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"Those of us who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war." Martin Luther King Jr.
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Non-Violence Works
"In 1989, thirteen nations comprising 1,695,000 people experienced non-violent revolutions that succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations... If we add all the countries touched by major non-violent actions in our century (the Philippines, South Africa, the independence movement in India...) the figure reaches 3,337,400,000, a staggering 65% of humanity! All this in the teeth of the assertion, endlessly repeated, that non-violence doesn't work in the 'real' world." - Walter Wink
March 3rd - "War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death" - Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. - Monroe County Public Library Auditorium, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave.Bloomington, IN
March 5, 4-6 p.m., Friday - Imagine Haitian Arts & Coffee Evening, Dowling International Center, IU, Handmade Haitian arts & crafts for sale. Proceeds benefit 3 small Haitian NGOs. For more info & photos, see the attached pdf or visit Please forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested!
March 9, Green Drinks Indianapolis
March 10 -11, Indiana Building Green Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN - Join hundreds of designers, owners, operators and developers at the fourth annual Indiana Building Green Symposium, 2010. This annual conference hosted by the USGBC brings together leading professionals in a variety of disciplines and all facets of the building industry to facilitate and expedite the shift toward sustainable building practices in Indiana. Get all the latest on applications and trends that are turning green thinking into green building, and how it’s enhancing the quality of life for people and planet.

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CHECKS MAY BE SENT TO - Indiana Building Green Symposium,
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March 13 - Reiki Couples Workshop, Reiki Peace and Wellness Arts, and healingart(at)

March 19 - 2p.m. to 6p.m. - Reiki Clinic: Reiki Peace and Wellness Arts monthly Reiki Clinic (3rd Fridays) offering Usui Shiki Rhyho Reiki wellness techniques to awaken the body's natural ability to heal. It can help relax and reduce stress, stimulate the immune system, help reduce pain and improve recovery from dis-ease. Reiki supports healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. For more information about what to expect, click here - Sessions are $20 by appointment only. Veterans are free. To register, contact Patricia directly at 812-331-0886.

22 March - World Day for Water 2010:
World Water Day (WWD)
March 25, Divine Warrior Training Healing Circle- Reconnect to the Light Within, "Meeting Our Challenges" - 6:00 – 8:00 pm in Room 2B of the Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington. For more information contact Tom Capshew at
March 26 - 7:00pm - Hart Rock Poetry Series and Open-mic - "Women's Words - Women's Voices" with Deborah Pender Hutchinson and Anne Haines, followed by an open-mic. Celebrating National Women's History Month at Rachael's Cafe, 300 E. 3rd. St., Bloomington. For more information contact
Mar. 26-28 - the "Going Green Festival", Sustainable Indiana 2016 and Indianapolis Food, Farm, and Family Coalition will be featured in the Earth Charter Indiana booth in on Fri-Sun. at Indiana State Fairgrounds, E. 38 and Fall Creek Blvd. For more info, visit or contact John Gibson at or 295-9630.
Mar. 26, 5:30-7 pm, To commemorate the 7th anniversary of the Iraq war, there will be a die-in and a reading of names of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians killed in that war on , at Monument Circle (north end), sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center, Bloomington Peace Action Coalition, Women in Black, Indiana Peace and Justice Network, Indy Artists' Peace Project, CODEPINK Central IN, Friends of the Third World, Fort Wayne Peace and Justice Coalition, and Central Indiana Jobs with Justice. Bring your own white sheet. For more info, email Erin Polley at
March 27 at 6 pm [Nashville] Peace Vigil on the theme "War Is Not The Answer!" on Sat. at Brown County Courthouse, Main and Van Buren Streets sponsored by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Brown County branch). For more info, contact Tom Hougham at 878-4210 or
March 30, Sarah Weintraub of the Zen Peace Fellowship will speak on "Being Joy in Times of War." -: What is true joy? What is it to open to life and death, to beauty and horror, to grief and gratitude, to the true bright centers of our lives? How can our socially engaged Buddhist practice be enlivening and life-affirming? The talk will take place at 7 P.M. at Sanshin Zen Community Zendo at 1726 S. Olive Street

