Iraq Moratorium: Community Vigils and Actions (Peninsula and South Bay)
Demonstration and Street Theater at the new Military Recruiting Center, El Camino Real and Grant Rd. (by Walgreen's)
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Bring signs if you can; some materials will be supplied. Theme: Killing (or Dying) is NOT a career.
Organized by Raging Grannies Action League
Human Billboard Vigil at El Camino and Embarcadero
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Bring signs and banners! Some sign-making materials will be supplied.
Important Note: To avoid hassles from Town and Country Shopping Center, please park in the Palo Alto High School parking lot.
Organized by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
Friday Peace Vigil at San Jose Federal Building, 2nd and San Carlos Streets
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Part of an ongoing tradition of Friday vigils.
Organized by Friday Peace Vigil, San Jose Peace Center, and others
Candlelight Vigil: Laurelwood Shopping Center, 1324West Hillsdale Blvd. (just east of Rt. 92)
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Candles will be provided; you can also bring your own. Bring signs calling for an end to the occupation of Iraq and wear your Iraq Moratorium "Troops Home Now" tee-shirt if you have one.
Since Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some timely messages might be "Honor Dr. King's Vision: End the War," or a King quote such as "I consider war an evil," "War is an enemy of the poor," "It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it," or "The choice is between nonviolence or nonexistence."
Dance for Peace at the corner of Fremont and Mary Streets
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Music and some signs will be supplied. Bring family, friends, lights, and your own personalized signs. Children are especially welcome. Peace, it's for our kids.
Organized by Sunnyvale Voices for Peace
Up and down the Peninsula: OPERATION CALTRAIN
We will be leafletting at Caltrain stations during the morning commute for the fifth month in a row, asking commuters to take the Moratorium pledge and take action against the war. The effort requires at least two people per station to distribute leaflets and black ribbons between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Not available on Friday morning? You can also leaflet at your local farmer's market or downtown shopping area on weekends; the Iraq Moratorium project is trying to get the word out as widely as possible, anywhen we can.
To coordinate and get materials, please contact Elaine at 650-796-5866 or email@example.com. Visit the Operation Caltrain web page for more details.
The Iraq Moratorium is an escalating monthly series of actions demanding an end to the war. On the third Friday of every month, we will take the time to show our President and Congress that our troops must be brought home, now! Sign the pledge!
Iraq Moratorium actions in the Peninsula and South Bay are organized and endorsed by: American Muslim Voice, Council of Churches of Santa Clara County, Declaration of Peace - San Mateo County, Friends of South Asia, Global Peace Partners, Gold Star Families Speak Out, Green Party - Santa Clara County, Jewish Voice for Peace - South Bay Chapter, 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, Raging Grannies Action League, The Rebuilding Alliance, San Jose Peace Center, San Mateo County Democracy for America, South Bay Mobilization, Veterans for Peace, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom - Peninsula Branch