Vol. XVI Number 9

May 2004

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. email: or call x5343. Thanks.

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.

- Emma Goldman

This Month: 

May Calendar

3 9 PM - Kenapocomoco Coalition: What surprises you about the US?
6 3 PM - Videoconferencing with Earlham and Goshen students

10 PM - Movie Night: Boys Don't Cry

6-8 7 PM - The Laramie Project, Wampler
9 8 PM - Reception for Peace Studies Majors
10 9 PM Kenapocomoco Coalition: Feminism, with Abby Fuller
13 10 PM - Movie Night: Spellbound
15 Mutual Kumquat CD Release Concert on the Mall
17-19 9 PM - 1 AM -- STUDY BREAK at the Peace House!
23 Baccalaureate and Commencement

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

Weekly Reminders:


Happy Mother's Day:

Here is the original, pre-Hallmark, Mother's Day
Proclamation, penned in Boston by Julia Ward Howe in 1870:
Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise all women who have hearts,
Whether your baptism be that of water or of tears
Say firmly:
"We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands shall not come to us reeking of carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of 
charity, mercy and patience.
"We women of one country
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."
From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with 
Our own. It says, "Disarm, Disarm!"
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice!
Blood does not wipe out dishonor
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have of ten forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons of war.
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace,
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God.
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient
And at the earliest period consistent with its objects
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions.
The great and general interests of peace.

Maggie's Pictures from the March for Women's Lives in Washington, DC



Summer Opportunities:


Opportunities for Action:


Websites of Interest


News, Headlines, and Interesting Info

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


"Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love."

-- Ernesto "Che" Guevara


 [Peace Studies Website]