Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Peace Jam coming this Saturday to USC!

An exciting intergeneration interfaith peace event is coming to the University of So Cal this weekend, and I hope to see you there!

Actor/activist Mike Farrell (of MASH fame) will be a speaker at the April 24th PeaceJam at USC along with Jake Diliberto, former Marine Corporal and member of "Rethinking Afghanistan," and Eisha Mason, KPFK radio commentator and American Friends Service Committee director. There will also be student speakers including Arin Ghosh (UC Riverside), Eileen Gnehm (West LA College, past president of the WLAC Associated Student Organization), and Christina Wilkerson (USC, past president of the WLAC Social Justice Alliance).
An afternoon of peacemaking activities for children, youth, and young adults will take place in the parking lot next to USC United University Church, 817 W 34th St (corner of Hoover and Jefferson), LA 90089. The family program will be from noon-3:00 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

From 3:00-5:00 PM there will be a rally and peace march opposing US war in Afghanistan.

Parking is available at USC lot and at USC Hillel. There will be free refreshments.
Musicians include Stephen Longfellow Fiske, Fidel Sanchez, Crystal Davis, Mitra and the Luminaries.

Susan Stouffer, the coordinator of the USC Peace Center, explains this event.
"Interfaith Communities United for Peace, Justice (ICUJP), the American Friends Service Committee, SCIC, SCCPWR and The Peace Center of United University Church are working together to plan an afternoon of peace activities for children, youth, and adults on Saturday April 24th from noon – 5 in the parking lot of United University Church – at the edge of USC’s campus. We are calling this afternoon of peacemaking activities, a “Peace Jam.” It will consist of peace music, peace poetry, peace games, peace art, cross-cultural sharings, etc."

The goal of this event is to encourage young people to work for peace and to urge adults to take action to end the war in Afghanistan.

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