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|Cindy Sheehan Coming to Fresno|
|Date||Wednesday October 25|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Fresno State University’s Satellite Student Union|
|Organizer/Author||Fresno Center for Non-Violence|
Cindy Sheehan, mother of Casey Sheehan, a US Soldier slain in Iraq in 2004, will be speaking at Fresno State University’s Satellite Student Union on Wednesday, October 25th at 7 p.m. The event is being sponsored by the Campus Peace and Civil Liberties Coalition, as well as several other local organizations and individuals including Peace Fresno, the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, Reedley Peace Center, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Central Valley Counter-Recruitment Coalition, Fresno Free College Foundation/KFCF 88.1 fm, KPFT 790 am, local attorney Patience Milrod, and the Steve Haze for Congress campaign.
Cindy Sheehan became known internationally when she camped out in front of George Bush’s home in Crawford Texas in August of 2005 demanding to know for what “noble cause” her son had died. President Bush refused to meet with her, and she was soon joined at “Camp Casey” by dozens of Iraq Veterans, military families, and others who were inspired by her courage and determination.
She has since taken her campaign to bring the troops home to cities around the country and the world, insisting that “not one more mother’s child” die in a war that she claims was based on lies told to the American people. Co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, an organization of families who have lost loved ones fighting in Iraq, she has just authored a book called “Peace Mom, A Mother’s Journey through Heartache to Activism.”
The event at Fresno State is free to the public, and the first several rows of seats will be reserved for those with family members in the military.
There will also be a wine and cheese reception for Cindy held at 5 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church at 4144 N. Millbrook. A donations of $25 or more is requested to attend the reception, and proceeds will go to further the work of Gold Star Families for Peace, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For tickets or more information, please contact the Fresno Center for Non-Violence at (559) 237-3223.