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N o v. - D e c. 2 0 1 2 “ P e a c e is n o t ju s t t h e a b s e n c e o f v io le n c e , b u t t h e p r es e nc e o f j u s t ic e . ” D r. M a r t i n L u t h e r K i n g , J r. Sunday Nov. 11th Details below The Best Kind of Holiday Shopping-Helping 50+ Good Causes: Come to the Peace Festival! Oklahoma City’s 27th annual Peace Festival will be on Sunday, Nov. 11th, from 11 am to 5 pm, in the Civic Center Music Hall’s “Hall of Mirrors” in downtown in Oklahoma City. The event is free and open to the public. Bring friends and new visitors this year. “Visitors will be inspired by tables and booths of local groups and organizations serving in social justice, human service, human rights, environment and peace,” said Nathaniel Batchelder, director of the Peace House. Dr. King said peace is the presence of justice. The Peace Festival presents a holiday shopping opportunity as groups and vendors sell items as gifts for the holiday season. Fair trade and homemade goods on sale include pottery, crafts and organic coffee from Central America, carving and hand-made items from Africa. Local artists and craftspeople sell their art as well. Many groups sell books, calendars, tshirts and bumper stickers furthering their mission. Groups offer newsletters and membership opportunities in addition to sales items. . “Background entertainment during the festival includes musicians Steve McLinn, Jahruba, and others,” Batchelder said. Folk singers and guitarists Jerry Carroll and D. Ray Polk will perform. Dance recitals by students from Oklahoma City’s Aalim School of Dance are at 2 pm. A Children’s Activity Room, supervised by adults during the event, is sponsored by the Peace Education Institute, a cosponsor of the Festival. Other sponsors with the Peace House and Peace Education Institute include the Social Justice Committee First Unitarian Church, Home Creations, Bright Lights of OKC, Summit Business Systems, Oklahoma Observer, and Bob Lemon. More information is available by calling the Peace House in Oklahoma City at 405-524-5577, or by going on the website Inside this issue: ALERTS Page 5 P. 5 You’re invited to “LEAPS & BOUNDS” P. 6 Weapons Caused Birth Defects P. 7 $21 Trillion Hidden by the Rich P. 9 Renewable Energy Oklahoma P. 10 THE PEACE HOUSE 2912 N. Robinson Oklahoma City, OK 73103 P. 4 Non-profit U.S. Postage Paid Okla. City, OK 73125 Permit No. 1096 Honoring the life of George McGovern Address Service Requested P. 2 Return a Gift to the Peace House in the enclosed envelope! THANKS! Donna Compton Editorial: “Really!!??” Page 1, OPS, Nov-Dec 2012

Oklahoma Peace Strategy News November-December 2012

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