Thursday, March 15, 2007

M17: Alabama Peace Events

(Alabama) -- Below are Alabama events planned by member organizations of the Alabama Peace and Justice Coalition and other groups. These events commemorate the 4th anniversary of the Iraq invasion, and demand that the U.S. act now to end the war. They are being held in solidarity with the huge peace actions being held in Washington DC and 1,000+ other cities across the US. More information about those events is at http://www.unitedforpeace.org/




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Auburn

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Monday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Alliance for Peace and Justice

Vigil commemorating 4th anniversary of the Iraq invasion

Toomer's Corner (Magnolia and N. College)

Auburn, AL.


Contact: Michael Mulvaney, mulvamj@auburn.edu or 203-948-8803. More info www.peaceeagle.org



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Birmingham

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Monday, March 19 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Birmingham Speaks Out: Stop The Escalation, Support Our Troops

In recognition of the 4th anniversary of the Iraq invasion

Southside at the Five Points Fountain, 20th St & Magnolia Ave

Birmingham, AL


Vigil /Speakers /Singing/ Citizens time to call for Peace

Sponsors: MoveOn.org, Birmingham One Corps, Pax Christi & Birmingham Peace Project

Endorsed by Progressive Democrats of America/Democracy for America


Contact: Sharron Williams, sawart@bellsouth.net



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Huntsville

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Saturday, March 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

North Alabama Peace Network

Peace Rally -- in solidarity with the March On The Pentagon taking place in Washington, DC.

Corner of Whitesburg Ave. and Airport Rd.

Huntsville, AL


Monday, March 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

North Alabama Committee for Nonviolent Action

Occupation Project and Peace Rally

In front of Rep. Bud Cramer's office at 200 Pratt Ave. (corner of Pratt and Meridian)

Huntsville, AL


Monday, March 19 from 5:00 pm to 7 pm

North Alabama Peace Network

End the War Rally

Wellman Park, in Five Points (corner of Pratt and Andrew Jackson Way)

Huntsville, AL


Please join us in Huntsville for one or more of these events. Bring a friend. Bring a sign, but we'll also have extras.


Contact: Tom Moss, 256-468-5314 cell, NAPN@knology.net or Linda Haynes, 256-429-8639 cell, lahaynes@knology.net



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Mobile

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Saturday, March 17 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm

Mobile Citizens for Peace and Mobile Chapter of Veterans for Peace

Midtown Mobile Park (intersection of Government St. and Airport Blvd.)

Mobile, AL


Bring posters if you can. Bring yourselves for sure.



Sunday, March 25, time to be determined

Mobile Citizens for Peace and Mobile Chapter of Veterans for Peace and National Veterans for Peace Caravan

Peace Rally

Midtown Mobile Park (intersection of Government St. and Airport Blvd.)

Mobile, AL


The National Veterans for Peace Caravan is starting from North Carolina headed for a hurricane Katrina rebuilding project in coastal Mississippi. They will stop at the gates of several military bases across the southeast. On this day, March 25, they will stop in Mobile.


After the rally at the park, the groups will go to the local office of congressman Jo Bonner in Mobile. Since last July Citizens for Peace has been requesting a meeting with him, but he never finds the time. So people he claims to represent but won't speak with are going to his office anyway, even without an appointment.



Contact: Fairlie Schreiber, president, Mobile Citizens for Peace, 251-450-5970 (w) 251-645-8539 (h), drunderhill@yahoo.com



Mobile Resist, composed mostly of students and recent graduates of the University of South Alabama in Mobile, has a vanload of members driving to Washington, DC for the demonstration and march on Saturday, March 17. Contact: Patrick Aubrey, 251-709-8507, numutke324@yahoo.com



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Montgomery

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Monday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m.

MoveOn Members in Montgomery

“Stop the Escalation, Bring the Troops Home Safely and End the War”

Candlelight vigil

1000 E. Fairview Ave. (at Woodley Rd in Old Cloverdale)


The vigil will honor American soldiers who were wounded or killed in Iraq through a reading of personal accounts written by family members of those who have died. Bring a candle, posters, signs, flowers and anything you deem appropriate. Details and signup: ol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=34827"http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=34827



Saturday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Montgomery Peace Project

Film and Discussion

Civil Rights Memorial Center

400 Washington Avenue

Montgomery, AL


The Montgomery Peace Project is hosting the National Veterans for Peace convoy which is traveling through the south to promote Appeal for Redress. The event includes a film and discussion.


Contact: Valerie Downes, 334-462-9522, valerie.downes@splcenter.org



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Oneonta

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Monday, March 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Blount County Committee for Peace & Justice

Vigil to Observe 4th Anniversary of Iraq War

Blount County Courthouse

Oneonta, AL


All are welcome and requested to wear black and bring candles.


We have permission to use the parking spaces in front of the courthouse to place our sandwich boards which will have each years total of the dead (Iraqi, American: active military, contractors, reporters.) and we will read names of Alabamainans who have been killed, including one Blount Countian.


Contact: Sara Rose 205-429-3088, or Morris Gardner 205-681-4928, or e-mail bpeace@urisp.net



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Tuscaloosa

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Monday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Tuscaloosa Peace Project and MoveOn

Vigil commemorating the 4th anniversary of the Iraq war

Denny Chimes on the University of Alabama campus

Tuscaloosa, AL


The Tuscaloosa Peace Project will be cooperating with local MoveOn members in staging a vigil at 4:30 PM on March 19 at Denny Chimes on the U of Al campus.


Contact: David Lowe, (205) 246-6126 (cell), caple66wood@gmail.com



Tuesday, March 20 at 12:00 noon

Students for a Democratic Society

Peace Rally

Denny Chimes, University of Alabama campus

Tuscaloosa, AL



Contact: Chapin Gray, 251-605-7780, chapinrose@gmail.com



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The Alabama Peace & Justice Coalition is made up of eight peace organizations from around the state. More information about APJC is at http://www.alabamapeace.org

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