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2500 DEATHS WAR PROTEST AND VIGIL
Date Saturday June 17
Time 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
All four corners of the intersection of 16th & Broadway, in Sacramento
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorStephen & Virginia Pearcy
Hello everyone,

Please come out to 16th & Broadway this Saturday, June 17th, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, to protest the unnecessary killing of over 2,500 U.S. soldiers and over 150,000 Iraqi men, women and children. Protest 6:30-8:30, Candlelight Vigil 8:30-9:00.

While every death is a grim milestone, today's announcement that the U.S. toll has surpassed 2,500 means that the media will be talking about it. Since their attention is on it, this is an important time for us to gather in solidarity and help draw more public attention to the consequences of war.

This is also a time when showing the names and faces of those who have died (such as a large photo of Casey Sheehan), flag-draped coffins, and other images of war, can be particularly important.

In addition to bringing signs and banners, people are encouraged to make use of other forms of imagery. We need powerful displays. Dramatic artistry has worked well, such as when the masked faces of death and drummers led a funeral march through the crosswalks. These kinds of things are more relevant now than ever before.

To ensure strong attendance, please forward this to others; and bring your friends, banners, flags, signs, art, candles and instruments to 16th & Broadway this Saturday.

We look forward to seeing you!

Stephen & Virginia Pearcy

Email: stephen.pearcy [at] sbcglobal.net
Telephone: (510) 559-3118 (916) 444-8314

Note: Please use on-street parking (which is free) instead of Tower Records/Cafe/Theater customer lots, and please be sure to allow room on the sidewalks for non-participant pedestrians to pass without obstructions.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 15th, 2006 12:14 PM

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