Vol. XVII Number 8

April 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.

I can only hope that young people can rise above the mind control of the media, which says consume, consume, consume and deny and forget your power as a citizen, and that we will rediscover it on our own through the encouragement and inspiration of each other.

~Ani DiFranco

This Month: 

April Calendar

4 9:00 PM - Kenapocomoco Coalition: The Rights of Spring
7 10 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night: The Yes Men
11 7 PM - Peace Studies vs. Accounting and Business Basketball Game - The Sporting Event of the Year!!!
13 7 PM - Jubilee Troupe workshop in the chapel
14 10 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night: Super Size Me
15 4 PM - Labyrinth Clean-Up
15 6:30 PM - Jubilee Troupe performance in the chapel
15 8:30 PM - Campfire in Peace Garden
16 1-5 PM - Peace Week Concert on the Mall
17 2 PM - Joyfield Farm tour and organic picnic
18 9:00 PM - Kenapocomoco Coalition: Simple Living as College Students
19 7 PM - workshop with Phil Jones
20 5-7 PM - Mad Skills workshop, chapel
20 7:00 PM - Expressionz with special guest M.K. Asante, Wampler
21 10 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night: To End All Wars
25 9:00 PM - Kenapocomoco Coalition:
28 8:00 PM - Marx in Soho, Wine Recital Hall
28 10 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night:
Note: This Calendar will be updated throughout the month as new events and activities are announced.

Weekly Reminders:


Upcoming Events:

Things to look forward to:



Opportunities for Action:




We must build up that power of the people which will be different from the power of the State.

~Vinoba Bhave (India, independence fighter, 1895-1982)


Interesting Things You'll Find in the Peace Studies Office:



New Books in the Library:



Oscar Romero:

During his three years as archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Romero became known as a fearless defender of the poor and suffering. His work on behalf of the oppressed earned him the admiration and love of the people of El Salvador - and finally, an assassin's bullet on account of his outspokenness.  March 24, 2005 marked the 25th anniversary of his assassination.

This is an excerpt from the homily delivered at the funeral Mass (on January 21, 1979) of Father Octavio Ortiz and four young men killed by security forces that raided a retreat house where a youth group was gathered for a retreat:

The present form of the world passes away, and there remains the joy of having used this world to establish God's rule here.  All pomp, all triumphs, all selfish capitalism, all the false successes of life will pass with the world's form.  All of that passes away.  What does not pass away is love.  When one has turned money, property, work in one's calling into service of others, then the joy of sharing and of feelings that all are one's family does not pass away.  In the evening of life you will be judged on love.



We Love Taco Bell:




News, Headlines, and Interesting Info:

Harper's Index from Harpers Magazine (February 2005):


I asked a man in prison how he happened to be there, and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes.  I told him if he had stolen a railroad, he would be a United States Senator.

~Mary "Mother" Jones 

 [Peace Studies Website]