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Peace Dove SymbolSAVE THE DATES: July 25, 2006 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - AFDOP Monthly Meeting - Special guest speaker: Miko Peled

Born enemies, Miko Peled and Nader Elbanna, a Palestinian and an Israeli found friendship in their mutual support of a common cause. Read more about our special guest speaker and how together they are working for a more peaceful world, as featured in a recent San Diego Union-Tribune article: Giving peace a chance

"New Developments" regarding passage of the DOP Bill will be discussed; you'll meet other, local, participants in the DOP Campaign and see what we're doing; you'll be updated about our activities; and you'll have chances for FUN, FRIENDS, NETWORKING, AND "CONNECTION". At the Church of Today, 8999 Activity Road, San Diego, CA 92126. Free of charge. We would love to meet you and, if you're so inspired, get your help and support!!

Peace Dove SymbolAugust 17, 2006 • NORTH-COUNTY AFDOP" MEETING

7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Seaside Church, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA. For directions, go to: http://www.seasidechurch.org/. For more information, contact Pat McFarlane: patmcfarlane@neteze.com

Peace Dove SymbolAugust 17, 2006 • AFDOP "TABLING TRAINING"

7 - 8:30 p.m. “Tabling” is “working a table” at an event - giving out information about your “cause”, and engaging people in discussions about it. You will learn what you need to know about the DOP Bill and Campaign; how to be effective and appropriate with all types of people; and how to HAVE FUN tabling! Open to everyone and free of charge. If interested, or for more information, contact Jill McManigal: Jillnstephen@aol.com.

Peace Dove SymbolAugust 18, 2006

4:00 p.m. - CONGRESSMAN BRIAN BILBRAY WILL ATTEND the "Kids for Peace" meeting in Carlsbad that day, AT HIS OWN REQUEST, and will participate. To join (with or without your children or grandchildren) "Kids for Peace", contact: Sdkids4peace@aol.com

Peace Dove SymbolAugust, 2006 - Visits to local Congressional offices

We will be visiting the offices of our local Congressional Representatives while they are on "recess" from Washington. District Leaders will be organizing the events, and we will post notices for various District meetings. We will also be visiting the offices of Senators Boxer & Feinstein, and we will post information as it is generated, so you can participate if you so choose. To help set up a meeting, or for more info, contact the following: For District 53 information (Susan Davis), contact Aline King: peacenow4u@cts.com; for District 50 information (Brian Bilbray), contact Pat McFarlane: patmcfarlane@neteze.com or Bill Henderson: willhen@earthlink.net; for District 52 information, contact: clgo@sdccu.net; For information about Districts 51 or 49, contact Jan Atkinson, jan@afdop.org.

Peace Dove SymbolAugust 19, 2006 • Players Retreat

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mission Trails Park, for those who want to be a part of the AFDOP "core group", or others who want to attend. For more information, contact: Jan Atkinson: jan@afdop.org.

Peace Dove Symbol August 22, 2006 • 7:00pm-8:30pm • AFDOP Monthly Meeting

Guest speaker: Eden Steele from "Interactions for Peace", which teaches children from Kindergarten through 8th grade how to be "peacemakers", and mediate their own conflicts. For more information, got to: http://www.interactionsforpeace.org/. "New Developments" regarding passage of the DOP Bill will be discussed; you'll meet other, local, participants in the DOP Campaign and see what we're doing; you'll be updated about our activities; and you'll have chances for FUN, FRIENDS, NETWORKING, AND "CONNECTION". At the Church of Today, 8999 Activity Road, San Diego, CA 92126. Free of charge. We would love to meet you and, if you're so inspired, get your help and support!!

Peace Dove SymbolAugust 22, 2006 • Tabling at the "Red Hot Chili Peppers" Concert

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are allowing the Dept. of Peace group to table at ALL THEIR CONCERTS on their North American tour. They will be in San Diego, AND WE WILL BE TABLING THERE, on August 22. If you want to table there, you MUST DO THE AUGUST 17TH TABLING TRAINING. For more information, contact Jill McManigal: Jillnstephen@aol.com

Peace Dove Symbol"Celebrate Peace" Concert ? Snatam KaurSeptember 9, 2006 • 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - "Celebrate Peace" Concert –
Kids 12 yrs. and younger are FREE!

Performed by internationally-acclaimed, singer Snatam Kaur, who combines musical traditions of East and West to provide a "musical celebration of the experience of peace".

AFDOP will be selling tickets (we get part of the money), tabling, and "Kids for Peace" has been invited to participate!!
Seaside Church, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA. For directions, go to: http://www.seasidechurch.org/.

For more information, or to get tickets to sell for AFDOP, come to the August Monthly Meeting, or contact Jennifer Joe: imagineerit_jj@yahoo.com.

