ONGOING Activities

 

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PAST Activities

  • Co-sponsored a presentation by Daoud Nassar, the Director of the Palestinian organization "Tent of Nations," who spoke about why "We Refuse to be Enemies" (November 10, 2016)
  • Brought ex-CIA agent and author John Kiriakou to Fort Collins to address why the U.S. Government is waging a war on whistleblowers (February 13, 2016)
  • Brought author and journalist Glenn Greenwald to Fort Collins to speak about "The U.S. Surveillance State in the Age of Fear" with FREE (Finding Racial and Economic Equality) (April 8, 2015)
  • Co-sponsored a "Theater of the Oppressed" workshop led by Josh Perlstein of Central Connecticut University with FREE (November 16, 2014)
  • Co-sponsored (with FREE) "My Name is Rachel Corrie" a one woman play about the U.S. activist who was killed while attempting to prevent Israeli military forces from demolishing a Palestinian home (November 15, 2014)
  • Brought author and journalist Jeremy Scahill to Fort Collins to discuss “Dirty Wars: Exposing Truths Behind the War on Terror” with FREE (April 9, 2014)
  • Co-sponsored “The Soldier and Refusenik” with Churches for Middle East Peace and Unitarian-Universalists for Peace in the Middle East featuring former Israeli Defense Forces solder Eran Efrati, who discussed the occupation of Palestine (February 27, 2014)
  • Brought Alternative Radio’s David Barsamian to Fort Collins to give his acclaimed speech, “I Have a Drone: US Imperialism in the Context of Obama’s Drone Program” (September 24, 2013)
  • Organized a family-friendly event, “Fly Kites, Not Drones” at Spring Canyon Park to bring attention to the use of drones by the U.S. military (April 28, 2013)
  • Brought David Barsamian to Fort Collins to present a lecture titled “U.S. – Israel War on Iran” (October 1, 2012)
  • Sponsored the American Friends Service Committee art exhibit, “Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan” at Colorado State University (April 6 – 27, 2012)
  • Organized a teach-in on the Iran crisis featuring Nader Hashemi, Assistant Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics at the University of Denver; Thomas Mayer, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at the University of Colorado – Boulder; and Mohammad Kalantari, a Fort Collins resident of Iranian descent who had recently returned from visiting friends and family in Iran (April 24, 2012)
  • Sponsored a teach-in on “Occupied Afghanistan” to mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of that country (October 5, 2011)
  • Brought author, columnist, and AM 760 talk show host David Sirota to Fort Collins to discuss the Tea Party “uprising” (March 3, 2011)
  • Organized a “Peace Pole Bike Tour” to learn about local Peace Poles (September 12th, 2009)
  • Organized “Countdown to Withdrawal” rally to mark the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq (March 20th, 2009)
  • Co-sponsored visit by former U.S. diplomat Ann Wright, who spoke about her book, “Dissent: Voices of Conscience” (January 29, 2009)
  • Developed and published “A Call to the New President and Congress” ad with 111 signatures in “Fort Collins Now” (see http://www.fccan.org/stp/A_Call_to_the_New_President_and_Congress.html) (January 22, 2009)
  • Brought Noah Baker Merrill to Fort Collins to speak about and raise funds for Direct Aid Iraq (www.directaidiraq.org) (October 6-7, 2008)
  • Organized carpools to “March Against Occupations and Militarization” sponsored by “Recreate ‘68” in Denver (August 24, 2008)
  • Provided material support to Iraq Veterans Against the War, which conducted “Operation First Casualty” during the Democratic National Convention (see http://ivaw.org/dnc/video) and organized marches at both major party conventions (August 2008)
  • Developed questions for Congressional candidates concerning Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and the “War on Terror” and posted answers at http://www.cjpe.org/stp/questions_for_congressional_cand.htm (Spring 2008)
