Holiday Peace Fair
Campbell United Methodist Church


The 28th annual fair took place Saturday, Dec. 4, at Campbell United Methodist Church, 1675 Winchester Blvd, south of Hamilton. There are scenes from the event at sanjosepeace.org. Check the links below to see scenes from previous fairs.

We feature non-violent toys, books and games, international handcrafts, Fair Trade coffee and cocoa, and political T-shirts and buttons. Vendors are South Bay peace and justice groups. Homebaked desserts and inexpensive lunch are available.

Beneficiaries were the Low Income Self Help Center and the American Indian Education Center (both in San Jose), as well as the Afghan Institute of Learning and the Veterans for Peace Iraq Water Project.


        MCs: Anne and Phil Pflager (Annie & the Vets)
10:30 am Welcome & Opening Song w/Annie & the Vets
11 am San Jose Peace Chorale
11:30 am Announcements
12 Noon Raging Grannies
12:30 pm Annie & the Vets
1:30 pm Hala Dance & Karavansaray: Middle Eastern Dance
2 pm El Grito de la Cultura - Children's Mexican Dance Group
3:15 pm Closing remarks/song w/ Annie & the Vets
Coordinator: Shirley Lin Kinoshita

Linh Nguyen offered face painting during the supervised children's activities. Zoe is eager to begin. (photos by Joan Bazar)


Eigen tries out an oversize puzzle -- one of the alternative toys and games featured at the tables of peace and justice groups.

El Grito de la Cultura dancers
Joan Bazar photos

An album of photos from December 2005 -- showing the entertainers, peace and justice group vendors and attendees.

Peace Fair photos from 2006

Phil, George and Anne of Annie and the Vets perform anti-war songs from their latest CD.

Sia Dunbar, right, and her daughter sell goods to help African Women Rebuilders.
WILPF members and former officers Richy
and Dorothy Aspinwall and Eileen Levy, center, show delight with young dancers.

Lisa Whelan of the San Jose Peace Chorale helps son Grady work on a new puzzle.

Lea Adams and Joyce Johnson of Campbell United Methodist's Church and Society Committee explain relief project.

Two PM played lively tunes mid-afternoon.

El Grito de la Cultura dancers go under arch.

Kids sparkle in elegant costumes.

Wendy Greenfield of Jewish Voice for Peace makes purchase from Barby Ulmer of Our Developing World.

Louise Auerhahn, right, shops at the San Jose Friends' table, staffed by Ruth Hultman.

Lisa Feldberg and Rita Swencionis, right, compare bean soup mixes.

9to5 member gives info on working women's issues.

El Grito de la Cultura dancers demonstrate fancy footwork.

MC Lisa Atkinson performs (above), and the Raging Grannies of the Peninsula and San Jose sing out against war toys.
Photos by Kim Kinoshita.