Saturday, April 15, 2006

AFSC: Washington DC Peace Events in May

For American readers -- or Canadians who may wish to attend -- I have posted this message from Peter Lems, Director of the American Friends Service Committee about peace events in Washington, DC next month.

I invite you to participate in a remarkable statement for peace in Iraq on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

From May 11-14, the American Friends Service Committee will join with military families, veterans, Iraq war survivors, and peace supporters for “Silence of the Dead, Voices of the Living,” a four-day event that calls on Congress to bring our troops home now.

Anchoring this event is the AFSC’s widely acclaimed traveling exhibition: Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War. Eyes Wide Open features a pair of combat boots for each U.S. military casualty in Iraq and a dramatic new memorial to the Iraqis who have died in the war.

Come for one day or for several. Experience the exhibit (and volunteer if you have time), join the silent march and speak out on Saturday, and take part in other activities.

Visit to get more information, sign up to volunteer, or send e-cards to invite your friends. We need as much help getting the word out and staffing the event as possible.

If you are planning on coming into D.C. by Friday, May 12, we encourage you to call your Congressional offices and set up visits to talk about the human cost of war.

Please take a moment now to invite your Congresspeople to attend the event. Follow the link below to invite your Senators and Representative.

I look forward to seeing you in Washington.

Peter Lems signature
Peter Lems

for the Wage Peace Campaign

Silence of the Dead, Voices of the Living is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Gold Star Families for Peace, Gold Star Families Speak Out, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, Veterans For Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Visit for more information.

Please join us in D.C.

Follow the link below to invite your friends and Congresspeople, and to volunteer at the event.

Event Schedule

Thursday, May 11 & Friday, May 12
10:00am-6:00pm Eyes Wide Open exhibit on the Mall

Saturday, May 13
10:00am-6:00pm Eyes Wide Open exhibit
11:30am Silence of the Dead, Voices of the Living silent march around the National Mall
1:30 pm Speak-out and musical performances

Sunday, May 14-Mother's Day
11:00am-4:00pm Eyes Wide Open exhibit

There will be a daily speakers' program and reading of names of the fallen, as well as other events. Please visit call 202-483-3341 x301 for more details.

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