  • Brought activist poet David Smith-Ferri to Fort Collins to raise funds for Direct Aid Iraq (www.directaidiraq.org) (April 22, 2008)
  • Organized “Convergence” on Ken Salazar’s Fort Collins office to mark the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq (March 19, 2008)
  • Sponsored St. Patrick’s Day parade entry with the theme of “Time to Get Out of Iraq” (March 15, 2008)
  • Developed “Peacemakers’ Toolkit” to help people become and remain engaged and active as peacemakers (October 2007)
  • Co-sponsored “Wheels of Justice” bus tour visit with speakers discussing the current situation in Palestine (September 27, 2007)
  • Provided “scholarships” to enable two Ft. Collins residents to attend ANSWER march and rally against the occupation of Iraq in Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2007)
  • Organized protest of Ken Salazar’s vote for the repressive “Police America Act” at grand opening of new police building in Fort Collins (August 27th, 2007)
  • Co-sponsored Third Annual Fort Collins Peace and Justice Film Series (July 2007)
  • Co-sponsored talk by Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Non-Violence (June 16, 2007)
  • Produced video and street theater performance of “The Indictment of Bush and Cheney” (June 16, 2007)
  • Provided moral support to the Ft. Collins Project Occupation Team, which met repeatedly with staff of our Congressional delegation and conducted a sit-in of Senator Ken Salazar’s Ft. Collins office (February – May 2007)
  • Co-sponsored town hall meeting: “Stop the Escalation” (April 12, 2007)
  • Sponsored talk by David Barsamian of Alternative Radio: “The View from Tehran” (April 4, 2007)
  • Produced and ran ad in the Rocky Mountain Chronicle opposing the use of our tax dollars to occupy Iraq (March 29, 2007)
  • Sponsored march and rally to mark the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq: “Enough Bloodshed: End the Occupation” (March 17, 2007)
  • Sponsored talk-back after Bas Bleu Theater production of “Dirty Story” (February 9, 2007
  • Produced video and street theater performance of  “Human Rights Day with George, Dick, and Ken” (December 10, 2006)
  • Sponsored showing of the film “Iraq for Sale” (October 13, 2006)
  • Developed third version of  Iraq Exit Strategy position statement (October 12, 2006)
  • Sponsored presentation by Dahlia Wasfi: Iraq: Putting a Human Face on the War  (September 27, 2006)
  • Co-sponsored Second Annual Fort Collins Peace and Justice Film Series (July & August 2006)
  • Organized two rallies protesting the Israeli attacks on Gaza and Lebanon (July 26 and July 29, 2006)
  • Brought Anna Baltzer to Ft. Collins to discuss her book, Witness in Palestine (May 25, 2006)
  • Sponsored the Third Annual March on the anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq invasion with a focus on the costs of the occupation (March 18, 2006)
  • Sponsored local showing of “Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories” (February 28, 2006)
  • Held press conference to expose Wayne Allard’s 2005 record in the Senate before Allard’s “Town Meeting” in Fort Collins (January 3, 2006)
  • Sponsored presentation by David Barsamian: Another World is Possible: Public Power in the Age of Empire (November 30, 2005)
  • Co-sponsored Wheels of Justice Bus Tour visit with speakers on the current situation in Palestine (October 27th, 2005)
  • Sponsored presentation by Dahlia Wasfi: Occupation: Not a Solution, a Disaster (October 11, 2005)
  • Updated Iraq Exit Strategy position statement (September 21, 2005)
  • Helped organize local candlelight vigil in support of Cindy Sheehan (August 17, 2005)
  • Held press conferences and meetings with representatives of Northern Colorado’s congressional delegation to call for investigations into the Downing Street memos and the issue of prisoner abuse at U.S. detention centers (July 22 and 23, 2005)
  • Co-sponsored First Annual Fort Collins Peace and Justice Film Series (July 2005)
  • Published “Not in Our Name” ad in Fort Collins Coloradoan with 136 signatures (July 8, 2005)