Peace Dove SymbolSeptember 11, 7:00pm • Interfaith event on Moonlight Beach

in North County, sponsored by the San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association. There will be interfaith prayer and music. We will be tabling there, and many of us will be participating. For more information, contact Pat McFarlane: patmcfarlane@neteze.com

Peace Dove SymbolSeptember 12, 2006 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - "Celebrate Peace" Concert
Kids 12 yrs. and younger are FREE!

Performed by internationally-acclaimed, singer Snatam Kaur, who combines musical traditions of East and West to provide a "musical celebration of the experience of peace". AFDOP will be selling tickets (we get part of the money), tabling, and "Kids for Peace" has been invited to participate!!
Please note - this concert will be at: CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA. For directions, go to: http://maps.citysearch.com/location/457585.
For more information, or to get tickets to sell for AFDOP, come to the August Monthly Meeting, or contact Jennifer Joe: imagineerit_jj@yahoo.com

Peace Dove SymbolSeptember 17, 2006, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon • AFDOP "Walk for Peace"

At Balboa Park (Redwood Circle), leading up to the United Nations International Day of Peace, we will be sponsoring a 5K, family "Walk for Peace" and Picnic. This will not be a "protest" - it will be a fun, DOP-educational and fundraising event "for peace". Details on time and location to be announced. To be on this committee, to get a "packet" of information; or to GET A "PRO PEACE ORGANIZATION YOU KNOW ABOUT TO WALK WITH US", come to the August 22 Monthly Meeting, or contact Jill McManigal, Jillnstephen@aol.com or Danielle Gram, DDMMGG@aol.com

Peace Dove SymbolSAVE THE DATES: September 21, 2006 - In partnership with the local United Nations chapter (we have our own liaisons for adults and children), we will host numerous events for the "United Nations International Day of Peace".

in partnership with the local United Nations chapter, with which we have our own liaisons for adults and children, we will host numerous events for the "United Nations International Day of Peace". Save the date - there will be many events for adults, children, and families. Details will be announced as they are developed.

Peace Dove SymbolSeptember 26, 2006 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - AFDOP Monthly Meeting - Special guest speaker.

"New Developments" regarding passage of the DOP Bill will be discussed; you'll meet other, local, participants in the DOP Campaign and see what we're doing; you'll be updated about our activities; and you'll have chances for FUN, FRIENDS, NETWORKING, AND "CONNECTION". At the Church of Today, 8999 Activity Road, San Diego, CA 92126. Free of charge. We would love to meet you and, if you're so inspired, get your help and support!!

Peace Dove SymbolSeptember and October, 2006 • Candidate Forums

AFDOP will host and attend Candidate Forums for the November, 2006 elections. Details will be posted as they are available. You can SIGN UP TO HELP at the Monthly meetings, and/or on the AFDOP website: www.AFDOP.org..

Peace Dove SymbolOctober 24, 2006 • 7:00pm-8:30pm • AFDOP Monthly Meeting

Guest speaker. "New Developments" regarding passage of the DOP Bill will be discussed; you'll meet other, local, participants in the DOP Campaign and see what we're doing; you'll be updated about our activities; and you'll have chances for FUN, FRIENDS, NETWORKING, AND "CONNECTION". At the Church of Today, 8999 Activity Road, San Diego, CA 92126. Free of charge. We would love to meet you and, if you're so inspired, get your help and support!!

Peace Dove SymbolNovember 5, 2006 - Carlsbad Community Fair • 8:00am-4:00pm.

We will be tabling and participating in this high-visibility street fair in North San Diego County. Events for adults, children, and the whole family. For more details, contact Pat McFarlane at patmcfarlane@neteze.com.

Peace Dove SymbolSAVE THE DATES: November & December, 2006 - Holiday events (to be announced)

Peace Dove SymbolSAVE THE DATES: February 3 - 5, 2007 - The 2nd NATIONAL "DEPARTMENT OF PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE" CONFERENCE in Washington D.C.

Save the dates! There will be internationally-acclaimed speakers, trainings, visits to Senators and Congressional Reps., and opportunities to meet like-minded people from all over the United States (and other countries who support this movement in the U.S.). This conference will take place shortly after the DOP Bill is re-introduced into the "new" Congress.

OTHER EVENTS (letter writing parties, events co-sponsored with other organizations, family events, etc.) WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS THEY ARE PLANNED.

