5:00 p.m. Vigil
Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge Spanning the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul
6:30 p.m. Potluck Dinner, Music and Storytelling
St. Albert the Great Church, 2836 33rd Avenue South, Minneapolis
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.
Sponsored by: the Twin Cities Peace Campaign-Focus on Iraq (TCPC) and WAMM.