PRINCETON: Coalition for Peace Action holding picnic and program

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) invites people of all ages to its thirteenth annual Peace is Patriotic Picnic and Program on Sunday, July 7, at Fallsington Friends Meetinghouse, 9300 N

   The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) invites people of all ages to its thirteenth annual Peace is Patriotic Picnic and Program on Sunday, July 7, at Fallsington Friends Meetinghouse, 9300 New Falls Road in Levittown, Pa.
   The BYO picnic will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. In addition to bringing a picnic lunch, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. No alcohol beverages are permitted.
   The program portion of the event begins at 1:30 p.m. in the meetinghouse’s air-conditioned social hall. Both the Picnic and Program are free and open to the public.
   Patriot for Peace Awards will be presented during the program to the following peacemakers:
   The Rev. Dr. Katie Day – Chairperson of Heeding God’s Call. Since the Sandy Hook shooting in December, the Rev. Dr. Day has organized nationally and locally for stronger gun violence prevention measures.
   Jonette Smart – President of the Trenton NAACP. During her time as President, Jonette has spearheaded the kind of outreach and bridge-building necessary for achieving peace and justice.
   Sam Snipes – Lifelong civil rights proponent, peacemaker and attorney. Sam prepared an agreement of sale that helped sell a home to William and Daisy Myers, the first black residents in Levittown, in 1957, and participated in The Rev. Dr. King’s 1963 March on Washington. He has also traveled on peacemaking missions to 31 countries on five continents.
   Ward Wilson – Senior policy analyst at the British American Security Information Council and author of “Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons,” which argues that nuclear weapons are not only dangerous but also unnecessary to national security.
   Carpooling from the Princeton Shopping Center (Rite Aid end) will leave at noon. Those intending to join the carpool are requested to email kwhitman@peacecoalition.org or call (609) 924-5022 in advance.
   For further information, visit CFPA’s website at www.peacecoalition.org or call the regional office in Princeton at (609) 924-5022.