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ACTION ALERT: CANDLELIGHT VIGILS FOR PEACE 3/16/03

by source0 Thursday, Mar. 13, 2003 at 11:08 PM

From MoveOn.org, a candlelight call for peace.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Reverend Robert Edgar, and other religious leaders call for candlelight vigils around the world on march 16th to say yes to peace -- and no to war with Iraq.

So far, 750 vigils have been scheduled in 45 countries.

It appears that the Bush administration will fail to win Security Council support for war, and world public opinion has been a key part of this. Help keep up the pressure by attending, or scheduling, a candlelight vigil on Sunday in your area. MoveOn.org and the Win Without War coalition, together with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many faith-based organizations, are calling for this global vigil -- and we need your help.

Beginning in New Zealand, this will be a rolling wave of candlelight gatherings that will quickly cross the globe. It's up to you to make this happen. Today we are asking individuals, like you, to organize a vigil in each community. We're hoping that thousands of small groups around the world will be inspired to come together and stand for peace. It's time for the world to come together in this moment of darkness and rekindle the light of reason -- and of hope. It's time to renew our commitment to building a positive world for our children.

With your help, we will see the first candlelight vigil to sweep around the globe on the evening of March 16th. Together, we will lead the nations of the world away from an unnecessary war and toward a peaceful and prosperous future.

This is a key moment in history. Be a part of it.

Sincerely,

--The MoveOn Team
Carrie, Eli, Joan, Peter, Wes, Zack

PS: If you have a digital camera, please take photos of your vigil. Crop and resize your photos to fit on a Web page and send them in .jpg format to: photos@moveon.org

LA area vigils are listed below:

Venice beach
At the roller skater dance floor
Venice, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
every sunday a bunch of people boogie down on their roller blades to a nice sound system. IT's right next to that new bathroom facility.

Temple City Library Park
Las Tunas and Golden West
Temple City, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
We will meet in front (South Side)of the Gazebo.

Pasadena Central Park E. Dayton St. and Raymond.
Park is one block south of Green, between Raymond St. and Fair Oaks.
Pasadena, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
It's a small park - we ought to be able to find each other, but let's shoot for the open part towards the E. Dayton St. end. Bring xtra candles if you can, a cup to poke a hole in & stick candle thru, and a lighter. See you there!

Los Feliz
los feliz and observatory
los angeles, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
just the neighbors lighting a candle for peace

Main Beach, Laguna Beach
Pacific Coast Highway & Laguna Canyon Road (133 fwy)
Laguna Beach, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
We will meet on the boardwalk near the basketall courts.

Santa Monica Promenade
Santa Monica Promenade between Santa Monica Blvd. and Arizona
Santa Monica, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
CENTER COURT BETWEEN THE 2 DINOSAURS. IN FRONT OF THE "ART ONE" GALLERY; ACROSS FROM STARBUCKS; YOU CANNOT MISS IT!

Malibu Bluffs Park
Pacific Coast Highway/Malibu Cyn Road
Malibu, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
Gather at the bluffs from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Short, sweet and mellow. Bring your family.

Orange Circle
Chapman & Glassell
Orange, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
After the vigil, we will be gathering at Coco's to warm up with some hot chocolate

Chris Carr Park
Intersection of Springdale and Heil Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
This park is nice and small so you should have no trouble finding us. Parking is available on Springdale.

Kersting Court
Kersting Court
Sierra Madre, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
The center of town -- near Coldstone Creamery, Savor the Flavor, and the large multinational coffee chain!

Coyolxaqui Plaza
4100 City Terrace Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
We will gather on the steps next to the Coyolxaqui monument on the corner of City Terrace Drive and Miller, after the vigil we can grab some tacos and dialogue.

Bluff Park
Ocean and Redondo
Long Beach, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
We will bring some candles and paper cups and a lighter, but please bring some yourself if its convenient. We encourage people to bring guitars, hand-drums etc.....we will sing songs of peace, enjoy each others company and ignore anyone that heckles. Also, I think we should head over to the Library Coffee House afterwards and get to know each other. Its always so nice to meet other folks involved in the movement. Call with any questions. and THANKS! Camille

La Canada Memorial Park
Foothill and La Canada Blvds.
La Canada, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
"Light A Candle For Peace" An hour of reflection and petition for wisdom and light in troubled times.

Federal Building
Wilshire Blvd. & Veterans Blvd. in Westwood
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
We will be holding a candlelight vigil at the Federal Bldg. in Westwood this coming Sunday evening, March 16, at 7 PM. This is NOT a rally - it is a vigil - a quiet, thoughtful contemplation of those who are about to die in the US invasion of Iraq - soldiers on both sides, innocent children & adults. Please bring your own candles & paper cups (to shield your hand from hot wax & to help in the wind); lighters will also be appreciated. Let's show the world how we feel with thousands of candles in the wind.

In the Gazebo at Memorial Park
Foothill Blvd and La Cañada Blvd.
La Cañada, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
Official Vigil will be from 7:00pm to 7:30pm. If you can, get there a few minutes early - Expect rain. If you can, bring Candle, and some paper cup to prevent wax drip. If you can't, come anyway, we'll have some for you. This is meant to be a peaceful, non-confrontational gathering. Merci.

The big corner in Venice (???????)
South East corner of Venice Blvd. and Lincoln BLvd.
Venice, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
Any suggestions??? All open... :)

lawn next to Beckman Auditorium
California Insitute of Technology, Beckman Lawn
Pasadena, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
We will gather for a silent candle vigil on the lawn in front of the Beckman Insitute at Caltech (next to Wison Ave, between San Pasqual St. and Del Mar Blvd.). All those who stand for peace, including the Caltech community and also the general public, are invited to join us.

NikeTown on the corner of Newport Blvd. and 19th Street
1875 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
Meet at 6:45 on the corner of 19th and the 55 in front of NikeTown. We'll take over all four corners of this busy intersection. Please bring candles for yourself and others. There is plenty of parking at Triangle Square.

Ventura Blvd
Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
Corner of Ventura and Van Nuys - please bring your family and friends

Corner of Pacific Coast Hwy. and Webb Way
no address, vacant lot
Malibu, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
Park near Subway Sandwich and meet at the signal corner nearest Subway.

Olympic Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.
Olympic Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
On the corner of La Cienega and Olympic Blvd. there is a park next to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Building.

Echo Park Lake
Echo Park Lake at the corner Glendale Blvd and Park Ave, just south of Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
We will meet at the north west corner of the Park in Echo Park opposite the Angelus Temple, by the Jose Marti statue. Sunday night 7pm March 16

Mar Vista
Southeast corner of Venice and Grandview Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
We will gather along Venice and Grandview Blvd.s so that passing motorists will see our vigil, too. Parking may be available in the USPS parking lot.

Covina Park
Badillo St and 4th Ave
Covina, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
We will meet at the Badillo Street end of the park.

Studio City
intersection of Ventura Blvd. and Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
Intersection of Ventura and Laurel Canyon Blvds. This is the weekly Friday night vigil location of the Studio City Neighbors for Peace and Justice. We hope to have candles for you at our upcoming Friday night vigil at the same location, but the hours are 5 to 7 PM. See you Friday night AND/OR SUNDAY for this important global event. Oh, and don't forget the big march and rally in downtown LA on Saturday, the 15th. 12 Noon at Olympic and Broadway.

West Toluca Lake neighborhood
West Toluca Lake addresses
West Toluca Lake, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
Please place one lighted candle in or near your house that will be visable from the street...

Design Center Outdoor Plaza
8687 Melrose Ave. (the plaza is on San Vicente)
West Hollywood, CA
Sunday, March 16, 07:00 PM
The Plaza is on the San Vicente side of the center. It is directly across the street from the West Hollywood Park.

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