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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A time comes when silence is betrayal. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government's policy, especially in time of war. Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought within one's own bosom and in the surrounding world.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Riverside Church - April 4, 1967

Upcoming Events


PEACE Iowa and Veterans For Peace, Chapter 161 will hold a candlelight vigil in downtown Iowa City on Thursday, June 25, one month after the murder of George Floyd. We are vigiling out of lament for the loss of his life and so many others before him to racial violence; and out of gratitude for the light that shone through him and so many others.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
8:15 PM
Pentacrest, 21 N Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52242

Please be sure to bring a candle and make a sign or poster of remembrance. We ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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Candle Vigil


This date was chosen because it marks one month since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We want to lament the loss of Mr. Floyd's life — and of so many others' before him — to racial violence. And yet we want to honor his life for the light, the peace, and the love that shone through him and so many others.

Please gather between 8:15 and 8:30pm, when we will pass out candles to everyone who would like one (you may bring your own.) The mood will be quiet and thoughtful and reverential — no noise, no speakers. If we need to speak, it should be quiet and minimal. At 8:46 we will all take a knee and bow our heads for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, in honor and in remembrance of Mr. Floyd. (Those for whom kneeling is not possible may certainly remain standing.) Please remember to wear your masks, and to honor social distancing.

Contact: David Hempel 47l·O896


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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