MOMS SAY DISARM!
Join CODEPINK and more in Washington DC on May 7th in saying no to violence and war! RSVP Below!
Join CODEPINK this year on Saturday, May 7th from 2pm to 8pm for a Peace Vigil and celebration in front of the White House to celebrate the original Mother’s Day call: a time for women to come together to organize against violence and war. It's a day to say DISARM, DISARM!
In 1872, Julia Ward Howe called upon mothers to support an end to war when she declared the first "Mother's Day for Peace” in the US. This year, we return to our roots and bring together our mothers, daughters, aunts, children and all who want to work for peace. The Mother’s Day Peace Festival will feature storytelling, performances, art, music and dancing. Everyone is invited to contribute. Here is Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation.
We will come together to reject violence across the world. We say NO! to militarization of the police, mass incarceration and killing of black youth across the U.S., Islamophobia, attacks on immigrants, violence against transwomen. We honor the Movement for Black Lives that reaffirms the dignity of all people. We STAND UP! against the selling of arms to repressive Middle Eastern governments, American killer drones that terrorize families, forms of feminism that justify war, and a culture of militarization that echoes around the world. We celebrate grassroots movements for democracy and human rights for people everywhere. We defend women who have been subjected to cruelty and violence. Join us in Washington, DC to reject violence around the world and build local peace economies.
Opening remarks/get to know you games with Jodie/Alli/pink team, Davey Rogner opens with song/remarks
Performers: Dave Mascatello, Conor Brendan
Speakers: Kate Youngjoo Shim; Poem by Esther Iverem; Ann Wright
Performers: Luci Murphy; Katrina and co-presenter workshop
Speakers; Mai Abdul Rahman, Shelley Fudge, Ramah Kudaimi
Performers: Drum jam; Caroline Casey
Speakers: Polly Miller; Mike Marceau; Anise Jenkins; Margaret Flowers
Performers: Sun Tin; SongRise (5:45 PM); Ms. Fridrich
Moms: Dorothy Elliott; Marsha Coleman-Adebayo; Darlene Cain, Marion Gray-Hopkins, Cynthia Dawkins, Beverly Smith, more TBA
Healing ceremony with Ayo Handy-Kendi
Open mic with Ian Collins, Talia Ramey, Davey Rogner, and anyone else who is present
Final performers: The Soft Answer; Voice for Hope
SPEAKERS (so far):
Conor Brendan, musician
Davey Rogner, Harvest Collective musician
Luci Murphy, musician
Sarah Fridrich, Ms. Fridrich (music)
Sun Tin, Spoken Word
Susan Lowell, The Soft Answer (Ta'i Chi)
Talia Ramey, musician