Vol. XVI Number 1
|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 Heidi Gross, the Peace Studies intern, head cook, and editor of the Kenapocomoco Newsnotes. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call X5343. Thanks.|
The worst thing that can happen to you is to cut yourself loose from people. And the best thing is to sort of vaccinate yourself right into the bloodstreams of the people. . . to feel that you know the best and the worst of folks that you see everywhere, and never to feel weak, or lost, or even lonesome anywhere. . .There is just one thing that can cut you from the people and that is any brand or style of greed. . .There is just one way to save yourself, and that's to get together and work and fight for everybody.
|3||8:00 AM - Classes Begin
10:00 AM - Opening Convocation
|7||AIDS Walk - Signups in the Peace Lounge and in the Chapel|
|8||9:00 PM - Kenapoc: Sandra Rincon, Christian Peacemaker Teams|
|11||9:00 PM - Movie Night: The Rabbit-Proof Fence|
|15||9:00 PM - Kenapoc: Sharing about our Summers|
|18||8:00 PM - Movie Night: Frida|
|22||9:00 PM - Kenapoc: Bread for the World|
|24||Camp Mack Day - Fun and Games! (Classes resume at 6 p.m.)|
|25||5:00 PM - Rel/Phil Colloquy in the Lower Union: German Perspectives on the U.S. and Iraq, Summer 2003|
|25-28||Christian Peacemaker Congress VII, Youngstown, OH|
|27||3:00 PM - Movie Afternoon: Billy Elliot|
|29||10:00 AM - Convocation: Zia Minn,
7:00 PM - Kenapoc: Zia Minn (Note special time and place: 7:00 p.m. in the Upper Union Lounge)
Kenapoc: Mondays at 9 PM @ Ken's House (702 East 9th Street)
United Sexualities: Wednesdays at 9 PM in the Chapel Lounge
Movie Nights: Usually Thursdays at 8 or 9 PM @ The Peace House (across Wayne St. from Helman Hall)
MSAS (Manchester Students Against Sweatshops): every other Wednesday at 5 PM in the Oaks
Things to look forward to:
October 13 Michael Moore speaks in Indianapolis (tickets available from Julie Garber)
October 17-19 Plowshares Peace and Justice National Student Conference, Manchester University
October 25 Bring the Troops Home Now! Mass March on the White House and Pentagon, Washington, DC
November 21-23 Close Down the SOA! Vigil and Nonviolent Direct Action, Ft. Benning, GA
The 2003 National Young Women's Day of Action is a call for women to unite in solidarity, across movements, to feel our power and secure our freedom. Because the Bush Administration is having such a devastating impact on so many of our rights, this year NYWDA will focus on the political arena. If you are interested in creating a way for Manchester University to take part, please let me know! --Heidi
If you're interested in going to Cuba for January Term 2004, please be in touch with Ken Brown. He'll publicize cost information as soon as he has it.
Applications for Plowshares grants for January and Spring terms are due on October 1. If you're interested, see Julie Garber in Calvin Ulrey.
If you have ideas for future Kenapoc topics/speakers/activities, please let Heidi know.
Neil Wollman is looking for one or several students to do some research on statements made by the Bush administration before, during, and after the war on Iraq; compared to the actual events and timeline. It might be possible to construct this as an independent study research project for academic credit. See Neil or Heidi if you're interested.
Harper's Index from Harpers Magazine (August 2003):
No Comment from The Progressive (October 2003)
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld grew testy when a reporter from Al-Jazeera asked him if the Bush Administration was bent on empire building. “We don’t seek empire,” he snapped. “We’re not imperialistic. We never have been. I can’t imagine why you’d even ask the question.”
Every society honors its live conformists and dead troublemakers.
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