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CODEPINK: Iran Delegation Presentation & Holiday Potluck!

Saturday, December 20, 2008
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Location Details:
Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street, 2nd floor (@ 16th St.)
San Francisco, CA
BART: 16th & Mission Station

Join CODEPINK at Global Exchange for a holiday potluck this Saturday that will include an Iran trip report back from CODEPINK's Rae Abileah who recently returned from an interfaith peace delegation to Iran organized by the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Rae will share a slideshow of photos, and will facilitate a discussion on US-Iran relations. Learn about CODEPINK's Let's Talk diplomacy campaign to create an axis of friendship with Iran, and find out how you can buy $5 stock in our new Winds of Change project to support a wind power company in Tehran and break the sanctions! 

Address: 2017 Mission Street (@ 16th St.), 2nd floor, San Francisco CA BART: 16th & Mission Station
Date & Time: Saturday December 20th @ 3:00pm

More about the trip:

For 10 days in November and December this year, 14 Americans traveled through the Islamic Republic of Iran visiting cities and towns, driving through mountains and snow-covered desert terrain, meeting and talking with Islamic clerics, rabbis, an Armenian archbishop, students, professors, shopkeepers, government officials, mothers, and activists. Our journey included a meeting in Tehran with a veteran of the eight-year war between Iraq and Iran who has become a filmmaker and peacemaker; several encounters with the Iranian Jewish community in Tehran and Shiraz, the oldest Jewish community in the Middle East; a visit to the Tehran Carpet Museum, the former home of Ayatollah Khomeini and the Shah's palace; prayer in mosques, synagogues, a Zoroastrian temple, and at the tomb of Hafiz; a small women's gathering with the courageous Mothers of Peace anti-war group; a foray into the youth subculture nightlife in Isfahan; bearing witness to ancient Persepolis and modern women in hijab; and so much more.

Read Rae's blog from the first week of travel in Iran here:

Read the second blog here:

Take the virtual tour by checking out photos on Flickr here:

See our CODEPINK Peace with Iran banner and group photos (as part of the slideshow Leslie and Jes created) here:

And you can join the peace party on Facebook at: 
Added to the calendar on Tue, Dec 16, 2008 1:50PM
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