GREENBELT PEACE MONTH JUNE 2019
Peace Month is proclaimed by Greenbelt City Council. All events are free and open to all.
Alex Barnes accepts the Peace Month Proclamation from Mayor Jordan
If at Greenbelt Community Center, address is 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt MD
Saturday June 1 Greenbelt Concert Band performance, 3:00 pm at the Greenbelt Community Center Gym. Program will include “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Contact: Elihu Zimet, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday June 2 Naturalization Ceremony, 12:00 noon in the Greenbelt Community Center Gym. A welcome to new citizens, as the U.S. Citizen & Immigration Service administers the oath of allegiance to them.
Sunday June 9 “Making Peace with Difficult People (Including You and Me!), 2:00-4:00 pm in the Greenbelt Community Center, Room 114. The Center for Dynamic Community Governance welcomes all ages to this special Peace Day workshop and invites them to have fun trying out new skills with neighbors and friends through interactive games and role-plays. No registration required. Contact: Aileen Kroll, email@example.com.
Tuesday June 11 “Prayer for Peace in our Hearts, our Communities and our World,” 12:30-1:30 at Greenbelt Community Church Fellowship Center at 1 Hillside Road. This hour will include time to voice (or read) prayers for peace, 15 minutes of silence to envision peace for all, and optional sharing. Contact: Patience Robbins, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday June 14 Peace sing-along and solstice celebration, 6:00 pm potluck at Greenbelt Community Center Room 114, 7:00 pm singing at nearby Greenbelt peacemaker’s memorial area (indoors if it rains). Melissa Sites will be the song leader. By CHEARS (Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society) and Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition. Contact: Lucy Duff, email@example.com.
Saturday June 15 Presentations on global affairs by Maryland United for Peace and Justice (MUPJ) activists, 3:00 -5:00 pm at Greenbelt Community Center Room 201. Themes are “EMPIRE OF CHAOS” on history of US policy and events leading to current global economic and political situation, by Bahram Zandi, chair of International Committee, US Green Party; and “WAGING PEACE NOT WAR” about projects to create opportunities and education for children and war victims during the Sierra Leone civil war and its aftermath, by Andrew Benson Greene, founder of B-Gifted and international Education networks to build peace in his native Sierra Leone. By MUPJ and Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition. Contact: R. Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday June 17 “Reel & Meal” monthly film and discussion series, 7:00 pm at New Deal Café, 113 Centerway. Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition presents program on theme of peace and its foundation of social justice. Optional meal served at 6:30 pm. Contact: Donna Hoffmeister, email@example.com.
Tuesday June 18 Get Money Out Maryland (GMOM) film show and discussion, 7:00 pm, Greenbelt Community Center Room 201. Program features Dark Money, in cooperation with Point of View http://www.pbs.org/pov/, “the best film ever about money in politics,” which reveals vivid examples of corruption in election cycles and impact of big money on parties and policies. Susan Ogden will lead discussion on how to reclaim democracy so it works for all and thus serves as a foundation of peace. By GMOM. Contact Susan: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday June 20 “Women and Peace” program by Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Greenbelt, 7:00 pm at Greenbelt Community Center Room 114. The speaker, DC writer Hillary Chapman, develops the theme that equality of women and men is an essential prerequisite to peace. A co-author of The Calling: Tahirih of Persia and her American Contemporaries, she connects the life and work of Tahirih, the trailblazing female nineteenth-century Iranian religious-revolutionary leader, with early female reformers and religious leaders such as Sojourner Truth and Susan B. Anthony. Contact: Alice Mformen, email@example.com, or Nancy Joy Allchin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday June 21 Open readings and favorite writings on peace, 7:30 pm in the Greenbelt Community Center Room 103. Program includes poetry, prose and essays plus a short discussion about peace in today’s world and ways that our writing can have an impact on it. Light refreshments. By Greenbelt Writers Group. Contact: Barbara Ford, email@example.com or 301-441-8241.
Saturday June 22 Presentation on making peace with Iran and Venezuela, 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Greenbelt Community Center Room 201. Popular Resistance activists Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers report on their visits to Iran and Venezuela as well as the recent Embassy Protection Collective 37-day peace vigil at the Washington, DC Venezuelan Embassy. They will discuss the role of US people in ending domineering US economic and military relations with those countries and the world. By Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday June 30 “Israel, Palestine and U.S. Policy in the Mideast,” 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Greenbelt Community Center Room 202. Speaker is Dr. Jerome Segal, of Jewish Peace Lobby. By Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition. Contact: email@example.com.