PACG History - Printed Newsletter from May, 2013
QC citizens working together promote progressive values since January since 2005.
Non-profit, non-partisan, diverse citizen action for the common good.
Be the change you want to see in the world...
Equality. Justice. Peace.
1212 W. 3rd St, Suite 3D, Davenport, IA 52802
EVENTS AND ACTIONS
Social Justice Movie Night Line-Up:
Upcoming Area Events:
3rd Friday of the month 6:30pm
1212 W. 3rd St, Davenport, IA
Popcorn & lemonade provided
May 17, 2013
The Invisible War
Group discussion after film showings—Please join us!
The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem—today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Twenty per cent of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted.
May 17th, 2013, 5:30—8pm
National Women’s Health Week: Keep a Healthy Beat!
The Center, Brady & 14th St, Davenport Dinner and speaker, Sponsored by United Neighbors. Contact Karen Metcalf for tickets.
June 21, 2013
War On Whistleblowers
The government is supposed to serve the public's best interests. But this is not always the case. When scientific research is altered or suppressed, when government contractors waste millions of taxpayer dollars, or when national security documents are falsified, government employees who witness these acts should be free to blow the whistle on others without fear of retribution.
July 19, 2013
Shadows of Liberty
Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values.
June 8, 2013, 8am-1pm
QC Hempfest 2013
Various hemp products, educational literature, live music, film Viewing of: “The Hempsters” at Fresh Deli. Farmer’s Market—Davenport. Call Dan DeShane
June 15, 2013, 8am-3pm
Radish Healthy Living Fair
Stop by the PACG table and say hello! Farmer’s Market—Davenport, IA
June 14 & 15, 2013
I-Renew Energy Expo
Join I-Renew in Celebrating 21 Years of Renewable Energy Edu cation at this family-friendly FREE
event at the Figge Museum on the Riverfront. This 21st Expo will pack a punch with a member and exhibitor reception and key note kickoff on Friday night followed by a full day of educational
activities and exhibits all day long on Saturday! This year’s cosponsors, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Educa tion Center (ATEEC) and Eastern Iowa Community College (EICC) will add an extra surge of energy with a specialized youth program in their Interactive Learning, plus much more!
PACG Strategic Planning Sessions— Moving Ahead...
During the past 2 week-ends in April, PACG board members and leaders participated in a strategic plan ning session with the assistance of Quad City Leader ship Consulting. These sessions helped us come to a consensus on how to move forward as we meet the needs of the organization while continuing to em power people to create a just, compassionate and sustainable community. As a result, we are focusing on 3 areas over the next 12 months; membership, in creasing visibility and finances/fundraising. We will be calling on many of you —If you would like to work on any of these new committees, call PACG at 563-676- 7580 today.
More information on our Strategic Plan outcomes will be posted on our website very soon—be sure to check it out at: www.qcprogressiveaction.org
PACG Community Garden in its 4th year!
If you live in the neighborhood of East Davenport and would like to join our garden community, call PACG at 563-676-7580 today! We will be breaking ground very soon. 10’ X 10’ plots are $10. Reserve yours now!
1212 W. 3rd St, Suite 3D
Davenport, IA 52804
Meeting times vary
Call Caroline Vernon
Environmental /Sustainable Energy
Meeting times vary
Email Molly Regan
Cliff Day firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Care Reform
First Tuesday of month 6:30pm St John’s Lutheran Rock Island, IL
Call Karen Metcalf 563--355-0093
Local Foods Initiative
Second Wednesday every even numbered month Next meeting in June. 2013 6:30pm, Fresh Deli
Davenport Freight House
Call Mitch at 563-505-3799
Peace & Justice Forum Weekly Peace Vigil
Every Saturday 11am to Noon in Moline
Corner of 16th St &
John Deere Rd
Social Justice Movie Night
3rd Friday of month 6:30pm
Cobblestone Place, 1212 W. 3rd St, Davenport, IA Call Caroline 563-676-7580
Women’s Issues / QC-NOW
Meeting times vary
Call Carol Brown 563-359-9226
PACG Community Networking Night. 4th Thurs/mo
May 23rd Speaker: Dan DeShane
Industrial Hemp Cobblestone Place 1212 W. 3rd St, Davenport Everyone welcome! Call PACG 563-676-7580 for more information
“Honoring Those Who Go Before Us—Dick Fallow”
by Caroline Vernon
See also, Blog for Iowa - https://blogforiowa.com/2013/04/21/dick-fallow-dies/
Leader, Mentor, Activist & Friend
August 23, 1920 — April 13, 2013
It was 2005 during the worst years of the Iraq War when Dick Fallow sauntered up to our Peace vigil and asked if we had an extra sign. I was to learn as he stood there with us on the hottest days of summer and during the coldest blizzards that he was a virtual walking encyclopedia about the his tory of the peace movement, the labor movement, civil rights, and all other progressive struggles in America – because he had been a part of them! I always wished I had recorded his stories because they were so rich in history and in the dynamic sort of integrity with which he helped shape it.
Dick talked of his early days as a union organizer and he continued the good fight for ordinary people over the greed of corporate America and that of politicians from both parties who favor the military industrial complex over human values. He was big on getting the money out of politics. He hated unjust and unnecessary wars. He fought for things that strengthened the commonality in all of us against those forces and institutions that would divide us.
There isn’t room here for all the wonderful things Dick Fallow was and did. You can learn more about all that by going to the link below, a loving and informative tribute to Dick written by Caroline Vernon. All I know is that I count myself darned lucky to have called him a friend. We will miss that wonderful advice of his on important issues that always seemed to shed just the right light on a cause or an action. And we’ll miss the weight of his ex perience and the tirelessness of his efforts. But most of all, I think we’ll miss the great big, delightful, laugh of a man enjoying living life to its fullest and the gleam in his eye when he spoke of things close to his heart. May his spirit live on in those of us who loved him and may we continue his work for all things good and just.
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