Posted by CODEPINK Staff
Most of us in CODEPINK -- along with about 100 women from across the country -- are just now rejoining the world after our 24-hour Mother's Day vigil in Lafayette Park outside the White House this past weekend (yes, 24 hours...most of us didn't sleep...ha).
It was an amazing event -- every minute, nearly every woman was lying or knelt on the ground stitching together 6,000 knitted squares shipped to DC from women around the world into a 150' ft. cozy that read, "We will not raise our children to kill another mother's child." Then we had a 3 a.m. fashion show, Ben & Jerry's ice cream pops (um, so amazing), live music from super sassy Melissa Ivey, Iraq Vet Lindsey Campbell and Lizzie West, workshops, yoga...all to honor women worldwide living under occupation.
And our action afterward Sunday afternoon at the Washington Mall, where the U.S. Armed Services had set up hummers, artillerary, and tons of other major weapons for children to explore (ugh??), got some major attention. Check out some mentions in the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper and more here.