Tuesday, February 07, 2006

VOICES AGAINST THE WAR-press release



NORTH FORK PEOPLE OF CONSCIENCE
POB 1330
Southold, NY 11971

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2006
Contact: 631 765 4612 or nfpofc@optonline.net


VOICES AGAINST THE WAR

On Sunday, March 19th, 2006 North Fork People of Conscience will be marking the day we enter the fourth year of the Iraq war. The program runs from 2-5 pm. at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Avenue in Riverhead, New York 11901 (telephone 631 727 5782). Doors open at 1 pm.

In an ever-growing series of 120 photographic panels, each holding 18 individual lives in photographs and short biographies, VOICES AGAINST THE WAR includes Honor the Fallen, the Memorial that remembers the more than 2,400 US soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. These panels will be displayed on the walls, floors and balconies of the Hall--as many as there is space for. The Memorial will be open for viewing at 1 pm.


The program for VOICES AGAINST THE WAR also includes two films and several speakers:

• OCCUPATION: DREAMLAND, directed by Garett Scott. The documentary follows Alpha Company, 2nd Platoon from the 82nd 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 Iraqi Vet and member of Iraq Vets Against the War, who was deployed as a combat medic with the 4th Infantry Division.

• 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

Funds raised through admission tickets, merchandise and refreshments will be used entirely to create more laminated panels to reflect the mounting dead. NFPOC will be selling t-shirts, bumper stickers and postcards, designed for the event by North Fork artists.

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

For more information: Gwynn at 631 298 4912

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