Dear Friends:� This latest/last version of this event email alert begins with links to PDF flyers in English and Spanish that you can easily download from the ICJPE.org website.
Chicago Area CodePINK asks
Please help publicize this event!� PDF flyers are available at these links:� In English: � http://icjpe.org/uploads/docs/flyerforblancalunafundraisercomiteacknowledgement.pdf
And in Spanish:
Justice for Blanca Luna!� Benefit BBQ
Saturday, August 9, 2 to 8 pm
Corner of Harvey and Le Moyne Sts,
Oak Park, IL
Blanca Luna Murdered!
"justice" for a Chicago area Latino family has predictably fallen
short.� Despite strong evidence that Blanca Luna was murdered at an Air
Force base in Texas, military authorities have listed her death as a
suicide.� They are apparently motivated by a desire to avoid greater
embarrassment and avoid paying out benefits to Blanca's family.
���� Blanca's story received an excellent front page write up in the Chicago Reader � see http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/murderonthebase/
for the full story.
Now Blanca's family and a committee of supporters, Comite Anti-Militarizacion, and Chicago Area CODEPINK
are working to raise the $11,000 necessary to exhume her body, have a
professional pathologist examine it, and force the authorities to
concede some measure of justice. �
Help Get Justice for Blanca Luna
Come to an open house barbecue fundraiser for Blanca featuring the live music of "The Howard Output Experience"
-- 2 PM to 8 PM, Saturday, August 9 at the corner of Harvey and Le
Moyne Streets in Oak Park (1/2 block south of North Avenue and one
block east of Ridgeland).� Minimal charges for food and drink and bake
sale items will help the benefit, but please bring your check books to
make extra donations! �
The food's already paid for, so
literally EVERYTHING will go to Blanca's justice fund. *For information
on donating food (we need baked goods), funds, or for directions to the
party(!), contact Julia at 773-877-8141 or email us at codepinkchicago@...
Please make checks out to Comit� Anti-Militarizacion and specify �Blanca Luna Benefit� on the memo portion.
If you can�t attend the house BBQ, please contribute to the online fundraising
campaign:� Justice for Blanca Luna Fundraiser here:� http://icjpe.org/fundraisers/contribute.php?fid=6
a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working
to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into
healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities.� We are deeply indebted to Comit� Anti-Militarizacion for their leadership on Blanca's behalf.
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