20 YEARS OF US WAR ON IRAQ!
January 15, 2011 marks the 20th year since the United States began to bomb Iraq. Since then millions of Iraqi people have been militarily occupied, injured, starved, killed, tortured, and imprisoned. Millions more have become internally displaced or refugees in other countries.
COME TO WASHINGTON, D.C. SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011 TO COMMEMORATE THE U.S. SLAUGHTER OF IRAQ, AND REDEDICATE OUR LIVES TO LIVING OUT DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S DREAM OF ABOLISHING WAR AND INJUSTICE.
8:45am Mass at Sacred Heart Church 16th & Park Road NW ‘’Mass of Repentance for War’’ celebrated by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Sponsored by Pax Christi Metro DC
10:30 am Assemble at 16th & Park Road NW (bring signs, banners, puppets)
11 am “March to Stop the War”- March down 16th street to the White House
12-1 pm Vigil outside the White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
2-6 pm Teach-in at Foundry United Methodist 1500 16th St. NW with live music, films, and guest speakers and actvists including; Bishop Thomas Gumbleton – Kathy Kelly – Medea Benjamin - Mike Ferner - Celeste Zappala - Joyce and Kevin Lucey - Ann Wright (by video) - Andy Shallal- Camilo Mejia – Brian Becker – David Swanson - Liz McAlister – Sue and Bill Frankel-Streit – Ray McGovern Tom Nagy, Bill Samuel, Fr. Jim Noonan MM and more! *(Do your own lunch & dinner)
7 pm Candlelight Vigil outside the White House marking the time the Tomahawk Missiles exploded in Baghdad (bring your own light)
Need a place to stay in DC? (Jan 14th & 15th until 7am Jan 16th) Sleeping bag space is available at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church 1525 Newton St NW 20010