Working towards peace and sustainability

Learning from History, Making Change in the Present, Building a More Peaceful Future. Peaceworks to Offer People's History Class.

As we move forward in a new decade, our mission is to build the sort of grassroots, activist presence that can significantly influence the shape of things to come. From confronting wars and militarism to promoting clean energy and sustainable alternatives to climate change, environmental destruction and resource wars, Peaceworks sees heightened, participatory activism as a necessary to our collective ability to facilitate needed change.

How can we be effective and sustain our work? While there are no unequivocal answers, we can learn a lot from the history of progressive struggles. We can also sharpen our analysis of current conditions if we view them through the lens of historic perspective.

For these reasons, Peaceworks will be offering a new class, "A People’s History of the United States: Focus on War & Peace/American Empire" beginning on February 4. Using selected readings from Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, this seven week class will provide insight into the evolution U.S. foreign policy and its impact at home and abroad.

Presented by PW Director Mark Haim, the course will explore the roots of the contemporary U.S. role in the world, American Exceptionalism and the history of progressive and peace organizing in opposition to American imperialism and wars. The sessions will run from 7-8:45 p.m. on seven consecutive Thursdays. Registration is required and a fee of $20 general enrollment and $10 for students is requested. If you're interested in enrolling or would like more information, contact us at mail@midmopeaceworks.org or by calling 573-875-0539.