There will be a reflective candlelight vigil, Sat., Sept. 24, 7:30 pm until dark (probably sometime between 8:00 and 8:30 pm). Three central bridges in Portland--BURNSIDE, MORRISON, AND HAWTHORNE--are key. We will stay safely and respectfully on sidewalks, allowing room for pedestrians and cyclists to pass. (If you can't make it to one of these bridges and have friends who will join you, any bridge will do.)
The message is "NOW IS THE TIME TO END THE WAR. NOW IS THE TIME TO BRING THEM HOME." The first message is to end this war. Concern is in no way limited to American safety, but to the safety of all who are in danger in this nightmare war. Announcements are scheduled in Alternatives Magazine and Oregon Peaceworker. PLEASE spread the word as far and wide as possible to your congregations, fellowships, peace groups,and other constituents.
SOS! HELP NEEDED: - If you can help with press and electronic calendar listings, etc., please let me know ASAP. Info will be on Living Earth's website in about a week. - Posters and signs with the key message must be distributed and we can use your help.Folks are encouraged to bring their own candles and means to protect them from wind, but it would be good to coordinate volunteers near each end of each bridge, on both sides, with candles available. There is a small budget for purchasing candles so this is not an obstacle. Please let me know if your group can cover some of those spots. Thanks all. Be well.
Betsy Toll Living Earth: Gatherings for Deep Change PO Box 86960, Portland, OR 97286 www.livingearthgatherings.org ~ 503.788.7311