MEETINGS & EVENTS

 

PAST EVENTS

Touch of Grey covers rock hits from the 60s at the Deerhead in Evansville, Indiana, on Septebmer 21, 2019—International Peace Day. The event raised awareness for peace and funds to help support the Veterans For Peace Chapter 104 Peace Scholarship.


International Peace Day Observance — September 21, 2019 — Four Freedoms Monument — Evansville, Indiana

Members of Veterans For Peace in Evansville gathered today, the International Day of Peace, to honor humanity’s quest for peace—and to share a statement on “Climate Action for Peace” that sees an end to militarism as essential to a sustainable future. (Read the statement.)

Local member Larry Miller presented a viable young linden, a start from the original International World War Peace Tree in northern Vanderburgh County. Miller and VFP 104 are gifting the planting to the City of Evansville as a gesture of good will, symbolizing the belief that peace is possible when rooted in non-violence, justice, and respect for all people. (Find out more about the International Peace Tree.) 

“We believe that peace at home is fundamental to peace abroad,” says Bart Lindenschmidt, president of the Evansville VFP.  “We think the people of Evansville aspire to a peaceful community, and we share and support that desire as a fundamental need of people everywhere.”

Members of Evansville Veterans For Peace gather at the Four Freedoms Monument on International Peace Day, September 21, 2019, to share a statement on “Climate Action For Peace” and to present the City of Evansville a viable linden start from the International World War Peace Tree. From left: Dan Linthicum, Alan Williamson, Larry Miller, Dave Helfrich, Gary May, Thom Moor, Lynn Kinkade and John O’Leary. Photo: Liz Becker and Tas.
















 

Climate Change Presentation August 22, 2019, with guest Edie Hardcastle, professor of biology, USI.

Special thanks to University of Evansville and Daniel Byrne, professor of history, for hosting this community event.

DEMOLITION CITY ROLLER DERBY HONORS VETERANS FOR PEACE IN EVANSVILLE

SWONDER ARENA - JULY 20

Veteran member Stan Lightner and associate members Caroline Nellis and John O’Leary people the VFP table (while veteran member Alan Williamson snaps this photo) at Swonder Arena during a recent match between Evansville’s Demolition City Roller Derby and the Dark River Derby Coalition from Quincy, Illinois. Stan read the VFP statement of purpose over the PA during halftime to an attentive and respectful audience. Although the visiting team prevailed, Evansville’s hometown ladies showed extraordinary tenacity and grit!

Veteran member Stan Lightner and associate members Caroline Nellis and John O’Leary people the VFP table (while veteran member Alan Williamson snaps this photo) at Swonder Arena during a recent match between Evansville’s Demolition City Roller Derby and the Dark River Derby Coalition from Quincy, Illinois. Stan read the VFP statement of purpose over the PA during halftime to an attentive and respectful audience. Although the visiting team prevailed, Evansville’s hometown ladies showed extraordinary tenacity and grit!

 

VA CLINIC COOKOUT TO HONOR VETERANS MAY 2019

PASTA FOR PEACE: SPAGHETTI SUPPER “FUN-RAISER” APRIL 2019

ROD SPAW: COMING OF AGE IN THE VIETNAM ERA - LECTURE AND DISCUSSION MARCH 2019

 
Journalist Rod Spaw reflects on coming of age in the Vietnam era and the social and political forces shaping big events in the twilight of the war. Photo: Gary May.

Journalist Rod Spaw reflects on coming of age in the Vietnam era and the social and political forces shaping big events in the twilight of the war. Photo: Gary May.

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ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES - PUBLIC FORUM FEBRUARY 2019