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KNOW Speaks Out About 2016 National Election Results

KNOW Speaks Out About 2016 National Election Results   In light of the recent election, Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) would like to reaffirm its commitment to creating and promoting a world free from violence, oppression, exploitation, and war. KNOW is committed to a just and pluralistic society in which everyone is respected and […]

Welcoming Refugees Panel Forum – 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 6

Welcoming Refugees Panel Forum – 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 6

Welcoming Refugees A Panel Forum Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30 p.m. Kalamazoo Public Library – Central Branch Van Deusen Room, 3rd Floor This important and timely forum will have a panel of distinguished experts speaking on the issues that concern refugees in our community. As citizens of Kalamazoo County, we welcome our refugees based on […]

October 2016 – News from KNOW

News from Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) (lots of treats) in this issue: – Fr. Berrigan events report – potluck Oct. 17 – Libya talk at library Oct. 27 – Naomi Klein at K College Oct. 21 – World Without War conference report back – Sing along at Skyridge – Lauren Freedman and John […]

Message to college students

Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) was at Bronco Bash at WMU and we brought the following message to the students: Welcome back WMU students! Did you know this fun fact? Every advanced country in the world provides free tuition to all college students. Except USA.         Why not here? Our Federal Budget spends over 50% […]

Please Help KNOW with a table at Mothers of Hope – Sat. Aug. 6th, 2016

Hey KNOW friends, There’s a good song going around about folks who want change, and the refrain is “SHOW UP!” Here’s an idea that needs YOU: I have vendor entry to Mothers of Hope 2016 Ultimate Family Reunion, Sat., Aug 6, noon – 5:p., LaCrone Park on Patterson St. e. of Douglas. I have registered […]

News from KNOW – May and June 2016

Memorial Day Parade For several years, Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) has been participating  in the Memorial Day Parade. Our message is “Remember the Fallen, No More War”. The response from the parade onlookers to our officially sanctioned parade entry has always been very supportive. They have met our contingent with cheers and applause. […]

Friday, April 15, 2016 – Safe Water, Not War.

Friday, April 15, 2016 – Safe Water, Not War.

Safe Water, Not War.  Water is Life. Friday, April 15, 2016 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (speakers at 5:00 pm) Peaceful Tax Day vigil to protest military spending and call for safe, drinkable water to be prioritized as a human right. Meet on the sidewalk on 3200 block of Stadium Drive, in front of the […]

KNOW accomplishments in 2015 – a review

KNOW accomplishments in 2015 – a review

2015 KNOW sponsored or co-sponsored activities/events: Sunday vigils 1st Saturday vigils at Battle Creek ANG base Jan. 29 – Flying paper – film about kids in Gaza Feb. 28 – Give pizza chance – letter writing party Mar. 22 – Interfaith service for peace Mar. 27 – Soup fundraiser April 15 – Tax Day protest […]

Sprouting Peace – Soup Dinner Fundraiser for KNOW – Friday, March 18th – 6:00 pm

Sprouting Peace – Soup Dinner Fundraiser for KNOW – Friday, March 18th – 6:00 pm

Sprouting Peace – Soup Dinner Fundraiser for KNOW Friday, March 18th, 2016 @ 6:00 pm (doors open @ 5:30) St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 247 Lovell, downtown Kalamazoo Fellowship Hall – lower level – elevator available Free Parking Delicious, hearty soups, breads and desserts! Larry (Pun) Plamondon will provide traditional Odawa storytelling Silent auction of unique […]

KNOW annual retreat

KNOW annual retreat

Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) annual retreat Join us on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Skyridge Church, 394 South Drake Road – on the corner of Skyridge & Drake – Kalamazoo, MI. We will gather at 9:30 am and spend the day making plans for the year, meeting old and new friends, discussing how […]