Sharing ‘Forgotten Wars & Flowers’

Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Art Gallery
900 Wood Road, Kenosha  WI  53144

Opening on October 26th, Forgotten Wars & Flowers features solo and collaborative projects by artist, activist, and Iraq War veteran Aaron Hughes. The exhibition brings together works from the past decade that seek to bridge cultural divides and find moments of shared humanity and beauty amidst, and despite, the ongoing “Global War on Terror.” Central to the exhibition is the Tea Project, a collaboration with Amber Ginsburg consisting of works on paper, a large scale ceramic installation, and intimate performances and dialogues hosted over cups of tea. Inspired by accounts of Guantanamo Bay detainees drawing flowers on Styrofoam cups, Hughes and Ginsburg created 779 porcelain cast Styrofoam cups, one for each individual detained at Guantanamo since 2001.

During the related performances these teacups are taken out of display and used by guests as Hughes weaves the ritual and communal aspects of preparing and serving tea with stories of detention, love, and war.

Wed. Oct. 26th, 2:00 pm: Free Artists Talk with Hughes and Ginsburg

Wed. Oct. 26th, 5:00-7:15 pm: Free opening reception. Meet the artists while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. 

 

Tea Project performance, Thursday Nov. 10th, 1:15 pm and 5:15 pm

Free but space is limited. Email gallery@uwp.edu to RSVP

“THE ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY IN WISCONSIN”

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“THE ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY IN WISCONSIN”

SPEAKER:

MATT ROTHSCHILD

Executive Director, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Thursday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

Michigan Room, #113,Racine Building (Far North)

Gateway Technical College, Racine

Enter parking lot from Pershing Drive, lakeside road.

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by: The Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice

and the Politics, Philosophy, & Law Department, UW-Parkside.

Labor Day Weekend

“JUSTICE, PEACE, AND PROTEST SONGFEST AND SING-ALONG”

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HONORING LABOR: THE FOUNDATION OF ANY ECONOMY

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016, 7:00 P.M.

OLYMPIA BROWN UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH

625 COLLEGE AVENUE, RACINE

FEATURING:

Joel Fuerstenau, Tony Larsen, Diana Pavao and

Tom Ryan, instructor with Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Attendees may donate cash or checks and food items to

HALO and/or St. Luke’s Hospitality Center, Racine.

SPONSORED BY:

THE RACINE COALITION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE

RCPJ Celebrating Peace and Justice

Join RCPJ August 18th for our annual potluck picnic and September 3rd for our annual concert / sing along.  Visit our Calendar and Events page for details.

Thank you to the volunteers who joined RCPJ in the Racine Fourth of July Parade

Dear Fellow Peacemakers,

Thank you all for the special experience of carrying letters and the
Dove with you!

The weather was ideal.  The drummer and dancers were so amazing!   I
feel it was the best 4th of July ever!   Thank you to our wonderful Elaine who did
all the arranging  and provided her home for the joyful picnic after!
With so much peace, joy, love, and gratitude, Marybeth

On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 8:38 PM, Elaine wrote:

Dear Parade Folks,

On behalf of the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice, I wish to send
you a great big thank-you!
There ended up being only 31 of us, so it was a lot of work to carry the dove, the peace letters and the banners. But we looked really good and presented to the Racine Community what peace, hope, diversity and harmony look like.

Please visit our ‘Past Peace and Justice Events’ page for pictures, about half are posted.

 

RCPJ Sponsored Presentation 5/31

“Christian Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian 

Policy of the United States” is the topic for a program

on Tuesday, May 31, 7:00 p.m., in the Great Lakes

Room, #116, Racine Building of Gateway Technical

College,  Racine campus.

The speaker will be Professor Elizabeth Brownson,

History Department, UW-Parkside.

Sponsored by the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice,

the Racine Interfaith Coalition, and the Political Science,

Philosophy, and Law Dept., UW-Parkside.

     The program is free and open to the public.

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

Nelson A. Denis was the editorial director of El Diario, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in NYC, and won the “Best Editorial Writing” award from the National Association of Hispanic Journali…

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