Iowa People's Presidential Forum
Saturday, September 21st
12:00 to 5:00 pm
Iowa Events Center
833 5th Street, Des Moines, Iowa
This event is about relationship-building, not image-building — here is how it will happen. Candidates will take the stage individually. Each candidate will get two minutes to speak and then will be given five questions to answer. Each question will be a real one asked by a real person expressing a real concern related to an important issue of the times. There will be interlude presentations as one candidate exits the stage and another prepares to enter; heartfelt stories and sentiments will be shared, and testimonials from leaders across the state will be given as they ask candidates to take a clear stance on important issues. Over 2,500 people have registered to attend the forum. There will be walk-up registration.
Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Julián Castro, and Pete Buttegieg are the confirmed candidate participants for the Forum.
Busses from Sycamore Mall in Iowa City: 815-761-5546
(free) 8:45 am sharp Saturday
Iowa City Area
730 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City (near old train depot)
Cedar Rapids Area
Potluck and Movie Night
Friday, September 20th
Autumnal Equinox Celebration
Potluck at 7pm, 8pm movie
At the Loft,
up the spiral staircase above the garage behind Wendy's house,
at 2308 C Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids
Movie: Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Carrie Fisher ( book & screenplay )
Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid
Join us for our famous potluck and enjoy an evening with some like-minded folks.
Sponsored by Arts Cinema~Free Friday Night Flicks and Workers for Peace Iowa. Contact: John ( 3l9 ) 247·26l2.
Mall Walking for Peace
Sunday, September 22nd
Starting at 2:00 pm, and we walk for about 45 minutes.
Lindale Mall, 4444 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids
We gather at center of the Food Court
If you have our latest matching T-shirt that says, "If war is the answer, we're asking the wrong question", please wear it, but come to walk with any peace/anti-war shirt you have.
WFPI General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, September 24th
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Mount Mercy University
Mercy Drive NE, Cedar Rapids
The venue for these meetings is Campus Ministry lounge space in the Busse Building
Enter opposite the doors for the library side of the building.
Karl Knutson will do a presentation on "Centrifugal and Centripetal forces in race relations"
Please plan to come and shape the future!
Those who do not learn the lessons of history are destined to repeat them.
Alternative Discussion Group
Tuesday, October 1st
7:00 to 9:00 pm
We meet at the dining room at the Hy-Vee on 32nd
at the intersection of 32nd Street NE & Oakland Road NE in Cedar Rapids
Our current book is The Men who United the States by Simon Winchester, having discussed Part 4 on September 17th.
Street Witnessing for Peace
Meeting regardless of weather!
4:30 to 5:30 pm
at 1st Avenue & 1st Street NE, Cedar Rapids
Across from the old Federal Building ( now City Hall ) at the Tree of Five Seasons
Bring your own sign or hold one of ours. Spread the word!
Contact Bob at ( 3l9 ) 36O·5ll9 for more vigil information.