news from KNOW – October 2012

News, Welcome — By on October 8, 2012 7:08 pm

News from Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW)

October 7, 2012

As we approach yet another anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, please consider joining us for  our weekly peace vigil at noon – 1pm, on the corner of Park and Michigan.

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Oct. 8 Monday

Mike O’Brien will be facing off against Fred Upton on October 8th, in a debate co-sponsored by The Kalamazoo Gazette/MLive and Western Michigan University. The debate will be held at Knauss Hall from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Discussing the biggest issues effecting Southwest Michigan.

Monday evening in Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University, bring a peace perspective.

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Oct. 8 Monday

Voices of the People Campaign Kickoff!

Our communities are in trouble.

Families are losing their homes, working more for less and in worse conditions, being torn apart by a broken immigration system, and fearing that the future they’re working so hard to achieve for themselves and their children is moving further and further out of reach.

That’s why on October 8th, the Michigan Organizing Project is kicking off the

“Voices of the People Campaign!”

If we want to win on the things we care about, it’s up to us to build power and the strategy to make it happen.

It all starts on October 8th, when we’ll share our plan to build the power we need to win, teach you how to find out what your community cares about, and move them to action!

Our community can’t do it without you.

Join us for the Voices of the People Campaign Kickoff on Monday, October 8th, from 6pm-8pm in the gymnasium of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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Oct. 9 Tuesday

WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, Panel, “Climate Change: The greatest moral issue of our time”

4:00 pm

2500 Knauss Hall

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Oct. 11  Thursday

“Resisting Palisades Atomic Reactor,” by Chris Williams of Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance, Vermont Citizens Awareness Network, and Vermont Citizens Action Network, to be held at Western Michigan University’s Bernhard Center, in Kalamazoo, Michigan next Thursday, October 11th, from 4 to 5:30 PM.

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Oct. 11 Thursday

ISAAC 2012 Public Meeting  “God’s abundance for all”


6:00 pm doors open, 7:00 pm program

Galilee Baptist Church, 1216 North Westnedge Ave.

Working together to build a more just community.

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Oct. 15 Monday

Winnie Veenstra Peace Lecture, “Journey of a Peace Journalist”

Bob Koehler

7:30 PM

208/209 Bernhard Center WMU

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Oct. 17  Wednesday  7:30 pm

“Fracking in Michigan: Environment, Language, and Semantics”

Maryann Lesert

Maryann Lesert is a writer whose plays, articles, and novels focus on environmental and social justice.  She is an Associate Professor of English at Grand Rapids Community College where she teaches writing and environmental literature.  She is involved in the campaign to ban fracking in Michigan.

Clarification of Thought series from Peace House, 313 or 321 Phelps, free

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Oct. 25     7:00 pm

Film – “Gasland” (Can you light your tap water on fire)

Entertaining, disturbing, educational film documentary about one man’s encounter with FRACKING

Sponsor: KNOW, be-in-the-KNOW films

First Presbyterian Church, downtown, the Gathering Place

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Oct. 30 Tuesday

Please join the Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice

for our fall educational offering




Kalamazoo Public Library,

The Van Deusen Room

7 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, October 30

Speakers:  Harold Beu, Paul Clements and John Petro

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Thanks for all you do,

Daniel Smith. communications chair for KNOW

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