PeaceWorks Kansas City annual Memorial Day protest and other activities

Cris Mann, Kristin Scheer, and Charles Carney discuss the plans for a Memorial Day protest, May 30, at the Kansas City National Security Campus, 14520 Botts Road, Kansas City, Missouri, which produces 85 percent of the non-nuclear parts used in US nuclear weapons.  Reverend Jim Hannah, a former member of the Board of PeaceWorks Kansas City, said it’s a “Global Insecurity Factory“.

PeaceWorks and supporters plan to park on Prospect just north of Missouri Highway 150 in south KCMO and start at 11 AM walking a mile to
the entry to the KC National Security Campus, where they will hold a rally including a die-in.

All are welcome to join.  People who cannot or do not wish to walk that distance can join the event at 14520 Botts Road. This event is co-sponsored by Kansas City Vets for Peace and Green Party.

PeaceWorks Kansas City has been protesting this Kansas City facility every Memorial Day since 2011.  Some years, people have gotten arrested for trespassing after symbolically crossing the property line.  They have always informed law enforcement in advance.  Officers are present to make the arrests, and the protests are entirely nonviolent.

The interview also mentions some other activities of PeaceWorks Kansas City including the annual PeaceWorks Kansas City Local Art Fair.  (It was previously called the UNPlaza Art Fair.  It was canceled in 2021 and virtual in 2020 because of COVID.)

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