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Dept of Peace / Kucinich weekend June 5th-6th coming up / press release attached

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Kucinich portland June 5th-6th press release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 1, 2005

CONTACT:
Heidi Henzel, Oregon Congressional District Coordinator
Oregon Congressional District 1 Leader
The Peace Alliance - U.S. Department of Peace
503.450.0134
hdah@earthlink.net

FORUM AND TOWN HALL MEETING ON JUNE 5, 2005
COME TOGETHER AND CREATE A CULTURE OF PEACE
Community Dialogue with Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D) Ohio and Oregon Leaders

Sunday June 5, 2pm ? 5pm, A Calling for Peace and Unity, Presentations from Community Leaders
Keynote Speaker: Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D) Ohio

First Unitarian Church, Main Street Sanctuary
1211 SW Main (SW 12th between Salmon and Main Streets)
Portland, OR

Sunday June 5, 7pm ? 9pm, Civic Engagement / Public Action, Town Hall Meeting

First Unitarian Church, Main Street Sanctuary
1211 SW Main (SW 12th between Salmon and Main Streets)
Portland, OR

Monday, June 6, 1pm ? 5pm, Probing Dynamics / Designing Solutions, Thought Leadership Meetings

Multnomah County Central Library
801 SW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR

Local and State Government Leaders, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, and invited Peace and Social Justice Community Representatives meet in small one-on-one dialogue groups to discuss and explore the dynamics, new possibilities and opportunities for advancements offered by shifting to a culture of peace. 4 scheduled, 50-minute meetings with members of Civic Involvement, IRV, Campaign Finance Reform, Lobbyists, Media, Peace, Labor, Prison Reform, Battered Women and Domestic Violence Shelter, Military, Children, Health Care, Environment, and Education Communities.

COME TOGETHER AND CREATE A CULTURE OF PEACE

Are we ready to challenge our present thinking and reshape our future? We are talking about nothing less than shifting the basis of our culture from fear to love, from aggression to nonviolence, from war to peace. Department of Peace legislation proposed by Congressman Dennis Kucinich will be reintroduced on September 12, 2005, and offers the opportunity to fundamentally transform our culture, reshape the essence of our democracy, and find innovative solutions to the critical issues and concerns we face in our local, state, national, and global communities.

"Peace is not just the absence of war; it is the active presence of a capacity for love and compassion, and reciprocity. It is an awareness that our lives are not to be lived simply for ourselves through expressing our individuality, but we confirm the purpose of our lives through the work of expressing our shared sense of community in a purposeful and practical way; to sustain our own lives we sustain the lives of others - in family, in a community of neighborhoods called a city, and in a community of nations called the world." ~ Dennis Kucinich

For a 9 point synopsis of Department of Peace legislation, visit www.afdop.org/learn.html

The Peace Alliance is a multipartisan organization dedicated to establishing a Department of Peace. The Peace Alliance is a 501(c)4 corporation and The Peace Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation.

To learn more about The Peace Alliance, visit www.thepeacealliance.org
Kucinich Good - Promoters Bad 02.Jun.2005 16:51

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FYI to the unknowing...the folks behind the promotion of this event are not the nicest people to deal with. One woman in particular while trying to find a way to publicly promote this event used hardball tactics, fabrications, rudeness, authority and was generally demanding and unpleasant.

The lesson, be nice...ask questions, don't make demands...don't treat people like your tools to achieve your goals...or act like an asshole.

fight imperialism! 04.Jun.2005 15:49

ding dong

I get a feeling that this is all leading up to 'vote democrat in 2006.'
Instead lets rebuild an effective anti-war movement that is against war, occupation, imperialism and the attacks on civil rights, muslims and arabs here in the US.