PHILLY AREA ACTION:
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ACTION:
Inauguration Celebration in Philly Jan.20, 11 am-2 pm
Can't make it to Washington? Please join us!
Watch and celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the United States.
WHERE: The Fox and Hound, at 1501 Spruce Street in Philadelphia
WHEN: Tuesday, January 20th. 11 am to 2 pm, or later
WHO: YOU & YOUR FRIENDS including: Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia, Neighborhood Networks, Philadelphia NOW & more.
Please forward widely.
Marlena Santoyo 215-247-4385 Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia
John Hogan 215-753-2657 & Neighborhood Networks
Philadelphia Action for Gaza
• Thursday, 1.15.09, Penn March for Gaza: 11AM - 1PM
March for Gaza from the Bridge to the Button with Penn for Palestine, leaving from the bottom of the bridge (in front of ABP on 38th and Locust) and marching to the Button in front of the library and back for two hours.
• Friday 1.16.09-Grandparents for Peace Demonstration on S 15th St - east side – South of Walnut) from noon to one
• Fri 1.16.09- Consulate Mourning Vigil 4:30pm planned by Arab community [contact Linda Hannah, firstname.lastname@example.org] Location: The Israeli Consulate— 1880 JFK Blvd — Philadelphia.
• Saturday 1.17.09-Obama Protest, 30th Street Station [contact Koyuki, email@example.com]
• Monday 1.19.09-Tables at Gallery, Rittenhouse, 69th Street, ect. [contact Betsy, firstname.lastname@example.org]
• MLK Day Candlelight Vigil focused on impact on Women and children, 5:30, Israeli Consulate: [contact SUSTAIN at email@example.com]
Saturday, January 17th / Honor King's legacy, Stop the War(s)!
Yes, We Can! Rally and Parade for Peace
Reception: 9am-10:30am at William Way Center 1315 Spruce St
Rally: 11am - Philadelphia City Hall West side (15th & Market)
Parade to Barack Obama's People's Inauguration Train Launch Event (TBA)
(Time of rally and parade subject to change depending on President-elect Obama's schedule)
For more information: Brandywine Peace Community 610-544-1818 firstname.lastname@example.org Penn Action 267-240-9819 email@example.com, Coalition for Peace Action 609-924-5022 firstname.lastname@example.org
Posters & flyers to be downloaded, printed and distributed
Saturday, January 17, 2009: Prevent Gun Violence March
Leave at 2:45 p.m. from Broad and Poplar, marching to a rally in front of a gun shop at 9th and Spring Garden at 3:30 p.m. This is an interfaith event, organized by Father Paul Washington's son. This is an on-going interfaith effort. There are about 30 different churches actively involved. Contact: (267) 519-5302 or email them at email@example.com.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2009
Honor King's Legacy, Stop the War (s), YES, WE CAN!
Join the Rally & Parade to Barack Obama's "whistle stop" Inaugural
Train Launch, Phila. - Wash, DC, 30th St. AMTRAK Station
United for Peace & Justice - Delaware Valley Network, www.ufpj-dvn.org
9a.m. - Peace rally/Parade Reception (join us for coffee/juice,
donuts and bagels), William Way Center, 1315 Spruce St.; The reception/rally (which has been moved indoors) will begin at 9am at William Way Center, 1315 Spruce. The rally will begin at 10am , with the plan being at this point for the parade to commence at about 10:30am from Wm Way Center, stopping at west side of City Hall, 15th & Market, around 11am, and then onto 30th St. Station. Come on out. Followed
by Rally & Parade, with rally stop at Phila. City Hall (west side), 15th
& Market Streets, to site of the Obama inaugural "whistle stop" train
launch (time: TBA).
Down load flyer at www.ufpj-dvn.org and spread the word.
(Times are tentative due to the TBA time Obama Train. Visit
www.ufpj.org or www.brandywinepeace.org or call Brandywine
Peace Community, 610-544-1818; Penn Action, 267-240-9819;
or Coalition for Peace Action, 609-924-5022)
Martin Luther King Birthday Concert at Peace Center of Delaware County
7pm - 5th Annual Martin Luther King Birthday Concert w/ Tom
Mullian & Friends, special guest hip hop artist ThaTruth, at the
Peace Center of Delaware County/Springfield Friends Meeting,
1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA. Light refreshments.