  • Participated in national “Patriot Days of Action” by providing information on key conflicts between the PATRIOT Act and the Bill of Rights and sponsoring a post card campaign to repeal unconstitutional portions of the PATRIOT Act (July 2 - 8, 2005)
  • Sponsored a showing of the film "The Oil Factor", with a discussion afterwards with the producers (April 10, 2005)
  • Organized a delegation of other peace groups in Colorado to meet with Senator Ken Salazar to discuss his positions on detainee abuse and the occupation of Iraq (April 9, 2005)
  • Co-sponsored book tour by Gino Strada, founder of Emergency  an international hospital focusing on the ongoing  needs of citizens injured in war (April 6, 2005)
  • Sponsored Second Annual March on the anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq Invasion with the focus of getting the U.S. out of Iraq (March 19, 2005)
  • Sponsored an Anti War Rally featuring speaker Abdul Henderson (December 5, 2004)
  • Co-sponsored of Juarez Murders and Injustice forum (October 20, 2004)
  • Sponsored community forum: Iraq-What Now? Policy Options After the Invasion (October 7, 2004)
  • Organized nuclear missile silo convergence to honor the three ploughshare nuns (October 2, 2004)
  • Organized community training: Establishing a Conscientious Objector File (September 30, 2004)
  • Developed Iraq Exit Strategy position statement (August 2004)
  • Organized candlelight vigil to support the victims of prison abuse in and other violence in Iraq (May 14, 2004)
  • Organized march to commemorate those who have died in Iraq on the first anniversary of the U.S.invasion (March 20, 2004)
  • Sponsored Terrorism: the Real Threat and the Right Response forum featuring Professor Alan Gilbert (University of Denver) and Valerie Lucznikowska (aunt of 9/11 victim, member Peaceful Tomorrows) (March 1, 2004)
  • Co-Sponsored Fort Collins Activist Conference at Foothills Unitarian Universalist Church (October 25, 2003)
  • Co-sponsored Lakota speaker Alex White Plume: Native Sovereignty & Hemp: the Case for Self-Sustainability (October 10, 2003)
  • Co-sponsored Lakota singer Jim Young's performance at Front Range Community College for Native American Day (October 9, 2003)
  • Sponsored Afghanistan Two Years Later forum on the second anniversary of the U.S. bombing of that country (October 7, 2003)
  • Co-sponsored CJPE fundraiser: folksingers George Mann & Julius Margolin (link, members of the NYC Labor Chorus) at Avogadro's Number (September 28, 2003)
  • Sponsored table at the Sustainable Living Fair (link) (September 2003)
  • Published No To Vengeance ad with 250 signatures in the Fort Collins Coloradoan (September 22, 2003)
  • Supported Wheels of Justice bus tour with speakers on the war in Iraq and the ongoing situation in Palestine (September 2003)
  • Sponsored Freedom To Read liberty skit and subversive book check-out at the downtown Fort Collins library (September 2003)
  • Organized service on Peace at Unitarian Church (August 2003)
  • Published No To Vengeance ad with 200 signatures in the Fort Collins Forum (August 2003)
  • Developed Peacemaker Recognition Awards (July 4, 2003)
  • Organized Poudre Valley Citizen Weapons Inspection Team as part of statewide Adopt-A-Missile-Silo action (July 2003)
  • Sponsored Beyond the Bush Administration forum with panelists: David Barsamian, Eric Fried and Betsy Markey (June 2003)
  • Successfully lobbied for the Ft. Collins City Council's Civil Liberties Safe Zone Resolution against the USA Patriot Act (March 2003)
  • Sponsored Martin Luther King anti-war message at community celebration (January 20, 2003)
  • Sponsored Iraq: Why Now? forum (October. 2002)
  • Published “Not in Our Name” ad in Fort Collins Coloradoan with 220 signatures (October 13, 2002)
  • Organized community retreat to brainstorm on new directions for the peace movement (September 2002)
  • Sponsored Compassionate Listening forum on Palestine with John Kefalas (June 2002)



 

 

 

 



 

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