Peace activists plan trip to Sacramento
February 12, 2003
The Reno Anti-war Coalition will join California Feb. 15 as they say “no to war.” A peace bus will leave Reno at 8 a.m. and return around 9 p.m. Riders will converge on the west and south steps of the State Capitol at 10th Street and Capitol Avenue in Sacramento from noon to 1 p.m. for a rally that will last until 5 p.m.
The cost for a seat on the bus is $20 per person and riders are responsible for their own needs during the trip. For more information contact Jill Ransom at (775) 786-5483 or 762-3560 or visit the Web site at http://www.possiblebag.com/antiwar.
The event will begin with a peaceful convergence at the Capitol and will include a stage program with music, guest speakers and street theater. Off-stage will include food sales, kids activities, informational displays and interactive opportunities for music and street theater. The event will close with a peace circle from 4 to 5 p.m.
In addition, a Day of Awareness to celebrate an international week of peace has been scheduled Feb. 16 at South Lake Tahoe. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Strange Brew, 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Included will be music, speakers, entertainment, cyber workshops, information, food, and drumming.
Other United for Peace events include candle light vigils at Carson City and Reno. A peace protest against the war on Iraq takes place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Fridays in front of the legislative building on Carson and Fifth streets in Carson City. A Peace Presence is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. every Monday in front of the downtown Reno federal building, where people sing peace songs, share thoughts about peace and nonviolence.