Join CODEPINK on Saturday, May 7th from 2pm to 8pm for a Peace Festival 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!
RSVP on our Facebook event page to let us know you’ll join us at the White House!
African American Holiday Association
American Palestinian Women's Association
Coalition of Concerned Mothers (COCM)
Institute for Policy Studies
International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines
Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Chapter
Little Friends for Peace
Military Families Speak Out
National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder
National Action Against Police Violence
No Fear Coalition
The Soft Answer
Veterans for Peace DC Chapter
Washington Peace Center
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - DC Chapter
World Beyond War
Jodie Evans - MC
SPEAKERS (so far):
Aleah Holland, HEAL Network Inc.
Danette Chavis, National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder!
Kate Youngjoo Shim
Katrina Abarcar, International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines
Marion Gray-Hopkins, Coalition Of Concerned Mothers
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, No Fear Coalition
Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK DC
Mike Marceau, Veterans for Peace DC
Shelley Fudge, Jewish Voice for Peace
PERFORMANCES (so far):
A Breath and Sound Visualization for Mother's Peace and Healing the Trauma featuring Sekou Ayo Handy-Kendi, John Davies 3, Breathologist & Sound Healers featuring the sacred sounds of Earth Love Tune Up Crew (ELTUC)
Conor Brendan, musician
Davey Rogner, Harvest Collective musician
Talia Ramey, musician
Sarah Fridrich, Ms. Fridrich (music)
Sun Tin, Spoken Word
Luci Murphy, musician
Susan Lowell, The Soft Answer (Ta'i Chi)
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 and join in the fun!
We stand, united, with women across the globe who refuse to raise their child to kill another mother’s child. We, women and mothers, believe that our children should not grow up to kill another mother’s child. Join us in Washington, DC to reject violence around the world and build local peace economies. We’ll have mothers against police brutality, mothers from around the world, poets, singers, musicians and much more!
We're looking for organizations/individuals to provide workshops, artists, volunteers, musicians, speakers, peaceful collaboration, etc. to help make this event beautiful. Contact Alice via email at [email protected] if you are interested in being involved! Can’t make it? Use the hashtags #Moms4Peace #Disarm4Moms to join the conversation online!
Alice, Alli, Ariel, Chelsea, Janet, Jodie, Marwa, Medea, Michaela, Nancy, Rebecca, Sam and Tighe
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