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Vigil Against War, for Peace and Education

Date:
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Not in Our Name Bay Area
Location Details:
Across from Grand Lake Theater, 3400 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610 (Splash Pad Park)

Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 pm
Vigil against war, for peace and education

Splash Pad Park, Oakland
3200 Grand Avenue - across from the Grand Lake Theater

Vigil in solidarity with Hyim Jacob Ross on the last night of his five-day round-the-clock protest against war, for peace and education (see story below).

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Oaklander stages 5-day protest against war

by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name

On Monday morning, February 20, Hyim Jacob Ross unfolded his camping chair in Splash Pad Park across from the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, California and began a five-day, around the clock one-person vigil to oppose the war on Iraq, and for peace and education.

On spring break from his elementary school teaching job in Richmond, the 30-something Bay Area native felt that while the occasional protest march was important – as a musician, he’s actually performed at few of them – something more had to be done.

“A lot of people are afraid of taking a stand, or putting the word out there, or just don’t know how” Hyim explained. “This is active non-complicit-ness.” ...

Complete Indybay story and photos:
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/02/1803870.php
Added to the calendar on Wed, Feb 22, 2006 10:59PM
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