Sarah Weintraub is the new Executive Director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Sarah grew up at the San Francisco Zen Center, where her parents are teachers. She has worked for peace and human rights in Colombia for the past six years. She first lived there as part of a team of international observers, and has continued to go back to work on creative and political projects. After living in Colombia she trained at Tassajara Zen monastery. She experiences her activist work and Buddhist practice as expressions of the same deep vow, and is honored to continue working for peace and justice from the perspective of interconnectedness, in her new position at BPF.

Apr 3, Handmade Market (all local) Sat 10am-4pm, KRC Catering, Bloomington
April 8 - Public, Apr 9-10- E-waste Days:Business/Non-profits, IU Stadium purple lot.
April 11 - 2 pm., Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando at MCPL Auditorium will bring her acclaimed documentary and feature work to Bloomington and IU with a kick-off on
Gloria Rolando on her first US tour since 2001. Films to be screened on Sunday include Roots of My Heart (2001) about a young womans search for her family roots which leads to the discovery of the 1912 genocide in which thousands of members of the Independent Party of Color were massacred. 51 minutes. Subtitled in English
(Cherished Island Memories)Pasajes del Corazon y la Memoria is a short history of Cubans and Cayman Islanders in The Isle of Youth, Cuba. In Spanish only. 37 minutes.
A subsequent screening of her newest film 1912:Breaking the Silence will screen on April 12th at the Black Film Center Archive in the IU Main Library.
More info on Gloria and her films can be found at
Apr 11, Julia Butterfly Hill: 4:30 Woodburn Hall
April 12th - film 1912: Breaking the Silence by Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando will screen on at the Black Film Center Archive in the IU Main Library. More info on Gloria and her films can be found at
Earth Day Activities and Events
April 17 through 19 - Earth Day Network
April 23 - 7:00p.m., Hart Rock Poetry Series and Open-Mic at Rachael's - Celebrating National Poetry Month - followed with an open-mic
25th - Earth Day - A Call for Action on Climate Change
Earth Day Bloomington - Center for Sustainable Living
Earth Day 2010- Indianapolis - 11 a.m to 4 p.m., American Legion Mall
Earth Day Indiana Festival Saturday, EVERY DAY Earth Day in other ways
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The Great Unleashing Workshop - Saturday , April 24, 9:30am to 5:30pm, Bloomington, Indiana - Building Community Resilience and Self-Reliance - for Transition at City Hall, a day of celebration, education, and action. This day will be followed by working groups addressing the details of our future. Transition Bloomington is working to unite the people of Bloomington to create a more resilient community, able to deal with the challenges of peak oil, climate change, and economic collapse. We expect that this process will also create a more connected and joyful community. Everyone is invited!
Transition Bloomington
Saturday, May 1st, GLOBAL LOVE DAY, Annual Event, Annually Inspiring People to Love Unconditionally! Third Annual Global Love Day - Love Begins With Me. It's all about LOVE in global proportions! The Love Foundation is once again inviting people around the world to join together in celebrating and expanding LOVE during a one day planetary event encompassing all nations and all people.

May 15th, 2010 is Give Your Stuff Away Day - on Curb Day - Nation-wide give-away event (Curb Day) is Saturday, May 16, 2009 - On Saturday, May 16, 2009, people all over will participate in "Curb Day" by bringing unwanted (but still valuable) items to their curbs for others to cart away for free. All of us own extra "stuff" - things that have value, but not to us. Overall, there are millions of items out there - good stuff, just wasting away, cluttering households. In today's economy, especially, many others would love to own these items. Click for information and guidelines for holding an event in your community.

