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Staten Island

See the flyer.

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IMtL Schedule in Washington D.C., The National Mall, Washington Monument (north)

Thursday, March 18
Memorial Preparation

  • teach-in, learn-about; final marker making, POTA Camp on the Mall, north of Washington Monument
  • Dahr Jamail and Sam Husseini present at Busboys & Poets (V St)
Remembering Iraq: 7 years of Occupation and Counting

Friday, March 19

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Build the memorial
  • 7:00 9:30 pm Complete memorial, prepare & place luminaries for candlelight
Opening of the memorial
  • 9:30 pm Silent vigil, candle light procession, lighting luminaries
  • 10:34 pm "The still silent voice" moments in remembrance of Baghdad / Iraq.
Saturday, March 20
Schedule is still being coordinated to fit with ANSWER plans for a march in this area.
10:00 am Memorial Dedication
Speakers
  • Opening remarks, Douglas Mackey, FOR-IMtL Coordinator
  • Josh Stieber, Iraq War Veteran
  • Salam Hassan, Iraqi whose brother was killed in Iraq
  • Dahr Jamail, Journalist, Author
  • Mark Johnson, Fellowship of Reconciliation - Executive Director
  • Cindy Sheehan, Founder of Peace of the Action
10:45 am Lighting of the Chalice: Cindy Sheehan, Salam Hassan, Dahr Jamail, others

7:00 PM Memorial Closing (Memorial may extend into more days if permit allows)


IMtL Schedule in New York City, Central Park 1

Sunday, March 14

10:00 am (approximate) Opening of the Memorial - Walk to Strawberry Fields with Rowand Suleiman's Memorial Marker.

12:00 pm Memorial Dedication

  • Speakers
  • Opening remarks, Douglas Mackey, FOR-IMtL Coordinator
  • Bruce Wallace, 1-2-1 Contact,
  • Nisreen, Iraqi living in US
  • Salam Hassan Talib, Iraqi whose brother was killed in Iraq
  • David Enders, journalist and author
  • Elaine Brower, Military Families Speak Out (MFSO)
  • Mark Johnson, Executive Director, Fellowship of Reconciliation
6:00 pm Closing Ceremony (time may vary)


A series of public gatherings took place during the Iraq Memorial to Life activities beginning Thursday evening, September 19 and 20, 2009 in Olympia, Washington.

The Iraq Memorial to Life installation began Saturday morning adjacent to the Arlington Northwest Memorial recognizing the cost of war to US military personnel. Saturday evening the Arlington Northwest Memorial was taken down and the remaining markers were placed in the memorial; remaining there until the closing ceremony Sunday evening.

The opening ceremony included words from Arthur Vaeni, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Koro Kaisan Miles, Zen Buddhist - Open Gate Zendo spoke about the meanings of silence during observances as the Iraq Memorial to Life. The closing ceremony began with a First Peoples cleansing and blessing of the space, per the old ways. Project organizers spoke about the experience of making the memorial and their hope for serious work on reparations in Iraq. Iraq War Veteran Jim Brightmoon spoke about his experience as a medic. During Jim's walk the memorial he found


A series of public gatherings will take place during the Iraq Memorial to Life activities beginning Thursday evening, March 19, 2003 in Olympia, Washington.

The Iraq Memorial to Life - Friday, March 20 & Saturday, March 21, 2009
Heritage Park, 5th Ave. SW & Water Street, Olympia
Representing the desire for peace and reconciliation, the Memorial presents markers for the civilians whose deaths have been documented to be a result of the US-led invasion that began March 19, 2003.

Friday, March 20

  • 1:00pm Opening Ceremony
    • Invocation, Arthur Vaeni, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation
    • Walking Meditation, Koro Kaisan Miles, Zen Buddhist - Open Gate Zendo
    • Words connecting people, Bill Ransom, Poet, The Evergreen State College
  • 2:00pm Dedication
    • Imam Twahiru Mohammed, Islamic Center of Olympia
    • Salam Talib Hassan, Iraqi living in US, Computer Specialist, Journalist, translator for Dahr Jamail
  • 8:00pm Vigil-Candle Lighting
    • Bernie Meyer, American Gandhi, Olympia area peace activist
Saturday, March 21
  • 4:00pm Closing Ceremony
    • A veteran for peace, Robert Poteat, Rachel Corrie Chapter Veterans For Peace
    • Words inward/onward, Larry Kerschner, Poet, Rachel Corrie Chapter Veterans For Peace
    • Islamic Community Message, Muhammed Ayub, Islamic Center of Olympia
    • Memorial Moves On, Arthur Vaeni, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation
  • 5:00pm Begin take-down
Getting Involved:
To help build the memorial, make a donation, or volunteer to make or assemble markers: www.iraqmemorialtolife.org Call Kerri at 306-867-9237

Media Contact:
Dennis Mills (360) 888-3704

flyer


A series of public gatherings took place during the Iraq Memorial to Life activities beginning Thursday evening, March 19, 2009 in Olympia, Washington.


Marker Making workshop
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Student Union Building
Tuesday, March 10th
noon - 2:00pm


Marker Making workshop
Unitarian Universalist Church
2200 E. End St, NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Sunday, March 8th
12:30pm - 3:00pm in the Sanctuary


Marker Making workshop
Evergreen State College
Tuesday, March 3rd
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Housing Communty Center


Marker Making workshop
Evergreen State College
Monday, March 2nd
11:30am - 3:30pm
Evergreen CAB


Marker Making workshop
Unitarian Universalist Church
2200 E. End St, NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Sunday, March 1st
12:30pm - 3:00pm in the Sanctuary


Marker Making workshop
Evergreen State College
Tuesday, February 24th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Housing Communty Center


Marker Making workshop
Evergreen State College
Monday, February 23rd
11:30am - 3:30pm
Evergreen CAB

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