FEBRUARY 14-16, 2003

(listing as of Tuesday, 2/11/03, subject to change)

(Peace and Justice Works does not necessarily endorse nor are we involved in organizing many of these events, this information FYI.)
(More details and other events listed at

In case of a massive bombing attack or invasion...see Emergency Action at end of this message.

Throughout the Weekend:
Distribution of Peace Valentines by Love Makes A Family, Inc.
Contact     503-228-3892


8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Peace presence on Portland bridges
In celebration of the International Day of Action: Become a Peace Elf!
People opposing the war in Iraq will hold signs advocating peace on Burnside, Morrison, and Hawthorne Bridges.
Show up at any of the three bridges. Make your own sign for peace, or use one of ours!
Contact: or leave message at 503-450-9922

12:00 Noon
Weekly Vigil for Peace
Women in Black
SW Morrison and 6th
Contact: Yvonne Simmons 503-288-8958

5:00 PM
Weekly Rally for Peace
Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Broadway and Yamhill

9:30 PM
Video on Cable TV: "Iran and Iraq's Other Neighbors: U.S. Foreign Policy."
Goudarz Eghdetari, educator and Iranian-American activist, outlines the interests of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the stateless Kurdish people, and the fear that the U.S., if it attacks Iraq, may next turn its sights on Iran.
The program runs 1/2 hour and shows Citywide on Cable Access Network channel 11.
(It also plays Monday the 10th, 8 PM on Ch. 22 and Wednesday the 12th, 11 PM Ch. 23).
Flying Focus Video Collective *using video as a tool for social change, voicing the voiceless*               
Contact:     (503) 239-7456      (503) 321-5051



10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Discussion: How the anti-war community can unite around 2004 elections
Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main
Greens, Democrats, anarchists, independents, Socialists, and others can work together toward a common goal.
The Portland Metro Chapter of the Pacific Green Party
Contact Jeff Cropp at or 503 753 6896.

1:00-3:00 PM
Women's Role in Creating Peace: SGI Community Center annual women's meeting.
1805 SE Ankeny.
Peace groups to table, have brief presentations.
SGI (Soka Gakkai International) is a Buddhist group whose mission is to create world peace.
Contact: 503-230-1038.

2:00-4:00 PM
A Magical Ritual For Peace
At the Col. Summers Park Pavilion
On SE Taylor (2 blocks south of SE Belmont), between SE 18th and 20th, Portland, OR
Coordinated by the Magical Activism Cluster of Portland Reclaiming

3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Silent Prayer for Peace
Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church, SE Division and 18th in front of the main parish doors.

3:30-8:00 PM
Music, Words and Poetry for Peace
St. Andrews Church, NE 8th and Alberta
St. Andrews Church, Women in Black, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Peace and Justice Works.
Come promote a peaceful culture and celebrate Susan B. Anthony's birthday.
Contact: Women in Black (Yvonne) 503-288-8958

4:00 PM -6:00 PM
"Peace and Justice Gathering"
Willamette United Methodist Church, 1683 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn.
4 pm: All ages construction of a "Rainbow Bird of Peace" puppet and additional children's activities.
5 pm: Prayer service and community speak out.
contact: Gabrielle Chavez, Christ the Healer UCC, 503-650-4447

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Presentation: Cries from Iraq: Effects of Sanctions and US Invasion
Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43), Clark Commons (main cafeteria)
Dan Handelman, a Portland activist who visited Iraq in 2002 and 1997 with Voices in the Wilderness, will speak and present a video from his recent trip to Iraq.
Sponsors: Marylhurst Student Action Council, the African Community Language and Culture Bank
Contact: Kayse Jama, 503-890-1896,

7:00 PM
Peace Park rededication
South Park Blocks between SW Jefferson and Columbia
The service will lead in with a period of silence and bell ringing led by members of the Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship and will include reflections on traditions of peace making from both Muslim and Christian traditions. Music will be provided by Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield of P'nai Or.
Peace Park Faith Community coordination.
Contact: Desiree Hellegers 503-449-3048.

