Peace Project Weekend 2018: From Warfare to Common Shares
Knights of Columbus Hall
25 W Kiowa St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
The Peace Project Weekend 2018 has a theme of a world going from warfare to common shares, which will be highlighted through a series of free and family friendly events for the community. Weekend events include a penny poll, visits to Senators’ offices, an interfaith service, a 100-person flash mob depicting the US budget in color-coded t-shirts, community panel, potluck, and finale performance.
On Friday, July 27 is the Penny Poll. “Vote” on your budget priorities and enjoy bike-powered smoothies! There will be two locations from 1 to 2:30 p.m.: The southwest corner of Tejon St and Colorado Ave and the northeast corner of Tejon St and Bijou St. The results will be delivered to Senator Bennet’s office at 3:30 p.m. and to Senator Gardner’s office at 4 p.m.
Later in the evening, there will be an Interfaith Service focused on peace and the commons from 5 to 5:45 p.m. at Relevant Word Ministries led by community faith leaders. The service will be followed by a community meal and activity from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Food will be provided with the option to make a donation if you like.
On Saturday, July 28, join from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for a 100 person flash mob that represents the U.S. budget and questioning budget priorities. The 100 participants will gather at Acacia Park to prepare and then proceed to the steps of city hall where participants will adorn t-shirts representing different slices of the U.S. budget pie. T-shirts will be provided at the event for a $1 donation and there will be free t-shirt screen printing after the action! Register here for the flash mob.
Later, head to a community panel on militarism in our communities from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall of Penrose Library. Then enjoy a potluck from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
At 7 p.m., local poets, musicians and thespians will highlight the finale of Peace Project Weekend 2018. Performing in the Knights of Columbus Hall of Penrose Library, these artists will conclude the weekend’s theme of a world going from warfare to common shares.
Luke Cissell, Janice Gould, Rosemary Lytle, Paul Wickelson, Andrew Ziegler, and First Strike Theatre will bring spoken word, song and shtick to conclude the weekend that focuses on budget priorities and moving resources from militarism to building community and the common good.