June 24, 2007

Peace & Justice Events from Sea to Shining Sea

Events listed are not necessarily endorsed or organized by the NEA Peace & Justice Caucus or the Peace & Justice Midwest Region. This calendar is maintained as a resource for the entire peace and justice movement. For further information about any event listed, please click on the event listing and contact the person and/or email address listed as the contact for the specific event.

When looking at events in a particular category, please note that Midwest Regional states appear in alphabetical order according to the name of the state. The posts that follow are for the week of June 26-July 1, 2007.

As we are in the midst of summer and you may have more time on your hands, we are featuring these upcoming regional and national events for you to consider. We hope that these opportunities--many from sea to shing sea--others on a weekly, monthly or quarterly address in your stage, should provide you the opportunity to take action.

Weekly, Monthly and Upcoming Events
in the Midwest Peace & Justice Region

Iowa (4)
Illinois (12)
Indiana (9)
Michigan (11)
Minnesota (5)
Missouri (3)
Wisconsin (4)

Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice
Tuesday, June 26th 2007 7 am
Washington, DC USA
On June 26, 2007, join us in Washington, D.C. as we call on Congress to restore habeas corpus, fix the Military Commissions Act, and restore our constitutional rights. Rally with us outside the Capitol, then help deliver our urgent message in person to your Members of Congress. This is your chance to make your voice heard!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - Day of Action Activities
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Executive Branch Demonstration for those already in DC (exact location tbd)

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Lobby Training (close to Upper Senate Park) NOTE: Lobbying will be done in groups. All attendees are encouraged to participate!

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. RALLY at Upper Senate Park

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Storm the Hill: Lobby Meetings with Senators and RepresentativesNote:

This event is free and open to the public. However, it is important that you RSVP so we can keep you updated on the event. Even if you’re not yet completely certain you can attend, it can’t hurt to sign up. RSVP here (not RSVP link above): https://secure.aclu.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=june_home

Location: Upper Senate Park Washington DC Sponsored By:American Civil Liberties Union, United for Peace and Justice, Center for Constitutional Rights, Code Pink, Peace Action, MoveOn.org, and many more https://secure.aclu.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=DOA_learn

Internat'l Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Tuesday, June 26th 2007 10:30 AM
New York, NY USA


This is an action against torture that begins with a prayerful reflection led by Fr. Daniel Berrigan, continues with an interfaith service and march passed Senator Schumer's office to Senator Clinton's office, and ends with a press conference outside Senator Clinton's office.

Location: Begins: St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Ave. between 50th and 51st Sts.
Ends: Senator Clinton's office, 780 Third Ave. between 48th & 49th Sts.
New York NY
Contact:Fr. Mark Hallinan, SJ
Sponsored By:Metro New York Religious Campaign against Torture, St. Bartholomew's Church, and Witness against Torture

on Ending the War in Iraq
Wednesday, June 27th 2007 7:00 pm
San Francisco, CA USA


Talk & booksigning for "Ending the War in Iraq."

As a leading antiwar figure in the 1960s, Tom Hayden was one of a small number of Americans engaged in dialogue with both sides during the Paris peace talks. As an Irish American, he spent ten years supporting the peace process leading up to the Good Friday Agreement. And, as a California legislator for eighteen years, he has devoted himself to writing about and trying to prevent inner-city violence. Hayden remains an antiwar activist, and is credited with initiating the 2005 Congressional exit strategy hearings. Join us as he speaks about his new book, "Ending the War in Iraq."

Location: The Booksmith 1644 Haight Street San Francisco CA 94117 Contact:thomas gladyszread@booksmith.com415-863-8688Sponsored By:Booksmith http://www.booksmith.com

Procession for PeaceThursday,
June 28th 2007 4:30 PM
Philadelphia, PA USA


Mark the anniversary of the arrest of 11 members of Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia for opposing the Iraq War. Reading of names of Americans and Iraqis killed in Iraq. Prominent local political leaders have been invited to join us and read the names.

Location: Begins at Friends Meeting House, 15th and Cherry and continues to Military Recruitment Center, Broad and Cherry Streets 15th Street and Cherry Street Philadelphia PA 19102

Contact:Gloria Hoffman

Sponsored By:WILPF, Brandywine Peace Community, Interact Theatre, Delaware Valley Vets for America, ACLU and many more!! http://GrannyPeaceBrigadePhiladelphia.org

Thursday, June 28th 2007
Brooklyn, NY USA


Join us to encourage passersby to make that first phone call to Congress. If you've got a cell phone, fine. If not that's fine too. Hand out flyers and talk to people about the issues. Help them find out who their Representatives are - we've got Congressional District maps for all of NYC - and phones.Location: Court and Montague Streets in the plaza space near the fountain at Borough Hall Brooklyn NY

Contact: Caroline, Eva-Lee, Fran, Phyllis, Tresa & Molly grannypeacebrigade@earthlink.net

Sponsored By:Granny Peace Brigade and CodePink NY http://www.grannypeacebrigade.org

Protest and Citizen's SummitSunday,
July 1st 2007 1pm
Kennebunkport, ME
USA Rally called "the Citizen's Summit"
Village Green in Kennebunkport

People should park at the Kennebunk HIgh School on Fletcher Street and organizers will provide a shuttle service to the assembly site. Please be at the high school between 11:00 and 12:00 to be shuttled to the assembly site.We have received a permit to march up Ocean Ave. to the BUSH compound, within 75 yards.Citizens will be demanding the troops home now and the impeachment of Bush and Cheney for the illegal war, torture and war crimes illegal wiretapping and abuses of power.The event is being organized by the Kennebunks PEACE Department andMaine Lawyers for democracy and the Maine Campaign to Impeach Bush.


Contact: Jamilla El-Shafei at jamillaelshafei@yahoo.com www.maineimpeach.org

Location: Village Green Kennebunkport ME Contact:Jamilla El-Shafei jamillaelshafei@yahoo.com

Sponsored By: Kennebunks PEACE Department, Maine Lawyers for Democracy, Maine Campaign to Impeach Bush, United for Peace and Justice http://www.maineimpeach.org

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