September 28, 2011
From the beginning, CODEPINK has highlighted the horrific cost of war on women and reminded leaders that women are essential to peace talks and post-conflict resolution world wide. We are thrilled that PBS is launching a groundbreaking five part series, Women, War & Peace, the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the roles of women in war and peace. Airing on Tuesdays, beginning October 11, Women, War & Peace features narrators Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard, and offers an excellent opportunity for us to engage our larger community in our work to Create, Not Hate.
Can you host or attend a viewing party for this important and powerful series? This kind of programming becomes even more meaningful when you can watch and discuss it with other people.
CODEPINK is continuing our own global dialogues on Women, War & Peace as the ignominious tenth anniversary of the Afghan War approaches. We discussed the havoc wreaked on Iraq with Dr. Rashad Zaydan, our friend from Iraqi Knowledge for Women Society. We're discussing the situation in Afghanistan with Afghan Women's Mission and international human rights lawyer Tzili Mor. And we remain in the streets - in Liberty Plaza near Wall Street, in Los Angeles outside Obama fundraisers, in San Francisco as part of the Moving Planet rally and across the country.
Come join us in Washington DC as we occupy Freedom Plaza starting October 6. And don't forget to tell Obama to Make Jobs, Not War, from the comfort of your own home.
Onward towards peace with justice,
Alli, C.J., Farida, Gayle, Heather, Janet, Jean, Jodie, Kristen, Lisa, Nancy, Medea, Melanie, Rae, Sanaa, and Tighe
p.s. Your $5.00 will help make our visual presence around the country more potent on October 6th and beyond as we say "Make Jobs, Not War."