11 05, 2015

Peace & Lyrics

2021-05-20T17:42:18-04:00May 11th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Peace and Lyrics: A Music and Choral Benefit What: A night of music and peace presented by the Irvington Preparatory Academy's Advanced Choir and Peace Learning Center to raise money and awareness. At will donations accepted during the event. No advanced registration is required to attend. When: Thursday, May 21 at 7 pm Where: Irvington Presbyterian Church, Community Room in the lower level, 55 Johnson Avenue, 46219  

23 04, 2015

POP Humane Education Workshop

2021-05-20T17:42:19-04:00April 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

What: Join member's of POP, PLC's young professionals group, for a special workshop featuring "be the change" - a new interactive exhibit series designed to teach people of all ages about how small changes they make in their own lives can make a big difference for our planet and our world. $5 suggested donation.   When: Tuesday, May 12, 6-7:30 pm   Where: Peace Learning Center, 6040 Delong Road, Indianapolis, IN - Eagle Creek Park Register to join them: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eavyg8r7e0d8ee2f&oseq=&c=&ch= What is POP? POP (People of Peace) is Peace Learning Center's young professional's group that empowers its members to build bridges within central Indianapolis by increasing community awareness through the impact of service. Please contact jhoran@peacelearningcenter.org to learn how you can join POP.

18 03, 2015

Blaze Pizza Peace Crew Fundraiser

2021-05-20T17:42:24-04:00March 18th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Enjoy pizza while supporting a good cause – the PLC Peace Crew! Please bring a copy of the event flyer (see link below) on Thursday, 4/16 from 5-8 pm so that 20% of your purchase can be used to benefit PLC! Blaze Pizza prices are very affordable and they offer vegan and gluten free options as well. All pizzas are personal sized 11” pizzas that are prepared to order in less than 5 minutes. https://www.blazepizza.com/ PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST present a copy of the flyer (download a pdf copy via the link below) to the cashier before paying or we will not receive 20%!!! https://peacelearningcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Blaze-Pizza-FUNDRAISING-FLYER-IUPUI.pdf  

23 02, 2015

be the change Grand Opening!

2021-05-20T17:42:25-04:00February 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , |

We hope you can join us on April 18, 2015 for our official grand opening of be the change during an Open House on Saturday, April 18 from 10 am – 2 pm  with tours starting at 11 am and 1 pm. Registration is not required, but those who register to attend will be sent a gate pass for Eagle Creek Park and will not be required to pay the $5 gate entry fee. Click here to register to attend! What is be the change? Click here to learn more! Click on the following link to download a copy of our event flyer: be the change grand opening flyer

19 02, 2015

Koinonia Project

2021-05-20T17:42:26-04:00February 19th, 2015|Tags: , , |

The Koinonia Project KOINONIA: Greek word, κοινωνία, which means communion, joint participation; the share which one has in anything, participation, a gift jointly contributed, a collection, a contribution, etc. Join together in the spirit of GENEROUS SHARING through the Koinonia Project to find common unity in service and share in the responsibility of our caring for our community! #CommonUnity Click here to donate! Would you like to learn more? Contact project coordinator Melita Carter at mcarter@peacelearningcenter.org or at 317-450-5403.  

16 01, 2015

Reflections on MLK’s life and legacy

2021-05-20T17:42:28-04:00January 16th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Tim Nation, Executive Director and Cofounder of Peace Learning Center While we reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King's life and legacy, 2014 will stand as a watershed year for a civil rights awakening that is both sad and hopeful. Sad because racial disparities continue to rise despite Dr. King's call for all people to come together understanding we are all one human family - children of God.  Schools, child services, police and courts continue to suspend, expel, remove from their homes and punish people of color disproportionately by ranges from 200% to even 1200% more than white people. Police action shootings and recent grand jury decisions bring attention to these disparities sparking a younger generation to wake up to these injustices realizing they could no longer say we are in a post racial society and that the civil rights movement was their parents’ and grandparents' fight. Hopeful because many people recognize we must address these problems.  Our institutions are reflections of our history and cultural so we must know how we got to this place to be able to change things. Fear is a powerful force.  Our country's dark history of slavery used fear as an economic tool.  Imagine the mindset of slave-holding plantation owners - every night wondering if their prisoners would rise up at night and overpower them. Worried that their slaves would flee, the myth of the runaway dangerous slave who would rape white women

15 01, 2015

2015 Perspectives on Peace Panel

2021-05-20T17:42:28-04:00January 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

This year's panel of diverse Indianapolis leaders will discuss “Creating a Culture of Peace: Celebrating All Things Indy” from 1-2:30 pm in the Auditorium during the 2015 MLK Community Festival on Saturday, January 17 at Christian Theological Seminary. Panelists: Keishana White, JoAnne Lingle, Charlie Wiles, and George Okantey Panel Moderator: Peace Learning Center's Director of Community Programs John McShane Keishana White Keishana White lives and works for truth in Indianapolis. She is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and lover of peace. Keishana can be found stirring the pot and asking the hard questions where ever she goes.​ JoAnne Lingle JoAnne Lingle is a mother, grandmother, Mennonite, full time activist. Since 1997 she has worked with Christian Peacemaker Teams, primarily in the West Bank city of Hebron, also has been with CPT in Kurdistan; Vieques P.R.; First Nation people in Grassy Narrows ON;  La Framboise Island SD with Lakota people; and Douglas AZ Borderlands Project. Other national organizations JoAnne has worked with include:  CodePink-Women for Peace; Witness Against Torture; Nat'l Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance; Pax Christi. The local organizations include: Christians for Peace and Justice in the MiddleEast; Pax Christi; Indiana anti-Drone Project. Charlie Wiles Charlie Wiles holds a degree in Political Science from Indiana University and spent several years working for the Indiana State Legislature. He operated a general contracting business renovating older homes from 1981-86, served as a combat medic in the US Army Reserves from 1991-1999, and was

22 12, 2014

2015 MLK Community Festival Workshops

2021-05-20T17:42:30-04:00December 22nd, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Last year's "The Ain't Too Late Show" workshop Plan to attend the engaging, entertaining and educational workshops which will be presented by our community partners during Peace Learning Center's 17th Annual MLK Community Festival on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 11-3 pm at CTS! #2015MLKIndy #1 Identifying Assets and Creating Change Presented by Public Allies Indianapolis (Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center) This workshop will focus on the impact the community can have while facing adversity and critical changes that occur over time. Adults and youth would both be engaged in the dialogue. This includes seeking input on how they are contributing to creating and sustaining inclusive communities. The dialogue on empowering families through pipelines to success (highlighting the universal attribute of leadership ability) will be to inject an optimistic, encouraging tone to the conversation. It is important that there is a focus on how families can be successful, despite the inundation of negative influences. #2 Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe: Multiculturalism Presented by Joseph Maley Foundation The JMF Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe (KOB) tours central Indiana elementary schools, youth organizations, hospitals, and special events while utilizing the performance of puppetry to impart lessons of acceptance. Puppeteers are eighth-grade students who train with JMF staff and work with child-size puppets to present skits and facilitate question and answer sessions with audience members. The multiculturalism skits address topics and generate questions on identifying one’s own culture, stereotyping, and feeling

12 12, 2014

Shop Whole Foods 12/17 for 5% to benefit PLC!

2021-05-20T17:42:31-04:00December 12th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

   Whole Foods Market Community Support Day Mark your calendar to make a difference by shopping to support Peace Learning Center! When: Wednesday, Dec. 17, All Day Where: Whole Foods Markets in Carmel (14598 Clay Terrace Blvd.) and Indianapolis (1300 E 86th St) What: Shop at Whole Foods Market® in Indianapolis and Carmel on Wednesday, December 17 and 5% of the day's sales will be donated to Peace Learning Center. PLC representatives will be on hand and light refreshments will be served from 11-1 pm and 5-7 pm.

5 11, 2014

2015 Power of Peace Award

2021-05-20T17:42:36-04:00November 5th, 2014|Tags: , |

Cameray Boyden, of The West Indy Peace Park, was awarded the Power of Peace Award during the closing ceremony of the 16th annual MLK Community Festival. Nominate a local peacemaker today for the 2015 Power of Peace Award! Do you know someone who does extraordinary work to further peace and justice in your neighborhood, family, business or community?  Nominate them today to win the Power of Peace Award - an annual award to recognize a local leader or group which has demonstrated peacemaking in action within the central Indiana community. Past awardees include the Latino Youth Collective, Tarik Glenn, Rupert Boneham, J. Stewart Goodwin, and the Efroymson Family. To submit your nominee, please click here to complete the short questionnaire and submit it no later than Monday, December 8, 2014. (Deadline extended until Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6 pm!) The Power of Peace Award will be presented at Peace Learning Center's 17th Annual Martin Luther King Community Festival #2015MLKIndy on Saturday, January 17 from 11am to 3pm at Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 West 42nd Street in Indianapolis. For more information click here to visit the MLK Community Festival page.        

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