provoking comments, disdain, and even ridicule in national and international news media.
HB 2453 - Protecting religion-based discrimination, especially against same sex couples.
HB 2473 - Expanding the ability of Kansans to carry guns and preventing municipal ordinances that control gun use.
HB 2553 - Denying Kansans the benefits of the Affordable Health Care Act.
HB 2604 – Erecting barriers to no-fault divorce.

GI Rights Hotline: 1 877 447-4487

The GI Rights Hotline provides accurate, helpful counseling and information on military discharges, AWOL and UA, and GI Rights:
Why should I call 1-877-447-4487?
The GI Rights Network is a private, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that answers thousands of calls from military personnel and their families. There are many reasons for these calls. You can call us for help with any of the following issues:
• DEP Discharges (Delayed Entry Program)
• Entry Level Separation
• Dependency or Hardship Discharges
• Medical or Disability Discharges

Weekly Activities – Meetings, Protests And Vigils

Art and Conversation: 1 -5 pm, United Way Building, 2518 Ridge Court. Art and Conversation is a friendly gathering for women high school age and above who are in recovery from the experience of sexual violence in their lives. Contact Lindsey at 785.843.8985 or gadugiadmin@sunflower.com to enroll in this FREE Art-Based Support Group. Meets every first Saturday.

Food Not Bombs Saturdays: Cooking, 8:30 am, ECM 1204 Oread Serving Brunch 10:30 am, ECM Building, 1204 Oread

Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Award Winners

1994

Shelley Miller
Shelley Miller (1954-1994) was a close friend to many, neighborhood and community activist, and citizen of the world. For several years she used the ECM kitchen to prepare weekly rice and beans dinners to raise awareness and funds to support freedom movements in Central America. She directed her estate to support her heartfelt causes, and it has funded renovations to this kitchen as an enduring tribute to her passion for freedom and justice. The ECM kitchen is dedicated to Shelly Miller. http://etext.ku.edu/view?docId=ksrlead/ksrl.kc.millershelley.xml