May 28, 7:00p.m., Hart Rock Poetry Series and Open-Mic at Rachael's - Celebrating the "Mother in All" - with open-mic
June 3-4, 2009 - Indiana Recycling Coalition's 21st Annual Conference
June 5, 2008 - World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
June 25, 7:00p.m., Hart Rock Poetry Series and Open-Mic at Rachael's - "Men's Words - Men's Voices" with open-mic

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Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are...Texas oil millionaires and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid. - President Dwight D. Eisenhower, November 8, 1954


Gather for Peace in Bloomington, organized by the Bloomington Peace Action Coalition, Congregations for Peace and the Unitarian Universalist Church Social Justice Task Force. Contact Timothy Baer st 988-1917 or at the Monroe County Courthouse steps every Wednesday from 5 to 6 P.M.
Peace Vigil Saturday Nashville, IN Courthouse every Sat, 6:00-7:00 PM
Bloomington Peace Action Coalition Bloomington Peace Action Coalition (BPAC) For information about upcoming events visit Location: Monroe Co. Public Library, Room 1-B
303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington
BPAC meets every Monday - 6:00 - 7:30 pm . Individuals and organizations welcome.
Cubamistad- Bloomington-Santa Clara sister cities meets the first Wed of month at Open to all interested in normalizing relations with Cuba. For information Contact Cyndi Roberts-Hall
Monroe Co Public Library Rm 1A at 5:30 pm
Prayer For Peace Sponsored by Congregations for PeacePeople from all over the world have decided to get together and pray on this date and time (12:00 PM GMT). Center for University Ministry 7:00AM-8:00AMOn the last morning of the month.
Reiki Clinic: Reiki Peace and Wellness Arts monthly Reiki Clinic (3rd Friday) offering Usui Shiki Rhyho Reiki wellness techniques to awaken the body's natural ability to heal. It can help relax and reduce stress, stimulate the immune system, help reduce pain and improve recovery from dis-ease. Reiki supports healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. For more information about what to expect, click here - Sessions are $20 by appointment only. Veterans are free. To register, contact Patricia directly at 812-331-0886. Reiki Peace and Wellness Arts Office 2:00PM - 6PM - Appointment Only
Poets for Peace facilitated by Green Dove Network  

Email for information.

Dances of Universal Peace are moving prayers danced in a circle to educate and diversify our understandings and collective hopes for peace from all cultures. For information view UU Bloomington Website
Unitarian Universalist Church at the corner of Fee Lane and the bypass View website
PEACE CIRCLES - For information contact Syndee L'ome Eartheart ** Phone: (812) 333-Love

Constructing new ways to fight I-69.   Inquiries welcome: 336-8036 or greene@xanadu.physics.
Peave Vigil
Richmond Peaceful Response
Silent Prayer Vigil noon to 1pm, the corner of A and 5th Streets (outside the Richmond City Building, across from the post office on U.S. 40 - Positive Signs and banners encouraged. 765-962-6101,
Women in Black Gathering
Rain or shine for silent protest 11:30am to 12:30pm on the north side of Monument Circle, Indianapolis, 317-846-3982
Indianapolis Peace & Justice Center Peace Vigil Indianapolis Peace & Justice Center Peace Vigil
4:30- to 5:30 pm at the northwest corner of Michigan and Penn Sts. 317-920-1510 or 317-926-4318,
Indianapolis Peace & Justice Center Meeting
7:00 pm at Broadway United Methodist Church, 609 E. 29th St. Third Tuesday of month
The Columbus Peace Fellowship Iin the Laws Room of First Presbyterian Church, 512 Seventh St. 7:00pm - Information: Sarah Kramer, 812/342-6954 for dates
Louisville Peace and Justice Calendar
Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism - click for current information, flyers and calendar of events and actions
Indiana Peace and Justice Network
Womens International League for Peace and Justice
Womens Internation League for Peace and Justice League - Ann Arbor
Womens Internation League for Peace and Justice League - Boston
Womens Internation League for Peace and Justice League - Australia

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