Steve Hanken arranged for a get-together to honor John Shumaker, who died on October 26, 2019 at age 70. Steve is sharing some memories of John at the Artisan's Sanctuary in Marion on Nov. 29, when John would have been 71
WFPI events that were scheduled for April
have now been cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions.
Scheduling of May events is TBA.
Alternative Discussion Group
Tuesday soon, TBA
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Meeting at the dining room at the Hy-Vee on 32nd
at the intersection of 32nd Street NE & Oakland Road NE in Cedar Rapids
Our current book is Storm Lake by Art Cullen, discussing chapters 6 through 9 next session.
Potluck and Movie Night
at our new venue will be on
a Friday soon
third Friday as before
7 pm potluck, 8 pm movie
Our new host is
Artisan's Sanctuary in Marion, 1070 7th Avenue
NOTE: cost is $5 per person
Artisan's Sanctuary requires this very reasonable charge from us for the use of their space and their projection equipment.
The movie for March is The Third Man
This 1949 black and white classic, directed by Carol Reed, stars Joseph Cotton, Trevor Howard, and Orson Welles. It's from a Graham Greene novel by the same name and takes place in war-torn Vienna just after WWII during the occupation by US, UK, French and Russian forces. Exalted at the Cannes Film Festival, Reed was nominated for best director at the Academy Awards in 1950, but ultimately the only Oscar won was for cinematography. The acclaimed, poignant musical score was composed and played on the zither by Anton Karas.
Join us for our famous potluck and enjoy an evening with some like-minded folks — Sponsored by Arts Cinema~Free Friday Night Flicks and Workers for Peace Iowa.
Mall Walking for Peace
Sunday soon, TBA
Starting at 2:00 pm, and we walk for about 45 minutes.
Lindale Mall, 4444 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids
We gather at center of the Food Court
If you have our latest matching T-shirt that says, "If war is the answer, we're asking the wrong question", please wear it, but come to walk with any peace/anti-war shirt you have.
WFPI General Membership Meeting
fourth Tuesday as usual
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Mount Mercy University
Mercy Drive NE, Cedar Rapids
The venue for these meetings is Campus Ministry lounge space in the Busse Building
Enter opposite the doors for the library side of the building.
Please plan to come and shape the future!
Those who do not learn the lessons of history are destined to repeat them.
Street Witnessing for Peace
Meeting regardless of weather!
4:30 to 5:30 pm
at 1st Avenue & 1st Street NE, Cedar Rapids
Across from the old Federal Building ( now City Hall ) at the Tree of Five Seasons
Bring your own sign or hold one of ours. Spread the word!
Check with Bob at ( 3l9 ) 36O·5ll9 for more vigil information.