AFSC Events May l, 2004: FCNL Notice for Newsletters
How many more must die?
SATURDAY MAY 1, 2004
UN PLAZA,SAN FRANCISCO
exact time TBD
Procession on May 1 through the Civic Center bearing panels with the
names/photos of the dead in Iraq, both Coalition troops and Iraqi
Please consider endorsing this memorial, or, far better join us in
The proposed route is from the UN Plaza to the Federal Building, on to
the Veterans Building and ending at City Hall with the reading of names,
song and bearing witness to the horror of this war. There is still time
and room for your valuable insight in planning!
This is not a political action it is an active expression of grief for
all the lives lost and the suffering around the globe.
Please contact: Matthew Van Saun: firstname.lastname@example.org 415 661 5326
or Siri Margerin: email@example.com 415 641 0338
if you would like to get involved, or to endorse
Endorsers thus far:
American Friends Service Committee
Amnesty International USA
Reverend Michael Yoshi/ Buena Vista United Methodist
Reverend John Oda/ Pine United Methodist Church
Father Louis Vitale/ Saint Boniface Church
Reverend Bob Forsberg / Peacemaking Task Force, San Francisco
Reverend Schuyler Rhodes/ Temple United Methodist Church
United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance & Iftekhar A. Hai
United for Peace & Justice Bay AreaJune 28-July 1* * * * *
Help Increase the Peace Program (conflict resolution training) offers
five day full certification at Quaker Center Ben Lomond June 28 thru
July 2nd (some scholarship support available). Contact Sandra Schwartz
at (415) 565-0201 x 24. Youth 16 to 26 encouraged to contact Sandra.
Friends Committee on National LegislationThe coming election is everywhere, and rightly so. Decisions made on
Quakers & Democracy
November 2nd will resonate for years to come. Will we use our
resources to pursue military solutions to conflict? What will our
civil liberties look like five years from now? The future of these and
many other questions will, in part, be determined on November 2nd.
As Quakers we have always held our civic responsibilities dear. I am
Ruth Fraser, member of San Francisco MM and working with FCNL in the
Pacific Yearly Meeting to help Friends raise that voice of concern for
peace and social justice for which Quakers are justly renowned.
In true Quaker tradition, the first focus is ensuring that every Friend
or Attender, eligible and willing to vote, both has the opportunity to
register and is aided in casting that vote. So far the response
throughout the Pacific Yearly Meeting has been warmly welcoming. I
have had inspiring conversations throughout the region and enthusiastic
support for the concept. I have no doubt that very soon we will be
able to proudly say that every Meeting in the PYM is fully registered to
vote and looking forward to casting it on November 2nd.
Please contact me on 415-565-0201 ex23 or my e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you
would like to volunteer or know more.
Sun, 25 Apr 2004 11:55:07 -0400
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65 Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 565-0201 x 12
fax: (415) 565-0204
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