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Annual Meeting 2017

Join us for our Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 30th
Lower City Park, Shelter 8
Iowa City

At noon, potluck and live music
1 pm speaker: Officer Andrew McKnight
Followed by presentation and business meeting

Bringing a dish to the potluck is appreciated but Not Required. More important is just having you as a part of the gathering. You can help by bringing your own reusable plates, cups, and utensils so that we can reduce waste as well as a food item to share if you can.

Speaker: Officer Andrew McKnight holds a B.S. and M.A. from the University of Iowa and serves as a lead instructor for Crisis Intervention Training in Johnson County. He is a patrol officer with the Iowa City Police Department and his specialty areas include Crisis Intervention and Crisis Negotiations. Andrew is also a Field Training Officer within the Department.

Music: Union City Band consists of Peter and Eileen Fisher, Shel and Ann Stromquist, and Jeanne Stoakes and will sing labor, antiwar, civil rights, and folk songs.

ALL ARE WELCOME! This is a great event for inviting potential members to learn more about Peace Iowa.

These events are wheelchair accessible. For more information,
including details about available accommodations
please contact us at ( 3l9 ) 354·l925 or E-mail <information[at]PEACEIowa·net>


Phyllis 09-2017

This event, which is free and open to the public, is an Iowans for Palestine presentation, and is cosponsored by Veterans for Peace Chapter 161 and PEACE Iowa.
Phyllis Bennis is on the Veterans for Peace national advisory board.
For information, accessibility, or to help sponsor this event please contact Pat Minor
at ( 319 ) 530·0255 or patminor51[at]gmail·com
Please contact Pat Minor prior to the event if you can help to defray event expenses. Fundraising at the ICPL at the time of the event is prohibited by Library rules.


peace wave

Show up for Peace!
Fridays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
at the intersection of Iowa Ave. and Clinton St.
on the University of Iowa Pentacrest

Please stand up for peace, speak peace, organize and strategize for peace. Spend the hour, or just 10 minutes. Handouts welcoming new & returning UI students. YOU ARE NEEDED!

It's time, then, to come together for an hour, or even for a few minutes, to voice your support for peace. Be peace! If we do not speak for peace, who will? Bring your friends, your family, your coworkers, or just yourself - everyone is welcome.

These events are wheelchair accessible. For more information,
including details about available accommodations
please contact us at ( 3l9 ) 354·l925 or E-mail <information[at]PEACEIowa·net>


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PEACE Iowa Statement on the President's Executive Order on Immigration

January 29, 2017 As a grassroots organization that promotes peace, the Peace Education and Action Center of Eastern Iowa (PEACE Iowa), its Board of Directors and members, is concerned about guarding the human rights of immigrants, refugees, people of color, other marginalized groups, and people of all faiths. We strongly condemn the President’s executive order on immigration, which indefinitely bars Syrian refugees from entering the United States, suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days, and blocks citizens of the following Muslim-majority countries, refugees or otherwise, from entering the United States for 90 days: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The capricious nature of this ban, without regard for due process, is unjust in its treatment of refugees and other innocent travelers, unnecessarily separates families, and strands both American and foreign workers, impeding them from returning to their homes and workplaces. Moreover, these actions unnecessarily strain international relations and endanger the lives of Americans living abroad. We view the barring of travelers based solely on religion, race, nationality, or country of origin as being contrary to American values, and we call on all Iowans to peacefully protest and resist such laws and regulations, and to support individuals and organizations who are working to defend our nation's values in this area.


Ann Stromquist, Board President
Lori Nelson, Director
Karen Nichols, Communications and Outreach Coordinator




1/1/2007 candle light vigil
Thanks to Rose & Peter Persaud for this photo of the January 1, 2007
Iowa City vigil mourning the Iraq War dead—3000 U.S. soldiers and many more Iraqi civilians.



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