March 4, 2010

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March 4, 2010


Bridges 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!)

This Monday, March 8, for International Women’s 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 beyond.

We 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, click 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. We’d love to know how it went--email us with a quick report back about your action!

Come to DC! If you can get to DC, we are planning a weekend of trainings and events to honor International Women’s Day and build more bridges for peace. Click here to find out more.

March 17-20 Actions: Later in the month we are honoring the Iraq War’s 7th anniversary March 17-20 with a whole line up of actions. Check out the schedule here!

International Women’s 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!

See you on the bridge!
Dana, Emily, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janna, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Rae and Whitney

Have 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!

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