“Lu Mountenay, a Community of Christ minister in Independence, MO,
crossed the property line at KC’s new nuclear weapons parts plant on May
30, 2016. More than 50 supporters cheered her on! The KC police
processed her right on the driveway to the new plant and soon released
her, giving her an Aug. 1 court date for her civil resistance.
Police take custody of Lu as soon as she crosses the property line May 30. —Photo by Jim Hannah
Now it’s time for “court support” for Lu, the vice chair of the PeaceWorks Board of Directors. Her 1:30 pm
hearing will be fairly quiet, with Lu being one of many coming for
various infractions to Courtroom G in Municipal Court at Locust and 11th
Street in KC, MO. To rally for freedom from nuclear weapons, PeaceWorks
invites you to gather at 12:30 pm on 11th Street
between Locust and Oak for snacks, a few words from Lu, and a march to
the courthouse. For info, call Jane, 913-206- 4088. Let’s witness as Lu
receives, most likely, many hours of “community service” for her crime
of resisting nuclear weapons… for the third time.The federal government says it costs $900 million a year to operate
the new plant, euphemistically called the National Security Campus.
Before her line-crossing on May 30, Memorial Day, Lu referred to the old
plant, “Bannister Federal Complex employees got sick, and many died
from the contaminants. That’s who we’re here to memorialize.” Then
referring to the new plant, she asked: “This plant—how many years?
Seventy years, before it’s so contaminated they’ll shut it down, abandon
it, and leave the contamination in its wake?”
There’s a Kansas City, MO, eatery where
volunteers show diners to their tables,
provide a menu of healthy items, then
take their orders. The various dishes can
be tailored to specific needs, and diners
can review and request new items. It
seems like an ordinary restaurant, but it’s
actually a community soup kitchen.
“They’re treating me good, like they don’t know I’m homeless.”
Not only do they feed the homeless, they’re also a specialized training program for culinary students.
program provides hands-on experience to people who are interested in
the culinary industry, but are also dealing with issues that prevent
them from enrolling in a traditional program.
Also, people from
all walks of life are encouraged to eat at Kansas City’s Community
Kitchen. Everyone is welcome: students, police officers, doctors,
volunteers, and more - because after all, it is a COMMUNITY kitchen. You
don’t have to be unable to afford food to enjoy a meal or volunteer
It’s both an educational and supportive way to bring different parts of the community together in one place.