Inauguration + Peace Ball

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inauguration23.jpgPeace Ball, Inauguration, and Women’s March
January 19 - 21, 2017 Washington, D.C.

Join CODEPINK for three days of Presidential Counter Inauguration activities in Washington, D.C. January 19-21. We will be participating in the Peace Ball, Occupy Inauguration, Disrupt J20, Women’s March on Washington, and more.

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Wednesday, January 18

Join us in making visuals for the days of the UNinaugural at the CODEPINK house.  Meet friends and get your dancing skirts for our time in the streets together.  

When: Noon
Where: CODEPINK house, 1241 Evarts St NE, Washington DC 20018
RSVP:  ariel@codepink.org


Thursday, January 19

2:30 pm: Protest Outside Trump's Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration Concert

Meet at the Soldiers Statue of the Vietnam War Memorial on the Mall just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial We will welcome attendees to the concert by proclaiming the things that would make America great - ending militarism, racism, misogyny, and Islamophobia; welcoming refugees and immigrants; celebrating LGBTQ rights; and more.

8 pm to 1 am: Peace Ball

The night before the inauguration we will be at the National Museum of African American History and Culture for the 2017 Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance. The Museum at 1400 Constitution Ave NW. We and our partners will celebrate the accomplishments and successes of the past four years and vow to continue to be the change we want to see in the world. Distinguished guests and hosts will include Medea, Benjamin, Jodie Evans, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Danny Glover, Eve Ensler, Van Jones, Amy Goodman, and many more. There will be food, open bar, live music, and dancing. All museum exhibits will be open during the Peace Ball.

Get your CODEPINK tickets here!

Protest the Fascist Alt-Right "Deploraball"

An alternative for Thursday night is to join the protest of the pro-Trump, Alt-Right Deploraball that will be taking place at the National Press Club, 529 14th St NW. The protest takes place outside the Press Club. There is more information here:

When: 8:00-10:00 pm
RSVP with pakiwieland@gmail.com


Friday, January 20: Inauguration Day

7:00 am: Meet at Union Station #RiseInSolidarity flash mob

Meet at the Eastern side of the Christopher Columbus statue right outside of Union Station. At 7:30 am we will perform the One Billion Rising flash mob Break the Chain dance inside Union Station. Fourteen-year-old CODEPINK youth, Isabella Gold of the Ithaca Ballet Company, will lead us in choreography to rise, love, resist and dance against Trump and his administration of rape culture, patriarchy, violence, and hatred, and violence. We will dance in solidarity as accomplices with the most vulnerable communities who Trump has promised to deport, register, jail, and further marginalize, and oppress. We will dance to create the safe and vibrant world we want to live in.

We will have two practices for the dance at the First Trinity Lutheran Church at 501 4th St NW, corner of 4th Street and E Street NW (ring the buzzer if the door is not open). Practices will be Monday 1/16 3 pm and Thursday 1/19 10 am

Start learning the Break the Chain dance choreography now!

All Day: Disrupt J20, Answer Coalition, Occupy Inauguration

We will join the Future is Feminist contingent of J20 at 10th St and Pennsylvania Ave. We will attend the Answer Rally at Freedom Plaza, participate in the 12 pm march from Columbus Circle (in front of Union Station) to McPherson Square, and station ourselves along the inauguration parade route.

4:00 pm: Protest outside Trump’s Inaugural Balls

Walter E. Washington Convention Center: Dress in pink. We will begin with another performance of the One Billion Rising flash mob dance to the song Break the Chain to rise, love, and resist Trump and his administration of rape culture, hatred, patriarchy, militarism, and violence. After the dance, we will welcome the inaugural ball-goers with love and a call to create peace instead of war and love instead of hate.

5:30-7:30 pm: The Poetry of Rising & Resistance

Featuring: Eve Ensler, Kimberle Crenshaw, Hollis & more 
A "Prep Rally" for the Women's March on Washington. Join us at the 5th and get ready to march!
Where: Busboys and Poets, 5th Street and K Street

7:00 pm: Occupy Inauguration Summit

We are proud to invite representatives of endorsing organizations and individuals, distinguished speakers, and organizers to the "Occupy Inauguration Summit" to ensure the momentum gained from protests of the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington D.C. continues with conversations on uniting our causes forward. From day one of the new administration, our movements will need to unite and fight to advance the revolution. We cordially invite you to attend our "Occupy Inauguration Summit" in Washington, D.C. which includes a casual, social event on the evening of Jan 20th and a continental breakfast and light lunch on Sunday, Jan 22nd for the Summit discussions. The goal of these events is to build relationships amongst organizations, leaders, and activists and to discuss how we can work together moving forward.

