Vol. XVII Number 6

February 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.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Month: 

February Calendar

1 Spring Term Begins
3 10 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night: Chutney Popcorn
5 7 PM - Ibrahim Ramey: "The Work of the Fellowship of Reconciliation Today" Beacon Heights COB, Ft. Wayne
6 6:30 PM - Ibrahim Ramey: "Globalization and Faith:  Reflections from the Fifth World Social Forum" Manchester COB
7 7:30 PM - Ibrahim Ramey Reception, Intercultural Center
7 9 PM - Kenapocomoco Coalition: Ibrahim Ramey speaks about peace and disarmament
8 5 PM - Auditions for The Vagina Monologues in The Oaks
10 10 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night: The War at Home
14 9 PM - Kenapocomoco Coalition: Sharing about our Jan-term Experiences
16 10 AM - Planned Parenthood Rally at Statehouse in Indianapolis
17 10 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night: Cradle Will Rock
18-19 Campus Interfaith Board Retreat: "Can We Talk?"
21 9 PM - Kenapocomoco Coalition: John Prendergast
22 noon - John Prendergrast speaks in Indianapolis
24 10 PM - Kenapocomoco Movie Night: Mississippi Burning
26 8 PM - The Vagina Monologues, Wampler
28 9 PM - Kenapocomoco Coalition: Liberal/Conservative: What's the Difference?

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

Weekly Reminders:



A moment of humor:

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 person.
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."



Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.  It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. 

~E.F. Schumacker

Upcoming Events:

Things to look forward to:



Opportunities for Action:





Websites of Interest:



Summer Opportunities:

        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.



News, Headlines, and Interesting Info:

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

Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food 
as raising money to buy food.  
~Frank A. Clark

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