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)

LCPJ PEACE CALENDAR EDITOR

Volunteer position, compile, format and send the weekly Calendar Update. This is a job that can be done from home. This calendar and list of local Peace and Justice activities throughout Lawrence Kansas has been going out weekly for at least the last 10 years. It has a readership of over 500 Lawrence Locals and is a wonderful and needed service for our community. If interest contact , Christine Smith (dovedrop@gmail.com) the current editor who is retiring.

Jean Ann Pike - 2015 Tom & Anne Moore Peace & Justice Award Winner

The Lawrence Coalition for Peace & Justice has announced winners for the 2015 annual Tom and Anne Moore Peace & Justice Award. The purpose of the award program is to promote peace and justice efforts in the local community and to recognize individuals or organizations who exemplify the goals of peace and justice through their practical and constructive work locally, nationally, or internationally.

April 8 Update

Earth Children Wanted
LCPJ will be hosting it's last float in the Earth Day Parade. Our War Is Not Healthy For Children And Other Living Things will be running on Saturday, April 11, 2015. If you have or know children who would like to ride the float, please send their names to lcpjinfo@lcpj.org with PARADE in the Subject Line and we will get you the information about when and where to get on board.
Thank you so much.

Earth Tablers Wanted

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.

Grandparents Kinship Support Meeting. 4 – 5:30 pm Redeemer Lutheran Church, 27—N. Lawrence Ave. Meets every 1st Sunday.

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

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

Tom and Anne Moore Peace & Justice Qualifications

The purpose of the Tom and Anne Moore Peace & Justice Award program is to promote peace and justice efforts in the local community and to recognize individuals or organizations who exemplify the goals of peace and justice through their practical and constructive work locally, nationally, or internationally. Any Douglas County organization or individual resident is eligible for the award. An LCPJ committee made up of coalition members and local residents reviews nominations.