Thursday, May 8, 2014

"We Will Not Raise Our Children to Kill the Children of Other Mothers!"

      CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge Walk 
                  Sunday, May 11, 2013, NOON
Mother's Day, 2013, Golden Gate Bridge

Reclaim the original meaning of the day:   
"We Will Not Raise Our Children to Kill the Children of Other Mothers!"  
Join us to reclaim the original meaning behind Mother's Day:
This Mother's Day please join us on the Golden Gate Bridge.  Bring your mothers and daughters, your sons and fathers, your grandchildren, friends and neighbors to honor our history, and celebrate our passion for PEACE!

Wear pink or come as you are, but come in the spirit of unity for nonviolence.

Bring signs ( 2x3 ft. or smaller)......wooden sticks/poles are now permitted.

Some Suggested Messages:  
-Mother's Day:  A Day for Peace 

-Mothers Say No War

-Mothers for Peace 

11:45 am:  Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge.
                   Parking available on all 4 "corners",  just remember to take
                   the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the
                   first exit after you leave the bridge.

Noon:          Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends, 
                   to converge in the middle.  

1:30pm      Rally on SF side after the bridge walk:
   Mike Check, Reading of Julia's MOTHER'S DAY PROCLAMATION
Bring your children, your mothers, friends, relatives and your LOVE!
                  BE GREEN AND CARPOOL

grow in peace,
Toby  Blome
Contact me to arrange carpooling

Let us not forget:

Wedding Party Victims, Yemen, December 12, 2014

In response to the carnage of the Civil War, Julia Ward Howe's 1870 Mother's Day Proclamation declared:               

              Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
              All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
              We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country
              To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs........Disarm, Disarm!

Some creative readings of the full Mother's Day Proclamation:


Julia Ward Howe, the
 originator of Mother's Day

Howe called for women of all nations to work together for a more peaceful world.

In honor of Julia Ward Howe, and in solidarity with all the mothers of the world who are suffering today from the carnage of wars in Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere in the world, we invite mothers and their loved ones to join us this Mother's Day to walk united against war.  We will read Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation, and sing and rally for peace following the march.  We will distribute flyers to educate the public about the history of Mother's Day. 

The Spring Days of Drone Action
 continue through May nationwide!
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