Vol. XVII Number 8
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|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:|
Kenapoc: Mondays at 9 PM @ Ken's House (702 East 9th Street)
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): occasionally
Amnesty International: 9 PM @ The Peace House (across Wayne St. from Helman Hall)
Things to look forward to:
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)
A New Computer!!
In our quest to meet your every need, (hence the food, caffeine, and general ambience available), we have recently obtained a computer which is available for student use. No printer, but it's still a great place to check your email or do some surfing of the internet.
A postcard from dear friend (and peace studies major) Ben Leiter, who is studying in Ecuador
Ben is doing well, and dropped us a few lines to share some tales with us. Nidia also added her graceful touch. Stop by and take a look!
Making a Living While Making a Difference: The Expanded Guide to Creating Careers with a Conscience by Melissa Everett
This book is a wonderful resource for those of us who want our career and life choices to reflect our values. Everett tells stories and offers practical ideas on how to identify our place in the world and create a career around it. She also includes an extensive list of resources on similar topics. This book will give you lots of ways to answer the question: "So what do you do with a peace studies major?"
Lots of interesting magazines and newsletters
For example, I was fascinated with the February issue of Extra! which has a long article about the bulge on George W. Bush's back during the first presidential debate. A NASA scientist analyzed this bulge and shared his findings (that GWB was wearing an electronic cueing device) with the New York Times. A NYT reporter spent several days working on a story about the bulge, but in the end the story never ran because the editors killed it - they were too afraid of publishing such an article so close to the election.
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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.
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
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