Other Past Activities:

 

Bands Not Bombs DuPage Concert 4 Peace, September 15, 2007

 

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

News articles

Photos (link to DAWN site)

Labor Day Weekend 2006 Immigrant Workers Justice Walk

Over 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.

Download Petition

Instructions, Caveats and Circulating Script

Petition Instructions

Daily Herald News Article May 24: Peace activists want war item on fall ballot

August 6 2006 Hiroshima Day Commemoration

Karla 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
Printable Flyer
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)