Frida Berrigan is seeking people who are willing to make phone calls on behalf of Witness Against Torture to activists who may be interested in being outside the White House on January 11. This is the beginning of the 100 Days Campaign, which is calling for an end to torture and the closing of the
Another need we have is for folks to help us create images on January 9 and 10, and to know that we have a work space and accomodations for anyone who might come to help. I've put out the word to my puppet list, but haven't heard from anyone. I hope someone is willing to commit or recruit puppetistas? Sue at email@example.com.
January 11 - Seven Years of Gitmo
The Fast: January 11-20
The Inauguration: January 20
The 100 Days: January 20 – April 30
JANUARY 11 – SEVEN YEARS OF GITMO
Procession, Puppets & Street Theatre
Launch of the “Fast for Justice.”
THE FAST: JANUARY 11-20
We have about 40 folks who have signed up to participate in the fast.
Most will come to DC, and others will be fasting in their local communities.
There will be 2 conference calls for all who plan on participating in the fast:
Monday, December 29 @ 7pm & Tuesday, January 6 - 7pm I will send out the call in info sometime this week to those signed up for the fast, and if you are interested in signing up, you can e-mail
We will break our fast on the morning of the inauguration, and we are in the process of discussing what our inauguration presence should look like. If you are interested in being part of this conversation, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE 100 DAYS: JANUARY 20 – APRIL 30
The full calendar with groups that have signed up is below. Our weekly schedule is as follows:
Daily Vigil: 11am-1pm, M-F for the 100 Days.
Lobbying: every Tuesday
Speaker & Film Series: every Monday and Wednesday confirmed speakers include; James Yee, Kathy Kelly, John Dear, S.J.
Creative Action: every Thursday
Our Logistics team is in the process of finalizing housing and food details for January 11, The Fast, and the 100 Days. All those signed up for J11, The Fast, or any part of the 100 Days will be provided with information soon.
WEB / MEDIA
The Website for the campaign is up at www.100dayscampaign.org, and will be updated very soon with the latest information, fliers, press materials, etc… For those of you on Facebook, join the Witness Against Torture group, and sign up for the 100Days Campaign Cause.
CALENDAR WITH CONFIRMED GROUPS
Email email@example.com to sign up*** Jan 20-25: New York Catholic Worker Jan 26 – Feb 7: open Feb 8-12: Worcester Community Feb 13-16: open Feb 16-18: 8th Day Center for Justice, Chicago Feb 20-28: NJ Communities March 1-7: Kairos Community of Chicago March 2-8: Cleveland Community March 2 - 6: College Spring Break March 7 - 15: College Spring Break March 16-20: St. Peter's College March 20-29: Saratoga & Upstate NY Peace Community March 30 - April 3: Southern Life Community April 4-11: open April 9-12: open April 12-18: Ana & Pierce & the Teachers April 19-26: War Resisters League April 27-30: Ohio Community
***NEW WITNESS AGAINST TORTURE BOOK! - go to http://www.yellowbikepress.com/node/3.
Matthew W. Daloisio
100 Days to Close
Witness Against Torture - www.witnesstorture.org
War Resisters League - www.warresisters.org
Friends of 339 – www.peacepentagon.org
Donations can be sent to the
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