PEACE Iowa

Peace Education and Action Center of Eastern Iowa

Promoting international peace through education, intercultural communication, public witness, citizen involvement, and personal choices

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Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable ... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Upcoming Events

Caravan Seeks End to War on Yemen


Veterans For Peace Chapter #161 and PEACE Iowa announce a No to War on Yemen caravan, to begin at noon on January 25th at the Mercer Park parking lot in Iowa City. This caravan is one of many similar events happening that day across the world. The UN director of the World Food Programme declared Yemen the worst humanitarian disaster in the world. Starvation has already claimed tens of thousands, and another 10 million are close to starving. Yemen's environment, infrastructure, and health facilities have been devastated. The US continues to provide military support to Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen as it has for over 5 years. The US has reduced food aid to Yemen and on January 19th declared increased sanctions, which will result in thousands of additional deaths by starvation.

The January 25th caravan will call for an end to US military involvement, an end to arms shipments to Saudi Arabia, an increase in humanitarian aid, and a speedy end to sanctions. Homemade signs, either inside or outside the vehicles, are welcome. Signs and materials will also be available at the site. The caravan will go through downtown Iowa City, with the whole event lasting about an hour. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be observed throughout. Public is invited to join. Arrive by 11:45 at Mercer Park, 2701 Bradford Dr, Iowa City.

This event is also supported by other local organizations, including Iowa Physicians For Social Responsibility, Johnson County United Nations Association, 100Grannies, and Peace by Peace.
 



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Georgiane and Nancy
PEACE Iowa volunteers Georgiane and Nancy at our booth at the 2019 Iowa City Soul & Blues Fest.

First visitors to name 3 countries in Africa
The first visitors to name 3 countries on an unlabeled map of Africa at our booth at the 2019 Iowa City Soul & Blues Fest.

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