Stand Up with Lt. Ehren Watada!

Participating Events List:


Supporters outside of Fort Lewis. Photo by televiseus. June 19, 2006

Ft. Lewis, WA

4:00pm to 6:00pm Bannering and Support Rally
Supporters from Portland to Seattle will gather on the Exit 119 (DuPont) bridge over Interstate 5 outside of Fort Lewis with banners, signs and flags.
Carpools leaving from Harrison and Division, Olympia at 3:00pm. Posters and flyers are available at Free School and Traditions. Sponsored by the Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace and Stand Up Seattle


Atlanta, GA

10:30am Press Conference
The King Center, 450 Auburn Ave, Atlanta GA 30312

Featuring veterans and local faith leaders. The Atlanta peace and faith communities are sending a message that we stand by and support our troops taking bold stances of conscience by refusing to participate in the Iraq War. Even if that refusal means imprisonment.

Noon Vigil
At the State Capitol
Initiated by the Atlanta Anarchist and Left meet up group



Boston, MA

5:30pm-7pm Rally
Brewer Fountain (Park St.subway stop)
Initiated by: Boston Mobilization and United for Justice with Peace (UJP)
For more information:

Charlotte, NC

6:30pm to 8:30pm Speaker/Film Showing
Public Library, Main Branch, Francis Auditorium
“Sir, No Sir”, the suppressed story of the G.I. movement to end the war in Vietnam.
with Ahmad Daniels, Vietnam military resister


Cleveland, OH

4:30pm- 5:30pm Rally

Federal Building
Initiated by:
Not in Our Name-Cleveland


Corvallis, OR

6pm Rally
Benton County Courthouse
Initiated by: Veterans for Peace-Chp.132


Evanston, IL

5pm Vigil and Gathering
Fountain Square
For more information, contact Nancy Bruski


Eugene, OR

8-10am Morning Freeway Bannering on Interstate 5
5-6:30pm Evening
Freeway bannering on Interstate 5

Initiated by: Eugene Civil Resisters Group



Ft. Lauderdale, FL

5-7pm Support Rally
US Military Recruitment Office
1406 North SR 7
Initiated by: CODEPINK-South Florida


Harrisburg, PA

Noon Vigil
3rd and Walnut
Sponsored by:
Central Pennsylvanians for Peace and Justice


Hilo, HI

4-5:30pm Support Vigil 
Kamehameha Ave. and Pauahi St.
Initiated by: Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action



Honolulu, HI

4pm to 6pm Put the War on Trial!
Ft. Shafter (just before Moanalua Gardens)

We will stand with Ehren Watada and all GI Resisters! The action will include street theatre, a press conference at 4:30, and sign holding.  There is a freeway overpass right at the entrance to Fort Shafter, and banners will be visible from the freeway.

4pm to 6pm Vigil and Sign Holding
Thomas Square, King Street side

Initiated by: World Can’t Wait / Not in Our Name-Hawaii


Kansas City, MO

5pm to 6pm Support Vigil 
63rd St. & Ward Pkwy
Initiated by: The 63rd Street Patriots



Koenji, Tokyo

Evening Gathering 
Mercedarian Regional House
Initiated by:Mercedarian Sisters


Kona, HI

4:30pm Vigil
Meet at the Pines on Nani Kailua – we will walk or stand on Queen Ka’ahumanu Hwy to Henry Street with signs support Lt. Watada’s decision.

Initiated by: A.L.O.H.A. Committee (All Loved Ones Home Alive)


New Haven, CT

5-6pm Support Vigil
Orange St. Military Recruiting Offices
(btw Elm St. & Chapel St.)

Bring signs, chants, fliers, and energy.
Help defend Ehren and let New Haven know that we support war resisters!

Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization, Connecticut United for Peace — send an email if your organization would like to co-sponsor or endorse this event.



