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Saturday, May 18, 2019
Rev. Jackson and “Coalition of Conscience” to Hold Peace Vigil at Venezuelan Embassy
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and a “coalition of conscience” – Code Pink, religious leaders and other anti-war activists – will hold a vigil for peace at the contested Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C.:
Sunday, May 19, 2019
2 P.M. – 3 P.M.
1099 30th Street, NW
Rev. Jackson and the other vigil participants will pray for peace in Venezuela and other parts of the world threatened by the madness and misery of war, including such countries as Iran, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya and Korea.
The anti-war advocates will also call on the Trump administration to choose diplomacy and nonviolence over intervention and invasion, futures over funerals.
“We’ve grown numb to the expansion of war and provocations around the world,” Rev. Jackson said. “Provocations in the Korean peninsula, war in Afghanistan, war in Syria, war in Libya. These expensive wars – costing lives, money and honor – are isolating America. We must choose conflict resolution rather than war, healing at home rather than killing aboard. We must fight for peace in order to achieve justice and equality.”
Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.
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