Please join us to call upon Senators Shaheen and Ayotte to reject the House bill which shuts our doors to Syrian and Iraqi refugees fleeing for their lives. This terrible bill, which passed the House with strong support last week, will come up for a vote in the Senate immediately after Thanksgiving. We ask our senators to stand with the millions of Americans who support and welcome refugees.
The American Friends Service Committee will hold a vigil Friday afternoon at 5 pm at the Providence Friends Meeting House (99 Morris Ave, corner of Olney St).
“As the situation unfolds in Boston, we want to offer people an opportunity to gather in solidarity with the people of Boston” said Martha Yager, Program Coordinator of the South East New England office of AFSC.
Now is the time to bring the overwhelming results of our referendum into the public debate. Join the AFL-CIO and Mass. Uniting (our allies in this Battle of the Budget) for two demonstrations (at 1 and 4pm) in Boston, and spread the word!
1:00pm: Rally for Jobs, Not Cuts! (Faneuil Hall in Boston)
Join us for a walking meditation on peace in collaboration with the Peace Flag Project and Providence Water Fire. As part of the RI Month for Peace activities surrounding the 10th anniversary of September 11th and International Peace Day September 21st, the annual Buddhist walking meditation will take place this year as part of the Sept. 24th Water Fire. The walk will be led by local interfaith leaders.
Assemble at 6:30 pm at the Waterplace Park Basin. Walkers can purchase and carry Candle Luminaria as they walk slowly and in silence.
Join the tenth commemoration of the 9/11 tragedies with a standing vigil on the Golden Gate Bridge this Sunday, September 11, 2011. Gather at 11 am at either end of the bridge and at 11:30 join a single file, joining hands and pausing at 12:15 for five minutes of mourning in memory of all those lost on all sides of the recent wars. Join the 1 pm rally on the Marin side. Organized by AFSC, Code Pink, American Muslim Voices, South Bay Mobilization, Grandmothers Against War, and many others.
Please join the NH Coalition for Transgender Equality and TransGender New Hampshire to mark the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. The event will begin with a candlelight vigil in memory of individuals who have been killed in the past year due to anti-transgender hatred. Following the vigil, the NH Coalition for Transgender Equality will host a reception to inform the community about its work toward securing legal equality for all New Hampshire residents regardless of their gender identity or expression. Refreshments will be provided.
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