[pjw] EVENT: Ongoing weekly peace rally marks 20 years! Fri 11/5, 5 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Tue Nov 2 17:14:37 EDT 2021

PJW supporters
I apparently never sent an email specifically announcing this Friday's 
20th anniversary of the Friday Rally event, having buried the 
announcement in the weekly Reports Back.

Please feel free to share this widely and we would REALLY ENJOY seeing 
people who were part of the rally at any time from 2001-2020 stop by for 
old times' sake! We are remaining masked up and distanced.

You can look at or download the flyer here:


dan handelman
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 at pjw.info

                  20 Years Protesting for Peace and Justice
                     Friday, November 5, 2021 5:00 - 6 PM
                   Weekly Friday Rally for Peace and Justice
              Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway
                 please mask up and stay distanced for safety

Members of the Portland peace community have held weekly rallies at 
Pioneer Courthouse Square since shortly after the US invasion of 
Afghanistan. The rallies focus on human rights issues-- domestic (police 
abuse, houselessness, racism, spying) and international (US wars, 
Israel/Palestine, drone warfare, climate change). November 5 marks 20 
years of an unbroken weekly presence downtown, rain, shine, snow, wildfire 
smoke and COVID notwithstanding. Peace and Justice Works (PJW) Iraq 
Affinity Group invites the community to celebrate 20 years of the weekly 
Friday Rally for Peace and Justice at 5 PM this Friday, November 5, at 5 
PM at SW Yamhill and Broadway, the SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square. 
The rally is followed by a 20 minute march around downtown.

For those who think the US is no longer at war, PJW points to the US' 
efforts to use neighboring countries' airspace*-1 and NATO assistance*-2 
to bomb Afghanistan after its troop withdrawal and US bombings in Syria in 
September*-3 and October*-4 as examples that the wars continue.

The rally was started by Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC) in 
2001. PJW's Iraq Affinity Group took over hosting duties when the COVID 
lockdown began in March, 2020.

The November 5 event is coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq 
Affinity Group. For more information, contact Peace and Justice Works at 
503-236-3065 or iraq at pjw.info.





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