FRIDAY event:

3-8 pm - Direct Action Retreat - Overnight Retreat sponsored by the Dallas Peace Center at the Catholic Renewal Center of Fort Worth (4503 Bridge St.). $25 registration includes training, materials, light supper, overnight accommodations and breakfast. Bring your own bed linens and towels. REGISTRATION

SATURDAY schedule of Events:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Straw Poll Canvassing : 9-5 outside the Fort Worth Convention Center

12:00 noon Pre-Rally Entertainment

1:30-3:30 pm Peace Rally Main Street, including:

  • Speakers - see list of speakers at right
  • Musicians/Performers

* Carolyn Wonderland - award-winning guitarist and songwriter who knows how to rock the house
* Eric Folkerth - guitarist
* Sheila Randolf - blues singer
* Rick Burnley - The "Poet Laureate of Camp Casey"
* Flack Jaket - rock and roll band
* Instruments for Peace
* Katelyn Harris Thompson - rythm tap
* Code Pink Police and the "Bush Chain Gang"
* Code Pink - I "Miss" America pageant

  • 5:30 pm - Celebrate the American People - Texans for Peace after-rally fundraiser ($5 donation suggested)! at The Pour House
 

watch for updates here
new speakers and musicians added

Speakers

* Tunde Obazee - "Grand Poobah" of Empowerment Radio
* Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright
- resigned from the State Department to protest the war
* Carlos Arrendondo - father of Alex, killed in Najaf in 2004
* Diane Wilson - shrimper, activist and author of "Unreasonable Woman"
* Cindy Sheehan
- mother of Casey who was killed in Iraq

* Rev. Lennox Yearwood - minister and leader of the Hip Hop Caucus
* Tina Richards - mother of two-tour Iraq veteran, Cloy
* Hadi Jawad - Dallas peace activist and co-founder of the Crawford Peace House

* Fr. Tim Gollob - Holy Cross Catholic Church
* Imam Muhsin Shaheed

* Diane Baker - grandmother and peace activist
* Rev. Charles Stovall - Chair of Southern Christian Leadership Council

Special surprise guests to be announced as well

FAMILY ACTIVITES

Take advantage of the Labor Day weekend to enjoy a family vacation the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Listed below are just a few vacation ideas for your family:

ARLINGTON RECREATION - From Six Flags, picknicking in public parks to Rangers baseball games, there is plenty going on every weekend throughout the area
McKinney - Check out the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Santuary

Dallas - Visit the African American Museum or MESQUITE - Visit the rodeo, every Friday and Saturday Night.

MAPS (click to enlarge)

Downtown Fort Worth

Parking - Downtown

There is usually ample parking in downtown Fort Worth on weekends. However, due to activities at the convention center, some garages may fill up early on September 1. Look for the FREE parking signs in the Sundance Square area around 3rd Street.

 

Dallas Area

Getting There - Mass Transit

Folks coming from Dallas are encourage to take the Trinity Railway Express, which has a station within 2 blocks of the Rally and runs every 90 minutes on Saturday (see schedule).

If you are coming from the DFW Airport, you can also take the Trinity Railway Express, however this will require you to first take a bus from DFW.

 

 

Flying to Fort Worth

The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) airport is the largest in Texas with plenty of low cost and direct flights from around Texas and the country.

RAIL

Take the "Peace Train" from Dallas to Fortworth. The Trinity Railway Express operates from 8 am to 11 pm on Saturday. Volunteers will be at the Fort Worth station at 12:30 to meet folks going to the rally.