Iowa City Area
PEACE Iowa and Veterans For Peace, Chapter 161 will hold a candlelight vigil in downtown Iowa City on Thursday, June 25, one month after the murder of George Floyd. We are vigiling out of lament for the loss of his life and so many others before him to racial violence; and out of gratitude for the light that shone through him and so many others.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Pentacrest, 21 N Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52242
Please be sure to bring a candle and make a sign or poster of remembrance. We ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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This date was chosen because it marks one month since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We want to lament the loss of Mr. Floyd's life — and of so many others' before him — to racial violence. And yet we want to honor his life for the light, the peace, and the love that shone through him and so many others.
Please gather between 8:15 and 8:30pm, when we will pass out candles to everyone who would like one (you may bring your own.) The mood will be quiet and thoughtful and reverential — no noise, no speakers. If we need to speak, it should be quiet and minimal. At 8:46 we will all take a knee and bow our heads for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, in honor and in remembrance of Mr. Floyd. (Those for whom kneeling is not possible may certainly remain standing.) Please remember to wear your masks, and to honor social distancing.
Contact: David Hempel 47l·O896
Stand up for Peace!
Are you ready to show up for peace? Join us for an hour, or even just a few minutes, to voice your support for peace. We citizens must stand as a reminder that the military option is an unacceptable option. Come with your friends, your family, your neighbors, or just yourself — all are welcome.
730 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City (near old train depot)
Cedar Rapids Area
Workers for Peace Iowa Announcements
Contact information is at www.workersforpeaceiowa.org/contact_us.php
Upcoming WFPI events
have been cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions.
Scheduling of all events is TBA.
Alternative Discussion Group
Tuesday soon, TBA
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Meeting 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 Storm Lake by Art Cullen, discussing chapters 6 through 9 next session.
Potluck and Movie Night
at our new venue will be on
a Friday soon
third Friday as before
7 pm potluck, 8 pm movie
Our new host is
Artisan's Sanctuary in Marion, 1070 7th Avenue
NOTE: cost is $5 per person
Artisan's Sanctuary requires this very reasonable charge from us for the use of their space and their projection equipment.
The movie for March is The Third Man
This 1949 black and white classic, directed by Carol Reed, stars Joseph Cotton, Trevor Howard, and Orson Welles. It's from a Graham Greene novel by the same name and takes place in war-torn Vienna just after WWII during the occupation by US, UK, French and Russian forces. Exalted at the Cannes Film Festival, Reed was nominated for best director at the Academy Awards in 1950, but ultimately the only Oscar won was for cinematography. The acclaimed, poignant musical score was composed and played on the zither by Anton Karas.
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.
Mall Walking for Peace
Sunday soon, TBA
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
fourth Tuesday as usual
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.
Please plan to come and shape the future!
Those who do not learn the lessons of history are destined to repeat them.
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!
Check with Bob at ( 3l9 ) 36O·5ll9 for more vigil information.