Dallas Peace Center


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Arlington Community to Celebrate International

Human Rights Day

World Human Rights Day  

**The event is free and open to the community **

Who:Arlington ProyectoUnido, Proyecto Inmigrante, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, SMU

Embrey Human Rights Program, and RITA


*Special Panelist: Representatives from Arlington Independent SchoolDistrict (AISD),

Officer Delgado from Arlington Police Department & Immigration Attorneys


When: Monday, December 10, 2012

Time: 6:30pm

Where: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2201 E. Park Row

Arlington, 76010


Arlington Proyecto Unido in collaboration with Proyecto Inmigrante, RITA,

Pueblo Sin Fronteras, Dallas Peace Center, SMU Embrey Human Rights, Voces Unidas Por los Inmigrantes, Texas Organizing Project, The New Tejas Project, and Teatro Flor Candela invite the community of the Metroplex to join in the International Human Rights Day Celebration on Monday, December 10.


In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights outlining a broad range of fundamental rights and freedoms to which all men and women, without distinction are entitled to everywhere in the world. As communities across the United States and the world celebrate this day, in Arlington, immigrant communities, and their US citizen family members and friends, come together to call for an to end family separation and urge the President to lead the fight for comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.


Adults, children, teens, the elderly and all members of the community are invited to celebrate this important day. This is an opportunity for members of the community to learn about their Human Rights, regardless of immigration status. The event will include a group of experts and attorneys who will discuss and answer questions about human rights at the workplace, women's rights, rights when detained by law enforcement, and civil rights, among others.  


The entire community is invited to attend and be part of this historic event in Arlington. Refreshments will be served, as we enjoy a powerful theatrical presentation

by Flor Candela.

Please join us at the MEPC meeting on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm
 5910 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75235.
The agend will include:
1. Deteriorating situation in Syria
2. Current situation of war in Afghanistan
3. Threats of building new settlements in E1 area by Israel - consequences of such a move
4. Continuous drone attacks in Pakistan
5. Morsi and democracy in Egypt - will the President work with opposition?
6. Sanctions on Iran and its consequences for a common Iranian
Please come with your friends and join us in sharing your ideas and help us forward the cause of peace. Thanks.
Aftab Siddiqui
817 706 7495
26th Annual  Peacemaker Awards Dinner
 Thank you for Making this a Night to Remember 
Vivian PAD    Domingo and Rev Howard  richard sambranoAftab and Dr Ahmed 
Crowd PAD Engaged      Unity Chior  Crowd PAD
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A Special Thanks to:
Peacemaker Awards Evening Sponsors
VIP Peacemaker Sponsor:
Jan Sanders
Unity of Arlington 1

Unity of Arlington 2 
Drs. Basheer and Shakila Ahmed

Rev. Bill and Fran McElvaney
Dr. Sandra Steinbach

Pax Christi of Dallas 1
Peacemakers Inc 1

Muslim Community Center for Human Services
Domingo A Garcia Attorney at Law 1


Peacemaker Sponsor:

Domingo A Garcia Attorney at Law 2
Peacemakers Inc. 2
Pax Christi of Dallas 2
LULAC Council 4782
Salazar, Arditti & Whitaker P.C.

Peace Mennonite Church of Dallas

University of North Texas Castleberry Peace Institute

United Nations Association of Dallas

Social Action Council of First Unitarian Church

Muslim Democratic Caucus

American Muslim Community

Holy Cross Catholic Church

Richland College Peace Institute

First Community Church

Southern Methodist University Embrey Human Rights

Occupy Dallas
Peacemaker Patron:

Muslim Legal Fund of America

Mr. and Mrs. Hennesy

Institute of Islamic Learning in Metroplex
Peace Sponsor:

Texas Tenants Union - Dallas

DFW International

Dallas Area Christian Progressive Alliance

Dr. David and Cherry Haymes

Rev. Robert and Shirley Cooper

Mr. Larry Paschall
Charles Scurry


Anita N Martinez,
Ballet Floklorico, Inc.

Maryknoll Mission Education 


The 26th Annual Peacemaker Banquet was a huge success, with every seat sold and a great crowd of peace warriors in the house. We hope you enjoyed the dinner, discussion, and programs, as much as we enjoyed putting it all together. Special thanks to our host, Domingo Garcia, to the award-winners, and to all the volunteers who worked on the event.


As the Dallas Peace Center faces 2013, we have a lot to be thankful for  but at the top of our list is the ongoing support DPC receives from you and other people of conscience in the Dallas area. Whether you joined a picket line or other demonstration, whether you marched or wrote letters to Congress, whether you attended a rally, committee meeting, film screening, peace concert, or dinner lecture, or if you supported DPC financially - no matter how you contributed, your efforts made a difference.


The Dallas Peace Center is part of the larger worldwide movement for peace and human rights. We work with peace and justice organizations in the Dallas area, across the U.S., and internationally. Through research, education, and dialogue, we hope to generate action in the great tradition of non-violence - the vision and the power that ended British colonialism in India, dismantled apartheid in South Africa, and overcame Jim Crow in America.


The Dallas Peace Center provides the organizational base, the infrastructure, for progressive activism in Dallas. We need your continued participation and support to strengthen this foundation. Help us make build a stronger movement through:


Expanded Communication:

Peace Peeks, e-mail highlights of events in North Texas; REDA, print and online journal with peace and justice dispatches from North Texas, along with national and international reports; experienced peace and justice organizers addressing critical issues; Website Development, the comprehensive source for progressive action in North Texas.


Advocacy Training:

Voter Education and Building Movement on Social Justice Issues; Congressional Visits; Rally, Media and Messaging; Transformative Facilitator Training.


Workshops in Non-Violent Direct Action:

History & practice of non-violence for social change; One Makes a Difference - transforming lives with this curricula for youth leadership development.

Organization & Coalition Building:

Strengthening the mission and finances of the Dallas Peace Center; building and maintaining strong alliances with faith-based communities and peace and justice organizations.


Enjoy the holidays - and thanks again!


Thank you,


Dallas Peace Center

Board of Directors & Staff

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A Special Thans to:




Fair trade beads made by the Agoro Women's Cooperative of Northern Uganda

University of North Texas Castleberry Peace Institute

Southern Methodist University Embrey Human Rights

Muslim Community Center of Human Services

Deen Institute of North America and Waves Of Unity

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

United Nations Association of Dallas

Muslim Legal Fund of America

Soka Gakkai International - USA

Donna Kay "Encouraging Lives"

Maryknoll Mission Education


Unity of Arlington

Princeton Abaraoha

Peacemakers Inc.

Peruvian Artisan

Black Bird Pies

Steel Paisley

Marty Ruiz


Auction Donors:

Peacemaker Award Vendors and Dallas Peace Center Friends and Board of Directors


Dinner Committee:

Len Ellis/ Rev. Ryan Koch/ Mavis Belisle/ Aftab Siddiqui/ Eric Reece/ Saddayna Belmashkan


Other Support

Unity of Arlington Choir

TechNet Solution for Audio & Visual support

Soka Gakkai USA volunteers

AC Printing


Dallas Peace Center Staff / Interns and Support:

Kelli Obazee / Patty Bates-Ballard/ Rhonda Varsane / Adrian Sierra/ William Frankel