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Justice for Blanca Luna! Benefit BBQ Sat Aug 9 2pm Oak Park with links to flyers

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  • laurel schmidt
    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
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      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.
      Peace,
      Laurel


      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:

      http://icjpe.org/uploads/docs/blancasbenefitespanol.pdf

      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!
      Military
      "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

      CODEPINK is
      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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