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Community Conversation about military aid to Israel – Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm

Community Conversation about military aid to Israel – Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm

Community Conversation about military aid to Israel – Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Central City Tap House dining room, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall KNOW Working Group on Israel/Palestine is proposing a City Commission resolution which will be voted on Monday, May 6. The resolution will be: “to Support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians […]

Speak up for peace at Kalamazoo City Commission – Monday, May 6

Speak up for peace at Kalamazoo City Commission – Monday, May 6

The KNOW Working Group on Israel/Palestine is hoping to have a resolution passed by the Kalamazoo City Commission, which calls for support for human rights by ending US military aid to Israel. We are of the belief that until we stop arming Israel to the teeth, or until the Israeli government senses that US aid […]

A testimony to the City Commission regarding military aid to Israel

A testimony to the City Commission regarding military aid to Israel

City Commission Meeting – 4/15/19 I am an active member of the local Jewish community (although I do not speak for anyone other than myself). I grew up with a strong Jewish and Zionist education; however, I have since rounded out my education on the topic and have come to understand the Palestinian narrative. I […]

Sister Mary Ellen’s testimony in support of human rights in Israel/Palestine

Sister Mary Ellen’s testimony in support of human rights in Israel/Palestine

Sister Mary Ellen Gondeck, CSJ, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph’s Peace and Justice Team Testimony to Kalamazoo City Commission on April 15, 2019, in support of Kalamazoo City Commission Resolution to Support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians by Ending US Military Aid to Israel —————- Good evening, I speak tonight on […]

Free film: “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” -April 10 – 6:30 pm – Library

Free film: “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” -April 10 – 6:30 pm – Library

KNOW film committee presents, free and open to the public: Free Film — “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” 6:30 pm, Wednesday, April 10 Kalamazoo Public Library, Van Deusen Room “[The film] is fair and even-handed in its telling of a wrenching, difficult history that features the perspectives of Israelis who saw the 1948 war as their […]

US Hands Off Venezuela!

US Hands Off Venezuela!

Here is the statement which KNOW distributed at the protest at Rep. Fred Upton’s office, written by Danny Jaruzel, KNOW intern and outreach coordinator: Hands Off Venezuela! Regardless of one’s views of Nicolas Maduro he is the democratically elected and legitimate President of Venezuela, and the United States government has no business encroaching on the […]

Brief history and background of Israeli/Palestine conflict

Justice and Peace for the People of Palestine and Israel: What We Must Do   A very brief history… It is a common misconception that the struggle in Israel/Palestine has gone on for thousands of years and thus will never be resolved.  Actually, problems only began in the late 19th Century, when in response to […]

Critical Issues, Alternative Views episode – Carbon Pricing and fighting climate change

Critical Issues, Alternative Views episode – Carbon Pricing and fighting climate change

A discussion with Dr. Barry Rabe, author of Can We Price Carbon

Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy

Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy

In response to the horrific anti-Semitic violence in Pittsburgh last Saturday, Oct. 27, Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) and the Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice reaffirm their support for the Jewish community and strongly condemn anti-Semitism and all other forms of racism and bigotry.  We grieve with the families of the victims […]

Free film at Library – 6:00 pm Thursday, Nov. 15

Free film at Library – 6:00 pm Thursday, Nov. 15

The Occupation of the American Mind A free film presented by Be-in-the-KNOW film series Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponent of War (KNOW) 6:00 pm, Thursday, November 15, 2018 (Note the earlier time to allow for discussion after the movie.) Kalamazoo Public Library downtown, 315 S Rose St, Kalamazoo Van Deusen Room A documentary narrated by Pink Floyd’s […]