March 19, 2008: the 5th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the beginning of the 6th year of war and occupation, the 6th year of senseless death and massive destruction.
The Northland Anti-War Coalition is organizing a set of events around the 5th anniversary that will manifest the intensifying opposition to the war and help strengthen our movement. We invite you to work with us to ensure the success of these actions.
-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19
From noon to 1pm we'll be holding a peace vigil at the Duluth Civic Center plaza [100 N. 5th Ave. W.] Halfway through the vigil, at 12:30, we'll be holding a press conference will community leaders and activists to commemorate the 5th anniversary and announce our March 21 protest. We'll have extra signs on hand for the vigil, but feel free to make and bring your own.
-FRIDAY, MARCH 21
A. Protest March: We'll be assembling at 5:30pm at the MN Power Plaza [Lake Ave. & Superior St. in downtown Duluth] for a march to the YWCA [202 W. 2nd Street].
B. Indoor Rally: Once we arrive at the YWCA we'll have an indoor rally at 6:15pm at the Trepanier Hall.
C. Potluck/Social/Silent Auction: From 7 to 8pm, also in the YWCA Trepanier Hall, we'll be holding a potluck/social hour, along with a silent auction. [Silent auction items and food for the potluck can be dropped off at the Trepanier hall before starting at 5pm. Anything you bring though that isn't eater or bought in the auction you'll need to take back.]
D. Mini Film Fest: From 8 to 10pm we'll be holding a mini peace film fest, with four films showing at the same time at the YWCA and at the Men as Peacemakers office across the street in the Arrowhead Building.
All of the above events are free and open to the public. Our goal is to provide a powerful, as well as supportive and educational commemoration of the beginning of this unjust war. We urge you to try to attend, and to bring as many people as possible with you to show that the Northland still says NO TO WAR!
For more info about this event, to volunteer, or to endorse, you can contact the Northland Anti-War Coalition at (715) 394-6660, firstname.lastname@example.org or at P.O. Box 16853, Duluth MN 55816. You can also find out more at our blog at http://northlandantiwar.blogspot.com