Vol. XVII Number 5

January 2005

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 or just somewhat interesting. The contents of the newsletter do not necessarily reflect the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of everyone in the Peace Studies office or Kenapocomoco Coalition. If you have comments, suggestions, or items for the newsletter, please contact Heidi Gross, the Peace Studies intern, head cook, and editor of the Kenapocomoco Newsnotes. email: or call x5343. Thanks.

Real wealth consists in things of utility and beauty, in things that help to create strong, beautiful bodies and surroundings inspiring to live in.

--Emma Goldman

This Month: 

January Calendar

5 January Session Begins
11 8 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night: Monsoon Wedding
13 10 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night: Chocolat
17 7 PM - Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Manchester High School
18 8 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night: Songcatcher
20 10 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night: A Day Without a Mexican
20 Presidential Inauguration, Washington DC
25 January Session Ends

Note: This Calendar will be updated throughout the month as new events and activities are announced.

Weekly Reminders:



A moment of humor:

28 things to Do Before the Bush Inauguration:

1. Get that abortion you've always wanted.
2. Drink a nice clean glass of water.
3. Cash your social security check.
4. See a doctor of your own choosing.
5. Spend quality time with your draft age child/grandchild.
6. Visit Syria, or any foreign country for that matter.
7. Get that gas mask you've been putting off buying.
8. Hoard gasoline.
9. Borrow books from library before they're banned - Constitutional law books, Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter, Tropic of Cancer, etc.
10. If you have an idea for an art piece involving a crucifix - do it now.
11. Come out - then go back in - HURRY!
12. Jam in all the Alzheimer's stem cell research you can.
13. Stay out late before the curfews start.
14. Go see Bruce Springsteen before he has his "accident. "
15. Go see Mount Rushmore before the Reagan addition.
16. Use the phrase - "you can't do that - this is America."
17. If you're white - marry a black person, if you're black - marry a white person.
18. Take a walk in Yosemite, without being hit by a snowmobile or a base-jumper.
19. Enroll your kid in an accelerated art or music class.
20. Start your school day without a prayer.
21. Pass on the secrets of evolution to future generations.
22. Learn French.
23. Attend a commitment ceremony with your gay friends.
24. Take a factory tour anywhere in the US.
25. Try to take photographs of animals on the endangered species list.
26. Visit Florida before the polar ice caps melt.
27. Visit Nevada before it becomes radioactive.
28. Visit Alaska before "The Big Spill."



Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others.  And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.

--Etty Hillesum

Upcoming Events:

Things to look forward to:



Opportunities for Action:





Websites of Interest:



Summer Opportunities:

        Work with Earlham student and Goshen student for eight weeks during summer 2005 to plan, schedule and promote a           student peace conference at Earlham in the fall of 2005. Also involves arranging for registration, housing and transportation.



News, Headlines, and Interesting Info:

Harper's Index from Harpers Magazine (November 2004):

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of 
leaving things undone.  The wisdom of life consists in the elimination 
of non-essentials.  
~Lin Yutange 

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