Not Warfare" Rally - October 17, 2009
3-6 pm, Austin
FACEBOOK SIGNUP PAGE: Healthcare
Get there early.
From 2:30 to 3:00 p.m., come join
us for a teach-in on Afghanistan by Mac McKaskle.
Also from 2:30 to 3:00, we'll have children's
sign-making activities. Sign-making materials
will be provided. The rally will begin at 3:00
ALSO 2:30 - 3:00 pm, check out the "First
Aid" table. Since both warfare and lack of
healthcare leave people wounded, we would like
to present a visual reminder of this at the rally.
Consider coming with a sling, crutches, eyepatch
or bandages, if you have access to them. For those
who do not, we will have a FIRST AID STATION set
up where you can
be "bandaged" when you arrive.
Texans will rally on the 8th anniversary
of the invasion and occupations of Afghanistan/Iraq
to challenge the government to end those wars
and focus on national priorities such as healthcare
and the economy. The "Healthcare Not Warfare"
Rally on Saturday October 17 will be held at Austin
City Hall from 3-6 pm. The rally will include
speakers, musicians,Iraq veterans, health care
professionals, religious leaders, peace activists
and families affected by lack of healthcare and
the impacts of war.
Confirmed speakers and musicians include: Roscoe
Overton, President, Austin Center for Peace and
Justice; Dr. Jim Rigby, Pastor, St. Andrew's Presbyterian
Church; Iraq veterans, Brian Henretta and Bobby
Whittenberg; Poet Cynthia Good; Ronnie Dove, father/parent
who lost his wife to ovarian cancer; Charlie Jackson,
Founder, Texans for Peace; Medea Benjamin, Co-founder,
Code Pink; Joe Carr; Will T. Massey; & Castro's
Beard...and a special appearance from "Billionaires
Join with your fellow Texans to
help bring an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
while standing up for healthcare and jobs for
all on Saturday, October 17.
IF YOU ARE COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN
AND NEED A PLACE TO STAY SATURDAY EVENING, PLEASE
Reasons to leave Afghanistan (pdf)
- 2up (.PDF format)
- 2up (Word format)