Directions and flyer available at www.delcopeacecenter.org
Admission: $5.00. Co-sponsor: Brandywine Peace Community
Inaugurate Justice, Make War No More...Resist Lockheed Martin!
MONDAY, JANUARY 19, NOON
Hear the words and walk in the steps of Dr. King on the eve of the
2009 Presidential Inauguration!
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF RESISTANCE to War and
Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevards, Valley Forge/King of
Prussia, PA, including nonviolent civil disobedience*.
Lockheed Martin is the world's largest weapons maker, the U.S.'s
chief nuclear bomb contractor, and the Iraq War's chief weapons
profiteer. Lockheed Martin is also the chief arms supplier to Israel.
The F-16 attack jets raining death on the people of Gaza were built by Lockheed Martin.
Brandywine Peace Community
P.O. Box 81, Swarthmore, PA 19081 - (610) 544-1818
HOSTS for HOSPITALS
(HfH) is a nonprofit agency that provides free lodging
and support at volunteer-host homes as a caring response to the housing
needs of patients and their families who come to the Greater Philadelphia
area for specialized medical care. We thus began this November
a citywide host recruitment campaign to add at least 100 new host-homes
to our network. To date, 49 new families have become hosts.
You and your friends are therefore invited to attend an informational session
to learn how you may become hosts or help to recruit new hosts:
WHEN: Monday, January 26, 7:00-8:30 PM.
WHERE: Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel
300 S. 18th Street, Center City.
HfH Director Mike Aichenbaum along with HfH staff and a number of veteran hosts
will be on hand leading a fun program showing how easy and rewarding it is to be
a host. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please
contact us by phone or email. As always, thank you for your time in receiving our
periodic emails and for your interest in helping patient-families in need.
Tammy Forstater Outreach Coordinator
215-472-3801 HfHospitals@aol.com www.HostsForHospitals.org
3 Important Community-Based Water Projects in Developing Countries
Learn about and contribute to community-based water projects in developing
countries! Event will include exhibits, speakers, photographs, videos,
music, wine, and hors d’oeuvres.
*Tap Project: Providing safe drinking water to children worldwide
*International Action: Chlorinators for Haiti *Traveling Mercies: Water
pipelines around the world
View full flyer at http://www.philawilpf.org/SaveWaterSaveLives.htm
When: Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Historic Fairmount Waterworks Interpretive Center, 640 Water Works
Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130
For reservations or more information contact 215-438-5323 or
This is a program of the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom,
Inauguration Day Lesson Plans
Posted January 12th, 2009 in New Resources
I am pleased and excited to tell you about an educational resource
developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for
Inauguration Day. The historic election of President-Elect Barack Obama
and the eager anticipation of his inauguration on January 20 by young
and old alike present an exciting opportunity for educators. To help
take the best advantage of this extraordinary event, PDE has developed a
series of short lesson plans that teachers may use to prepare students
for participation in the events of Inauguration Day.
There are three sets of lesson plans, one set for elementary students; a
set for middle school students and a set for high school students. Each
set has four fifteen-minute lessons that can be used in the days leading
up to January 20 and culminates with age appropriate activities for
Inauguration Day itself. The lessons are aligned to the Pennsylvania
Academic Standards for Civics and Government and include
We are also hoping to have live reporting via blog from student
correspondents available on the PDE website on Inauguration Day to help
students across Pennsylvania and the nation get a sense of the "live"
experience in Washington, D.C.
These lesson plans are available on the PDE website at
http://www.pde.state.pa.us. Please share this information with
teachers and staff. We hope that you find these resources useful in your
classrooms as our students take part in this historic day as citizens of
Pennsylvania and the nation.
Jerry Zahorchak, Secretary of Education
TROJAN COMPUTER VIRUS
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DO NOT OPEN FOR ANY REASON. DELETE IMMEDIATELY. THE TROJAN STEALS ALL PASSWORDS AND USER IDs. SPREAD THE WORD. Do not open "Obama Acceptance Speech". It places a virus on your computer!
Your update from Gaza: Ignorance is NOT bliss
Zola [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] -January 14 Wednesday 7:31 PM