Peace Events

Bike for Peace!  Sunday, May 4th!

Bike for Peace, seeking the abolition of nuclear weapons, is coming through
St. Louis May 4 en route to New York City during the group’s 2014 world tour.
Several Bike-for-Peace members from Norway invite all comers to bike with them
or ride in companion vehicles. They are circling the world in about 75 days,
using planes, a van, and bicycles. To welcome them or bike with them, contact
Jane Stoever at 913-206-4088.

5:15 p.m. Gather at Tower Grove Park, Turkish Pavillion, near Arsenal (west of
Grand).

6:15 Begin bike ride with Bike for Peace, to Lindell and Grand

7 p.m. Join the Vigil for Justice, Not War, at Lindell and Grand, welcoming
Bike for Peace to St. Louis

For more information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1407321922876648/

______________________________________________________________________________

Friday Film Series:  Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars
Friday, May 2nd, 7:00 p.m.
Rowan Center, 1401 Rowan Ave.

This documentary investigates the deadly impact of U.S. drone strikes at home
and abroad.

Sponsored by the Justice Institute in collaboration with Drone Free St. Louis.

For more information:
http://www.insteadofwar.org/freedom-film-friday-unmanned-americas-drone-wars/

______________________________________________________________________________

Drones and Donuts, Impacts on Communities of Color
Wednesday, May 7th, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis Friends Meeting House, 1001 Park Ave.

Join Drone Free St. Louis for part three of a four part panel series that will
explore various concerns and implications of domestic drone use by the St.
Louis Police Department, with donuts!

This panel will zero in on how militarized policing and surveillance, and the
new technology of drones, impacts communities of color, as well as immigration
concerns.

For more information:  www.dronefreestl.org

______________________________________________________________________________

Also of note this weekend:

A Call To Action : White Activist Fighting Racism and White Supremacy
Sunday, April 27th, 4-6 p.m.
Rowan Center, 1401 Rowan Ave.

Workshop and paper release.

For more information contact archeyjaney@gmail.com

Catholics of Color Workshop

Workshop Attendees

Saturday April 12, 2014

St. Louis, MO

“If we do not count in our membership members of the communities whom we would like to serve, then as a peace and justice organization Pax Christi should shut down.”  It was with this acknowledgement from Sr. Patty Chappell, Executive Director of Pax Christi, that a group of 21 St. Louisans began a workshop at Cardinal Ritter College Prep in St. Louis, MO on Saturday, April 12 to learn together about Pax Christi.  Participants hailed from many parishes and local organizations all with the common cause of working for justice.  Presenters Sr. Patty Chapell, Sr. Anne-Louise Nadeau, Ronaldo Cruz, and Sr. Jamie Phelps spoke about the 10 principles of Catholic Social Teaching, the four principles of Pax Christi and the histories of African Americans and Latinos in the Catholic church of the USA.  Active Catholics from the Latino and African-American communities engaged in conversations about violence, gangs, poverty, voting rights and incarceration following the think, judge, act model.  At the end of the day, workshop participants made suggestions about actions that could and should be taken in St. Louis communities to further include people of color in the peace-making process as well as address the discrimination and violence in St. Louis.