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)

Monthly Peace Vigil

Saturday, March 7
12 noon
9th & Massachuestts

LCPJ Business Meeting for March

The next LCPJ meeting will take place on March 8th in the cafe room of the Community Mercantile at 3:30 pm.
We will be discussing the Tom & Anne Moore Nominations and making final plans for the presentation of that award.
f you have other items for the agenda, please send them to lcpjinfo@lcpj.org with AGENDA in the Subject Line.
Thank you! (The Merc is redecorating their education room.)

February 25 Update

Peace Monitor Goes Electric

Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice is moving the Peace Monitor to an electronic format. There are two reasons for this. One is the cost of the printing and mailing.
Annual cost of producing and mailing the Monitor:
        $1,000    Printing
        $50         Bulk mail permit
        $350        Bulk mail postage
        $62          PO Box Rental

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