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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 […]

Soup Dinner Fundraiser for KNOW – Friday, March 23 – 6:00 pm

Soup Dinner Fundraiser for KNOW – Friday, March 23 – 6:00 pm

Soup Dinner Fundraiser for KNOW Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 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 MUSIC – by Ellis, Michael, & Muxlow. […]

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 […]

News from KNOW – Dec. 2, 2015

Vigil, film, climate action, and more News from KNOW – Dec. 2, 2015 ** Drone Vigils Going Strong ———————————————————— Join The Peace House & Battle Creek Voices for Peace and other  community peace advocates for the monthly protest against drone  warfare at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base this Saturday,  December 5th, at noon. […]

News from KNOW – Oct. 20, 2015

It seems that during this time of year, the town is abuzz with  ways for you to learn about what is going on in the world.  In the Kalamazoo area you can express your opinion and take part in many movements for a more peaceful and just world. In this issue we survey many opportunities […]

Support the Iran agreement – letter by Raelyn Joyce

Support the Iran agreement – letter by Raelyn Joyce

“The morality of avoiding another needless and horrible war is more important than politics.”  (AlterNet, August 10, 2015) This statement comes from  Danny Goldberg, whose father fought in five bloody battles against the Nazis in Normandy and helped liberate the Buchenbald concentration camp in Germany. He  believes that his father, now dead, would have enthusiastically […]

News from KNOW – April 14, 2015

Reminder: Tax Day protest vigil is Wednesday, April 15 4pm-5:30pm, on Westnedge in Portage near Target parking lot message: Cut the war budget, fund human needs! A lot is happening in town this Spring.  A sampling in this issue of News from KNOW: Amos Gvirtz, Israeli Peace Activist- May 3 Movie “On the Side of […]

News from KNOW – April 2, 2015

Join us in an April 15th Tax Day Protest.  We have some new banners with the above message,  and also a very long banner illustrating the discrepancy  between our war budget and human needs budget. Over 50% of US discretionary budget goes to war  profiteers, while education, roads, bridges, healthcare,  veterans are all being cut. […]