You're invited to host a Pink Flicks House Party!
Celebrate CODEPINK's 4th anniversary the entire month of October. Take this opportunity to show your friends and neighbors the truth of what's happening in Iraq, build your local CODEPINK community, and gather pledges for our I Am a Voter For Peacecampaign as we build up to the November elections.
What: Movie screening of The Ground Truth orIraq for Sale
Where: your house, pizza parlor, community center, church, library, or school
When: Any time
6 easy steps to planning your inspiring and informative party:
- Click here to order your DVD, along with a complete Pink Flicks House Party Kit.
- Pick a date and location to host your party
- Register your house party on the CODEPINK website
- Register your party with the movie's website: The Ground Truth or Iraq for Sale
- Invite your friends, neighbors, and local activist groups
- Prep your event space with pink banners, boas, pink lemonade (or any other pink decoration you can come up with), and make sure to print out I Am a Voter For Peacesign-up forms
Include info about the films in your invite, see more below about how to invite:
The Ground Truth is hailed as "powerful" and "quietly unflinching," Patricia Foulkrod's searing documentary feature includes exclusive footage that will stir audiences. The filmmaker's subjects are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq - as they experience recruitment and training, combat, homecoming, and the struggle to reintegrate with families and communities. The terrible conflict in Iraq, depicted with ferocious honesty in the film, is a prelude for the even more challenging battles fought by the soldiers returning home - with personal demons, an uncomprehending public, and an indifferent government. As these battles take shape, each soldier becomes a new kind of hero, bearing witness and giving support to other veterans, and learning to fearlessly wield the most powerful weapon of all - the truth.
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers is the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war. Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.
Pink Flicks House Party Tips
- Send out a free online invitation www.evite.com
- Contact other peace and social justice organizations in your area, go to the United for Peace and Justice website for a complete list
- Make it a potluck! Have everyone bring a dish to share and save yourself some effort.
- Sell CODEPINK merchandise to raise money for your localI Am a Voter For Peace efforts. Email Samantha@codepinkalert.org for a wholesale price list and details on selling merchandise.