Saturday, September 19, 2015
1pm – 4pm
Westmarket Square, Bangor
to underscore the connections between the violence of climate destruction, war, poverty, and racism
to call for an end to violence
to build a culture of peace along across the country
1:00 pm – Tabling, drumming, and children’s activities led by the Maine Discovery Museum (peace pinwheels, love kites for peace, and save the animals masks)
1:30 pm – Speakers and music
2:00 pm – March to Penobscot Bridge and back
3:00 pm – Closing ceremony
Groups who wish to table need to bring their own tables and chairs. We will have someone stay with the tables during the march.
There will be four short speeches that will make the connections between all forms of violence.
Music will be provided and led by Voices for Peace.
The March route will be from West Market Square, up State Street to Exchange Street, then to Oak Street and the Penobscot Bridge, then back to West Market Square.
Parking: Free throughout downtown Bangor on Saturdays. Parking garage available at 100 Broad Street, Bangor 04401
Please get the word out to your networks! Here is a link to the FaceBook event:
and links to posters & a graphic:
Donations welcome! If you can contribute something toward printing costs, please send a check made out to the P&J Center, to 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor, ME 04401.
350 Bangor, Alliance for Democracy Downeast, Augusta Women in Black, Columbia Street Project, Bangor Chapter of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Bangor Racial & Economic Justice Coalition, Church of Universal Fellowship Social Justice Team, Citizens Opposing Active Sonar Threats, Community Union of Ellsworth, Dawnland Environmental Defense, Food AND Medicine, Greater Bangor Area NAACP, Greater Brunswick Peaceworks, Hammond Street Senior Center, H.O.M.E. Inc., Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center, Maine Chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions, Maine Discovery Museum, Maine Peace Action Committee, Maine People’s Alliance, Maine Physicians for Social Responsibility, Maine Transgender Lobby, Moms Demand Action, Manna Ministries, Northern Maine Chapter of Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence, Pax Christi Maine, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, Peninsula Peace & Justice, Penobscot Valley AAUW, Penquis START (Sex Trafficking Action Response Team), Power in Community Alliances (PICA), Peace & Social Action Committee of Ellsworth UU Church, Rachel Craig-Tom Sturtevant Peace Brigade, Radio Free Maine, Rape Response Services, Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), Reversing Falls Sanctuary, Shaw House, Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance, UMaine Student Women’s Association, Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, Veterans for Peace
Creating a culture of peace and nonviolence ensures a sustainable future for all people. Let us combine our efforts to create a world that will support people, our planet and the common good!
Mary Ellen Quinn, Pax Christi Maine – 207 223-4992, email@example.com
Ilze Petersons, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine – 207 942-9343, firstname.lastname@example.org