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A Tale of Two Traditions

From Violence to Nonviolence: A Tale of Two Traditions”
Featured as this year’s Wilber Symposium on the Christian Tradition and Nonviolence at the Rogalski Center of St. Ambrose University, at 7 pm on Thursday March 24.

Free and open to the public; reception follows. The Rogalski Center is located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets in Davenport Iowa. For more information, contact Fr. Brian Miclot at 563.333.6129.

Concert to benefit two orgs

A Concert to benefit the Centro Maya Project in Guatemala and the Oaks of Mamre Catholic Worker House in Davenport will be held on Sunday, March 20th at 6 PM in the Broadway Pres Church, 710 23rd St Rock Island IL

Charlie King and Karen Brandow will perform a concert of inspiring political and satirical songs as a fundraiser for Centro Maya Project, to support children and families of a school for children with disabilities in Guatemala, and the Oaks of Mamre Catholic Worker House, Davenport, which provides hospitality to the homeless.

Arrive early and shop for hand-made Guatemalan jewelry and weavings.

Donations of $8 in advance, $10 at the door are requested.
Call 309 786 6944 for more information.

Enough is Enough!

Stand with us on Saturday and make your voices heard!

In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of union members and their community have rallied in Madison, Wisconsin and dozens of other cities across the nation to express support for public workers, education, public services and to protect all workers’ rights to collective bargaining. Make no mistake, what is happening in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa and many other states is not about balancing budgets — the economic crisis was caused by Wall Street greed — not middle class worker’s wages.

Last month, Iowa Governor Branstad’s very first act after being sworn in as Governor was to revoke Project Labor Agreements — a severe blow to both the Building Trades and to the taxpayers’ rights to fair, safe contracts on public projects. His next move was to reduce voting rights. Then, in the Iowa House last week, they passed HF 525 — a Wisconsin-style bill that would gut collective bargaining rights for public workers. They’ve also proposed legislation that would cut education funding in order to give huge tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy.

We’ll see you Saturday, March 19, 2011
at VanderVeer Park, Davenport, Iowa
from 11:00—11:30 a.m. we’ll Assemble
at 11:30 we’ll March around VanderVeer Park
at 12:30 there will be a Rally with Keynote Speakers
So let’s stand together to protect collectively bargaining rights and protect the Middle Class!

Forum Honors Peace Corps

Celebrating Peace Corps 50th Anniversary the Iowa Peace Corps Association extends an Invitation to a Panel Discussion
When:  Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 7:00 pm
Iowa City Public Library, Room A

The Iowa Peace Corps Association invites you to a forum in honor of Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary. The discussion will revolve around:

Global Issues I Care About: the Impact of 50 Years of Peace Corps

What international issues have former volunteers have found important to their lives?  How did Peace Corps change their life, and how did it change the world?

Co-sponsors: University of Iowa International Programs and Iowa United Nations Association

Check Library link above for for list of speakers.

John Perkins on Globalization

Please join us for this film as part of the Prince of Peace Pax Christi Series on Tuesday, March 1, at The Canticle, home of the Sisters of St. Francis, 841-13th Ave. No., Clinton, beginning at 6:30 pm.

It is free and open to the public.

John Perkins spent much of his professional life being an “economic hit man” who persuaded Third World countries to take on large-scale public works projects funded by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which actually only created crippling debt for those countries, effectively turning them into American client states. The film conversation with Perkins about globalization and inequality around the world and the images of our fellow human beings who are suffering under the burden of national debt and privatization are a call to action.