Thursday, September 20, 2007

Peace Vigil in Sewanee, Tennessee

A silent vigil calling for an end to the Iraq occupation is scheduled for Friday, September 21, at 4:30 pm, on the corner of University Avenue and Highway 41A, in Sewanee. Organized by the End the Iraq Occupation committee of CCJP, this will be the third vigil in the Sewanee community. If possible, wear black and bring a sign expressing your opposition to the war. Each vigil has doubled in numbers, with 23 people participating in the first vigil and 48 in the second.

With the help of student support, we hope to double our numbers again and break 100! Taking a public stand gives others the courage to speak out against the war and sends a message of solidarity to our legislators. Participants should gather in the Sewanee Gardener’ Market lot at the corner of Highway 41A and Hawkins Lane. For more information contact Leslie Lytle at

On Tuesday, September 25, at 4:00 pm, there will be a peace vigil in Winchester on the sidewalk in front of the old Franklin County High School. Concerned citizens of Winchester and Decherd are sponsoring the vigil, inspired by the recent vigils in Sewanee and Tullahoma. Says Pat Tabor who helped organize the event, "We need to speak up and do all we can to bring a speedy end to this illegal war." (For more information contact Pat at

The annual Peace Pole Ceremony at Sewanee Elementary School is scheduled for 8:00 am on Friday, September 21. Please turn out to show your support for this landmark event initiated by CCJP.

The Highland Rim Democrats will hold a potluck fundraiser on Friday, September 21, from 5:30-8:30 pm, at the Tullahoma Business Center, 410 Wilson Avenue. Suggested donation $5.00, music by Sewanee's own Bazzania. Welcome all Democrats, Independents and disgruntled Republicans! (For more information contact David Clark at


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