7:00 PM
Health Effects of War & the Alternatives to the War on Terrorism.
Guest speaker, Steve Goldberg, JD
to answer questions regarding international law and the role of the UN.
First Unitarian Church SW Main and 12th.
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility: 503-274-2720

7:30 PM
Echo Theatre, 1515 SE 37th, Portland.
Contact person: Melanie Zermer, melbelle@open.or

8:00 PM
Candlelight vigil
Alberta Park, NE Killingsworth and 20th (exact location TBA)
Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, 503-471-1535

9:00 PM
Candlelight vigil
Laurelwood Park, SE Foster and Holgate near SE 67th.
We will have 20 minutes of silence, then song and poetry for open-hearted peace.
Bring candles and join us.
Living Earth: Gatherings for Deep Change
503-788-7311 -


Bannering for peace
9:30 AM--meet at Marshall Center (1009 E McLoughlin) for dispersal to various points.
10-12 AM--bannering at different intersections throughout the city. (signs, banners, etc...No War)
1:00-3:30 PM --Peace Party at the Leupke Center (behind the Marshall Center, across from Clark College, on McLaughlin Blvd), with speakers and 2 or 3 musical groups.


Unite for Peace, march and rally
March--1:30 PM State Capitol Salem
Rally--2:45 Jackson Plaza Willamette University
Rep. Peter DeFazio (invited), Rev. Charlie Wallace, Mala Spotted Eagle, Annie Bither-Terry, Bill Smaldone, Linda Klinge, Anna Braun, Jim Cook, & others
Endorsed by:
Oregon PeaceWorks, Willamette Students for Peace and Justice, Mano a Mano, Women in Black, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Unitarian Social Action Committee, Felowship of Reconciliation, Marion-Polk Green Party, CAUSA (Oregon Immigrant Rights Coalition), National Organization for Women, American Society of Friends
Yaney LA MacIver, Program Director, Oregon PeaceWorks (503) 585-2767,

4:00 PM
March and Vigil for Peaceful Solutions
Oregon State University MU Quad
March to the Benton County Courthouse for a candlelight vigil.
Congressman Peter DeFazio plans to join the vigil sometime after 5 p.m. The event will also honor the recently passed Corvallis City Council Resolution for Peaceful Solutions.
The event is sponsored by Wrench, an OSU campus group; Alternatives to War, a Corvallis community group; and OSU Faculty for Peace and Justice.
Contacts: Karin Rohland 541-752-2005     Carol Alexander 541-753-1343

"We the People" rally at the Eugene Federal Building at 1 p.m.

Confirmed speakers to date include Representative Peter DeFazio, Mary O'Brien, Gordon Lafer, Carmen Urbina, Gretchen Miller, Quinn Wilhelmi, The Rev. John Pitney
Bahati Ansari will be the MC

Coordinated by: Progressive Responses, a program of CALC.
Cosponsors include WAND, Faith in Action, Eugene PeaceWorks, ESSN, Eugene Middle East Peace Group, CISCAP, Oregon Peace Works, Teachers Against War, Students for Peace, PAC Alliance, Concerned Faculty for Peace and Justice, Many Rivers Group of the Sierra Club, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Friendly Area Neighbors, OPEU Local 085


1:00 PM Portland Students for Peace and Justice Event
Support ALL of Our Students: Fund Schools, Not War.
Meet on bikes at Ladd Circle (SE Portland) at 1:00 with colorful signs and banners.
Bike through southeast Portland (division, hawthorne, belmont) then bike to Rally:
2:30 pm at a site to be determined. INS or federal building probably.

2:00 PM
Walking vigil meditation
Laurelhurst Park
(look for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship banner near the pond)
Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship will hold a walking meditation vigil, with an optional sitting meditation vigil.

5:00-7:00 PM
Friends (Quakers) Worship Sharing Group and Potluck
Bridge City, Reedwood, and Multnomah Monthly Meeting
Multnomah Meetinghouse, 4312 SE Stark
Worship sharing starts at 5 and potluck at about 6 pm.
For more details, call Ron Braithwaite at 503-233-2589.


If the US begins a massive bombing campaign or invasion, meet at 4-6 PM the day of the attack at Terry Schrunk Plaza, SW 3rd and Madison in Portland. If the attack happens after 4 PM, meet 4-6 PM the day after.

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