Sizzlin’ Summer Protest
Peace of the Action
Start Summer off with a Bang!
4th of July
Peace of the Action will be meeting in Lafayette Park (North Side of White House) at 1pm to pass out Peace Literature to the people who flock to DC for the Nation’s Birthday.
The Wars Drone On and On
Monday, July 5th to Friday, July 9th
We will meet in Lafayette Park everyday at 9:30am to begin our days’ protests.
For this week, Peace of the Action will be targeting the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle display (and educating the public about the horrific toll UAVs take) and drone manufacturers and lobbyists.
Also, on each day, we will be reconvening at Lafayette Park at 3pm to do a little protest in front of the White House—the main focus is to inform tourists, etc, that while the face of the resident of the White House may have changed, the policies have not!
Saturday, July 10th is Cindy Sheehan’s birthday and we are going to use this as an excuse to PARTAY! Everything is usually so serious and somber, because we are dealing with serious and somber issues—but it’s good to let our hair down every once in awhile.
Place and Time for the bash TBA
Hands off our Kids!
Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 16
For this week, we will be targeting recruiting centers and defense contractors and lobbyists—and we will do some special “lobbying” of our own on Capitol Hill.
Again, we will meet in Lafayette Park everyday at 9:30am, go to our protest site from there, and return to the park at 3pm to spread some Peace literature to our fellow Americans.
Saturday, July 17th
1pm to 6pm POTA RETREAT
This will be an intense five-hour think tank session on the future of Peace of the Action and the future of anti-war protests in the U.S.
With small numbers, where should our limited resources be focused?
We have to dream up an entire movement based on very low numbers and very limited funds—bring your creative solutions and a positive attitude that a better world is possible!
7pm to ? Concert and Party (Details to follow).
IMPORTANT INFO FOR SUMMER POTA
HOUSING WILL ONCE AGAIN BE PROVIDED AT ST. STEPHEN’S
1525 NEWTON ST, NW
(CORNER OF 16TH AND NEWTON)
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ARE UP TO THE PARTICIPANT AND POTA WILL PROVIDE DINNER EACH NIGHT. DINNER WILL BE AT 6PM (SHARP) EACH NIGHT
TRANSPORTATION TO THE PARK AND TO EVENTS IS UP TO EACH PARTICIPANT. WE WILL BE TRAVELING TO EVENTS AS A GROUP AND THE EVENTS SHOULD NOT BE TOO FAR FROM LAFAYETTE PARK
POTA BELIEVES THAT CIVIL RESISTANCE IS THE CORE OF TRUE CHANGE, BUT ONLY IF THE NUMBERS ARE SUFFICIENT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. SO, SINCE OUR NUMBERS ARE SMALL, CIVIL RESISTANCE WILL MORE THAN LIKELY NOT BE A PART OF SUMMER POTA—EDUCATION AND MOVEMENT BUILDING WILL BE OUR MAIN FOCUS
LAFAYETTE PARK WILL BE OUR MAIN CONVERGENCE SPACE FOR THE TWO WEEKS
EVENINGS WILL BE RESERVED FOR THE POTA CORE TEAM TO BLOG AND POST VIDEO AND DO OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS—IF YOU ARE A VIDEOGRAPHER OR BLOGGER, WE COULD USE YOUR HELP—USING ONLINE TOOLS WILL BE THE KEY TO MOVEMENT BUILDING
DRINK LOTS OF WATER—JULY IN DC IS HOT, HOT, HOT!
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