tpj registration form download and mail to Plowshare, PO Box 4367 Roanoke, VA. 24015 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Facebook page “Teen Peace Jam 2015”, and share. (Make sure you type it in as capitals). Adult volunteers are also needed. And we are still hiring youth organizers to help plan and carry out the Jam. They will be paid $50 for five hours work.
Speakers will be Katie Zawacki of Voices of Faith and Jenny Finn, an educator from Floyd.
Plowshare introduces concerns like peace and justice to a diverse group of young people in Roanoke and neighboring communities. In that effort we have made contacts with many local middle and high schools and especially spiritual communities: Muslim, Catholic, Baptist, Evangelical, Quaker, Unitarian, and Jewish, to mention only a few.
Please use your email list, bulletin boards, newsletter, etc., to let your young people know about the Jam. Please make announcements. Please spread the word about the Teen Peace Jam widely!
If you contact me, I will email you a TPJ flyer.
Gary Sandman, Plowshare Director
Office: 1719 Grandin Rd., Roanoke VA 24015; Mail: PO Box 4367, Roanoke VA 24015; email@example.com; 540-989-0393; www.plowshareva.org; Facebook page at “Teen Peace Jam 2015”]]>
Please email Mary Croft if you’d like to go with the group: firstname.lastname@example.org.]]>
After her daughter Emily was shot twice and survived the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, Lori became personally involved in gun violence prevention efforts. She has worked with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Virginia Center for Public Safety, Protest Easy Guns and Mayors Against Illegal Guns. She has lobbied on Capitol Hill in Washington and before the Virginia General Assembly for responsible gun laws numerous times. She promotes awareness of the issue by speaking to various groups from her perspective as a family member of someone who has survived gun violence. Lori graduated in 1976 from Saint Gertrude High School and attended Virginia Tech for two years. After a successful career in real estate, Lori volunteered for many neighborhood, church, school and civic organizations. She was born and still lives in Richmond, Virginia. She is married with three children: Emily, a Virginia Tech graduate and elementary school teacher; Wyatt, a student at William & Mary, and; Townley, a student at Benedictine College Preparatory. Her husband Channing is a self-employed residential builder.]]>
2P – 6P A of variety of interactive peace activities including music with Joy Truskowski and Bill Hudson , origami peace cranes; a participatory art mural and a community / global peace information area in the shelter. You are welcome to bring flyers/ network with other activists. Bring instruments to Drum circle, craft supplies or hula hoops. 2P meditative walk from Ramada Inn back lot to form a yoga circle with Debbie Stevens in the park. Dances of Universal Peace at 3P with Kathryn Ashera Rose, Cliff Dumais and Rick Parrish. Large circle of silence with everyone at 5P. Bring a picnic blanket, lawn chair or use a picnic table. Playground for children available. Inspire peace. Participate, and make new friends! Some parking near the park shelter, more parking before smith Park near Wasena bridge, and beyond towards River’s edge. For more information or questions: Polly, email@example.com]]>
Plowshare Peace Center invites youth age 12 – 19 for a day of fun and informative workshops on Peace, Empowerment, Art & Social Justice led by facilitators and teachers from the community. Youth organizers also participate in facilitation. Arrive for registration 9 Am. Opening speaker ; Gene Edmunds, minister – 9:30;
First workshops 10 AM; see schedule below; art projects; free breakfast and lunch; entertainment by youth musicians; closing and comments 4 PM. A really great day! 2014-Youth-Peace-Summit-Registration-Form Your pre-registration will help us get a head count idea. You are also welcome to come on the day to register. Unitarian Universalist Church, 2015 Grandin Rd. at the corner of Brandon and Grandin.
There will be 4 workshop sessions: 10 – 11, 11- 12, 1-2 and 3-4 Breakfast and Lunch provided FREE THIS YEAR’S WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:
Come learn some new tools for sharing with your family or groups!
Kim balances his day job as a manager for the Dept. of Transportation with teaching Leadership and Managing Conflict, Applied Psychology, Human Relations, Critical Thinking, Sociology, and Management at several colleges and universities. Kim is a certified mediator with a Master’s degree in Social Sciences and a Bachelors degree in Management and Human Resources. He also is a Life Coach, men’s group leader, and former circus performer (which ties it all together). Kim provides one on one conflict coaching, and couples relationship coaching. Life Mission: I’m putting together a workshop/process on developing one’s Life Mission. This includes some powerful processes where a person looks at their life, why they are here, and how they will proceed in the direction of their Mission.]]>
Contact Senator Warner at Roanoke Office: 540-857-2676 or via email found on Virginia Senate contact page here.
Please tell Virginia’s Sen. Mark Warner that you would like him to withdraw his co-sponsorship for the Menendez-Kirk Bill which increases sanctions against Iran. Tell him to support President Obama’s negotiations to settle the nuclear proliferstion issue without further violence in the Middle East.
Photographs taken outside The Taubman Museum, Jan. 11, 2014 during last day of the Yoko Ono “Imagine Peace” Exhibit. Note: the art museum is free. Please see the last week of the photography exhibit on Civil Rights events.