Tuesday, September 19, 2006  

Days of Peace

Notice of events in San Diego


The Declaration of Peace calls on Congress for a concrete and rapid plan for peace in Iraq! If this plan for peace is not created and activated by Congress by September 21, the International Day of Peace, Declaration signers across the U.S. will engage in nonviolent action in Washington, D.C. and in communities throughout the nation. In San Diego, a number of events are taking place. Please forward this information to your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and other lists to which you belong! PLEASE JOIN THESE EVENTS AND BE A PART OF SHOWING CONGRESS THAT THE PEOPLE WANT PEACE! And don't forget to sign the Declaration of Peace at www.declarationofpeace.org

Wednesday, September 20: San Diego Veterans for Peace Silent Candlelight Vigil for all those killed, wounded or emotionally damaged in the senseless violence created by the Bush administration and US Congress. The vigil will be in front of the NBC TV station, 225 Broadway street in San Diego. The vigil will be from 4AM to 6:00AM. (Yes, A.M.)

Thursday, September 21: U.N. International Day of Peace: Join us in commemorating the

11th annual U.N. International Day of Peace, 7 p.m., Hall of Nations, House of Pacific Relations Balboa Park; Keynote Speaker: SDSU Professor Jonathan Graubart. Dr. Graubart will discuss the peace accord between Israel and Lebanon. The United Nations has dedicated this day to the practice of living in peace. By practice, we can learn to apply it to more days of our lives. The Hall of Nations of the House of Pacific Relations is located between the Spreckels Organ Pavilion and the United Nations Building. There is no charge for this event! Free parking behind the Organ Pavilion. Sponsors: House of Denmark, International Museum of Human Rights at San Diego, and United Nations Association, San Diego Chapter. Questions: Anne at 858.245.1677 or ahoiberg@aol.com

Friday, September 22: Eveoke Dance Theatre presents Take it to the Table: A DANCE ACTION FOR PEACE: We Demand: • Choose to get war off our children’s bodies and off our earth and onto the diplomatic table where it belongs • Include women and mothers at the table • Treat Nuclear proliferation, war, and Global warming the same-- as equal threats to our children • Let us stand…and dance…together for peace Actions at Noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 7pm. Come anytime to bring the message of peace to downtown! Eveoke will perform to Ani Difranco’s new album throughout the day! Around Copley Symphony Hall (7th and B) to celebrate the voice and leadership of Ani Difranco, and to bring attention to her message. We are Eveoke Dance Theatre and our weaponry and voice are our bodies. We are working in cooperation with: •Elevate Dance Troupe •O.R.G.A.N.I.C. collective •Radio ACTIVE Radio •Insurgent Rebel Clown Army •Puppet Insurgency Info: Micah, micah@eveoke.org or (619) 238-1153
Saturday, September 23: San Diego Veterans for Peace Arlington West--Balboa Park: Balboa Park - 6th Ave & Laurel St - 2500 6th Ave - 92049; 12 noon to 6 p.m. The number of killed in action in the Bush-Iraq war is fast approaching 2,600. While this nation has yet to establish a memorial of any kind for these patriots, Vets for Peace holds that every life is sacred and should be honored now. It takes over 3 hours to set up the crosses, and Vets for Peace graciously accept any help we can get from those who would like to volunteer to help us. You can send an e-mail to -- thefarm3@pacbell.net -- or you can just show up and introduce yourself to any of us. Our objective is to touch hearts with the terrible cost of war. Sponsored by San Diego Veterans for Peace, www.sdvfp.org

Saturday and Sunday, September 23 & 24: Freeway Blogging: 6 pm: Meet at the ASD Activist Center (4246 Wightman St. SD, 1 block south of University Ave on Van Dyke) for an introduction to Freeway Blogging, and spend an hour or so, producing "freeway ready", easy to read from a speeding auto, pieces to attach to fences, rails, and posts. We will have ready to apply messages, cardboard, and glue-bring some enthusiasm, large nibbed magic markers if you want to make your own messages, and have a little gas in your car. www.freewayblogger.com If you have any questions, you may direct them to Jackie, at 619-247-5828.

Sunday, September 25: Bannering in OB: During the Declaration of Peace week, as part of a local and national wave of resistance against the debacle/tragedy of the Iraq war, please join OBGO while we banner (with creative signs & props, which we will provide). Sunset Cliffs at the Dusty Rhodes Park/Nimitz/8 intersection, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bring yourself, your friends, families, peace flags, your own sign if you want (we'll bring the bagels!) More info: 619.222.1522

Monday, September 25: DEMAND PEACE DEMONSTRATION! The Iraq War will end when people refuse to support it! WE DEMAND PEACE! The Campaign for a Declaration of Peace (www.declarationofpeace.org) has called on Congress for a concrete and rapid plan for peace in Iraq by September 21, yet the war continues. We call on people to take action, withdraw your consent from this war and support a comprehensive peace process! JOIN US TO DEMAND PEACE AND SAY "NO MORE WAR! OUT OF IRAQ NOW!" with bannering, street theater and a march. 4-7 p.m. (this event will be continuous; comewhen you can!) Horton Plaza (downtown on Broadway between 3rd and 4th Streets) Sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice. For more info: 619-263-9301; info@sdcpj.org; www.sdcpj.org

Information about other and ongoing peace events is posted at www.prcsd.org/webcalendar

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