10 Years of Resistance to War: the Lake St./Marshall Ave. Peace Vigil

Wednesday, June 17 5 – 8:30 pm

Come to a special vigil, potluck, & speakout to remember 10 years of consistent public witness against sanctions, war & occupation & to share “bridge stories”.

5pm Vigil on the Lake St/Marshall bridge

6:30 pm Potluck at St. Albert the Great Church

2836 33rd Ave S. Minneapolis

7pm Music & story sharing of memories from the bridge

During the spring of
1999, in response to the U.S. bombing of Yugoslavia, a group of peace activists
started a weekly vigil on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue bridge over the
Mississippi, that continues to this day…and has been an inspiration to others
who started vigils in their own communities across the state of Minnesota and
beyond. Over the years, the vigil has focused primarily on opposing U.S. policy
in Iraq, but vigilers have frequently raised their voice relative to other
issues: threats of war against Iran, North Korea, Syria; torture, attacks on
civil liberties, opposing the war on Afghanistan and U.S. support for the
occupation of Palestine, and calling on the government to fund human
services…not war. Join others at a
special vigil, potluck and speakout to remember 10 years of consistent public
witness against sanctions, war and occupation
…and to share our
“bridge stories.” Music provided by Bret Hesla and Linda Breitag.

Organized by the Twin Cities Peace Campaign and WAMM, FFI: 612-827-5364

Endorsed by the Iraq Peace Action Coalition and the Anti-War Committee