November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website, traprockpeace.org, which was created 10 years ago by Charles Jenks. It became one of the most populace sites in the US, and an important resource on the antiwar movement, student activism, 'depleted' uranium and other topics. Jenks authored virtually all of its web pages and multimedia content (photographs, audio, video, and pdf files. As the author and registered owner of that site, his purpose here is to preserve an important slice of the history of the grassroots peace movement in the US over the past decade. He is maintaining this historical archive as a service to the greater peace movement, and to the many friends of Traprock Peace Center. Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK OF TRAPROCK PEACE CENTER, which has reorganized its board and moved to Greenfield, Mass. To contact Traprock Peace Center, call 413-773-7427 or visit its site. Charles Jenks is posting new material to PeaceJournal.org, a multimedia blog and resource center.
Miller - Executive Director, artist, teacher
Charlie Jenks - President, child rights lawyer, peace center website coordinator
Jamie Babson - Treasurer of the Core Group, Conscientious Investor, boards of Massachusetts Peace Action and Veterans Education Project
Sarah Thayer - Secretary, educator, animal communication expert, CO educator, and active with Native American justice issues
Eric Wasileski - veteran, conscientious objector (CO) educator, President of Wally Nelson Chapter of Veterans for Peace
Paul Ricklis - nurse
The Core Group acts as the peace center's governing board. We operate by consensus and currently have 6 members.
Steve Cobb at ceremony in his honor on July 4, 2002.
We recently bid farewell to Irene Michaud, who served for over two years. Long time Core Group member Jim Perkins, former Executive Director of Traprock Peace Center, resigned the winter of 2001. Jim served on the Core Group for 10 years. Steve Cobb, former intern and President of Traprock Peace Center. resigned during the summer of 2002. Steve served on the Core Group for 7 years. Steve left to enter studies to become a homeopathic physician. These dear friends have gone on to other adventures. We have felt blessed to have served on the Core Group with them!
Jim Perkins (Core Group member and plowshares activist - and recently arrested at Westover Air Force Base for trespass (charges were dismissed) and Randy Kehler (former natinoal director of the national nuclear freeze - both former directors of Traprock Peace Center.
Steve and Jim
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton (Founder, Pax Christi) with Wally Nelson, Charlie, Steve and Juanita Nelson.
Front Row: Joann Lutz (former Core Group member and organizer of Traprock Peace Center's Circle of Renewal, a tri-state peace walk in June, 2002, that focused on sustainable energy); Steve and Jim; Second row: Jaime Babson (current Core Group member), Sara Weil (former stellar intern), Sunny, Charlie and Irene (all current Core Group members).
Traprock also has Advisory Meetings at the peace center.
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These meetings have played a key role in our planning for a Year of Education in Non-Violence. If you are a peaceactivist and would like to work with the Traprock Peace Center community, please contact us. Thank you.
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Last Updated on July 4, 2002 by Charlie Jenks