US Pride History

Photograph by Angela Weiss

Written by Kylee Lorio, LGBTQ+ Organizer

 

In the United States, Pride has a complicated history. Pride truly began in 1969, but the current celebration we recognize today emerged in 1970. On June 28 of 1970, thousands of people arrived outside the former Stonewall Inn, determined to march to Greenwich Village in honor of members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning/Queer Intersex Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community that stood against police violence the year before. Each year following, the same peaceful march honoring members of the LGBTQIA+ community occurred, eventually earning the title of Pride. Since 1970, Pride has been an annual commemoration of the identity that has been the source of generations of oppression. 

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OEP Endorses Palestinian Bills

Photo by Justin Tallis

Written by Annabell Knapp, Palestine Justice Organizer

 

For 73 years Palestinians have been living under an oppressive apartheid state enforced by the Israeli government. This oppressive state has been funded by the United States which has only aided the human rights abuses that Palestinians face every day. This is why it is important for us in the United States to hold our government accountable for their part in committing human rights abuses against Palestinians. In the recent few weeks On Earth Peace has stepped up and has endorsed pieces of legislation and signed on to joint statements condemning the actions of the United States government in relation to Palestine.

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6.2 JPL Ruth Karasek

For 45 years, On Earth Peace has been a force in justice and peace. Our mission is to develop intergenerational leadership for a better world and your support is what will allow us to carry on this work for another 45+ years. Our roots go back more than 300 years in the historic peace church that birthed our movement and community and in that spirit, we are excited to share this campaign with you.

We hope hearing from the leaders OEP has supported will inspire you to support us- we hope you will feel led to share these stories with others and donate to help support future leaders in OEP. Let these stories inspire you in your own work towards building a more peaceful, just world.  

For our first issue of June, we are highlighting one of our incredible leaders and supporters, Ruth Karasek!

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5.5 JPL: Anna Rodriguez

As you know, On Earth Peace has been a force in justice and peace for 45 years, helping to develop intergenerational leadership for a better world. Our roots go back more than 300 years in the historic peace church that birthed our movement and community and in that spirit, we are excited to share this campaign with you.

These are the stories of the dozens of leaders across generations that OEP has helped to strengthen and support. We hope these stories will inspire you in your own work towards building a more peaceful, just world and we hope you will feel led to share these stories with others and donate to help support future leaders in OEP.

For our first issue of May, we are highlighting OEP's own Kingian Nonviolence Fellow Anna Rodriguez!

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Early April Board Meeting

 

The On Earth Peace (OEP) board held its spring meeting, April 8-10, 2021, gathering virtually by zoom for the third time due to the pandemic.  

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