RSVP


Saturday, January 21: Women's March on Washington

8:30am: Meet at the steps of the Hubert Humphrey Building at 200 Independence Ave SW, which is the southeast corner of Independence Ave SW and 3rd St SW. We will distribute and wear pink pussy hats as we march. Dress is lots of pink!

10 am: The march begins at the intersection of Independence Ave and Third St SW, near the U.S. Capitol, at 10:00 am. The route has not yet been disclosed.We will march together with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families and in solidarity with those who were most insulted, marginalized, and threatened during the election cycle - immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault. We will send a bold message to the Trump administration on their first day in office, and to the world.

We will march together with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families and in solidarity with those who were most insulted, marginalized, and threatened during the election cycle - immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault. We will send a bold message to the Trump administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that Women Say No to War and that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

Join the CODEPINK team to Rise ^ Love ^ Resist! If you have questions, email ariel@codepink.org!

2pm-8:30 pm: #WeRise Teach-In following the Women's March 

J21 #WeRise Teach-In will take place right after the women’s march) at All Souls Church Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St NW, sponsored by Public Citizen. It will be a warm space for folks to come to gain a deeper understanding of the critical challenges facing our nation, find ways to plug into grassroots campaigns that tackle those challenges, and connect with people from a vast array of movements and acquire skills to become more effective organizers at home.

Panel discussions will focus on peace, democratic rights and the basic rights of women, immigrants, Muslims, people of color and the environment. 


Sunday, January 22

10:00 am: Occupy Inauguration Summit

We are proud to invite representatives of endorsing organizations and individuals, distinguished speakers, and organizers to the "Occupy Inauguration Summit" to ensure the momentum gained from protests of the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington D.C. continues with conversations on uniting our causes forward. From day one of the new administration, our movements will need to unite and fight to advance the revolution. We cordially invite you to attend our "Occupy Inauguration Summit" in Washington, D.C. which includes a casual, social event on the evening of Jan 20th and a continental breakfast and light lunch on Sunday, Jan 22nd for the Summit discussions. The goal of these events is to build relationships amongst organizations, leaders, and activists and to discuss how we can work together moving forward.

RSVP Here


Resources:

Looking for housing? Check out the Washington Peace Center's helpful housing board

Questions, or want to join the pink posse? Email ariel@codepink.org!

CODEPINK Statement of Nonviolence

Screen_Shot_2017-01-17_at_4.04.10_PM.pngCODEPINK is grounded in the understanding of the power of love and maintains a commitment to nonviolence in all of our actions. We understand that any violation of this commitment to nonviolence—no matter how small—may seriously damage our movement.

We define nonviolence to include the following elements:

  • We will use no violence, verbal or physical, toward any person.
  • We will maintain an attitude of openness and respect toward all people we encounter in our actions.
  • We will not destroy any property.
  • We will carry no weapons.
  • We will exercise personal and collective responsibility to ensure all participants adhere to these commitments.

Sister Women's Marches

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Can't come to DC and want to join a CODEPINK contingent of sister marches across the country?

 

Inauguration Day: FAQs

January 20 - Day of actions against the inauguration of Donald Trump


Q. When and where is the official inauguration?

Early in the morning, Pro-Trump supporters will start streaming into the swearing-in ceremony on the West Lawn of the US Capitol. The official proceedings start at noon with the vice president-elect and president-elect taking the Oaths of Office, followed by the inaugural address. You must have a ticket to attend the swearing-in-ceremony. (Tickets are free but in high demand, and are given out by your local representative or senator - see below for how to request a ticket). Giant video screens and audio systems will also stream the proceedings to the thousands of spectators on the National Mall. The oath of office is followed by a luncheon at the Capitol with members of Congress, then a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. The parade starts around 2pm. It includes members from all branches of the armed forces. The majority of the parade route is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Viewing spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.The day concludes with a series of inaugural balls. There will be 14 official balls.


