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- ISIS: US Policy Wrong p. 2
- Why is Nicaragua different? P. 4
- Oklahoma Voting Choices Nov.4 p. 5
- Climate March Photos pp 8 & 9
- US Nuclear Policy Wrong p.10
- Protesting a “Fracking” Book p. 12
- Courageous Peacemakers p. 14
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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…
Two of our stalwart regular photographers shared their pictures online for the rest of us to enjoy. Feel free to download and/or share them. But first, here’s a shot by John Walters of the people most responsible for makiing the Peace Festival happen: Anne Murray, Nathaniel Batchelder and Donna Compton. You can click in the … Read more…
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Saturday, Nov. 8th, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Civic Center Hall of Mirrors
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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To be held: Saturday, Nov. 9th, 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 … Read more…