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CUBA Caravanistas’ Supper Program in OKC, Friday, July 10

Join the Oklahoma City Solidarity community with Cuba and the Peace House to welcome the 26th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba! 6pm, Friday, July 10 Cocina de Mino Restaurant, SW 59th & Western Ave. No Admission Fee – Buy Your Own Supper The annual Caravan to Cuba this year will have special significance with the new … Read more…

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Stephen Kinzer, acclaimed foreign correspondent, to speak in Norman, OKC, Stillwater

STEPHEN KINZER is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents for the New York Times and many other journals. His articles and books have inspired the Washington Post to call him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.” Through the cooperation of AANW and local universities, Mr. … Read more…

OKC Peace Festival

Don’t miss the 2014 Fall Peace Festival

OKC Peace Festival
Peace House Director Nathaniel Batchelder staffs the Peace House table at the 2011 Fall Peace Festival.

Saturday, Nov. 8th, 10 am to 4 pm
Where:   Civic Center Hall of Mirrors
Admission Free

Poster for download, printing and sharing —  help spread the word!

Oklahoma City’s 28th annual Peace Festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 9th, from 10 am to 4 pm, in the Civic Center Music Hall’s “Hall of Mirrors” in downtown in Oklahoma City, 201 N. Walker.  The event is free and open to the public.

“Visitors will find tables and booths of local groups and organizations active in social justice, human service, human rights, environmental sustainability, and peace,” said Nathaniel Batchelder, director of the Peace House.  “The Peace Festival showcases the good efforts of private groups working in those areas,” he said.

Holiday shopping is a big draw for visitors.  Fair trade and home-made goods at the tables will include organic coffee, pottery, crafts, carving and hand-made items from Africa.  Local artists and craftspeople sell their art as well.  Many groups offer books, calendars, t-shirts and bumper stickers furthering their mission.  All groups display their brochures, newsletters, and membership opportunities in addition to sales items.

“Background music during the festival will feature local musicians Steve McLinn, Jahruba, and others,” Batchelder said.  There will also be a harpist, a solo performance of the Middle Eastern stringed instrument called the oud, and dancing by members of the Aalim School.

A Children’s Activity Room, supervised by adults, is sponsored by the Peace Education Institute.  There will be a story quilt, floor puzzles, games, poster-making and face-painting in the Children’s Room.

Other festival sponsors include the Social Justice Committee First Unitarian Church, Bob Lemon, Oklahoma Observer, Home Creations and Kay Adair.

More information is available by calling the Peace House in Oklahoma City at 405-524-5577.

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Action for Garry Allen Clemency (“Stop this Execution”)

YOUR PRESENCE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE CLEMENCY FOR GARRY ALLEN RALLY Monday, Nov 5, 3:00 pm, State Capitol 2nd Floor Rotunda The PURPOSE of this RALLY is to present the varied and strong rationales for the governor to exercise her authority to grant clemency for this 56 year old, African American, son, father, grandfather, brother, … Read more…