FILM Saturday: Women Say No to War
- Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice presents the Chicago Area Premiere of the new CodePINK film--
Women Say No to War:
Iraqi & American Women Speak Out
Mothers Day Eve Film & House Party
Saturday May 12
6:00 - 8:00 pm
203 Parkview Road, Riverside, IL
Pot Luck Supper, Film & Discussion
Co-sponsored by Chicago Area CodePINK
& Neighbors for Peace
This powerful DVD chronicles CodePINK's Iraqi Women's Tour & 24-hour vigil in front of the White House last Mothers Day, 2006.
In March 2006, CodePINK invited eight Iraqi women to the U.S. to speak about their experiences under the U.S. invasion and occupation. They were doctors, engineers, professors, and journalists. Two of the women had their entire families killed by U.S. troops. They were denied visas to enter the U.S. on the grounds that they did not have sufficient family to guarantee they would return to Iraq .
The six women who were given visas traveled separately to dozens of cities throughout the U.S. , speaking with community groups, churches, veterans, and families of active duty GIs. They asked Americans to end the occupation and bring all the troops home immediately. Upon their return to Iraq they faced death threats, lost their jobs, and some were forced into exile.
The remarkable courage of these women and the authenticity of their witness to the horrendous reality of the occupation challenges Americans to take responsibility for the actions of the U.S. government and force an end to the brutal, illegal, and immoral occupation of Iraq .
Near West Citizens for Peace & Justice (NWCPJ) is a group of area residents in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District who came together in opposition to the continued Iraq War and its disastrous consequences. Newcomers are welcome to our meetings 3 pm on each 2nd Saturday of the month, at the Riverside Public Library. To learn more about us, please access our website, www.nwcpj.org, email either laurel@..., beverley@... or call 708-447-9577.
Chicago Area CodePINK is a group of women and men who, with humor and creativity, engage in street theater, actions and events toward creating a local, national and global community free from war and crimes toward humanity. Chicago Area CODEPINK draws its participants from Chicago and the suburbs, extending from Northwest Indiana and Kankakee to the Wisconsin border, from Lake Shore Drive to DeKalb County and beyond. To learn more, please access www.codepink4peace.org or email codepinkchicago@....
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