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Lecture / Talk
CodePink: Cindy Sheehan
May 8 (Monday),
Town Hall (8th and Senaca)
Code Pink Seattle
Cindy Sheehan, author of Not One More Motherís Child and contributor to 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military, and Anthony Arnove, Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal make a stop in Seattle as part of the New Press End the War Tour. They are joined by musical guests the Righteous Mothers. Co-presented with Open Media, Elliott Bay Book Company, and CodePink Seattle.
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CodePink Seattle would like to invite you to an exciting event on Monday, May 8th. We are coming together to celebrate Mother's Day and reclaim the meaning that was originally intended. In 1870, Julia Ward Howe wrote her Mother's Day Proclamation urging all women to reject the horrors of war and come together to work for peace. (The Proclamation in full is pasted at the bottom)
CodePink together with MOMAW will be hosting Cindy Sheehan and the Righteous Mothers at Town Hall. We envision this event as a way for progressive and peace minded citizens to connect to one another and strengthen netoworks working for peace.
Doors will open at 6pm, and the event will begin at 7pm. Tickets are $15/$12 seniors & students at Elliott Bay Book Company or by calling 206/624-6600. Call Elliot Bay Books for more information at (206) 624-6600.
Arise then...women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
"We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs"
From the voice of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with
Our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice"
Blood does not wipe our dishonor,
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil
At the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace...
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God -
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.
Julia Ward Howe 1870
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