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February A Season for Nonviolence
Sponsored by the Season for Nonviolence Committee, this month-long observation consists of many events and educational opportunities at locations around the city.
Saturday, February 2 Official kickoff to ‘A Season for Nonviolence’ is with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary, 1-4 p.m. at Mitchell High School Auditorium.
Sunday, February 3 Annual meeting
All PPJPC members are invited to attend this year’s annual meeting, 1-3 p.m. at our office, 29. S. Institute. Meet new board members and officers at the potluck that follows.  
Monday, February 4 No Nukes in Space Protest Vigil
Sponsored by Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. Held in Albuquerque, N.M., at the 19th annual Symposium on Space Nuclear Power & Propulsion, Hyatt Regency Hotel. Aerospace and military conference promotes expanding nuclear power in space. See space4peace.org or call (352) 337-9274. 
Wednesday, February 6 Court readiness hearing
Held in preparation for the upcoming trial of Bill Sulzman, Donna Johnson and Peter Sprunger-Froese, arrested for trespassing at Peterson Air Force Base last August in a civil disobedience action. Judge will decide 'ground rules' and restrictions for their trial on trespass charges for their Aug. 6 attempt to arrest the General of US Space Command for violating US treaties and international law.  Colorado Springs Municipal Court, 3 p.m.
Friday, February 8 The trial for Bill Sulzman, Donna Johnson and Peter Sprunger-Froese starts at 8:30 a.m. at Colorado Springs Municipal Court, at Kiowa and Weber streets. Come show your support! 
Sunday, February 10 Continuing with February's theme of ‘A Season for Nonviolence’, at 3 p.m., there will be an Interfaith Service of Love at Arnold Hall Ballroom at the Air Force Academy. Yoga, Buddhist meditation and several other opportunities will be available. For a complete listing of events, call Kelly Conner, 226-0122. 
Saturday, February 16 Seasonal Naturalist Series
Visiting Colorado College professors and authors Dr. Peter Marchand and Ann Zwinger combine natural history and writing in this daylong workshop held at the Catamount Institute’s sustainable field campus in Woodland Park. “Life in the Snow (and thriving): The winter adaptations of Plants and Animals,” will show participants all that goes on above and beneath the snow. Held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., lunch included. Reservations required; call Libby Foster, 687-1993. 
Friday - Saturday, February 15 and 16 NonviolenceWorks! a power play with heart, First Strike Theatre's troupe farce meets truth force 7:30pm at the Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 low-income. Limited seating, reservations strongly suggested; call 632-6189. Click here for more details!
Sunday, February 17 NonviolenceWorks! a power play with heart, First Strike Theatre's troupe farce meets truth force 4pm, at the Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 low-income. Limited seating, reservations strongly suggested; call 632-6189. Click here for more details!
Friday - Saturday, February 22 and 23 NonviolenceWorks! a power play with heart, First Strike Theatre's troupe farce meets truth force 7:30pm at the Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 low-income. Limited seating, reservations strongly suggested; call 632-6189.  Click here for more details!
 Sunday, February  24 Monthly Peace Rally
This month, we’ll join the spiritual pilgrims of the Hiroshima Flame Interfaith Peace Walk, who will end their Colorado journey at Peterson Air Force Base on this day.  Walk leaves Shove Chapel, Colo. College, 8am for Peterson AFB.  Rally for peace at 1pm at the base.  Participants will be bussed back to town afterward.  6:30pm supper with walkers at Shove Chapel. Join us for a peaceful and prayerful demonstration! 
Sunday, February 24 NonviolenceWorks! a power play with heart, First Strike Theatre's troupe farce meets truth force 4pm, at the Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 low-income. Limited seating, reservations strongly suggested; call 632-6189.  Click here for more details!
Thursday, February 28 Anti-war ad hoc meeting, 5:45 p.m., PPJPC office, 29 S. Institute.  
Monday, March 4 Greening the Home.  This Sustainability workshop will help you make your own home more energy efficient and all-around environmentally friendly.  Call PPJPC for more information: 632-6189.
Friday,  March
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PPJPC’s Annual Speaker’s Forum.  Author John Nichols gives a talk entitled, “Killing Osama for Peace: The Tragedy of American Patriotism.  A state of the world report offering a blueprint for liberation ecology that insists "Sustainable Apocalypse" isn’t the answer.”  7pm at the First Congregational Church on N. Tejon and St. Vrain. Book signing follows speech. Free and open to the public. 

