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Mother's Day General Congress of Women
Date Sunday May 08
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at the Vietnam War Memorial on the state capitol grounds Sacramento
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorSam Joi
Mother’s Day Call for a General Congress of Women for Peace

We continue to honor the origins of Mother’s Day on Sunday May 8th in Sacramento. Embracing our Mothers’ pride & fierce determination to end all war, we will convene a “General Congress of Women without limit of nationality”. ALL WE WANT FOR MOTHER’S DAY IS OUR TROOPS HOME FROM IRAQ NOW. We will begin the call to Governor Schwarzenegger & our State Legislators to bring our California National Guard home from Iraq by Labor Day, 2005.

WHEN: Sunday May 8th, from 4:00-6:00p.m.

WHERE: At the Vietnam War Memorial on the capitol grounds in Sacramento

WHAT: A General Congress of Women without limit to nationality
WHY: To reclaim the origins of Mother’s Day and to begin calling our National Guard home from Iraq by Labor

As we gather in front of the Vietnam War Memorial, we will read Julia Ward Howe’s proclamation, as timely & inspirational today as it was in 1870.

"We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs....
From the voice of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with
Our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
Blood does not wipe our dishonor,
Nor violence indicate possession....."
Julia Ward Howe, Mother’s Day Proclamation, 1870

We ask women to bring our ideas for future actions for peace and to end war - such as the call to return our National Guard - and share with each other as we continue to build a strong, active women’s movement for peace & justice.

Sponsors – partial list: CodePink: Women for Peace; Gold Star Families for Peace; Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors; Grandmothers for Peace.

For more information, to volunteer call 415-575-5555 or email or jan at

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 27th, 2005 12:24 PM

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