Message to the Iraqi People

Portlanders who gathered on Monday March 19, 2007 in the steady rain to show their opposition to US policy sent a giant message to the Iraqi people, exactly 4 years after the US invasion of Iraq. The message, "Peace, Salaam, Shalom, Solh: End the Occupation--Iraq for Iraqis Now"* was held by dozens of volunteers who revealed the message in various choreographed maneuvers using four foot squares of painted cardboard. In addition to media coverage in Portland, the message will be transmitted via numerous websites to ensure the people of Iraq see the sentiment of peace and solidarity.

*Salaam, Shalom, and Solh are Arabic, Hebrew and Persian for Peace.

 
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    Photo credit: Harold Hutchinson, Ackroyd Photography, Inc.


Download a .pdf Flyer here

Download quarter page leaflets here

Cosponsors and endorsers of Monday March 19 event
   (21 groups as of 3/14/07)

Volunteer information for Monday March 19 event

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Monday March 19 event

 

Information on Sunday March 18 event
   (being organized by American Friends Service Committee and other groups)

 



Peace and Justice Works
  Iraq Affinity Group
  PO Box 42456
  Portland, OR 97242
  (503) 236-3065 (Office)
  pjw@pjw.info
  http://www.pjw.info/Iraq.html


EVENT: "No More Invasions, No More Wars:
The Occupation of Iraq, Four Years Later"
Dual-opportunity visibility action
Monday, March 19, 2007
Terry Schrunk Plaza
12:00 noon-2 PM: Lunchtime Demonstration
4 PM-6:30 PM: Evening Visibility Action and Message to the Iraqi People

Portlanders will gather to show their opposition to US policy and send a giant message to the Iraqi people on Monday, March 19, 2007, exactly 4 years after the US invasion of Iraq. Two actions will take place that day at Terry Schrunk Plaza, SW 3rd and Madison. The first will go from 12 noon to 2 PM to gather the lunchtime crowds together. The evening event will run from 4 PM to 6:30 PM and will culminate with an oversize message to be transmitted