July 14, 2008

National peace march stopping in Racine Thursday

A peace tour is coming through Racine this week. Here's the details from RCPJ:

The "Witness Against War 2008" peace march is organized by Voices for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV). It will begin in Chicago on July 12 and conclude in St. Paul, MN on August 31 in time for the start of the 2008 Republican Convention. Marchers will arrive in Racine on Thursday 17 July, participate in various activities on Friday, and leave for Milwaukee on Saturday 19 July.

Marchers will be the guests of the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice and of the local community. All are invited to participate in at least a portion of the march.

The agenda for Racine is as follows:

Thursday July 17, 2008

4:00 P.M. Welcome walkers at John Bryant Community Center, 601 21st Street
4:30 P.M. Begin walk to Belle City Senior Center, Goold & Main
6:00 P.M. Meet host families at Belle City Senior Center, 201 Goold

Friday, July 18, 2008

10:30 A.M. Presentation by members of VCNV at Sam Johnson Parkway (in case of rain, Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church annex, 7th & College)
11:00 A.M. Rally at Congressman Paul Ryan's office, 216 6th Street
11:30 A.M. Sack lunch downtown Racine on Monument Square
2:30 P.M. Meet with walkers at Wilson Coffee and Tea, 3306 Washington Ave.

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