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No to NATO Events in Washington DC!

Join us for the many educational and Action events 

 March 30  - April 4, 2019! 


Saturday, March 30 1:00 PM Rally at Lafayette Park

Medea Benjamin will be speaking at the rally!

Sunday, March 31 1:00 PM-10:00 PM Concert for Peace and to End War at Franklin Square Park.

Event will include a CODEPINK photobooth, Bands, Speakers, Poets, DJs, HIP-HOP, tabling and refreshments.

Tuesday April 2, - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Yes to Peace and Disarmament Counter Summit  At the St. Stephen & the Incarnational Episcopal Church 1525 Newton St., N.W., Washington, DC

Main No to NATO — Yes to Peace FESTIVAL page.

Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK, Anna Ochkina of the Institute of Globalization and Social Movement in Moscow, Peter Kuznick of American University, Reiner Braun of IPB, Kevin Martin of Peace Action, Kristine Karch of the No to NATO network, and David Swanson on World BEYOND War.

Check out the Facebook Event here!

Initiated by: No to War/No to NATO Network, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security; International Peace Bureau; Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and World Beyond War

Tuesday, April 2- 6:00-8:00 PM Divest from War Coalition gathering at IPS with Maya, Divest manager of CODEPINK- dinner provided!

Wednesday-Thursday, April 3-4
No to NATO — Yes to Peace FESTIVAL 

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is coming to Washington, D.C., on April 4. We’re organizing a peace festival to unwelcome them. Events for both days below

Wednesday, April 3 at St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010:

8:00 AM - 9:00AM Bring No to NATO and Yes to Peace posters and meet from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Shepherd Statue at 13th & Pennsylvania Ave. in Freedom Plaza. Luci Murphy and Ben Grosscup will perform.  We’ll have an open mic, with attendees invited to speak for 5 minutes.  From there, we’ll walk 12 blocks to rally from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Peace Monument 

10:00 AM- 11:00 AM: Rally at the at the Peace Monument near the U.S. Capitol where the head of NATO will be addressing a joint session at 11 a.m. Speakers at the peace monument will include Kristine Karch and Lucas Wirl of the No to NATO Network, Ludo De Brabander from Vrede, Belgium, Reiner Braun, Co-president of the International Peace Bureau,  Joe Lombardo with the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), and Ann Wright with Code Pink – Women for Peace. Music will be provided by Luci Murphy and Ben Grosscup. Afterward, we’ll walk up 1st Street to Louisiana Ave to the Union Station Metro. (Take the Red Line toward Shady Grove. Transfer to the Green Line at Gallery Place – to the  Columbia Heights Station. From there, we’ll walk to St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St NW for the Peace Festival from Noon to 10:00 pm, more detailed schedule below:

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Screenprinting for Justice Workshop with The Sanctuaries DC, and Nonviolent Action Prep with Nadine Bloch of Beautiful Trouble (munch on vegan snacks, make art, and plan for the April 4 protest). If you’re a nonviolent activism trainer and want to help, please fill out this form.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Keynote Speeches + Biting Comedic Entertainment with Lee Camp(Full list of speakers)

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Screenprinting, Art Exhibits & Activity Booths + Vegan Food & Drink

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM : Live Music with Eric Colville & Ryan Harvey

Thursday, April 4

Plans to include a procession from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to a rally at Freedom Plaza, and nonviolent demonstrations outside the NATO meeting, Time TBD.

Thursday, April 4 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Black Alliance for Peace program at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 N Capitol St., NE, Washington D.C. “No Compromise, No Retreat in the Fight to End Militarism and War”

Can we count you in?




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