Vol. XVII Number 5
|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. E-mail: email@example.com or call x5343.
Real wealth consists in things
of utility and beauty, in things that help to create strong,
beautiful bodies and surroundings inspiring to live in.
||January Session Begins
||8 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night:
||10 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night:
||7 PM - Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebration, Manchester High School
||8 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night:
||10 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night:
A Day Without a Mexican
||January Session Ends
Note: This Calendar will be updated throughout the month
as new events and activities are announced.
Kenapoc: Mondays at 9 PM @ Ken's House (702 East 9th Street)
(but not during Jan term)
United Sexualities: Wednesdays at 9 PM in the Chapel Lounge
Movie Nights: Thursdays at 10 PM @ The Peace
House (across Wayne St. from Helman Hall)
MSAS (Manchester Students Against Sweatshops): TBA
Amnesty International: 9 PM @ The Peace House (across Wayne
St. from Helman Hall)
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
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.
Things to look forward to:
- The Vagina Monologues V-Day
performance in Wampler Auditorium February 26
Democracy: A Midwest Peace Summit, in Indianapolis March
- 2005 Annual Student Peace Conference "Crossing Boundaries in the Name of
Peace" Notre Dame April 1-2
- Brethren Mennonite Council Spring Retreat for Queer students of Brethren
and Mennonite Colleges April 8-10
War Resisters Support Campaign If you are interested in supporting
young American men who have fled to Canada to avoid fighting in the Iraq
war, please sign this petition.
- Seek Whereabouts of 17-year-old Raju Sharma Dhakal in Nepal
Raju Sharma Dhakal, a 17-year-old college student in Nepal, was reportedly
released from prison on November 3, 2004, but was immediately re-arrested by
security forces at the prison gates. His whereabouts are currently unknown
and he stands at very high risk of torture or 'disappearance.'
William Rivers Pitt, a well-known journalist in alternative media circles, has
started this blog. He updates it several times daily, and uses it to
augment the stories posted at www.truthout.org,
another excellent alternative media source.
Many of us know local organic farmer and international peacemaker Cliff
Kindy. He is spending five months in Iraq and writes periodic updates
about his work there. You can read them at this website.
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.
Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
dynamic summer program for undergraduate students interested in volunteerism and
careers in the nonprofit sector. This face-paced Institute offers a rigorous
combination of professional experience, academic learning and service projects
that will provide students with an unparalleled experience in the nation’s
Union Summer is a five-week educational internship to participate in and
develop skills useful for union organizing drives and other campaigns for
workers' rights and social justice. Heidi is a graduate of this
program, and would be happy to share with you about her experiences during
one of the best summers of her life.
Index from Harpers Magazine (November 2004):
- Chance that a Republican president has
not won the popular vote : 1 in 6
- Chance that a Democratic president has
not : 0
- Number of states in which voters can
cast ballots in advance by mail or in person without providing a reason : 30
- Number of states with such a policy in
1996 : 11
- Number of U.S. soldiers returned from
Iraq in the last year who have been diagnosed with mental-health problems :
- Ratio of suicides worldwide in 2001 to
war deaths : 7:2
- Ratio of Americans killed by lightning
since January 2002 to those killed by terrorism : 3:2
- Percentage of Britons over the age of
50 who have hurt themselves attempting to open product packaging : 71
- Estimated number of Afghans who died
in last year’s pistachio harvest : 50
- Number of restaurants in Guizhou,
China, closed in April for adding opium to their dishes : 215
- Number of U.S. McDonald’s franchises
whose drive-through order taking has been outsourced to another state : 2
- Minimum number of Californians serving
a life sentence for cheating on a driving exam : 1
- Estimated chance that a classified
document is “over-classified,” according to a Pentagon official this year :
1 in 2
- Percentage change between 2002 and
2003 in the number of U.S. buttock-augmentation surgeries : +533
- Price charged on Amazon.com this
year for Lynne Cheney’s out-of-print lesbian historical novel, Sisters
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