- Speak for Peace Tour: U.S. Veterans & Iraqis Creating the Way
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WHEN: Friday, , 2008 at 7:30 PM
SPONSORED BY: , West Suburban
Faith-based Peace Coalition, DuPage, DuPage Peace Through
Justice Coalition, and DuPage Against War Now.
Iraqi Civilian & Iraq War Veteran Give Eyewitness Accounts of War
Creating the Way For Peace Through Dialogue
DOWNERS GROVE, IL-- Local peace groups, working with the , will bring the national Speak for Peace Tour
to on Friday. The tour gives voice to two groups not
often heard together: Iraqi civilians and U.S. veterans. The last stop
on a nine-stop tour of Indiana and Illinois, this event in Downers Grove
brings together Iraqi consultant and Iraq War veteran Eugene
Raed Jarrar was living in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003 when the country was
invaded. He became the country director for CIVIC Worldwide, helping to
establish the only door-to-door casualty survey in war-torn . After
coming to the U.S. in 2005, Jarrar became the Iraq consultant for the
American Friends Service Committee.
Eugene Cherry is a former Army Medic who served in Iraq from 2004 to
2005. Cherry went AWOL for 16 months after returning from Iraq with
. The US Army tried to
prosecute him through a Courts Martial. Cherry fought the Courts
Martial and was eventually released with an honorable discharge
The Speak for Peace Tour aims to give voice to those who so often go
unheard in America. It represents the ultimate goal of true
reconciliation between Americans and Iraqis.
Click here for a printable flyer.
- Tuesday February 12 Forum "Perspectives on Peace" featuring peacemakers from 12 peace organizations
" Perspectives on Peace" featuring area peacemakersGlen Ellyn Public LibraryTuesday, Feruary 12th, 7:30 pm -9 pmDAWN ( DuPage Against War Now) will host representatives from some of the most active and influential peace groups in the Chicagoland area. Each panelist will briefly discuss how their group has contributed to the peace movement and will take questions as to what actions are planned going forward.The 2008 election and its impact on the peace movement will be discussed.Organizations featured that night will include:Code PinkDAWN and DAWN Voter AdvocatesDepartment of Peace Campaign- Peace AllianceDuPage Peace Through JusticeFox Valley Citizens for Peace and JusticeJust Views, Diversity DinnersNorthwest Suburban Peace and Education ProjectNorthwest Indiana Coalition Against the Iraq WarNo War onCoalitionVietnam Veterans Against the WarWomen in BlackWest Suburban Faith-Based Peace Coalition
- Forum on US - Iranian Relations, November 11
- News Coverage of the October 27 Peace Rally and March. On Oct. 27th there'll be a huge regional Peace Rally & March against the War in Iraq - in . See Attached Flyer for Bus details.
Bands Not Bombs DuPage Concert 4 Peace, September 15, 2007
Sponsored by: DuPage Peace Through Justice Coalition
- Description: Bands Not Bombs: DuPage Concert for Peace
A Hopeful Celebration to End the War
with a special collection taken for the Midwest Homeless Vets Shelter in Aurora.
Saturday, September 15
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Old Town Park in Bloomingdale
(1 block west & south of Lake St. & Bloomingdale Rd.)
Bands Playing Include: (List subject to change.)
Agents of Change (rock with DJ accompany)
Expendable Youth (Punk Rock)
La Armada (Indie Rock Band)
Phillip Morris (Hip hop artist)
Peace Walk & Street Vigil: 3:30—4:30 pm: At the end of the concert everyone is invited to march from the park to the street corner of Congressman Peter Roskam’s Bloomingdale office (southwest corner of Bloomingdale Rd. & Schick Rd.—4 blocks). Bring your own signs expressing your desire to bring our troops home from Iraq.
This event is being co-sponsored by: DuPage Against War Now (DAWN), the DuPage
Peace Through Justice Coalition, Pax Christi Illinois, the West Suburban Faith-based
Peace Coalition and others.
Saturday March 17 - WEST SUBURBAN REGIONAL PEACE RALLY, MARCH and VIGIL
Recent news coverage
Photos of this event are included in the photo gallery at: http://chicagofreespeechzone.com/
March 30-31, Urbana, 2007 ICPJ Statewide Conference - "Stopping War - Seeking Justice"
Information and Registration
March on Washington January 27, 2007 and local bus to DC
Photos (link to DAWN site)
Labor Day Weekend 2006 Immigrant Workers Justice WalkOver Labor Day weekend, thousands of immigrants and their allies will take part in a historic, multi-day, multi-city event: the Immigrant Worker Justice Walk. The "March 10 Movement," which helped bring together the massive mobilizations in Chicago this spring, has called for this Walk from Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood to US House Speaker Dennis Hastert's office in Batavia.
For DuPage County information about the walk, click here.
Further information see: http://www.icirr.org/ or here.
Daily Herald News Article Aug 17: Batavia preparing for Labor Day immigration march
Daily Hearald News Article Sept 5: Immigration march ends
November 7 2006 Referendum on Iraq (joint activity with DAWN and others)Although the 8200+ signatures were not sufficient to get the referendum on the
ballot, this was a success in keeping the dialog on peace alive.
Instructions, Caveats and Circulating Script
Daily Herald News Article May 24: Peace activists want war item on fall ballot
August 6 2006 Hiroshima Day CommemorationKarla Vescovi will discuss the justification and effects of the bombing and how Japan has moved forward since. She will discuss the damage caused by the atomic bomb, including "atomic bomb disease" and environmental destruction, as well as sharing how the Japanese people have continued on their road to recovery, which includes the construction of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Hiroshima's other projects to promote peace. The event will be at The First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Please join us for refreshments at 6:30 and for the commemoration at 7:00 PM.
Related Links:Sadako - learn about the legend of 1000 paper cranes
Hiroshima Peace Website
Satellite Image of Hiroshima Peace Park - the A-bomb epicenter
Google Map link for the A-bomb Dome - the A-bomb epicenter (broadband internet needed)