[OCC News] OKC TONITE: Two Iraq War Vets and Iraqi Journalist Speak for Peace, more peace events

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Jun 8, 2010, 10:30:44 AM6/8/10
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Tuesday, June 8,   6:30 pm: Two US Iraq War Vets & Iraqi Journalist: Speaking for Peace:
@ Mayflower Congregational Church UCC, 3901 NW 63rd., OKC. 

National People’s Journey Tour” sponsored by Oklahoma Center for Conscience, “The People’s Journey” speakers come from diverse backgrounds, each with firsthand accounts of war and stories of how they came to work actively for a more peaceful world. 

*** This event features Iraq War Vets Josh Steiber, Conor Curran, 26, a former Marine, and Iraqi journalist and refugee Salam Talib.  Steiber was a member of Bravo Company 2-16, the military unit involved in the 2007 helicopter shooting of Iraqi civilians that killed twelve people, including two Reuters employees, as seen on the military video released by WikiLeaks (link below). Stieber speaks to international media about his former company’s role in the “collateral murder” tape and the letter of reconciliation that followed, www.lettertoiraq.com 

According to Steiber, the idea for this trek evolved from two other odysseys: a trip he completed last year called “The Contagious Love Experiment,” and the “Our Journey To Smile” – an effort by Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers (AYPV) to connect with other peace seekers around the world. 

"We’ve been blessed,” Steiber said, “to have inspiring people from all over the world come together for this journey that will help to spark examination as to what we support as a country and who we are as fellow humans, no matter where we come from.”

The People’s Journey: thepeoplesjourney.org/ 
WikiLeaks video of the massacre in Baghdad: http://www.democracynow.org/tags/wikileaks_collateral_murder_video
Afghan Youth Peace volunteers: http://www.ourjourneytosmile.com/

MORE Justice & Peace Events – June, 2010 – OKC

 Wed., June 9, 6:30 pm: Meeting of (new) Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice - refreshments, snacks, 7 pm Meeting, Church of the Open Arms, 3131 N. Penn., OKC

 Sun., June 13, 2-4 pm: Peace Education Institute “OPEN HOUSE” - picnic, hike trails, see Nature, visit chickens - @ PEI, 11404 N. Midwest Blvd (3 mi. east of I-35 on Hefner Rd, then north)

Peace Camp, for Rising 5th & 6th Graders – Mon-Fri: July 26-30 - Registration information < www. PeaceEducationInstitute.org > or call Conna Wilkinson 204-6479

LGBT Pride Festival OKC - Saturday/Sunday, June 27/28, Memorial Park OKC (south of NW 36th St betw Classen & Western)    www.okcpride.org

LGBT Pride Parade OKC - Sunday, June 27, Line-up: 5 pm, Step Off: 6 pm, from NW 36th & Classen, march to NW 39th & Penn Ave.   www.okcpride.org

Ice Cream Social - Sun., June 27, after the Parade: 7-9 pm, @ Church of the Open Arms, 3131 N. Penn Ave, OKC

Tues, June 29, 7pm: Kathy Kelly Speaking (nationally known for “Voices for Creative Nonviolence” visited Iraq 26 times) -–@ Church of the Open Arms UCC, 3131 N. Penn Ave., OKC

Wed. July 15th, 6:30: Caravan to CUBA, OKC Stop, Speakers - potluck supper, 7 pm Program, 1st Unitarian Ch, 600 NW 13th St., OKC



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