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Peninsula / South Bay Peace Procession and Rally

Friday, October 19, 2007
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
457 Kingsley Avenue, Palo Alto CA 94301
Location Details:
Northern Starting Point: Burlingame United Methodist Church, 1443 Howard Ave., Burlingame
Southern Starting Point: Calvary United Methodist Church, 729 Morse St., San Jose (enter on Naglee)
End Point/Rally: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto (Wheelchair accessible)

Iraq Moratorium
Peninsula / South Bay Peace Procession
Connecting Our Communities for Peace

2:30 p.m. - Gather at starting points in Burlingame and San Jose
3:00 p.m. - Peace Procession begins
5:00 p.m. - Closing rally at Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto

Rally keynote speaker: Ray McGovern, Former CIA Analyst, Leading war critic

Also featuring Karen Meredith of Gold Star Families Speak Out and Iraq War Veterans from Veterans for Peace.
Processionistas will gather for snacks and musical greetings from The Raging Grannies before the rally.

A procession of vehicles-cars, hybrids, electric vehicles, bicycles-will travel the length of the Peninsula, starting from points north and south, to symbolize the unity of all of our local communities in saying, "Troops out now!"

Decorate your vehicle with signs and black ribbons (provided at the starting points) to let our neighbors know we all stand together in trying to end the disastrous occupation of Iraq.

We will follow El Camino Real, the original route that connected all of our local communities. El Camino is also a vivid reminder of the devastation brought upon the indigenous population as a result of colonialism, a devastation that is being repeated in Iraq today.

Route maps, approximate schedule, midway joining points, and phone numbers to reach the procession in progress are available at

This event is part of the Iraq Moratorium project, an escalating monthly series of actions demanding an end to the war. Starting on Friday, September 21 and on the third Friday of every month thereafter, individuals and groups across the U.S. will take the time to show our President and Congress that our troops must be brought home, now! Sign the pledge at

Sponsored by: Council of Churches of Santa Clara County, Gold Star Families Speak Out, Green Party - Santa Clara County, Los Altos Voices for Peace, Mountain View Voices for Peace, MoveOn District 14 Council, Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, Pacifica Peace People, Peace Action of San Mateo County, Peace Umbrella - Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, The Rebuilding Alliance, San Jose Peace Center, South Bay Mobilization, Veterans for Peace, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom - Peninsula Branch

Added to the calendar on Thu, Oct 11, 2007 5:01PM
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