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

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Wed May 10 18:23:48 EDT 2017

Greetings again!
A few new updates today: A few volunteers have added a facebook page for 
Sunday's event, which can be found here:

We also updated the poster again as it gave the address differently from 
the news release (10th and Harrison vs. 11th). The Walk of Heroines is 
actually between where those two streets would be but 10th is closer to 
the Park Blocks and has more of a "street" continuation.

Links to both the facebook page and the flyer can still be found at our 
site at

We're still open to having more cosponsors and endorsers if your group is 
still thinking about it.

Thanks, see you Sunday?
dan handelman
pjw iraq affinity group

On Mon, 8 May 2017, Peace and Justice Works wrote:

> Hey Iraq Affinity Group supporters
> Below is an updated version of the event announcement for Sunday's "Mother of 
> All Protests." We've got a couple of new cosponsors including the Portland 
> State University Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department! There's 
> also a link to the (updated) flyer, and a quote from Pope Francis about the 
> mis-use of the term "Mother" in referring to a bomb.
> Spread widely; see you Sunday!
> dan h
> peace and justice works iraq affinity group
> ------------------
> Peace and Justice Works
>     Iraq Affinity Group
>     PO Box 42456
>     Portland, OR 97242
>     (503) 236-3065 (Office)
>     iraq @ pjw.info
>     http://www.pjw.info/Iraq.html
> News Item/Calendar Listing
> For immediate release May 8, 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 9/11.
> 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.
> On May 6, Pope Francis condemned the US' naming of its bomb, saying: "I
> was ashamed when I heard the name. A mother gives life and this one
> gives death, and we call this device a mother. What is happening?"
> (Reuters, May 6).
> 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, Portland Fellowship
> of Reconciliation, War Resisters League-Portland and the Portland State
> University Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department. 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. A flyer for the event can be found at 
> http://www.pjw.info/mother_of_protests_flyer.pdf .

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