Alliance for Peace and Justice Auburn, Alabama

Monday, August 18, 2008
Eyes Wide Open
Auburn University
In collaboration with the
Student Action Network.

A powerful reminder of the human cost of war.


Friday, August 15, 2008, 5 pm:
5-6 pm at
Toomer's Corner
Every 3rd Friday of every month.


Friday, July 18, 2008, 5 pm:

Friday, June 20, 2008, 5 pm:

Friday, May 16, 2008, 5 pm:
Iraq War Moratorium


April 29, 2008:
Eyes Wide Open
Auburn University
In collaboration with the Student Action Network.
A powerful reminder of the human cost of war.
The first time the exhibit was shown in Auburn.


Friday, April 18, 2008:
Iraq War Moratorium
5-6 pm at
Toomer's Corner
Every 3rd Friday of every month.


Mar. 19, 2008:
Fifth Anniversary of US Invasion of Iraq
OA News Front Page
Toomer's Corner
Auburn, AL
    

     
  
Witness to:
  • Support our troops by bringing them home,
  • Commemorate all the direct losses of this war, both U.S and Iraqi,
  • Call for converting funds for wars abroad to meeting escalating human needs at home.


6-7 pm:  Free potluck at the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship!
7-9 pm: Screened and discussed NO END IN SIGHT, nominated for Academy’s Best Documentary Film


Friday, Feb. 15, 2008:

Iraq War Moratorium
5-6 pm at
Toomer's Corner
Every 3rd Friday of every month.


Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008:
Annual MLK Day celebrations!
4:45-5:45 pm at Toomer's Corner.
Candles provided.

Singing!
Drumming!
Speakers!
Candlelight vigil!
Photos to come...


Friday, Jan. 18, 2008:
Iraq War Moratorium
5-6 pm at
Toomer's Corner
Every 3rd Friday of every month.

Bring some friends, make a sign (or choose from ones we'll bring), and meet more friendly people!

You can show up early, buy a posterboard across the street, and make your sign on-site!
It's THAT easy!

Stand up and be heard.



December 21, 2007:
Iraq War Moratorium
5-6 pm at
Toomer's Corner
Every 3rd Friday of every month.


November 17, 2007:
Carpool to
SOA Watch
at Fort Benning in Columbus, GA


November 16, 2007:

Iraq War Moratorium
5-6 pm at
Toomer's Corner
Every 3rd Friday of every month.


Oct. 19, 2007:

at Toomer's Corner.  Bring appropriate signs, candles, and friends!  Do something to end this war right here in Auburn.







Sept. 26, 2007:
We were truly honored to have a visit by
Father Roy Bourgeois


The Struggle for Peace in Latin America
with Reflections on Iraq/Iran

Father Roy is a Purple Heart Vietnam Veteran,
Maryknoll priest, and inspiring international
speaker / peacemaker who founded School of
Americas Watch. He will be welcoming tens of
thousands from throughout the U.S. and other
countries who “take a stand for justice and
accountability” in Columbus, GA Nov 16 – 18,
2007.

Father Roy is a leader of the SOA Watch in Columbus, GA.

Download the pdf version of the event here.

A recent press story about Rev. Roy Bourgeois is found here.


Sept. 21, 2007:
International Day of Peace!

A rally was held at Toomer's Corner to commemorate the International Day of Peace.
We provided materials to make signs. All peaceful people are welcome to join us next year!
Download our flier for the 2007 Int'l Day of Peace here
.



Sept. 4, 2007:

Climate Emergency Activists Visit Rogers' Office.

Jim Allen, Ralph Banks, Judy Collins Cumbee and Ruth Busch delivered a letter urging immediate congressional action to address our global climate crisis.

They encourage all concerned citizens to visit http://www.climateemergency.org and then contact their U.S. legislators. A copy of the fax sent later to Sen. Shelby is printed here.

Our congressional contact numbers are listed below; feel free to edit it and send your own version:
Rep. Mike Rogers phone: 202-225-3261 (locally, 745-6221); fax 202-226-8485
Sen. Richard Shelby phone: 202-224-5744; fax 202-224-5744
Sen. Jeff Sessions: phone 202-224-4124; fax 202-224-3149



Apr. 4, 2007:
Presented:
Dr. C.T. Vivian

 at Auburn University

in honor of the 40th anniversary of
Martin Luther King's Riverside Address!
Download the PDF here.

