- There s lots of interesting things going on in the Jax area and beyond in the next month including today s Respect Yer Mama 2009 Bicycle Tour, Thursday sMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 22, 2009View SourceThere's lots of interesting things going on in the Jax area and beyond in the next month including today's Respect Yer Mama 2009 Bicycle Tour, Thursday's presentation on "An Untold Story of the African-American Diaspora: From Africa to Reconstruction", an eco class at the farm next Saturday with Miriam MacGillis , March 7th's concert with Anne Sweeney (awesome singer!) and a teaching peace conference at New college later in the month.peace,deidra---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Wage Peace <wagepeacejax@...>
Date: Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 6:01 PM
Subject: WAGE PEACE: MORE GREAT THINGS HAPPENING!
To: Wage Peace <wagepeacejax@...>Dear Peace People,This has been such a busy month, I'm already tired!We are really fortunate to have so many activities in Jacksonvillethat are in the realm of Peace and Justice!I love being this kind of busy, don't you?Below are events that should hold interest for all of us.In Peace,
Mary Claire~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2009
"Respect Yer Mama 2009 Bicycle Tour"
1200 Pedal-Powered Miles of
Community, Music and Resistance
Shannon Murray and Evan Greer
With Misshapp Hazard and Lylee Heart
Riot Folk Collective
Making Folk a Threat Again!
125-B King St.
(corner of King and Riberia)
6:00PM Workshop From Activism to Organizing
donations requested but not requiredTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009JACKSONVILLE DIVERSITY NETWORK PRESENTS:"An Untold Story of the African-American Diaspora:From Africa to Reconstruction"
Featuring CAL JACKSON, Board Member,Jacksonville Diversity Network
"This thought-provoking presentation will take participants on a virtual journey across the African Diaspora. It will provide insight into little known 2nd century African civilization, plus historical and cultural norms while we travel across the African Diaspora ti the West Indies, the new Americas and England. We will learn about the US participation in the slave trade, as well as become enlightened to the new world order by the Civil War and Reconstruction."
WHEN: 7:00 TO 8:30 pm
WHERE: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 101 W. 1st Street, corner of Laura & 1st
FREE Please RSVP to JacksonvilleDiversityNetwork@...~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
"The New Story and Us – A Transforming Vision"
A Day with Miriam MacGillis, O.P.
The Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice Teaching Farm
10665 SW 89th Ave, Corner of CR 18 and CR 227
Hampton, FL 32044
Saturday, February 28th, 2009
Suggested Donation: $25
10:00am Check in - coffee, tea, fruit and snacks
10:30 Intro and presentation by Miriam MacGillis
12:30 Lunch (included with suggested donation)
1:30 Private time - Walk the Teaching Farm grounds or the outdoor labyrinth
2:00 Presentations by Miriam
4:00 Closing ritual
Sister Miriam Therese MacGillis, O.P. artist, educator, and farmer, lectures extensively and has conducted workshops in the United States, Canada, and throughout Europe, Asia and the Pacific. She is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, N. J., and is the director and co-founder of Genesis Farm, a learning center for Earth studies in Blairstown, N.J. Genesis Farm combines spirituality, education and sustainability as it promotes human and ecological health on both the local and global levels. She is also a leading interpreter of the teachings of Thomas Berry, cultural historian and ecotheologian.
"We're at a moment where there are no guarantees as to the Earth's future. It's a question of our own critical choices. And I think what we're deeply in need of is a transforming vision....A vision that opens the future up to hope."
-- Miriam MacGillis,OP, co-founder of Genesis Farm, from "Fate of the Earth"
For more information contact Bob Tancig, bob@..., 352-214-1778
PLEASE RSVP BY February 25
MARCH 7, 2009 ANNE FEENEY
St. Augustine People for Peace and Justice
Veterans For Peace Central Florida Chapter 136
St. Augustine Amnesty International
"Anne Feeney is the best labor singer in North America." -- Utah Phillips
"If I had a cause - and who doesn't? - I'd want Anne Feeney singing for me."-- Stephen Ide, Dirty Linen Magazine
"Congratulations on your fine songwriting!" -- Pete Seeger
"Anne is a role model for us. She has lived her songs." -- Peter Yarrow
Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of St Augustine
2487 A1A South and Florida Avenue
St Augustine, FL 32080
940-4888 for information
$10-20 Donation suggested~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FRIDAY, MARCH 20--SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009TEACHING PEACE CONFERENCE, sponsored by thePeace Education and Action Center of Sarasota, FLWHERE: New College of FloridaCOST: $60 BEFORE MARCH 10, $70 AFTER THATTHERE WILL BE A VARIETY OF WORKSHOPS ON WAYSOF TEACHING PEACECONTACT:Arlene Sweeting,Peace Education and Action CenterP.O. Box 2540Sarasota, FL 34230941-741-9755~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A NOTE FOR THE FUTURE:MARCH 21There will be a mass March/Demonstration on the Pentagon,sponsored by ANSWER and other activist groups.APRIL 3 AND 4There will be a march/Demonstration on Wall Street
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