Updated information for Aug. 15:
Gather on the sidewalk on Exchange Street by Burnside Park, across from the Post Office. The vigil will be to call for the end of the Israel/Palestine violence, including the violence that is occupation. Some may also call for an end to the violence in Syria and in Iraq. Military force is not the solution. We must address the underlying injustices in these conflicts.
Updated information for Aug. 8:
Gaza is devastated. Its schools, hospitals, universities and many neighborhoods are destroyed. It will need our attention for some time. Join us to stand with the people of Gaza in their call for an end to all the violence, including the siege and the occupation.
New location: Burnside Park, Exchange St end
There will be a vigil on Friday at 4pm Aug 1 and Aug.8 outside the Federal Courthouse on Exchange St. in Providence. If there are enough people we will also leaflet the area and send people to other corners to stand. A delegation will go up to Senator Reed’s office. Construction at Kennedy Plaza makes it less than ideal, but there should still be foot traffic in the area. Messaging: End the violence. End the siege and the occupation.
Also see this event link.
- Sen. Jack Reed — 202-224-4642
- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse — 202-224-2921
- Rep. David Cicilline — 202-225-4911
- Rep. James Langevin — 202-225-2735