[HCCN] Fwd: Maine Peace Walk Report

Judith Robbins JUDY at ROBBINSandROBBINS.com
Tue Mar 2 18:34:25 EST 2010

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> From: "Global Network" <globalnet at mindspring.com>
> Date: March 2, 2010 5:31:23 PM EST
> To: "Peaceworks" <peaceworks at lists.riseup.net>
> Subject: Maine Peace Walk Report
> Reply-To: "Global Network" <globalnet at mindspring.com>
> Dear Maine Friends,
> Today I drove the peace walk route from Bethel to Bath.  Thanks to  
> Dan Ellis and Tom Whitney for their help.
> Wanted to remind you all that the walk begins in Bethel on March 24  
> and leaves our state on April 1.  The peace walk is calling for a  
> Nuclear Free Future and conversion from a war to a peace economy.
> Below is the full schedule.
> - Bethel to Norway on March 24 (Supper and program at UU Church at  
> 6:00 pm - Tom Whitney)
> - Norway to Lewiston on March 25 (Supper and program at Trinity  
> Episcopal Church at 6:00 pm - Fr. Steve Crowson)
> - Lewiston to Bath on March 26 (Supper and program at UCC church at  
> 6:00 pm - Bruce Gagnon)
> - Bath to Brunswick on March 27 (Supper and program at UU church at  
> 6:00 pm - Selma Sternlieb local contact)
> - Brunswick to Freeport on March 28 (Supper and program First  
> Parish Congregational Church at 6:00 pm - Bob Lezer local contact)
> - Freeport to Portland on March 29 (Supper and program Meg Perry  
> Center at 6:00 pm - Wells Staley Mays local contact)
> - Day off on March 30
> - Portland to Saco on March 31 (Supper and program UCC church at  
> 6:00 pm - Tom/Jane Kircher local contacts)
> - Saco to Kennebunk (noon lunch along the walk) on April 1 (Jamilla  
> El-Shafaie local contact)
> (There will have to be some occasional shuttling of walkers during  
> some portions of the walk).
> We now need to begin finding out who in Maine will be walking so  
> that we can give our local coordinators better information about  
> how many they will have to feed.  It would be very helpful if you  
> could let me know ASAP if you plan to walk - even if it is just for  
> a day along the way.
> We would also appreciate it if you would help us spread the word  
> about the walk, especially if you live near the walk route.  We are  
> hearing from some students that intend to join the walk so the more  
> outreach we do the more likely that we are able to provide some  
> young people a tremendous opportunity for a great experience.
> The walk will be led by Buddhist monk Rev. Gyoway Kato who is with  
> the Nipponzan Myohoji order that does peace walks all over the  
> world.  He is based in Leverett, MA.
> If you've never done a walk before you won't want to miss the  
> experience. If you have walked before I know you will be itching to  
> listen to the drum and the chanting again from behind the monks and  
> nuns.  The best part though will be witnessing how ordinary people  
> along the way will be touched by this peace walk.
> The walk will begin in Burlington, Vt on March 20 and enter Maine  
> on March 24.  From Maine the walk will head south and arrive in New  
> York City in time for the international peace conference and rally  
> on May 1-2 that will call on the nuclear powers to honor the UN's  
> Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that demands that all nuclear  
> nations disarm.  Activists are coming from all over the world for  
> the NPT Review Conference events at the UN in early May.
> Pleas let me know if you have any questions.
> Looking forward to walking with you,
> Bruce K. Gagnon
> Coordinator
> Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
> PO Box 652
> Brunswick, ME 04011
> (207) 443-9502
> globalnet at mindspring.com
> www.space4peace.org
> http://space4peace.blogspot.com/  (blog)

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