Here are OEP and ally events coming up in our community.
Also, look at recent past events to see more of what we do.
Join us for the launch of our series "Children as Peacebuilders: Equipping Resilient Leaders" at 12:00pm EST on Saturday, October 23rd. The seminars will invite parents and educators from all around the US to address common, and sensitive topics that their kids are exposed to now more than ever surrounding justice and inclusion.
This month we will be addressing Bullying Prevention as part of On Earth's Peace Bullying Prevention Month activities, equipping caregivers and educators with tools, such as storytelling using OEP's Read Aloud Program, to talk to children and the community about bullying prevention.
The series plans to address other related topics such as social justice, military recruiting, and more! The series invites parents and caregivers to talk about ways in which topics such as racial justice, LGBTQ+ justice, migrant justice, and many other important topics can be addressed! OEP will host speakers and psychologists that specialize in children development to discuss the safest and most efficient methods of how we can raise healthy children that are compassionate, caring, and inclusive of others.
To join our email list for the series, please click here!
Angela Davis has inspired many, from those who are veterans in organizing a movement to those who do not know where to start. Join this two-week book discussion to learn and discuss themes from her book, Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. This will take place via Zoom on October 19th and 26th, 2021 at 5:30 PM Eastern Standard time. Click here for start time in your time zone.
This event is a two-week Book Club series. You are not required to attend all sessions. The first session will cover the first half of the book, and the second session will cover the second half of the book. It is encouraged you at least read half of the book before attending the first session; you can read as much of the book as you would like in advance or during the series! Facilitators will bring select passages-- please come join the conversation!
Facilitation will be provided by Annabell Knapp (On Earth Peace's Palestine Justice Organizer), Marilyne Njuraita (OEP's Prison Justice Organizer), and Tamera Shaw (OEP's Organizing Fellow).
This book places major emphasis on the connections between justice areas, including the Ferguson Uprising; the globalized nature of security and surveillance tactics being used by governments; the prison industrial complex; and transnational solidarity among peoples' movements. The fight that black and brown communities have with police forces in the United States is parallel with the fight the Palestinians have with the Israeli military. This book is about forming a wide coalition of movements to challenge systemic racism and build equity and inclusion.
Familiar to many, Angela Davis is an American political scientist most well known for her participation in the Black Panther Party. Davis gained attention originally as a Marxist, previously a long-time member of the Communist Party in America. In 1970 she became third woman on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list. Davis has decades of experience as a practitioner in racial, economic, and Palestinian justice, and has much wisdom to offer.
Dates: Tuesdays, October 19 & 26, 2021
Times: 5:30-6:30 PM Eastern
After you RSVP for this event, you will receive an email with the zoom link and links to either purchase a paperback or view a PDF copy of the book we will be reading.
Annabell is On Earth Peace's Palestine Justice Organizer. Annabell graduated in May 2021 with a dual-degree in History & Political Science and Global Studies. Annabell just moved to London to pursue a Master's degree focused on Politics, Development, and the Global South.
Marilyne Njuraita is On Earth Peace's Prison Justice Organizer. Marilyne is originally from Texas and is now attending Howard University in Washington, D.C. pursuing a degree in Sociology.
Tamera Shaw is On Earth Peace's Organizing Fellow. She recently graduated from the University of Rochester with a double major in African and African American Studies and Psychology. Tamera is now working towards her goal of pursuing social psychology as an advanced degree, and is employed in Washington, D.C.
Join On Earth Peace in October and November 2021 for a 4-week series to explore tools for organizing and community leadership through the values and practices of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation. If you are an organizer working for social change, an activist working to reduce violence in your community, or just someone who wants to learn more, join us!
You are welcome to bring your own organizing project or context to the table--and you’re welcome if you’re just curious, but don’t have a specific issue in mind. We will apply Kingian tools and perspectives to the context of each organizer/participant and to specific cases .
OEP’s organizing interns will bring examples from their areas of focus -- which include racial justice, LGBTQ+ justice, women's’ justice, environmental justice, migrant justice, and more.
No previous involvement with OEP or Kingian Nonviolence is required. Come build relationships and get a taste of Kingian Nonviolence! Participation at all sessions is not required.
What to expect:
- Learn Kingian Nonviolence tools and perspectives that can inform community change work - including the social dynamics of nonviolence and selected principles of KNV
- Practice applying Kingian Nonviolence with case studies drawn from the concerns of OEP’s organizing justice areas and participants’ own organizing (or community concerns)
- Build Beloved Community to help sustain for the long haul
Session 1 - Thursday October 28th from 4-6pm EST
“Aggression/Conciliation” - Learn the strategic value of channeling aggression toward conditions and policies instead of individuals.
Session Two - Thursday November 4th from 4-6pm EST
Top/Down Bottom Up or 3rd Force Organizing - Learn to mobilize the community including the “Top” (roles of authority) and the “Bottom” (grassroots).
Session Three: Thursday November 11th from 4-6pm EST
Leadership Development - Learn the importance of ongoing training and capacity-building for yourself and your community.
Session Four: Thursday November 18th from 4-6pm EST
Steps of Kingian Nonviolence and Strategic Planning for Your Initiative - Learn to conceptualize a campaign or change initiative.
Beloved members* of On Earth Peace, Greetings!
You are invited to join us for a meeting of our members to make long overdue updates to the Bylaws for On Earth Peace. These changes include updating language to better reflect our new Co-Chair model and new board size (12), as well as adding our new Mission and Vision statements to Section 1. In order to make these changes, we need 30 of you to join us on a zoom call.
To view the changes proposed to the Bylaws in preparation for our meeting, please visit [coming soon].
Date: Sunday, November 21st
*Members are currently defined in our Bylaws as, "Any person who intellectually and spiritually supports the purpose of On Earth Peace Assembly, Inc. shall be a member of the corporation if a financial contribution has been made at any time within the previous two (2) years."