End U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad. Reclaim Armistice Day.
Great News! The military parade has been cancelled. We are building on that victory with the following events in Washington, DC for the weekend of November 9 to 11, 2018.
We support the Heart 2 Heart Tour and caravan. Visit Heart2HeartTour.org for details.
Friday to Sunday, November 9 to 11, 2018
Catharsis on the Mall; A Vigil for Healing
Catharsis on the Mall will take place on the National Mall near the Washington Monument (15th St. and Constitution Ave., NW) all weekend long. It will have art installations, live music and booths.
Veterans Occupy Washington
Full schedule here: mcpherson-schedule-final
Veterans will be holding space at McPherson Square, 15th St. and I St., NW, from Friday night to Sunday night and at the Veteran’s Administration, 810 Vermont Ave. (close to McPherson Square). They will have a concert starting at 4:00 pm Saturday, an interfaith service at 8:00 am on Sunday and a rally at 1:00 pm Sunday. They will also hold a BBQ for homeless veterans outside the Veteran’s Administration Building on Sunday night. Stop by whenever you can and stay as long as you like.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Peace Congress: End U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad
Location: Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 4th St., SE, Washington, DC, Fellowship Hall (wheelchair accessible). Breakfast and lunch provided.
*Please register below if you plan to attend and donate to support this if you are able. Suggested donation is $10 to cover food.*
Schedule: 9:00 am Registration 9:30 am Opening Plenary on challenges and opportunities for building a movement to end U.S. wars at home and abroad. Speakers include Ajamu Baraka of Black Alliance for Peace, Angela Bibens of Red Owl Law and Standing Rock, Bernadette Ellorin of BAYAN USA, Cheri Honkala of Poor People’s Economic and Human Rights Campaign, Eli Painted Crow, Turtle Women Rising, Joe Lombardo of United National Antiwar Coalition, Netfa Freeman of the Institute for Policy Studies. Moderated by Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance. 11:00 am General Assembly on challenge and opportunities. Organizations are invited to share their campaigns. 12:30 pm Box lunch provided. 1:30 pm General Assembly on areas for collaboration and next steps 5:00 pm Peace Congress adjourns Sunday, November 11, 2018 March to Reclaim Armistice Day Schedule: 9:00 am – Gather in the grassy area near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Look for the Veterans for Peace white flags. 9:30 am – March begins. March route will include the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, Women’s Memorial, World War II Memorial and it will arrive at the World War I Memorial at 11:am. All are welcome, you do not have to be a Veteran or Military Family Member to attend and are encouraged to walk behind the Vets. Respectfully, please remember, this is a solemn march, while you do not have to remain silent, it is requested to hold the noise level down. Signage, Banners, and Flags are encouraged. To honor all victims of wars, civilians, and resistors. White poppy wreaths will be left at each site. Taps will be blown by fellow Veteran and Sapper, Watermelon Slim.
Let us know that you’ll be there!
This is an all volunteer effort but some things aren’t free. Please donate! Your donation will be used to support events of the weekend, including supplies, space for the Peace Congress, travel support for folks who need it (depending on how much we raise) and more.