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Mother's Day Peace Festival

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.

SCHEDULE LINE-UP:

2:00-3:00 PM
Opening remarks/get to know you games with Jodie/Alli/pink team, Davey Rogner opens with song/remarks

3:00-3:45PM
Performers: Dave Mascatello, Conor Brendan

Speakers: Kate Youngjoo Shim; Poem by Esther Iverem; Ann Wright

3:45-4:30 PM
Performers: Luci Murphy; Katrina and co-presenter workshop

Speakers; Mai Abdul Rahman, Shelley Fudge, Ramah Kudaimi

4:30-5:30
Performers: Drum jam; Caroline Casey

Speakers: Polly Miller; Mike Marceau; Anise Jenkins; Margaret Flowers

5:30-6:00 PM
Performers: Sun Tin; SongRise (5:45 PM); Ms. Fridrich

6:00-7:45
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

7:45-8:00
Final performers: The Soft Answer; Voice for Hope

SPEAKERS (so far): 

MC: Jodie Evans
Aleah Holland, HEAL Network Inc.
Anise Jenkins, Free DC
Danette Chavis, National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder! (mom)
Darlene Cain
Dorothy Elliott, The Committee For Justice For Archie Elliott III & Coalition of Concerned Mothers
Kate Youngjoo Shim, Washington DC for Butterfly for Hope
Katrina Abarcar, International Coalition for Human Rights in the Phillipines
Marion Gray-Hopkins, Coalition Of Concerned Mothers
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, No Fear Coalition (mom)
Mike Marceau, Veterans for Peace DC
Polly Miller, CODEPINK
Ramah Kudaimi
Shelley Fudge, Jewish Voice for Peace
PERFORMERS (so far): 
Ayo Handy-Kendi, African American Holiday Association (VIGIL)
Caroline Casey
Conor Brendan, musician 
Davey Rogner, Harvest Collective musician
Esther Iverem, poetry
Luci Murphy, musician 
Sarah Fridrich, Ms. Fridrich (music)
Song Rise
Sun Tin, Spoken Word
Susan Lowell, The Soft Answer (Ta'i Chi) 
Talia Ramey, musician

SPONSORS:

African American Holiday Association
American Palestinian Women's Association
Brave New Films
Coalition for Concerned Mothers
HEAL Network Inc.
GABRIELA DC
Institute for Policy Studies
International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines
Life in the Liberated Zone
Little Friends for Peace
MADRE
Military Families Speak Out
National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder
National Action Against Police Violence
No Fear Coalition
Popular Resistance
Song Rise
The Committee For Justice For Archie Elliott III
The Soft Answer
Veterans for Peace DC Chapter
Voice for Hope
Washington DC for Butterfly for Hope
Washington Peace Center
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - DC Chapter
World Beyond War
WPFW

WHEN

May 07, 2016 at 2pm - 8pm

WHERE

Mother's Day Peace Festival
16th St & Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, United States,

Google map and directions

CONTACT

Alice ·

Can we count you in?

Add to Calendar 7-05-2016 14:00:00 7-05-2016 20:00:00 America/New_York Mother's Day Peace Festival 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. SCHEDULE LINE-UP: 2:00-3:00 PMOpening remarks/get to know you games with Jodie/Alli/pink team, Davey Rogner opens with song/remarks 3:00-3:45PMPerformers: Dave Mascatello, Conor Brendan Speakers: Kate Youngjoo Shim; Poem by Esther Iverem; Ann Wright 3:45-4:30 PMPerformers: Luci Murphy; Katrina and co-presenter workshop Speakers; Mai Abdul Rahman, Shelley Fudge, Ramah Kudaimi 4:30-5:30Performers: Drum jam; Caroline Casey Speakers: Polly Miller; Mike Marceau; Anise Jenkins; Margaret Flowers 5:30-6:00 PMPerformers: Sun Tin; SongRise (5:45 PM); Ms. Fridrich 6:00-7:45Moms: 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 7:45-8:00Final performers: The Soft Answer; Voice for Hope SPEAKERS (so far):  MC: Jodie Evans Aleah Holland, HEAL Network Inc. Anise Jenkins, Free DC Danette Chavis, National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder! (mom) Darlene Cain Dorothy Elliott, The Committee For Justice For Archie Elliott III & Coalition of Concerned Mothers Kate Youngjoo Shim, Washington DC for Butterfly for Hope Katrina Abarcar, International Coalition for Human Rights in the Phillipines Marion Gray-Hopkins, Coalition Of Concerned Mothers Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, No Fear Coalition (mom) Mike Marceau, Veterans for Peace DC Polly Miller, CODEPINK Ramah Kudaimi Shelley Fudge, Jewish Voice for Peace PERFORMERS (so far):  Ayo Handy-Kendi, African American Holiday Association (VIGIL) Caroline CaseyConor Brendan, musician Davey Rogner, Harvest Collective musician Esther Iverem, poetryLuci Murphy, musician Sarah Fridrich, Ms. Fridrich (music)Song RiseSun Tin, Spoken WordSusan Lowell, The Soft Answer (Ta'i Chi) Talia Ramey, musician SPONSORS: African American Holiday Association American Palestinian Women's Association Brave New Films Coalition for Concerned Mothers HEAL Network Inc. GABRIELA DC Institute for Policy Studies International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines Life in the Liberated Zone Little Friends for Peace MADRE Military Families Speak Out National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder National Action Against Police Violence No Fear Coalition Popular Resistance Song Rise The Committee For Justice For Archie Elliott III The Soft Answer Veterans for Peace DC Chapter Voice for Hope Washington DC for Butterfly for Hope Washington Peace Center Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - DC Chapter World Beyond War WPFW 16th St & Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, United States Alice alice@codepink.org

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