Wednesday, 7:00 pm
July 6, 2016
Doors Open at 6:30
The Tau Center
26W171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
(FOLLOW SIGNS TO ENTRANCE #5)
Walking for Justice
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
For two weeks in May and June 2016, the local Chicago group, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, held a 150-mile walk against indefinite detention, solitary confinement, and the racist U.S. prison system.
A group of 20 justice seekers walked across the State of Illinois from east to west, interacting with hundreds of passers-by, carrying placards to give a momentary reminder to thousands of motorists, and holding public face-to-face discussions at churches and libraries. Hear more about their campaign on July 6, 2016 at the DuPage Coffeehouse.
Presenter: Buddy Bell has been a co-coordinator with Voices for Creative Nonviolence since January 2012, and a volunteer since 2005. He organized Voices’ five most recent walks in protest of prisons, drones and the NATO Summit. He visited Afghanistan three times with Kathy Kelly, where they lived with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul. Buddy was with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in November 2012 as they began a project to distribute duvets to needy families in anticipation of a cold winter.
The DuPage Coffeehouse provides a time and a place for people to regularly and respectfully share their dreams and concerns about our community and how we can improve it for generations to come.
Sponsored by the DuPage Coffeehouse Planners – an independent group of citizens. Not sponsored by any other organization.