M17 Memphis: March for Peace
From Baghdad to Binghampton....From Fallujah to Frayser. The People Have Spoken: Support Our Troops - End the War - Bring them Home Now. Too many, in Memphis across the country and in Iraq, are suffering from a war that should have never happened.
National Civil Rights Museum, gather in the outside courtyard. March route is approximately 2miles. We will make a loop starting at the Civil Rights Museum, east on G.E. Patterson, north on Danny Thomas to the King Labor Center at Danny Thomas and Beale (where we will honor Dr. King with a symbolic action.) We will then proceed west on Beale to Main and back to the Museum. The King Labor Center is the halfway point of the march. We will have plenty of water available here and will pause to rest. We are working on transportation to take those unable to make the whole march back to the start. If transport is unavailable we recommend that groups park one car at the King Labor Center and carpool.
Saturday • March 17th
March for Peace in Iraq
Honor Dr. King - Speak Out for Peace
Saturday, March 17th 2007 12:00pm
National Civil Rights Museum
Mid-South Peace and Justice Center
CodePink Meetup Information:
CodePink Memphis will meet at the parking lot of the Memphis Farmers Market
at 11:00 a.m. (March 17th) to meet as a group to walk over to the peace rally
and march. The Farmers Market is behind the Amtrak Station. It is between
S. Front St. and S. Main St. off G.E. Patterson. We will be bringing some signs and pink props, but if you want to bring your own signs, please do. Put them on either bright pink poster board or black, as that is easier to see in a crowd. CodePink Memphis wants to keep our message provocative but positive. The provocative part is that we wear bright pink and the positive part is that we want to be known as a
Pro-Peace group, not an Anti-War group. We suggest putting the signs on
sticks as it will be much less tiring to hold. We will march over to the National Civil Rights museum at 450 Mulberry St. at 11:30 a.m. to join the other peace groups for the rally and march. After the march, as you make your way back to the parking lot off GE Patterson, please remember to leave your CodePink props before going home so they can be used on another day.
For more info contact CodePink Memphis