[pjw] EVENT: "Mother of All Protests" Sunday 5/14, 2 PM at PSU (Mother's day)

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   Iraq Affinity Group
   PO Box 42456
   Portland, OR   97242
   (503) 236-3065  (Office)
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For immediate release        May 1, 2017

EVENT: "The Mother of All Protests"
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 2:00 PM
March and rally to reclaim Mother's Day for peace
Walk of Heroines, Portland State University, SW Harrison and 10th.

Peace and Justice Works will host a rally and march on Sunday, May 14, 
Mother's Day, titled "The Mother of All Protests." We will gather at 2 PM 
at the Walk of Heroines at Portland State University, SW Harrison St & 
10th Av (note: Streets do not go through to the Walk, which is on block 
north of the Park Blocks).

PJW rejects the terminology and use of the "Mother of All Bombs" in 
Afghanistan, dropping bombs on Syria, killing civilians in Iraq, rattling 
the sabre in North Korea, and other warmongering by the US government. The 
militarism is connected to other domestic and foreign policy issues that 
are quickly taking us further into the World War the US started after 

This is a peaceful march and rally, to foreground women and women's roles 
in creating Mother's day over 100 years ago as a day for world peace. 
Julia Ward Howe wrote in 1870 about an international women's congress 
which would "promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the 
amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general 
interests of Peace."

Part of the reclamation is to stop using the term "the Mother of" to mean 
the largest of" or "the event to end all other events." It means the 
origin of, or one who gives birth to-- as the origin of Mother's day gave 
birth to this demonstration.

Coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group Cosponsors 
include Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Portland, 
Veterans for Peace Chap. 72, Recruiter Watch PDX, and Portland Fellowship 
of Reconciliation. Endorsers include Women's March on Portland and Little 
Light of Mine Friends Worship Group.

For more information contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or 
pjw @ pjw.info.

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