Monday, May 7, 2007

Knoxville: Women in Black

Knoxville Area Women in Black will hold a special observance on
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 during their weekly noon-time vigil at the Duncan Federal
Building, at the corner of Locust and Cumberland Avenues in downtown Knoxville.
Women in Black have stood silently at noon each Tuesday since April 8,
2002, to mourn the deaths caused by violence between Palestinians and Israelis
and to call for an end to Israel's illegal occupation of the West Bank and

Part of an international movement started in 1988 by Israeli women, the
local group is composed of Christian, Muslim and Jewish women as well
as women from other spiritual traditions and backgrounds. Attendance at
the weekly vigils has ranged from 15 on Christmas Eve to close to 100
during the reoccupation of Palestinian cities in the spring of 2002. On May 8, the
weekly vigil at the Duncan Federal Building begins at 12 noon. At
12:15pm participants will walk to Market Square for a brief program at 12:30
pm. For more information, contact Corinne Rovetti at 637 3861 (work) or 573
0945 (home) or Brenda Bell at 681 4588.


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