The National DECLARATION of PEACE Coalition will engage in a week of nonviolent action to end the war in Iraq beginning September 21st, the day designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Peace. Los Angeles peace and interfaith groups will participate in vigils, marches, protests and non-violent civil disobedience.
These civic actions will lead up to “WITNESS TO PEACE: CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE TO SAVE THE LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN”
on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 10 AM – 1 PM at the Hollywood
Military Recruiting Office at 7060 Hollywood Blvd. (between La Brea and Highland). Locally, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
plans to participate in the activities of this week by helping organize “Peace Witness” and other peace activities and events.
Member organizations of the Declaration of Peace Coalition plan nationwide candlelight marches, vigils and non-violent civil disobedience starting September 21st at Congressional district offices, government offices and in Washington DC at the Capitol and White House.
The Declaration of Peace is a coalition of over 330 national, regional and local religious, peace, social justice, veteran and student groups whose goal is to end the war in Iraq. Participants include the American Friends Service Committee, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP), United for Peace and Justice, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Student Peace Action Network, Code-Pink, Catholic Worker ,Stop-the-War Ministry Team of First Congregational Church in Long Beach, Veterans for Peace, Coalition for World Peace, Foothills Peace Coalition and Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition
For more information please visit us at:
Declaration of Peace
Week of Action
CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL
Thursday, September 21st
(5pm- 8pm )
Pasadena City College
1517 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
RALLY FOR PEACE
Friday, September 22nd
(5pm -7 pm)
501 W. Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802
DECLARATION of PEACE VIGIL
Sunday, September 24th
(12 pm – 1:30 pm)
Santa Monica Blvd and Harvard St
Santa Monica, CA, 90404
“WITNESS TO PEACE: CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE TO SAVE THE LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN”
Monday, September 25th
(10 am – 1 pm)
7060 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
The American Friends Service Committee is an international peace and justice organization with a regional office in the downtown Los Angeles area. Founded in 1917 and governed by the Society of Friends (Quakers), its programs of peace, relief, reconciliation and development are based on non-violence and belief in the inherent goodness of all persons. In 1947, AFSC accepted the Noble Peace Prize on behalf of all Quakers worldwide.