A group of activists representing a number of organizations started meeting January 16 and have been meeting informally once a month since. In June, we were contacted by Corvallis Divest From War coalition and had an initial statewide meeting June 23. Next meeting is scheduled for Sunday July 16, 3pm. Please email [email protected] to connect or consider joining the groups.io list.
There are many angles to this intersectional struggle; a militarized society affects the poor, BIPOC and women and children the most. We have ideas for several events in the next few months where we can build bridges (MLK, V day, International Women's day, Mother's Day, Earth Day, May Day, International Freedom of the Press Day on May 3rd).
Some of the organizations involved include the Progressive Party, CodePink, World Beyond War, Veterans for Peace - we just got started, contact us if you want to be part of the coalition or represent another group. This page will probably migrate to a more "neutral" site in the near future.
And yes, we need some graphic artists on board...
Video with peace art: