P e a c e  a n d   U n d e r s t a n d i n g 
 T h r o u g h   T r a v e l   &  H o s t i n g

Upcoming Events

Subscribe

    • September 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • September 11, 2045
    • (EDT)
    • 25 sessions

    On September 11 in 1973 a military dictatorship, with U.S. support, toppled the democratically elected Chilean government headed by President Salvador Allende.  

    • September 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • September 11, 2045
    • (EDT)
    • 25 sessions
    America reflects, and mourns, on the anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks.


    • September 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • September 15, 2025
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions

    On September 15 1821, the Central American Federation - known today as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua -  proclaimed independence from Spain. 


    The United States recognized the independence of the Federation of Central American States from Spain on August 4, 1824, when President James Monroe received Antonio Jose Cañas as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.


    The federation began to dissolve in 1838 and was all but defunct by the early 1840s. Throughout the 1840s, the United States recognized the independence of the five former components of the Central American Federation in their own right. 




    • October 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 01, 2025
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions

    National Day of the People's Republic of China

     (中华人民共和国国庆节) commemorates the formal proclamation of the establishment of the People's Republic of China on 1 October 1949.





    • October 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 01, 2030
    • (EDT)
    • 10 sessions

    FY22
    Also known as a budget year, is a period of time used by the government for accounting purposes to formulate annual financial statements

    • October 04, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 04, 2070
    • (EDT)
    • 60 sessions

    October 4, 1957: Soviet Union launches Sputnik I

    The Space Race begins!!


    • October 09, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 09, 2070
    • (EDT)
    • 50 sessions

    Since 1995, the United Nations has designated August 9th as the annual International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

    Indigenous Peoples' Day arose as an alternative to Columbus Day, which Native Americans protested for honoring a man who had enabled their colonization and forced assimilation

    The day marks an occasion to celebrate, raise awareness about, and help to protect and promote the rights of indigenous peoples throughout the world.

    Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day?  How the holiday has been shaped by oppression.



    .President Biden's Proclamation, 2021


    • November 10, 2021
    • November 10, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • November 10, 2021
    • November 10, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • November 11, 2021
    • (EST)
    • November 11, 2025
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions

    At 11 o’clock November 11, 1918,  WW1 was ended.  The day was marked as Remembrance /Armistice Day - a day to mourn the dead and a day to recommit to preventing future wars.

    In 1954, after the U.S. war on Korea, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Remembrance/Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

    Sadly, in contrast to how it began,  the day has become understood as a day to praise war and warriors.

    Let's stand together and make it a day to mourn all victims of war and advocate for the ending of all war.


    • November 15, 2021
    • November 15, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • November 18, 2021
    • November 18, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • November 25, 2021
    • (EST)
    • November 27, 2025
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions

    Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks for the harvest of the previous year. The holiday is rooted in the tradition of a harvest feast by early American settlers. It is celebrated every fourth Thursday of November, and has been a federal holiday since 1941.


    A somewhat controversial day . . . 


    • November 25, 2021
    • November 25, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • November 29, 2021
    • November 29, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • November 30, 2021
    • November 30, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • December 02, 2021
    • December 02, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • December 03, 2021
    • December 03, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • December 10, 2021
    • December 10, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • December 26, 2021
    • December 26, 2030
    • 10 sessions


    “The world must remember the fight against apartheid was not a fight to cast votes. It was a fight for justice, for economic opportunities, for lives lost senselessly, and for people dispossessed of their land by the apartheid regime.”

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his non-violent struggle to end racial segregation in South Africa.

    • January 17, 2022
    • (EST)
    • January 19, 2026
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebration of civil rights champion Martin Luther King, Jr. It is celebrated every third Monday of January, and has been a federal holiday since 1983.


    • January 20, 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • online

    Mark your calendars! On January 20th, join us for our January Monthly Meeting. We'll be discussing mental health of women and children in the context of COVID and Climate Change

    Date
    : Thursday, 20 January 2022
    Time: 8:30-10:30am EST Find your timezone here.

    Climate crisis, COVID-19 and mental health are terms that five years ago one would never discuss in the same context. Yet here we are in 2022 with the convergence of these somewhat disparate terms in a perfect storm barreling across the globe. Although the evidence highlighting the possible linkage between climate and the COVID-19 is still under investigation, the effect of both phenomena on mental health is abundantly clear.  Stress, fear, guilt, isolation, a sense of hopelessness, anxiety, aggression, and depression are just some of the conditions that have been associated with both issues. Women of all ages and children are included among the most vulnerable groups and stand the greatest risk of experiencing these and other mental health challenges emerging during this critical period.  

