Actor Sean Penn and Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan will headline “Iraq: 5 Years Too Many”, an event marking the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Also featured will be Reverend Gregory Stewart, Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church; Matt Gonzalez, former President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; and Justin Raimondo, Editorial Director of Antiwar.com. The program will begin at 5pm on Sunday, March 16th, 2008 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street (near Geary) in San Francisco. After the speakers finish, attendees will march to the War Memorial Auditorium on Van Ness Avenue carrying candles along with the names of Americans and Iraqis killed in the war.
Event organizers are calling for an End to the Iraq Occupation Now, Accountability for Those Who Started the War and No War in Iran. Thus far, the war has resulted in 4000 American military deaths, nearly 30,000 injuries, and several hundred thousand Iraqi casualties. Spending on the war thus far has exceeded $500 billion and continues at a rate of $275 million per day – with no end in sight.
The suggested donation for the event is $5-$10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The program is sponsored by the Iraq Moratorium – SF Bay Area.
Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 3rd, 2008 6:29 AM