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Peace Dove SymbolMothers Day events, May 12, 2006 - San Diego, CA

To view a few photos, please click here. We had an exciting, full day of Mothers Day events planned, culminating in AFDOP giving an award (a plant to plant "Seed for Peace") to the author of the DOP Bill - Congressman Dennis Kucinich, and one of the House co-sponsors, Congressman Bob Filner (49th District of CA).
We participated by:
1) Visiting the offices of our U.S. Congressional Representatives
2) Visiting with the local staffs of our U.S. Senators
3) Giving an award to Cong. Kucinich and Cong. Filner at the San Diego event.
For more details, as well as to read Julia Ward Howe's "MOTHERS DAY PROCLAMATION", please click here.

peace branch imageSPECIAL REQUEST - VOLUNTEERS: If you feel strongly about the Department of Peace but cannot always attend our meetings, we still truly value your efforts. Email our Outreach Coordinators at mno@afdop.org if you may be able to table (volunteer at a table to hand out flyers, answer questions, etc.) or otherwise would like to volunteer. WE NEED YOU TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN! You can also take action all on your own - go to our SUPPORT TEAM PAGE for easy instructions.

AFDOP Outreach peacefully sharing about the Dept. of Peace

THANK YOU to all who participated in our many EVENTS plus...

peace branch imageTHANK YOU to all of our positively peaceful participants that took to the streets and spread the DOP message in the 26th Annual MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE. AFDOP also attended the deeply inspiring and sold out Martin Luther King Jr. All People’s Breakfast.
AFDOP participated in the synergistic Community Space area with an Outreach table enthusiastically spreading the word about the DOP Bill. Special thanks goes to our Tricia Tool, coordinator extradordinaire, for all her time and energies to organize these wonderful events.

OKTOBERFEST  La Mesapeace branch imageTHANK YOU to everyone who made the difference in our huge outreach efforts at Oktoberfest in La Mesa, CA. We touched many people who probably would not have otherwise heard about DOP. Special Thanks goes to D-52's and overall coordinator Rita Haverkamp! Thanks also to Connie Govier, Curt Clay, Brian Gibbs, Tanja Sutton and all of our AFDOP who were giving of their heart felt energy and time.

peace branch imageTHANK YOU to everyone who attended our Sept. Conference in Washington, D.C. and were present to meet with our Congressional Representatives as the Bill was re-introduced on Sept. 14, 2005. We had 80 people from California in attendance, with 53 people from Southern California!
If you missed attending our special Sept. 19th AFDOP meeting where we shared all about our experiences in D.C.,Dept. of Peace Conference Washington, D.C. look for future info on our website and in our e-mails.
Click here to sign-up for AFDOP e-mail updates.
It was a fantastic experience and one that certainly touched us all deeply, reinforcing that "Peace is Practical & Possible!". Consider being part of this incredible movement, whose time has come.

peace branch imageTHANK YOU to Hillcrest StreetFair Coordinator Jerry Gibbs, who was sharing about DOP all day long, from 6:30 a.m. till 7:30 p.m. Thanks to everyone who "outreached" with their hearts and minds to all the interested people who stopped to learn more. People were so interested in DOP that we ran out of flyers half way through the day. Special thanks also to Curt Clay, Gaye Taubensee, Marg Wafer, David Newbold, and Dawn Hiller. Many, many thanks to Jerry Gibbs and an "anonymous donor" paid the entrance fee for AFDOP to be able to attend this event!

peace branch imageTHANK YOU to AFDOP EarthFair Coordinators Rob Atkinson, Curt Clay, and everyone who contributed their "Peace is Possible" spirit as we all outreached to the 60,000 attendees of San Diego's EarthFair. Thanks to Brian Gibbs for manifesting the TV/DVD, further educating those who stopped at our booth by playing the CNN interview with Marianne Williamson and Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

peace branch imageTHANK YOU to Connie Govier along with the support of three project team leaders: Tanja Sutton (D52), Bill Henderson (D50), Curt Clay (D53), the Atkinson Family and the synergestic team of over 30 volunteers came together for a successful and awesome FUN-raiser at Kobey's Swap Meet!
Click here to view photos from our FUN raiser! Thanks goes to John Atkinson for the photos and gallery. Enjoy! To move through and view all the photos, please use the arrows at the top of the page.

Listen to an Audio Segment of Lynn McMullen from our Training Day:

Peace Dove Symbol"WHAT THE DEPT. of PEACE WOULD DO" ~ CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Peace Dove Symbol"EVERY HUMAN BEING WANTS PEACE" ~ CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Download hand-outs from our Training Day Packet:

peace branch image DEPARTMENT OF PEACE BILL: MAIN POINTS

peace branch imageDEPARTMENT OF PEACE FREQUENT QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (FAQs)

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Americans for the Department of Peace (AFDOP) is a citizens’ group advocating passage of the Bill to establish a cabinet level U.S. Department of Peace.
We are the Southern California chapter of the national organization to advocate for this Bill,
“The Peace Alliance”: www.the peacealliance.org

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