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More Peace Week events



  March 14?22, 2006 


The week leading up to the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War has been designated Peace Week by United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ). UFPJ, of which the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives is a member, is a coalition of more than 1300 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War. During the week groups across Long Island, and across the country, will hold a wide range of events and activities to bring attention to the third anniversary and to call for an end to the war. 


An updated list will be sent the middle of next week. If you have an event you?d like to have listed, lplease send it to Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, lipeace@broadviewnet.net , www.longislandpeace.org  




Saturday, March 18




Saturday, March 18, 11 a.m. 

NE corner of Old Country and Glen Cove Roads, Garden City 

(across from Roosevelt Filed Mall) 


Join with other Long Islanders at a peaceful demonstration to mark the third anniversary of the war and to call for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Bring signs, banners, flags, drums?and people! 


Co-sponsors: Great Neck SANE/Peace Action, Interfaith Alliance, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Pax Christi LI 


Contact: LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives 516-741-4360, www.longislandpeace.org  



Saturday, March 18


Film Benefit for Peace Action of New York State  


One Bright Shining Moment: 

The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern 

  Special Guest: Senator George McGovern


Saturday, March 18, 2:30 p.m.

CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. at 34 th St .


The documentary, One Bright Shining Moment, by Stephen Vittoria, narrated by Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman, tells the story of George McGovern, who inspired a generation and opened the political system to political change. 


Tickets: $35 in advance, $3750 at the door. Order online at www.panys.org or call 212-629-1789 


Saturday, March 18 


North Country Peace Group Procession and Vigil 


Saturday, March 18, 2006, 11 a.m.  

King Kullen shopping center on 25A, Setauket 


The North Country Peace Group (NCPG), with the support of other Suffolk-based peace and social justice organizations, will mark the third anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq with a procession and vigil on Saturday, March 18, 2006.   All are welcome to join the march, which will commence from the King Kullen shopping center on 25A in Setauket at 11:00 a.m. and end at the site of the NCPG?s weekly demonstration against the war at the corner of 25A and Bennett?s Road (about .4 mile). After the procession, a vigil with guest speakers and music will take place at the corner location, 11:30 a.m. – noon. 


?The vigil will serve as a solemn reminder of the price paid in lives, American and Iraqis, both military and civilian,? said Dr. Juan Carlos Gallardo of NCPG.   ?We look forward to your presence on March 18, when we will gather together as a community in the hope of peace.? 


Since December 2002, members of the NCPG have stood weekly at their ?corner,? initially to oppose the use of force in Iraq. Since the war began on March 19, 2003, the group has called for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq and an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops, respect for the constitutional rights of all persons and a reduction of the Pentagon budget in order to support funds for public health, education and other pressing needs at home, among other social and economic issues.   In addition to the weekly Saturday morning protest, the group has organized candlelight vigils and has visited the offices of local representatives to discuss their concerns. 


For further information about the NCPG and/or the March 18 event, please contact 631-473-0136 or 516- 398-9386, or e-mail ncpeaceg@optonline.net



Sunday, March l9 


North Fork People of Conscience 

Honor the Fallen Exhibit l Films l Speakers 

Sunday, March l9, 1 p.m .  

  at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall,   18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead 

  (telephone 631-727 5782)


North Fork People of Conscience will mark the third anniversary of the Iraq war through the exhibit Honor the Fallen, the Memorial of more than 120 photographic panels showing the faces of US soldiers killed 

in Iraq and Afghanistan, which will be displayed on the walls and balconies of the Hall. The Memorial will be open for viewing at 1 pm.

On the program are two films and several speakers:

“OCCUPATION: DREAMLAND ,” directed by Garett Scott.
The documentary follows Alpha Company, 2nd Platoon from the 81st Airborne
Division patrolling and securing Falluja, Iraq, in 2003 and 2004 prior to the major insurrection that cost heavy American casualties to retake the city.

“RECRUIT ME ,” a short film by Matt Dadonna, a North Fork high school student.
Michael Harmon, a recently returned Iraq Vet and member of Iraq Vets Against the War, who was deployed as a combat medic with the 4th Infantry Division.

Speakers:  Carmen Trotta , a well known Catholic Worker activist; John Phillips , a retired NYPD officer who was arrested for protesting in Senator Hillary Clinton’s office; Joe Giannini , founder, East End Vets Against the War

Tickets available at the door: $10 for adults; $6 for senior citizens and students.

For information contact: Pat Hovey 631-765-4612 or nfpofc@optonline.net



At the suggestion of Pax Christi Long Island, many parishes on the Island are planning special o bservances to mark the 3 rd anniversary of the war. Following is a list of churches that are planning observances. Details are listed where they are known. An updated list will be sent the middle of next week. 


1.   St. John’s Lutheran by the Sea, Point Lookout   

2.   Community Church of Point Lookout 

3.   Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Point Lookout 

4.   Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Wyandanch, Sunday, March 19 ? Monday, March 20, Dusk to Dawn Vigil, Prayers for Peace 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.; 10 p.m. ? 9 a.m. ? all night vigil   

  5.   Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Centerport– Special petitions; peace reflections in vestibule; announcements in bulletin    

6 .   Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip, Sunday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. Prayer Service, Sister Mary Beth Moore will present a reflection   

7. St James, Seaford , table in narthex with statements, reflections on peace 

8.   St. Pius X, Plainview, Saturday, March 18 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.    Art and Naomi Fonseca will be speaking after each of these Masses. 

9.   St. Anthony, Oceanside, Monday, March 20, 7 p.m. Prayer Service    

10. St. Gerard Majello, Port Jefferson 

11 .   St. Joseph the Worker, East Patchogue, Thursday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace –speaker, Bob Keeler. May have music and candle lighting. 

12.   St. James, Setauket, Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m. Prayer Service open to all faith communities in the area.     

13.   St. Andrew ? Sag Harbor– under discussion   

14.   St. Raymond is being discussed 

15.   Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Bridgehampton 

16.   St. Margaret of Scotland, Selden, Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. Prayer Service    

17. Our Lady of the Isle, Shelter Rock Heights. 

18. St. Killian Farmingdale, Sunday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. in St. Benedict?s Chapel. Prayer service. 

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