Friday, March 29 Annual downtown pilgrimage
“The Way of the Cross, the Way of Justice,” a prayerful Good Friday procession through the streets of downtown Colorado Springs in which participants carry a large wooden cross in memory of Jesus’ bearing his own cross before his crucifixion. Twelve brief stops at local social service agencies, government offices and businesses feature speakers, music, poetry and words relating contemporary crosses to bear. Meet at noon at Acacia Park.
April,
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Seeds of Peace ‘Play Shop’. If enough people are interested in co-creating such an event for ages 6 and up, it will happen! Ideas include singing, brainstorming, feeding each other, puppets, Peace Rose process, drumming, new games, FISH principles, Council of All Beings, seed exchange, scavenger hunt, labyrinth building and more fun. Call Karla Crescenta if this sparks you, 575-0152. 
Friday, April 5 ‘NonviolenceWorks!’
First Strike Theatre brings its new show to Denver, in honor of the American Friends Service Committee’s annual public gathering. The evening includes First Strike’s performance, AFSC program highlights and the Jack Gore Peace Awards, given to local people who have excelled in peace work. The venue is the Cleo Parker Robinson Theater in Denver, 119 Park Avenue West. Begins at 7 p.m.; no charge, but donations will be taken to support the work of First Strike Theatre and AFSC. Call (303) 623-3464 for reservations.  Click here for more details!
Saturday, April 13 Sustainability: Building Solar Ovens
Rely on natural solar power to cook tasty dishes. Here’s all the info you’ll need to build your own creation and start cooking! Noon, at PPJPC office, 29 S. Institute. Call 632-6189 for information, reservations. 
Thursday, April 25 Sustainability: Voluntary Simplicity
Discussion-course orientation encouraging participants to study, share and strategize ways of simplifying your own lifestyle. Learn about continuing by forming a study circle for support and encouragement. Begins at 7 p.m. at PPJPC offices, 29 S. Institute. Call 632-6189 for reservations. 
Weekend, May 10-12 No Star Wars
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. To strengthen its commitment to preventing a new arms race in space, Global affiliate Nevada Desert Experience will host an international space organizing conference and protest in Berkeley, Calif. Speakers include Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Dennis Kuchinich (D-OH). Representatives from peace groups worldwide will share their work to stop Star Wars. See space4peace.org or call (352) 337-9274. 
Ongoing Events
Ongoing Facing the Future Project.  Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library.  Click here for further details.
Mondays, February and March Sustainability: Re-thinking the Corporation
10-week discussion-course orientation group that began Jan. 28 continues meeting weekly at 7 p.m. at PPJPC offices, 29 S. Institute. Offering an in-depth look at the corporate world, how companies become so powerful, what it means to citizens and why it signals danger to our democracy. Materials provided. Newcomers can still join. Call 632-6189.  
Every Monday Epimethian Press invites folks at 6 pm to First Congregational Church, N. Tejon St. and E. St. Vrain St., to fill prisoners’ book requests.
Every Thursday ***Bannering time changes this month to 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.*** Peace vigil/bannering at the corner of Nevada and Bijou.  Call the PPJPC office at 632-6189 for more info.
Every 3rd Thursday 5:15 p.m. cyclists gather at Wooglin’s Deli, 823 N. Tejon St., for a Critical Mass ride. Call 630-3826.
The 3rd Thursday of every month Prison Fellowship, a Family Support Group for those coping with loved ones behind bars, meets at Ascension Lutheran Church, N. Circle Dr. and Van Buren, 7 p.m., all welcome, 548-0892.
The 2nd Friday of every month Colorado CURE working for criminal justice reform, meets 7 p.m. at the ComCor building, 3615 Roberts Road, off N. Nevada Ave. at Winters Dr. Call 473-4089 or 598-7049.
The 3rd Saturday of every month Housing Advocacy Coalition meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at First Methodist Church, N. Nevada Ave. and Boulder St. Free parking, disabled access, refreshments. Ongoing action-planning. Call 634-0738.
First Sundays January - June

Shamanic JourneyingFor Shamanic Practitioners of all traditions, to transmute environmental toxins. On first Sundays of each month, January-June, 6-8 p.m. in the WisDome, for air, earth, water, trees, animals and food. Call Karla, 575-0152.

 

For up-to-the-minute information on Citizens for Peace in Space activities, call Bill Sulzman, 389-0644.

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Last Updated: 01/31/2002  by philip lightstone