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Inauguration Celebration

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Event Type:
Randa Solick
Location Details:
Santa Cruz County Courthouse, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA

the Santa Cruz Branch of the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (SC-WILPF) invites you, your friends, family, and coworkers, to:

An Inauguration Day Celebration
Tuesday January 20th
in downtown Santa Cruz

What do you most hope for in the next four years? What are you willing to work for? President-elect Obama has emphasized again and again the importance of the Citizens staying involved if we truly want the changes we seek.

Join us as we:
1) Gather at the County Courthouse, 701 Ocean St., for music and ceremony, 2:30-3:15PM
2) Parade from there through downtown Santa Cruz, 3:15-4PM
3) Re-circle at the top of Pacific Avenue, by the Post Office and the Town Clock, for more music, celebration, and a street party, 4-5:30PM (or as late as it goes!)

This is a participatory event!!!

We will all have the opportunity to be sworn in as Citizens in Chief for the next four years, to join in song, to promenade, and to recommit to the timeless values and standards we all share when we rekindle the torches of our 20 foot tall Statue of Liberty!!!!

Bring your *HOMEMADE signs of your greatest hopes and commitments!
Bring banners and flags!
Bring drums, bells, and gongs!
Be creative! Be outrageous!! Be thankful!!!

Breathe a sigh of relief that the last eight years are coming to an end!
And take a deep breath of hope for the years ahead!!

*there will be a sign making party at the Veterans Hall, next to the Main Post Office in Santa Cruz, on Saturday, January 10th, from 11AM-3PM . Materials WILL be provided, or bring your own as well!!

"We have it in our power to begin the world over again."
Thomas Paine

this event is happily cosponsored by (a growing list): CODEPINK SC, People United for Peace, Art & Revolution SC, ....... Contact WILPF (
Added to the calendar on Mon, Dec 22, 2008 11:09PM
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Santa Cruz WILPF Coalition Inauguration Festivities!

2:00-3pm Courthouse Steps Music by: Nick Royal, David Winters & The Raging Grannies. 2:30- Swearing in of the People- officiated by poet & teacher Ekua Omosope

Procession through town with Lady Liberty

4:30-6:30 Top O' the Mall, Music by: Members of- The Banana Slug String Band, Slugs & Roses and Sambada, followed by Sadza Marimba Ensemble- till 7pm.
5pm- Twilight Lighting of Liberty's torch- officiated by Rev. Deb Johnson
4:45- 5:15pm Poetry, street theatre and cathartic Bush shoe-toss!

PS: (I think a surprising # of young activists are deeply jaded and pessimistic. They won't even show up at this event unless there is something that reaches them. I think the shoe-toss might be the only thing that will bring them out- so in that sense I think it is a way to reach people who need reaching).

I think these times are fairly accurate specifics.
That's it for now!

Have a great day!
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