are all about connection. About bringing together people and lands
that would otherwise remain separate, sometimes even in opposition.
Peacework is all about building bridges, finding fresh and deep
connections (something that women are especially good at!)
Monday, March 8, for International Womens Day, we are
banding with Women for Women International as part of their Join
Me on the Bridge campaign. Women will be joining
in solidarity on bridges around the world to demonstrate how women
have the power to say no to war and build bridges of peace and justice.
When you join together on a bridge in your community, you are
connected to the women of Iraq, Sudan, Nigeria, Bosnia Kosovo, and
find it especially moving that thousands of women will meet on the
bridge between the Congo and Rwanda, lands that have been wracked
with war for a decade, lands where women have suffered on an unimaginable
scale, where rape, violence and loss of loved ones are constant
threats. Imagine all these strong, resilient women together, showing
that a more peaceful future is possible.
Join us on the Bridge! To learn
more about the campaign and find or create a march on a local bridge,
here.Be sure to print out our bridge
image and take a picture of yourself on the bridge holding
the sign. If there are no bridges in your area, you can link hands
and create a human bridge! Send
your photos here and any video of your event here.
Wed love to know how it went--email
us with a quick report back about your action!
to DC! If you can get to DC, we are planning a weekend
of trainings and events to honor International Womens Day
and build more bridges for peace. Click
here to find out more.
17-20 Actions: Later in the month we are honoring the
Iraq Wars 7th anniversary March 17-20 with a whole line up
of actions. Check out the schedule here!
Womens Day is a day for women around the globe to celebrate
our power, our voice, in all of its fierceness and compassion. Together,
we can create the world we want to see!
you on the bridge!
Emily, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janna, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Rae and
you heard about the woman-founded
Coffee Party movement to counter the irrationality of
the Tea Party movement? To honor these seeds (make that beans!)
of change, join
the March 13th kick off and bring the message of peace
to the party!