April 29, 2008

Code Pink Call Out: May Day & Mother's Day

April showers bring May flowers and creative acts for peace and social justice. We hope you will be able to join us at one or more of the events listed below. And put our May 11th Mother's Day Peace stroll (info below) into your calendar for May!
May 1st, Thursday, 2pm & 3pm,
March to Union Square!
CODEPINK NYC joins with Break the Chains Campaign for a Rally at Roosevelt Square in Chinatown followed by a march to the mass workers' rally at Union Square.
Join us to demand:

  1. Repeal of the Employer Sanction Provision;
  2. Legislate equal rights for all workers;
  3. Establish a genuine path to citizenship for undocumented workers. Contact the Break the Chains Campaign c/o NMASS at 212.358.0295. http://www.breakthechainsnow.org
Location: Meet at Roosevelt Park, Grand Street between Forsyth & Chrystie St. (B/D trains to Grand St)
May 11th Sunday, 11am

Second Annual Mother's Day Peace Stroll With

Codepink NYC And The Granny Peace Brigade

Meet at the Merchants Gate at Columbus Circle (59th and Central Park West)
, signs of peace, and bring your mother, grandmother, kids, partners, spouses, neighbors and dogs for a lively stroll lead by a marching band.

Most people think that Mother's Day was a holiday invented by Hallmark to sell more cards. But, in fact, Mother's Day for Peace was instituted in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe as a response to the carnage of the Civil War. She called on women to come together to commemorate their dead and to find "the means whereby the great human family can live together in peace..."
Our Mothers' Day Peace Stroll
will step off from Columbus Circle at 11:15am and head up Broadway to 66th Street, right to Columbus, up Columbus through the flea market and art fair near the Natural History Museum. We will read the Mothers' Day proclamation on the steps of the museum, then head through the park to read the proclamation again on the steps of the Met.
(If it rains, the parade is cancelled, but we will proceed under cloudy skies.)
May 14th, Wednesday, 6pm


Join us to plan our actions for the months ahead in NYC.
RSVP Eva-Lee at
The offices of WEDO (355 Lex between 40 & 41, 3rd floor)
With love, peace and a "spring" in our march for peace, CODEPINK NYC

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