SAT~DEC.1, 3:00PM, Event:FREE: Activist w/ David Hartsough to Discuss Nonviolent Peaceforce@Church of the Brethren,3850 Westgate Place, & Sears Supports the Military!

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Monday, November 26, 2007 11:44 AM
What: Nonviolent Peaceforce: Activist to Discuss Nonviolence Strategies
with "David Hartsough,"

co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce, will speak at Church of the Brethren on December 1st

When: DECEMBER 1, 2007
Time: 3:00PM
Where:Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego.
Event: FREE

Contact: __John P. Falchi San Diego, CA 92107 ~ Phone [masked]

Contact: __Laura Thompson, Nonviolent Peaceforce ~ Phone [masked]
E-Mail: [address removed]

*non-for-profit event:

Hartsough will discuss the latest challenges, achievements and expansion of Nonviolent Peaceforce as we approach 2008.

His presentation is free and open to the public. Goodwill donations will be accepted.

Parking is available.

Children are welcome

Healthy finger foods and beverages will be served

BACKGROUND: Hartsough is deeply committed to nonviolence and has been working actively for nonviolent social change and peaceful resolution of conflicts since he met Martin Luther King in 1956. For forty years he has been doing nonviolent peacemaking in the U.S., Kosovo, the former Soviet Union, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and the Philippines. Hartsough currently leads Nonviolent Peaceforce?s Rapid Response Program, to send peacekeepers for short-term deployments to hot-spots in the world where NP can make a life-saving difference. Since 1999, he has been traveling to many parts of the world to meet with peacemakers, explore interest in and find partners to help build the Nonviolent Peaceforce. Hartsough has a BA from Howard University and an MA from Colombia University in International Relations.

Nonviolent Peaceforce, whose international offices are in Brussels, is a federation of 100 peace organizations from 50 countries. It provides a paid, unarmed, force of civilians from around world who are trained to use nonviolent strategies to protect human rights, deter violence and enable local peacemakers to carry out their work, according to the organization?s Web site. (

Media contact:
Laura Thompson
[address removed]
Further information can be obtained on the local chapter website,

FROM: Nadya:

Subject: Sears and The Military: We Need More Companies Like This!

I got this from a friend and decided to pass it on to you! We need more companies like this!

It's Verified! By at: (shows the entire article)

Subject: Sears - Christmas has already started for our military 2007

I know I needed a Reminder this year since Sears isn't always my first choice. Amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and our Heroes have stood strong to their commitment. Could we each buy at least one thing at Sears this year?

How does Sears treat its employees who are called up for military duty? By law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up.

Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called up reservist employees for up to two years and even up to 60 months in some instances.
I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its contribution! I suggest we all shop at Sears, and be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement it well deserves.
Please pass this on.

Sears needs to be recognized for this outstanding contribution and we need to show them as Americans, we do appreciate what they are doing for our military!!!
Decided to check this before forwarding.
It's Verified ! By at: (shows the entire article)
Also, this following e-mail correspondence with the Sears Customer Service Department:
I received this e-mail and I would like to know if it is true. If it is, the Internet may have just become one very good source of advertisement for your company. I know I would go out of my way to buy products from Sears instead of another store for a like item, even if it's cheaper at that store.
This is their answer to the e-mail:
Dear Customer:
Thank you for contacting Sears. The information is factual. We appreciate your positive feedback.
Sears regards service to our country as one of greatest sacrifices our young men and women can make. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear at this time.
Bill Thorn Sears Customer Care [address removed]

Dear Carol-
This is a wonderful event, with David Hartsough, coming up this Saturday, 12/01/07 at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Bretheren. It needs help publicity-wide. Is it too late to go out to some of the DFA list? Thanks for your advice and help. John
John P. Falchi
San Diego, CA 92107

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