Medford, OR

4 PM Vigil and Support Rally
Corner of Riverside and Barnett
Initiated by Applegate Citizens for Political Change (Southwestern Oregon)

Milford, CT

4pm Vigil
City Green



Nanuet, NY

7pm – 8:15pm Support Rally
Rt 59 & Middletown Road

David Mitchell, a member of the Rockland Coalition for Peace and Justice, will be a
featured guest at the rally. He served two years in prison for refusing to cooperate
with the draft in 1964 because it was being used to implement illegal and immoral
policies and actions in Vietnam.
Initiated by: Rockland Action



New York City, NY

5:00pm Rally at the “War Resister Support Station”
“Support Lt Ehren Watada and other Resisters of the War in Iraq”
Chambers St Recruiting Station
Chambers between W Broadway and Greenwich
by 1/2/3/A/C/E Chambers St Station
Initiated by:
Campus Anti-War Network and
Not in Our Name NYC


Oakland, CA

NOON-1pm Peace Vigil 
Oakland Federal Building
1301 Clay St.
Initiated by:
Ecumencial Peace Institute



Oklahoma City, OK

10:00am to 11:00am Rally
S. Plaza of State Capitol Bldg.
(on Lincoln Ave)
Sponsored by:
Oklahoma Veterans for Peace- Chp.131
Joy Mennonite Church, Democracy for Americans- Oklahoma City


Philadelphia, PA

Noon to 1:00pm Leafleting and Support Protest
National Constitution Visitor Center
Market St. between 5th & 6th St., Philadelphia
Initiated by Payday with Global Women’s Strike (GWS) & Women of Color in the GWS and endorsed by AFSC Youth & Militarism Program, Brandywine Peace Community, Survivors Taking Action Against Abuse by Military Personnel (STAAAMP), Veterans for Peace (VFP), Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), with involvement by Michael Berg, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), Philadelphia Grandmothers for Peace, Philadelphia Regional Anti-War Network (PRAWN).


Portland, OR

4:30pm-6:30pm Vigil 

South side of Hawthorne Bridge
Initiated by: Code Pink and
Veterans For Peace Chp.72


Pittsburgh, PA

Noon Counter-Recruitment Picket
In support of Lt. Watada, the first military officer to refuse illegal Iraq War
Army Recruiting Station, Market Square, Downtown


Seattle, WA

7:30am-9am Banner Holding
Over Aurura on the northern most pedestrian overpass
Initiated by: Phinney Neighbors for Peace and Justice

5:00pm to 7:00pm Vigil and Sign Holding
Westlake Park, 4th and Pine Streets, Downtown

5:00pm to 7:00pm Vigil and Sign Holding
Greenlake, East Green Lake Way N and N 64th St., miniture golf side.


San Diego, CA

Noon Support Rally
Federal Building
880 Front St.

Initiated by: Friends of Lt. Watada-San Diego
San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice, National Lawyers Guild-SD; Veterans
for Peace-SD; San Diego Military Counseling Project


San Francisco, CA

5:00pm to 6:30pm Rally
Justin Herman Plaza (Market and Embarcedero)
Sponsored by:
Friends of Lt. Watada Bay Area, Catalyst Project, Campus Anti-War Network, CODEPINK,
Courage to Resist, Grandmothers Against the War, World Can’t Wait, War Resisters League,
Veterans for Peace, Not in Our Name-Bay Area, and Bay Area United Against the War.


Seminole, FL

5:00pm to dusk rally
113th Street and Park Blvd
Sponsored by the SunCoast Peace Education Group


Tacoma, WA

7am-9am and 4pm-6pm Bannering

Two locations:

(1) McKinley Way overpass above I-5;
near the Tacoma Dome, with broad safe sidewalks on both sides,
and easy access and ample parking.

(2) Pedestrian Bridge over Route 16 near Narrows Bridge.
is easily accessible, with ample parking available

Initiated by: United for Peace of Pierce County
For more information on times, and how you can participate



Toronto, Canada

4:30pm-6pm Support Vigil 
Across from US Consulate
University Ave. & Armoury St.
Initiated by:
War Resisters Support Campaign


Vancouver, BC Canada

12-1pm Peace Vigil

World Peace Forum
University of British Columbia
Front of Gage Residence
Student Union Blvd

Sponsored by:
CODEPINK, War Resisters Support Campaign, and National Lawyers Guild



 Ventura, CA

6pm Support Rally
“Refuse Illegal War”
Ventura County Government Center
Telephone Rd. & Victoria Ave.

Initiated by:
Not in Our Name-Ventura



Walloon Lake / Petoskey, MI

7:00 pm  Meditation
1286 North Shore Drive, Walloon Lake



Waynesville, NC

5pm Vigil
Downtown post office