Vol. XV Number 2

October 2002

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. email: or call X5343. Thanks.

"Resorting to war is not America's only or best course at this juncture.  There are realistic alternatives between doing nothing and declaring unilateral or immediate war. War should be a last resort, not the first response."

- Senator Edward Kennedy, September 27, 2002

This Month: 

October Calendar:

* Breast Cancer Awareness Month
* Domestic Violence Awareness Month


7:30 PM - "Ending Religiously-Motivated Violence" Bishop William Swing, Satirist, Gandhi's favorite songs @ Ball State U. Prius Hall.  See Andrew Duffy to attend.

3 8:30 PM - Take Back the Night March - Meet on the Library steps (see below)
7 Kenapoc:  Vision Workshop-- The Where, The What, & The How of Kenapoc for the rest of the year.  A short presentation will also be shared by Laura Kain Ketchum of Lutheran Volunteer Corps.
10 9:00 Coming Out Vigil at the Chapel - Sponsored by United Sexualities
11-12 Goshen College Teach-In: "No More War" - (see below)-
14 Fall Break
Kenapoc: Creative Outlet Session.  End your Fall Break by creating something fun.  Fellowship with friends. 
15-20 Homecoming Week
17 7:00 PM - Hands of Hope Candlelight Vigil at Halderman Park (on Market Street across from CVS) for domestic violence awareness.
19 6:00 PM - Dave Lippman, CIA (Committee to Intervene Anywhere) Concert in Upper Union Lounge
21 Kenapoc: Come learn about the recent IMF/World Bank protest in D.C. from local participants.
28 Convo: A Man Called Buddha
Kenapoc: Buddhist approaches to peacemaking
Note: This Calendar will be updated throughout the month as new events and activities are announced.

Weekly Reminders:


No War With Iraq

Events opposing a possible war in Iraq (and opposing war if one is started) are being planned and will be posted to this newsletter and the Kenapocomoco listserv as they are announced.

UPDATE!  Rally in Fort Wayne on Sunday, October 6.  Follow link for more information.

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


Take Back the Night March - October 3rd

The take back the night march will be Thursday, October 3rd.  Meeting on the library steps, the event will start at 8:30 PM.  Women will march and men will stay at the library for supportive activities.  All will reunite for sharing and a time of celebration at the end.


Goshen College Teach-In: "No More War" - October 11-12

The Goshen College Pax Club will be hosting "No More War", a teach-in focused on preventing war on Iraq, the escalating nuclear threat, and defending our civil liberties.  The teach-in will take place at Goshen College on October 11-12.  Let Andrew Duffy, the Peace Intern, know if you are interested in attending.


Peace Studies Students Abroad

In Xalpa, Mexico: Allison Bryan (, Sarah DeVries (, Lindsey Gorrell (, and Becky Hollenberg (

Escuela para Estudiantes Extranjeros
Universidad Veracruzana
Apartardo Postal 440
91000 Xalapa, Veracruz

In Northern Ireland: Jennifer Wilson (

Jennifer Wilson
123 Sperrin Park, off Nelson Drive
Londonderry, BT 47 6NQ
Northern Ireland


SOA Protest Plans

The annual trip to protest the US School of the Americas (Western Hemisphere Institute for Security) will be November 15-17.  Information about the trip and a sign-up sheet are available in the Peace Studies Office.  Please stop by and let us know if you plan on going.


News, Headlines, and Interesting Info

Harper's Index from Harpers Magazine (September 2002):

Agency Disavows Report on Iraq Arms from The Washington Times

"The International Atomic Energy Agency says that a report cited by President Bush as evidence that Iraq in 1998 was "six months away" from developing a nuclear weapon does not exist.  'There's never been a report like that issued from this agency,' Mark Gwozdecky, the IAEA's chief spokesman, said yesterday in a telephone interview from the agency's headquarters in Vienna, Austria." Read the Story


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