Thanks to the Earth Walk Committee for organizing Victoria’s 30th Annual Earth Walk.
EARTH WALK 2011
Celebrating Peace, Earth and Justice
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
with Cindy Sheehan
Assemble at noon at the Legislature
Walk to Centennial Square begins at 12:30 pm
Program of speakers and music begins at 1 pm
Cindy Sheehan, US Peace Mom
Zoe Blunt, environmental activist
Rose Henry, Poverty & Justice activist
Samba Du Soleil drummers to lead the Walk
Mufaro Marimba Band, Soul 62 R& B Band, Rabbleberries,
Art Farquharson, Raging Grannies
Visit the information tables of local community organizations and NGOs
Bring the whole family. Celebrate our our hopes for the planet.
Information: www.earthwalkvictoria.com or phone Freda, 250-381-5120.
Sponsored by Earth Walk Committee and VIDEA.
Later the same day
SATURDAY APRIL 16
Peace Mom CINDY SHEEHAN – Speaking Truth to Power
David Lam Auditorium,
A144 MacLaurin Bldg.
Cindy Sheehan became a household name when she started a vigil on the road outside President George W. Bush’s ranch in Texas demanding to know “the noble cause” her son died for. Casey Sheehan, Cindy’s son, who served in Iraq with the U.S. Army lost his life in 2004. Cindy – known by many as the “Peace Mom” – is one of the strongest, most personal and persistent voices in the US and international movement against invasions, wars and occupations. She has testified before Congress protesting the Iraqi war; she has written books and letters; she has given speeches worldwide and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace prize; she founded the “Gold Star Families for Peace”, “Peace of the Action” and is a radio show host and blogger at Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox (www.CindySheehansSoapbox.com).
Admission by donation.
Sponsored by: Peace Action, UVIC Social Studies, Earth Walk Committee, Friends of Cuba, Victoria Peace Coalition, Raging Grannies, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid.
More info at: http://victoriacubafund.wordpress.com