...is the fourth anniversary of the War on "Terrorism."
Events will be taking place all over the country and beyond to promote peace, including this one in Nashville (at which the local MAU community will have a strong presence) Dear Mothers Acting Up and Fathers and Grandparents and Everyone Else,
Please gather with us to comemorate the 4th anniversary of the invasion of
Iraq at the Owen Bradley Park, on Division by the Musica Roundabout on
Saturday, March 17, starting at 2PM. There will be speakers and
performers and a gentle, peaceful ambiance. Around 3:30 we will gather up
strollers and babies and old shoes and walk to the Federal Building at 9th
and Broadway, where we will line the shoes up along the curb.(They will be
re-used and eventually donated.)
We hope that Mothers Acting Up will march as a contingent!?! And "Act Up"
at the Park beforehand!
We are collecting old shoes and labelling them with the names of
Tennesseans, friends and family members who have served in Iraq,
especially those who died there, and of Iraqi men, women and children who
have died in this conflict. The event is entitled "Walk in Their Shoes"
and is being sponsored by CodePink and other groups all around the
country. Please bring old shoes to the Peace and justice Center, or bring
them with you for labelling on 3/17. Also, please tell us names of any
friends or family members who have served in Iraq that you would like
represented by a pair of shoes.
We hope that you will participate in any way possible in this call for
peace rather than escalation. peace and love, Jane
What is happening in your respective community? Please comment below.