This is regarding the display on J20 here in Gainesville: Here s what I know is done and what needs to be done before 1/20. I haven t heard how the laminationMessage 1 of 1 , Jan 18, 2005View SourceThis is regarding the display on J20 here in Gainesville:Here's what I know is done and what needs to be done before 1/20. I haven't heard how the lamination is going, but assuming it is working OK, I can tell you that we'll have about 50 panels to display. That's about 1/5th of total. It's at least a good start to see how things go and it can be used as advertising for the entire project we hope to complete by 3/20.For Thursday, we need people to be there to set up, monitor and clean up. Set up will start at 1pm to have it ready by 2pm. I know Elizabeth and Fred have said they'll be there at 1pm. Brenda will be bringing the panels at that time. I'll be there at 1pm also. Who else? If its windy, we'll need bricks or other to hold the panels down. For those who can't be there at 1pm, please let me know a time you can help. I've got Sally D. from 3-5. We'll need a few to gather it up too.I've made a flyer (see attachment, give comments) to hand out that day as well as a signup sheet for anybody interested in helping out later. We'll have one donation jar for sure, may need one at each end. I'll bring a card table, but we probably need a long table if we're to display a panel for people's comments. (Jerry, could I grab one from the UCG? I need to go by there and get a couple of the footprints-only panels. Also, how long can we leave the stuff in that room?)Is anybody able to make a couple of signs to announce to passersby what we're doing? (Elizabeth - Ku's e-mail address is kuoyuw@...) Do we want to wear black armbands while we're there? Other issues for Thursday?Between now and then, we need to be spreading the word about the event. If you haven't already done so, send information about this Thursday to your e-mail lists and any other outlets you can think of. Have our press release people sent out anything?Jerry made a template of an announcement (with some editing by me) -
This Thursday, January 20th, an ad-hoc committee of concerned citizens will display a special exhibit honoring the men and women of the U.S. military in Iraq. We can think of no more appropriate way to do this than to pay homage to those who have died in the enterprise in which we are engaged.
Our exhibit is entitled a SILENT MARCH to commemorate our war dead. From internet sources we have collected the names of every American man or woman who has died in Iraq which, as you know, is closing in on 1400 at this date. Along with the names, we have descriptions of their backgrounds, the circumstances of their deaths and in, most cases, their pictures. These are cut out and mounted on a long scroll of butcher block (wrapping) paper.
This SILENT MARCH will (literally) be rolled out for the first time for viewing on Thursday between the hours of 2 and 7 PM. The location of the exhibit is the area between the sidewalk and the black metal fence that runs along the south side of the West Side Recreation center on NW 8th Ave. at NW 34th St. in Gainesville (across the street from the planets). Please plan to stop and walk the sidewalk to view the exhibit. Convenient parking on the south side of West Side Rec. will allow you to walk the few feet to the beginning of the exhibit. If you cant stop, wave or salute as you go by. We wont respond, because silence is the total idea of the exhibit.
There will be further displays of the exhibit in different formats and venues, especially around the time of the 2nd anniversary of the Iraq invasion. Please join us in this expression of honoring the fallen troops, whatever your feelings about the appropriateness of the Iraqi enterprise.There is also the opening paragraph of the attachment, which is the same thing I suggested a few days ago. Either one or any combination will convey the necessary information, so SEND, SEND, SEND!MarkWHILE BUSH LIES
(WMDs, Al-Qaeda/Iraq Link, Niger Uranium, Aluminum Tubes, Drones, NYC Air Quality)
(Patriot Act, Secret Arrests, Sneak & Peek, Total Information Awareness, Terror Futures)