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SOA Watch Contra Dance

Come out and dance to help raise funds for a group of Oregonians travelling to Ft. Benning, GA to protest the School of the Americas!
What: Contra Dance (It is a type of dance and has nothing to do with Nicaragua)
When: Saturday September 28, 7-11pm
Where: St. Francis Parish Hall
330 SE 11th, Portland

There will be a live band and Contra dancing merriment for folks of all ages. Refreshments and Childcare will be available.

Donations are requested on a sliding scale to support members of SOA Watch Oregon as they travel to the School of Americas (SOA) at Ft. Benning, GA, for the vigil this November.

The SOA, funded and operated by US tax dollars, trains Latin American soldiers in counterinsurgency techniques that target civilian populations. Graduates of the school have been responsible for the torture, murder and disappearance of thousands of civilians.

Much information about the School of the Americas has been posted at Portland IndyMedia, especially excellent coverage of Chani Geigle-Teller's prison witness for her participation in the demonstration last year.

For more information about the school, please visit SOA Watch's website:  http://www.soaw.org/

For more information about joining the Oregon delegation to Ft. Benning this November, please subscribe to our mailing list by sending a blank e-mail to:  soaw-or-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

homepage: homepage: http://www.soaw.org

Chani's address in jail 24.Sep.2002 15:04

friend of SOA activists

Chani Geigler is one of the people serving a six month sentence for protesting the SOA last November. She is a local resident who was interning for Oregon Peace Works at the time. She entered jail earlier this month. Here's a note from someone who has spoken to her since:

"She never called but we got a letter. Says she is doing ok and that the prison is like an apartment/dorm complex. She says she was crying when she went to report in but the prison workers were 'as nice as they could be for prison workers'. The other inmates greeted her right away and have been giving her tips on how things work. The food she said was fine, she had a salad, bread, fruit and a brownie for supper that first eve. She said it is hot there. But she wants everyone to write her asap. I feel lots better now! So send the info on so everyone can write. Thanks!!!"

We now have a mailing address for her:

Federal Prison Camp Dublin
Chantilly Geigle 90968-020
5775 8th St., Lamp Parks
Dublin, CA 94568