The Friends of Peace meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Monday, March 18, 2013

2013 Million Musicians March

The annual Million Musicians March took place in Austin on Saturday, March 16.  A rally was held on the steps of the Capitol, and then the march proceeded down Congress to the city hall, detouring along the way in order to go down 6th Street.  The weather was perfect, and the music and speakers were terrific.



 

 


 







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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kay Lucas


The Central Texas peace community mourns the passing of Kay Lucas on Sunday, March 3, 2013.  Kay was a founding member of Waco Friends of Peace and was the long-time director of the Crawford Peace House.  Her hard work and dedication inspired us all, and we will miss her.









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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Progressive Film Series: March 14, 2013

The Island President


THURSDAY, MARCH 14
POPPA ROLLO'S PIZZA
WEST-BANK MEETING ROOM
703 N.VALLEY MILLS, WACO
6 PM: PIZZA & BUSINESS
6:30:  FILM & DISCUSSION
RUNTIME: 101 MINUTES


This film is appropriate for all ages.



A film about one man's mission to save his nation and perhaps the planet, The Island President is a riveting, uplifting story that is impossible to take your eyes off of.  President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced--the survival of his country and everyone in it.  Nasheed brought democracy to the Maldives, and then faced destruction of his islands by the rising oceans secondary to global warming.

This amazing film describes the damage occurring NOW from global climate change, while presenting a moving story of one man's struggle and the visual beauty of this island nation.

WINNER -- Sundance Film Festival
"...extraordinary access, spectacular footage." -- The New York Times
"...a Capra-esque tale of dogged idealism and political courage." -- Washington Post.
  
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