Q. How do I request inauguration tickets?

Go to your Representatives’ and Senators’ websites  (If you do not already know who represents you, you can find out here). See if they have an online Inauguration ticket request form. If not, see if they prefer to be contacted by phone or email. Send the following message:

Dear Senator/Representative ___________,

I would like to request _____ticket/s for the January 2017 Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC.

Sincerely,

Your Name, address, telephone number, and email


Q. What will CODEPINK and other protesters be doing?

 On Inauguration Day we will join the mass mobilizations, disruptions, and civil resistance of Occupy Inauguration and Disrupt J20 in the streets of Washington, D.C. CODEPINK will meet at Union Station at 8am. We will greet Donald Trump and his incoming administration with messages of Rise^Love^Resist, Build Bridges Not Walls, Save the Earth & Grow Peace, Bust Up Hate, Women Say No to War, We Love Our Muslim Neighbors, Immigrants Welcome and more. Our messaging and attitude will be positive about the love we want to see in the world.

 At 12 noon there will be a permitted march from Columbus Circle (in front of Union Station) to McPherson Square. The march will include marching bands, drummers, puppets and vibrant displays of art and culture to sow the diversity and power of resistance to Trump’s agenda.

 In addition to these protests, starting at 7am, the Answer Coalition will meet at Freedom Plaza (1355 Pennsylvania Ave NW at 14th St) to do a demonstration along the parade route.


January 21 - Women’s March:


Q. Where will the Women’s March start and what is the route?

The march begins at the intersection of Independence Ave and Third St SW, near the U.S. Capitol, at 10:00am. The route has not yet been disclosed.


Q. Who is organizing the Women’s March?

The march is organized by a broad coalition of groups and individuals. Thefourco-chairs are Linda Sarsour (executive director of the Arab American Association of New York), Tamika D Mallory (political organizer and former executive director of the National Action Network), Carmen Perez (executive director of political action group The Gathering for Justice) and Bob Bland (a fashion designer who focuses on ethical manufacturing). Feminist leader Gloria Steinem and singer/activist Harry Belafonte are both serving as honorary co-chairs of the march. Planned Parenthood is providing much of the logistical support. 


Q. Who will be there?

Women (and men and other gender identified people) will be pouring in from all over the country. Hundreds of thousands are expected. There will also be plenty of women leaders and celebs. Celebrities, including comedians Amy Schumer and Samantha Bee and actor Olivia Wilde, have all posted on social media about their intentions to attend. Other well-known stars and march speakers will be announced in the coming days.


Q. What is the main message of the Women’s March?

The organizers are not billing this as an anti-Trump protest but about being proactive about women’s rights. “We will send a strong message to the incoming administration that millions of people across this country are prepared to fight attacks on reproductive health care, abortion services and access to Planned Parenthood, as they intersect with the rights of Nature, young people, people of color, immigrants, and people of all faiths, backgrounds, and incomes,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

 

Make Hearts Project

Hearts.pngDuring the Women’s Marches which are taking place all over the country on Inauguration Day, CODEPINK will be showing up with love, and leading with hearts and all of the values that represent us. Will you be joining us? Bring hearts full of values. Create pink cardboard hearts for yourself and to share, showing what you are leading with at the march!

You can also download our quarter page flyer to print and handout! Page 1 is Black & White, Page 2 is Color!

OR use our quarter page hearts flyer!

 

Materials:

Cardboard, cutter/scissors, pink paint, markers

Directions:

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  1. Pick up some cardboard from your recycling bin

  2. Draw a heart/s in the cardboard  choose the size heart based on what you want to carry

  3. Cut the hearts

  4. Paint the hearts with pink paint  you can use acrylic paint from an arts and craft store

  5. Write values and/or messages on the hearts

  6. Add @codepink at the bottom

  7. Make one or extra hearts to give out

  8. Take a picture of you in the protest and tag us on Twitter or Facebook

Messages and Values

  • Rise^Love^Resist
  • Build Bridges not Walls
  • Love, Not Hate
  • Grow Peace
  • Diplomacy not War
  • One Love, One Human Family
  • Arms are for Hugging



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