Thursday, June 10, 2010

Two demonstrations in solidarity with the people of Iran


On June 12, 2009 we declared that we would stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Iran. We pledged to make their voices heard and to raise our voices loudly where their cries had been suppressed. We pronounced ourselves a new generation of human rights advocates inspired by the brave men and women on the streets throughout Iran. Today, we remain steadfast.

One year later, the Iranian government continues to imprison all human rights defenders and to meet any dissent with violence. We gather to advocate for the rights and well-being of the Iranian people and stand against the rising tide of violence and despotism that has come to
define the Iranian Government. Today we uphold our faithful commitment to the inviolable right of self-determination for our brothers and sisters in Iran.

When: June 12th, 2010 AT 12:30PM
Where: Iranian Mission to the United Nations
622 Third Avenue
(Between 40th and 41st)
with march and rally to follow

Attendees are invited to participate in a living art installation that recounts the journey of the Iranian people in the past year. We will be highlighting the names and images of prisoners of conscience.
Rally Program Features:
Freedom Glory Project, the original lineup
Mamak Khadem, formerly of Axiom of Choice
Kathy Kelly, Co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Professor Hossein Kamaly, Barnard University
Austin Heap, Haystack Creator
Participants will read from a collection of letters, poems, and testimonies, composed by our brave Iranian brothers and sisters, that spoke to our hearts, inspired our resolve and gave us hope to stand with them as they strive for a brighter future.

You are invited to join a demonstration called by The Committee in Solidarity with the People's Struggle in Iran - Chicago
Saturday, June 12, 2010
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL

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