3 PM:  Audio recording of Dr. King's Riverside Church address, "Beyond Vietnam" was played.  Extraordinarily relevant today.

4 PM:  It was our great honor to host Dr. C.T. Vivian, the civil rights giant and executive staff member of Dr. Martin Luther King, at Auburn University!  Dr. Vivian's talk was entitled "Martin Luther King, Jr., Prophet of Our Age".  Truly an historic giant!

 


Mar. 19, 2007:
Iraq War 4th Anniversary rally

Over 100 people joined us at Toomer's Corner to make this the LAST anniversary of the war!


Earlier in the day, we met with at Rep. Mike Rogers' (3rd district) office to present our petition to support the troops by bringing them home now.

A few photos of our 4th anniverary rally at Toomer's Corner:

 


More photos here:



Mar. 6, 2007:
Book Discussion:  "Peace Not Apartheid" by Jimmy Carter.


Feb 12, 2007:

Rally at Toomer's Corner to show support for Lt. Watada, who has dutifully refused to be re-deployed to Iraq for a second tour, noting that the Nuremburg trials proved that obeying orders is not reason to conduct war crimes.

More information on his case can be found here.


Feb 6, 2007:

Free public showing of the film "Ground Truth" with Iraq vets denouncing the war.


Jan. 14, 2007:
The 4th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. interfaith vigil for peace at Toomer's Corner.

Featuring:

  • The Pot Luck Drum Choir!
  • The Sweet Chariot Singers!
  • Singing by Ernestine Robinson!
  • Short readings from leaders of the Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Islamic, Quaker, Native American and Unitarian communities!

Jan. 15, 2007:
MLK Community Service, Zion Church, Hwy 14 (576 Martin Luther King Dr.), about 2 blocks west of Donahue (on the right as you drive west).


November 12-19, 2006:

Living the Dream March.
The historic Selma to Montgomery march lives on with a new extension from Montgomery to Columbus, GA.  The march conveniently corresponds to the SOA Watch at Fort Benning (see below).  For more information, contact Judy at
judysi@knology.net or visit
www.livingthedream2006.org

More information is also available here:

Living the Dream


November 17-19, 2006:

SOA Watch, Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia
More information here.

Sept. 21, 2006, Int'l Day of Peace:

Check out the OA News editorial here.

5:30 PM:  A covered dish supper was held at the Auburn Universalist Unitarian Fellowship at 450 E. Thach, Auburn, Alabama.

6:30 PM:  A free movie was shown: "Why We Fight".

8:00-9:00 PM:  A vigil was held at Toomer's Corner at the intersection of Magnolia and North College.



Sept. 11, 2006, Patriot's Day:

Jerry & Sis Levin speak at Auburn!

Jerry Levin presents:
"The 'Piece' Process Continues:
 The Struggle Against Myths, Propaganda, Annexation and Violence in Palestine and Israel”

Dr. Lucille (Sis) Hare Levin presents:
"Education for Peace: The Unique Violence Prevention Method."


Monday, September 11, 2006
Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 450 E Thach Ave., 7:30 p.m.

Auburn welcomed back Dr. Sis Hare Levin and Jerry Levin, the Alabama husband-wife team currently based in the Middle East (Palestine, Israel, Iraq, and Jordan) where they are involved in projects promoting nonviolence as a means for creating a more stable peacemaking environment.  They also spoke in Auburn on March 4, 2003, just before leaving Alabama to lead a Christian Peacemaking Team into Baghdad as the allied invasion began.

Jerry Levin was Cable News Network (CNN) Middle East Bureau Chief based in Beirut Lebanon in 1984 when he was kidnapped by extremists and became the first of the so-called forgotten American hostages. He was able to escape eleven and a half months later due to the efforts of Sis and Muslim, Jewish, and Christian friends at home and in the Middle East. Sis documented this successful nonviolent reconciliation effort in the best-selling book, Beirut Diary published by Intervarsity Press (Marlo Thomas starred as Sis in the movie, Held Hostage). Dr. Sis Levin has become an internationally known peace educator and certified professional mediator.

From 5:00-6:00 p.m. people were invited to participate with them in the Patriot's Day Vigil at Toomers Corner, sponsored by the Alliance for Peace and Justice.

This event was co-sponsored by AUUF and the Alliance for Peace & Justice.

        
Photos taken at Israel’s Border with Lebanon 2002

Download the information here.