Stand Up with Lt. Ehren Watada!
Participating Events List:
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
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.
At the State Capitol
Initiated by the Atlanta Anarchist and Left meet up group
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
4:30pm- 5:30pm Rally
Not in Our Name-Cleveland
Benton County Courthouse
Initiated by: Veterans for Peace-Chp.132
5pm Vigil and Gathering
For more information, contact Nancy Bruski
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
3rd and Walnut
Central Pennsylvanians for Peace and Justice
4-5:30pm Support Vigil
Kamehameha Ave. and Pauahi St.
Initiated by: Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action
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
Info: [email protected]
Mercedarian Regional House
Initiated by:Mercedarian Sisters
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.
4 PM Vigil and Support Rally
Corner of Riverside and Barnett
Initiated by Applegate Citizens for Political Change (Southwestern Oregon)
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
Campus Anti-War Network and
Not in Our Name NYC
NOON-1pm Peace Vigil
Oakland Federal Building
1301 Clay St.
Ecumencial Peace Institute
Oklahoma City, OK
10:00am to 11:00am Rally
S. Plaza of State Capitol Bldg.
(on Lincoln Ave)
Oklahoma Veterans for Peace- Chp.131
Joy Mennonite Church, Democracy for Americans- Oklahoma City
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).
South side of Hawthorne Bridge
Initiated by: Code Pink and
Veterans For Peace Chp.72
Noon Counter-Recruitment Picket
In support of Lt. Watada, the first military officer to refuse illegal Iraq War
Army Recruiting Station, Market Square, Downtown
7:30am-9am Banner Holding
Over Aurura on the northern most pedestrian overpass
Initiated by: Phinney Neighbors for Peace and Justice
contact:Neil [email protected]
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
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)
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.
5:00pm to dusk rally
113th Street and Park Blvd
Sponsored by the SunCoast Peace Education Group
7am-9am and 4pm-6pm Bannering
(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
4:30pm-6pm Support Vigil
Across from US Consulate
University Ave. & Armoury St.
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
CODEPINK, War Resisters Support Campaign, and National Lawyers Guild
6pm Support Rally
“Refuse Illegal War”
Ventura County Government Center
Telephone Rd. & Victoria Ave.
Not in Our Name-Ventura
Walloon Lake / Petoskey, MI
7:00 pm Meditation
1286 North Shore Drive, Walloon Lake
Downtown post office