(Just when you thought the Kenapocomoco Newsnotes wouldn’t
be in-bed with… I mean embedded with… the military.)

Vol. XV Number 8

 

April 2003

The people in the Peace Studies Office bring the Kenapocomoco Coalition Newsnotes to you monthly during the academic year.. The purpose is to inform students, faculty, staff, and other interested folks of scheduled events and activities within the department and pass along other information that appears relevant. The things written in the newsletter do not necessarily reflect the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of everyone in the Peace Studies office or Kenapocomoco Coalition. If you have something you would like to add to the newsletter, please contact Andrew Duffy, the Peace Studies intern and editor of the Kenapocomoco Newsnotes. E-mail: anduffy@manchester.edu or call X5343. Thanks.

"If we make war--
however much we blather on about our care for civilians
--we are going to kill and maim the innocent."

- Robert Fisk, war correspondent for the London Independent


This Month: 


April Calendar:

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5:00 p.m. Pro-Peace Planning Session: Interested community and university members will be meeting to discuss different forms of witnessing now that the war has become a reality, organize better communication flow, and plan future anti-war activities.  The session will start at 5 PM at Ingrid and Kendall Rogers home. (211 Grandview Court.)

5 National Anti-War Mobilization in Chicago - Contact Kary Haney for information or the Campus Anti-War Network.
7 9:00 p.m. Kenapoc: (Oakwood Hall Great Room) Joseph Farah (U.S. Army 1960-63), president of the Indiana Chapter of Veterans for Peace, will be discussing Operation Dire Distress, a recent Veterans anti-war march on Washington. (Story: http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/03/03/27_vets.html) He will also be sharing about the Veterans for Peace group.
12 International Day of Action National March in DC (International ANSWER)

9:30 p.m. United Sexualities Drag Show - Wampler Auditorium.  Featuring the Chicago Kings, several university student acts, and one of North Manchester's own Drag Queens. Come be entertained and educated.

14 10 a.m., Convocation: "Art and Society: The Mexican Muralists," MU Professor and 2002 U.S. Professor of the Year James Adams will show examples of artwork to demonstrate artwork has a social component beyond entertainment, Cordier Auditorium

9:00 p.m. Kenapoc: TBA

18-21 Easter recess (classes dismiss 6 p.m. April 17, resume 8 a.m., April 22)
22-26 Peace Week: Look for more details soon!
24 3:30 p.m. Open Forum with Jason Carney in the Helman Hall Great Room (See Story Below)

8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night Featuring Jason Carney in the Student Union (See Story Below)

28 10:00 a.m. Convocation: Student Rape, particularly date rape, presented by Fort Wayne Women's Bureau for men and women, Cordier Auditorium

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Prayer for World Peace: Campus visit by Tibetan Buddhist Monks.

6:30 p.m. Evening Convocation: "The Holocaust: We Must Remember," Local Holocaust survivors, in person and on film, will visit Manchester University on this evening before Yom Hashoah, a day for remembering the six million Jews who perished during World War II.

9:00 p.m. Kenapoc: TBA

Note: This Calendar will be updated throughout the month as new events and activities are announced.
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No War With Iraq

Events opposing the war in Iraq are being planned and will be posted to this newsletter and the Kenapocomoco listserv as they are announced.

To learn more about the possible war with Iraq, please visit:

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Spoken Word Artist Jason Carney, the Redneck Super Hero

This charismatic performer has appeared at colleges, youth centers and high schools across the country.  Most recently he made a memorable appearance on HBO’s Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry.

In his latest collection of poetry, Flesh, the Only Lucid Language, published by Fiftyoarsman, Jason embraces his role as poet laureate for the trailer park, and finds treasure where once was only trash.  He pays homage to the richness of his southern heritage without turning his head from its darker inheritance, and in so doing manages to transcend stereotypes.

Carney has emerged as one of the brightest most insightful performance poets in the nation.  Drawing on his life experiences, he is able to mold truth from a collage of images, which he weaves in front of the listener with tactical precision, and the conviction of a fire and brimstone revivalist preacher.  Through workshops and poetry, Jason teaches a lesson of tolerance and respect for fellow man, regardless of race, gender and sexual orientation.

Carney will be featured during an Open Mic Night.  He will perform three 20 minute sets with students performing between each set.

Open Mic Night featuring Jason Carney

April 24: 8:00 – 10:30 PM – Student Union

Carney will also participate in an open forum to share about his former experience as a punk skinhead and the circumstances that led him towards a life of peace and racial tolerance.   He will also speak to why he has chosen the art of spoken word as a mechanism to bring about social consciousness.     

Open Forum with Jason Carney

April 24: 3:30 – 4:30 PM – Helman Hall Great Room

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Peace Week: April 22-26

A schedule of events will be posted here when they become available.

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Alumni/Student/Supporter Notes:

Angie Yoder '94 left on March 30 for Sierra Leone to work with the International Rescue Committee (IRC).  She will be coordinating a program that provides support services to women survivors of kidnappings and sexual assault as a result of the war and its aftermath.

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News, Headlines, and Interesting Info

Harper's Index from Harpers Magazine (March 2003):

"U.S. Forms Own U.N." from The Onion (26 March 2003):

WASHINGTON, DC—Frustrated with the United Nations' "consistent, blatant regard for the will of its 188 member nations," the U.S. announced Monday the formation of its own international governing body, the U.S.U.N. (Click here for the complete story)

** EDITOR'S NOTE:  This article from The Onion is presented for a bit of comic relief.  Please do not take it seriously. **

From Middle East News

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