Positively Revolting on 07/20/12

Air date: 
Fri, 07/20/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Peace & Justice Works / Portland Copwatch celebrates their 20th Anniversary

Join hosts ani and Lyn as they talk with Portland Peace and Justice Works / Portland Cop Watch organizer Dan Handelman, and long-time peace activist Ann Huntwork, how things have evolved in the movement over the last two decades.

Since 1992, these groups have organized events that have built coalitions, and mobilized people into action. Where do organizers see things going from here?

We'll also talk about the celebration to mark this occasion, being held on Saturday, July 21, 7 PM at The Peace House, 2116 NE 18th (at Tillamook), Portland.

The evening's main event will be the election of the "Warmonger of the Year"*, with celebrants being entitled to one vote per person based on a $5 entry fee, but to show how American Democracy really works, additional votes can be bought for $1. There will be entertainment, refreshments, memorabilia, information about PJW and PCW's first 20 years, and items for sale.

Nominees for the prize are: The US Military, the Portland Police Bureau, Drones, War Profiteers/"Contractors", and the US Government. The candidates will be presented at the event and the winner announced at the end of the evening.

Peace and Justice Works, a 501-c-3 non-profit dedicated to promoting nonviolent conflict resolution on local, national and international levels, was founded in March, 1992. Its project group Portland Copwatch first met in May of that year. More information on the event, the "Warmonger" nominees, and about PJW and PCW can be found at http://www.pjw.info

* Shamelessly, but with permission, based on Jobs with Justice's "Scrooge of the Year" awards... 

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