Memorial Mile Canceled Due to Construction on 8th Avenue
Scott Camil was interviewed by several publications in May 2016 about the conflict between construction on 8th Avenue and the annual display Vets for Peace has put up on the roadside there starting in 2017. Many people have seen and visited the project and public support has grown over the years. But despite protests the City Commission voted to go ahead with a road and sidewalk project that may make it impossible to continue the display after construction is finished. The grassy areas beside the road will decrease from 42 inches to 36 inches and there simply may no longer be room for the display.
For more information see: WUFT Article and Channel 20 article
Poetry Contest And Peace Scholarship 2016
Seventh ANNUAL PEACE POETRY CONTEST for Alachua County all students, grades K–12
Award Ceremony was held Saturday, May 14th 2016
thanks to all our volunteers for making this a great day for our Peace Poets and all their supporters!
photos by L.M. McGaughran, Deborah Hendrix and John Paling
Winning poems are published in our Peace Poetry Book each year. For sample poems see the 2015 peace poetry book Video of 2015 Awards Ceremony ppc announcement 2016
Gainesville Veterans for Peace Chapter 14 also awarded their second annual PEACE SCHOLARSHIPS for the spring of 2016. VFP awarded 3 scholarships this year to students who demonstrated commitment and leadership in activities involving: peace & social justice, conflict resolution and/or nonviolent social change.
FOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATION FORM SEE THE LINKS BELOW.
David Swanson speaks
about his book War is a lie
May 21st at 7 PM
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville
4225 NW 34th Street
Facebook Event Page
David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsA
Martin Luther King March
January 18th, 2016
VFP and allies March together
More photos Here