On March 7th, 2017, the Manhattan City Commission adopted a Rental Registration Ordinance. The program will require landlords to provide information including rental unit address, number of dwelling units associated with that address, owner's name and contact information, and certification that information is complete and correct. Importantly, this information will be coupled with data at the city indicating the extent to which these properties are code compliant (e.g., how many code violations have been reported on the property and whether or not the property has undergone voluntary inspection). Rental inspections are not required.
Everybody Counts is a grassroots effort that came about as a result of a report to the USD 383 Board of Education in Fall 2013 that 250 children in the school district selfreported being homeless (this year the number is reported to be close to 350). In response to this distressing news school administrators, religious leaders, social service leaders, and community leaders and volunteers came together to identify ways to address the issue.
People of Manhattan and the surrounding area have the opportunity to come together to explore prospects for peace surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in our new political climate. On April 19th Manhattan Mennonite Church, will be hosting the Jewish and Palestinian Voices for Peace Tour at the Ecumenical Campus Ministry, 904 Sunset Avenue, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.
Reflecting together on MAPJ’s most effective work during these past 24 years, we remembered the times when we have worked with other organizations, creating alliances and bringing people together for action on urgent social and political issues.
It’s that time of year when MAPJ’s members gather for our annual meeting and reflect on what has transpired during the year that has passed. And we have much to reflect on this year!
National Bird will be shown on Tuesday February 28 at 7:30 PM in the Town Hall Room of the Leaderships Studies building at K-State. The running time is 92 minutes.
The Manhattan-Riley County Coalition for Equal Justice are local citizens concerned that racial bias may be influencing the enforcement of drug laws in Riley County. With the help of a Kansas State University researcher, the Coalition has investigated the Riley County Police Department’s official arrests reports, submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice from 2010- 2014. Here is what we have found.
Lisa Ling is one of the whistleblowers whose story is documented in National Bird. Whether you are able to see the film or not, this is an opportunity to hear her story and ask questions. PUBLIC LECTURE, 7:00 PM, MARCH 9, 2017 Featuring: LISA LING Former Tech Sergeant, Drone Surveillance Program TOWN HALL ROOM, LEADERSHIP STUDIES, K-STATE This lecture is a follow up to the screening of National Bird on February 28th.
“National Bird takes a deeply disturbing look at drone warfare… artful, profoundly unsettling … Kennebeck may be a newcomer to feature filmmaking, but her grasp of the material is accomplished.” - The Washington Post
The Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice, along with the folks at Arrow Coffee Co. and The Fellow are joining forces for a joint inauguration evening event on January 20th.