From Rachel Bruhnke, SoCal 350 Volunteer Organizer:
Sick and tired of Wars for Oil? Of almost 50% of our Federal discretionary tax dollar spending going to finance wars-past, present and future? Tired of War being always seen as the “solution”, when we know that Sustainable Development and a Green Economy for All is where humanity (including the U.S.) needs to focus all of our attention-urgently?!
Then join Witness for Peace Southwest, CODEPINK, Military Families Speak Out, SoCal350 Climate Action and others at our:
1st Annual L.A. Harbor Peace Week !
L.A. Fleet Week: A Peaceful Opposition – from CODEPINK
Please click the Link above (for the “why”), and the Flyer of Events attached below.
“We are dealing with a far more ominous threat than sickness and death. We are dealing with the dark side of humanity — selfishness, avarice, aggression. All this has already polluted our skies, emptied our oceans, destroyed our forests and extinguished thousands of beautiful animals. Are our children next? … It is no longer enough to vaccinate them or give them food and water and only cure the symptoms of man’s tendency to destroy everything we hold dear. Whether it be famine in Ethiopia, excruciating poverty in Guatemala and Honduras, civil strife in El Salvador or ethnic massacre in the Sudan, I saw but one glaring truth; these are not natural disaster but man-made tragedies for which there is only one man-made solution – Peace.” ~ Audrey Hepburn, April 1989, in a speech given while serving as goodwill ambassador for Unicef
CODEPINK is a women-lead grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.
“No problem can be solved at the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein
Tues Aug 30
Sign-Making Pizza Party 5-7 PM
Machine Studio: 387 6th St., San Pedro
Wed Aug 31
Local & Congressional Rep. Calls & Visits
Citizens for Peace!
Thursday Sept 1
1st Thurs. San Pedro Literature Canvas–
“Peace in our Towns!” Meet @ 5th/Centre 6PM
Friday Sept 2
Vigil for Peace
@ Park across from “Crafted” 112 E. 22nd St.
Saturday Sept 3 – Peace Party!
**Speakers **Live Music! **Raffle Prizes!
**Great Food! SPLocation/Time TBA
Sunday Sept 4 – Peace Picnic & Memorial
@ San Pedro City Hall 6th & Harbor Blvd.
11-2 PM $10
Monday Sept 5 – PEACE on LABOR DAY!
9:00 AM Sharp!
Staging Area: San Pedro City Hall 6th and Harbor
**Peace Canvas to USS Iowa