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By davidswanson - Posted on 19 May 2009

November 21, 2009

First Fresno
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno
2672 E. Alluvial Ave, Clovis

CONTACT THE ORGANIZER:

Dan Yaseen
danyaseen@comcast.net
559-251-3361

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Then Fair Oaks
in evening at 5:00 p.m. dinner and speaking with Peace Pyramid
6009 Kifisia Way
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

CONTACT THE ORGANIZER:

Tom King
tjking07@comcast.net

THE PEACE PYRAMID: 27th Convocation

Date and time of meeting: 5 p.m. Saturday, November 21.

Place: home of Tom and Dar King, 6009 Kifisia Way, Fair Oaks. See directions provided below. Feel free to bring friends you think might be interested. Latecomers welcome! Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. You are asked to bring some edibles of your choosing for general consumption. (Some call it a potluck.) As always, YOU (each attendee) will be invited in our OPEN FORUM segment to disburden your heart and speak your mind.

What distinguishes this event: the speaker might rightly be called the ultimate activist. Following the trail on the internet of his relentless enterprise has left me dizzy. Just for samples—David Swanson set up Cindy Sheehan’s original website; wrote the introduction to The 35 Articles of Impeachment of Bush and Cheney for Dennis Kucinich; works currently in Washington as Director of Democrats.com. Now on a nationwide tour promoting his just-released book Daybreak: Undoing the Imperialist Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union, Swanson may be followed in his progress around the country via video trailers offered on his website www.davidswanson.org. (Or simply google Let’s Try Democracy.) As to the Great Killing Machine, no one has so indefatigably borne down with denunciations of the wars we unaccountably continue to wage. Charlottesville Daily Progress: “For Swanson, withdrawal from Iraq is not just a passion—it’s a living.”

DIRECTIONS TO EVENT: From Sacramento along I-80 take the Greenback exit, right along Greenback for about ten minutes, past Sunrise Blvd, past Fair Oaks Blvd two blocks (till the enormous Mt. Vernon Mortuary is directly to your left) to Kifisia, turn right and circle to 6009.

RSVP to Tom and Dar King, tjking07@comcast.net, 916-241-9194

INTRODUCING THE PEACE PYRAMID

Could this be the very thing you had been looking for, without knowing you had been looking? Do you know what it’s like to be surrounded by people who like yourself are outraged by a government gone ‘round the bend, an administration whose chief skill is in the operation of a giant killing machine? Perhaps it’s just possible that what’s missing in your life is a meaningful purpose—and the active pursuit of peaceful aims in association with the likeminded, the camaraderie that comes from working together for things like Dennis Kucinich’s Dept. of Peace!

Let us introduce ourselves. We’re Tom and Dar King. THE PEACE PYRAMID came into the world over five years ago, the inspiration of a small bevy of souls profoundly disturbed by the march to a war entirely unprovoked. It was set from the beginning that whatever would be afoot in the interims, our grassroots organization would come leaping through the calendar with quarterly convocations. Now we arrive with twenty convocations behind us, and still counting. This, friends, is called longevity! What accounts for it?

First, notable speakers. Yes, Cindy Sheehan has stood in our living room (all our meetings are held in the warmth of a home atmosphere), satisfying those in attendance as only Cindy could. We’ve enjoyed the inside-dopester edification of former intelligence officer David Dionisi, who leads his own peerless international organization Teach Peace. Nadia McCaffrey has addressed us, she of pin-drop dramatic speaking abilities, directing her grief at her son’s actual murder in Iraq into an in-progress plan to build a whole village to care for soldiers returning from Iraq scarred by combat trauma. And Dwayne Hunn, unswervingly dedicated to building in the other direction from war—dedicated to creation of the American World Service Corps, a Congress-funded operation of a million can-do Americans taking example from the Peace Corps of the JFK era. The list goes on…

Secondly, most uniquely, our Open Forum, the identifying signature of the Peace Pyramid. The PP operates without dues—even without membership! You don’t join, you simply attend, and volunteer to serve, or maybe not. And you are invited by our gracious facilitator to say your piece, speak whatever presses on your heart. Thus the Open Forum segment invariably reverberates both with pent-up feelings finally given expression and thoughtful contribution of minds well informed.

A Saturday evening of the PP jump-starts with a pot-luck; we’ll supply wine, beer and sody-pop. (Think “party,” but one with serious intentions!)

To inquire about the next convocation, call us at 916-241-9194, or email tjking07@comcast.net.