Take the Stand for Peace Summer Challenge!
Leading up to the 14th anniversary of Stand for Peace later this summer, the Stand for Peace crew and Georgia WAND challenge you to make a commitment to peace.
Will you make a commitment to Stand for Peace for five Fridays this summer?
Any Friday will do! And signs will be provided. You can also feel free to make/bring your own sign, with a slogan that is important to you.
The Stand for Peace vigil began when several folks were arrested after demanding to wait to talk with then Senator Zell Miller, whose office was in Colony Square, to ask him to vote against invading Iraq. Those not arrested went down to the street corner below his office to protest the arrests and to try to get the Senators attention about evading war.
They came back the following week bearing signs saying, "U.S. Stay Out of Iraq" and "Honk for Peace," vowing to return to the corner each Friday during the busy lunch hour until the U.S. left Iraq and then Afghanistan, and to end all wars. The Stand for Peace crew, which Georgia WAND helped to initiate and continues to support, has stood, sat, danced, and waved through all types of weather, harassment, and deaths of Stand for Peace members, every Friday for 13 years.
WHEN: Fridays, 12:00pm-1:00pm (Lunch follows at 1p in the food court)
WHERE: Colony Square, Corner of 14th & Peachtree, Atlanta, Georgia
RSVP: The crew will be excited to see you at "the corner." No need to RSVP, just show up!
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-524-5999.