The PeaceWorks KC Local Art Fair, happens Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25, at Theis Park, south of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, along Oak Street, and Cleaver Boulevard in Kansas City. The hours: 10am-6pm Saturday, Sept. 24, and 10am-5pm Sunday, Sept. 25.
PeaceWork KC envisions “A healthy world of justice and peace without war and its weapons.” Its mission is “To embody and empower our core truth—peace works!”
PeaceWorks KC co-chair, Henry Stoever, and local artists participating in PeaceWorks KC Local Art Fair this year join us to disuss their work:
Anita Easterwood is a portrait artist and illustrator, she says, “I create work grounded in Blackness, including fashion, history, culture, and sisterhood.” Her website is anitaeasterwood.com. New to PeaceWorks Local Art Fair, Anita has been in the art business 5 years.
Crystal Ramirez celebrates her Latin culture making handmade natural stone jewelry with sterling silver. Her work can be found on etsy.com at CRamirezJewelry. Crystal has participated in two PeaceWorks KC in previous years. She has been in the art business 10 years.
PeaceWorks activities include:
- Work for the abolition of nuclear weapons on earth by.
- Peaceful Civil Resistance, speaking up and acting up in support of justice and peace, offering nonviolent witness to raise public awareness and influence policy makers, in the spirit of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Drone Warfare oposition, recognizing it as a violation of human rights and constitutional law.
- Support for Whistleblowers, who risk their livelihood and freedom to reveal serious abuses of power by the U.S. government and military.
- Support peace education in the world and peace in one’s community and personal life, offering one scholarchip per semester at Avila University for peace-related course work.
- Support for the Kansas City Urban Ranger Corps, which trains young men of midtown Kansas City, helping rangers graduate from high school, develop career paths and leadership skills, and learn alternatives to violence.
- Ssupport for Learning Club of Kansas City, KS, which provides one-on-one tutoring and mentoring for 2nd through 6th graders in the urban core of Kansas City, KS.
Host/producer: Donna Morrow Wolfe
Engineer: Kate Redman