    At our January NGOCSW meeting we hope to:  

    • Raise awareness regarding the intersection of these three issues;  
    • Illuminate the impact of these issues by helping our audience to understand the synergy between climate change, COVID and mental health; and  
    • Present strategies that our audience may employ moving forward to navigate through these trying times and support a sustainable future.
    Register here


    • January 22, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Climate Change and Nuclear War: What We Can Do About the Twin Existential Threats

    Sat January 22 @ 2:00 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST

     

    The webinar will focus on  how climate change increases the danger of nuclear war and how a nuclear war would cause further catastrophic climate disruption. This case study of South Asia will show the way the twin existential threats of climate and nuclear risks interact in a way that threatens us all. Solutions such as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and the Green New Deal that enable us to confront the threats will also be addressed.  LEARN MORE

     

     


    • January 23, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Online
    The World Stands Up to Sanctions
     
    Join this important webinar sponsored by the Sanctions Kill Coalition 
    January 23, 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
    REGISTER HERE

    Speakers include:

    • Francisco Campbell - Nicaraguan Ambassador to the US
    • Carlos Ron - Venezuela's vice minister for North America
    • Deacon Yoseph Teferi - Chairman of Ethiopian American Civic Council
    • Foad Izaadi - Assoc. Prof. , University of Tehran
    • Erica Jung - Nodutdol - Korean grassroots org.
    • Elias Amare - Eritrean Am. Journalist

    Sanctions have been imposed on more than 40 countries by the United States in order to help create dissent and push for regime change. These sanctions primarily hurt the people of the sanctioned countries. This is especially true during the COVID pandemic as the US denies many of them vaccines and medical equipment.

    But sanctioned countries are now working together and finding ways to fight back. Learn what is happening as the World Stands Up to Sanction.


    • January 24, 2022
    • January 24, 2026
    • 5 sessions


    • January 25, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • online
    • January 25, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Orwellian Control, Public Denial, and the Murder of President Kennedy

     

    Tue January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

     

    Does understanding the true nature of American society matter in our struggle to turn the United States toward peace?   If so, what light does the assassination of President Kennedy and its cover-up throw on this issue?

     

    Continuing a discussion which began with our webinar about James Douglass’ JFK and the Unspeakable:  Why He Died and Why It Matters.  We will be exploring these questions with Dr. Martin Schotz, author of History Will Not Absolve Us: Orwellian Control, Public Denial, and the Murder of President Kennedy ... LEARN MORE

     


    • February 02, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • online

        On the Brink: Understanding the Ukraine Crises & Paths Toward a Just Peace – With Richard Sakwa and Nina Kruscheva 

        Register at: https://tinyurl.com/3m9kf2f8

    Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent and associate fellow of the Russia and Eurasia program at Chatham House. He is renowned for his nuanced and incisive analysis of Russian politics and society. He served as the head of the University’s Politics and International Relations department and has published widely about Soviet, Russian and post-communist affairs, including Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands.

    Nina Khrushcheva is Professor of International Affairs at The New School in New York and an editor of and a contributor to Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World. Her articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and other publications. Her latest book (co-authored) is In Putin’s Footsteps.

    • February 20, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-10:00)


    What is the science behind Climate Change?  Is there hope?  What can we do?

     In about 35-40 minutes, Jeff Steuer will present “Climate Reality” -

    1. THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE - its causes and impacts, including:

    - The latest developments in climate science

    - How the crisis is impacting the world today

    - The urgency of shifting from dirty fossil fuels to renewables.

    2. HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS TRANSFORMING DAILY LIFE FOR COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD

    3. SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE TODAY

    Then, he will open our session for questions and concerns.

    Presenter:

    Jeffrey J. Steuer, describes himself as a citizen interested in Climate Change; however, he has an impressive background: Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Discipline. With an M.S. in Hydraulic Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison & a B. S. Ocean Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Jeff is a retired water engineer from the USGS Geological Survey and has worked as a Professional Hydrologist for the State of Wisconsin.

    Jeff, the author of many scientific publications, took Al Gore’s “Climate Reality Training” in April 2021.  

    He is a US Servas Interviewer, and he and his wife Amy have been Servas hosts since 1982, as they lived in Mobile, Al,  New York City, and now Madison.

    Jeff Steuer is an excellent guide for us in finding out more about the reality of Climate Change - and what we can possibly do.

    Come join us to learn and to share.

    Banner photo - NASA

    What is a reason for you to take action?  

    Please Register in Eventbrite