We observe: PT members, Terry Rockefeller and Colleen Kelly, are observing the pretrials at Guantánamo Naval Base this month. Please contact Rule of Law Committee Chair, Colleen Kelly, at email@example.com for more information. Additional pretrial sessions are planned starting August 26.
July 10-20: The International Youth Peace Forum convenes Global Youth Rising in Transylvania, Romania. Workshops about peacebuilding, conflict transformation, youth participation and empowerment will be offered.
July 20: The Long Island International Film Expo presents In Our Son’s Name at 2:30pm. Please CLICK HERE to view more detailed information.
In Our Son’s Name will also be screened at a private home in Somerville, MA on July 20. Please reply to this e-mail if you would like to attend.
August 6 will mark A-Bomb Remembrance Day. If you’d like to make a peace lantern you will need to send it to the PT office by July 18. Here is how it’s done: take a 12″ by 12″ paper (scrapbook paper is ideal), cut in half to form two 6 x 12 in. strips. Attach the two strips together to form a 24 in. strip. Decorate as you like. Fold paper to form four 6×6 in. panels. Attach the last side together on the inside with tape. Flatten the cube out, place in an envelope and mail to office.
William Warrick joined PT in March 2016. He writes:
“….I got my final draft notice on April 9th, five days after Martin Luther King was assassinated. I enlisted in the Army Security Agency and was inducted into the Army on May 28th…When The Crime of September 11, 2001 happened I was already primed with a healthy disbelief of “Official Stories.” Exactly one month before on August 11, 2001 I had asked one of my cousins if she knew [my cousin] Meta’s contact information but she didn’t know. I had met Meta [a Pentagon employee] only once when I was 11 or 12 years old and she was dealing with the situation of being the only person of color in an all-white high school in Framingham, MA so we didn’t really connect well. I lost all chance of that one month later on September 11. READ MORE….
Samina Sundas of the American Muslim Voice, a non-profit organization based in Palo Alto, CA, visited our office to discuss plans for the upcoming annual Interfaith picnic and future collaborations.
Help us disseminate our Promoting Peace guide among your friends and within your existing networks. The guide offers concrete steps towards nonviolence and the strengthening of a more peaceful and safer world.
A handcrafted peace lantern.
IOSN On Public TV: Help us make it happen: Call the program director of your local PBS affiliate and ask if they are going to air the film in September. Tell them that the distributor to public television is NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association), and that if they wish for more information about the film they can contact Gayla Jamison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone contacting their local public television station can also say that already Colorado and Maryland Public TV have scheduled IOSN to air on September 11, 2016.
Congratulations from all of us to Arnold Korotkin for winning the 2016 AFT Everyday Hero Award!