Peace Council Schedules New Year's Eve Peace Vigil

When: Wednesday, December 31 at 5 pm

Where: Clinton Square, downtown Syracuse*

The Syracuse Peace Council invites concerned Central New Yorkers to share their aspirations for a world of peace and social justice at 5 pm on New Year's Eve (December 31) at Clinton Square. The half hour vigil will conclude with participatory Dances of Universal Peace.

"At the dawn of the new year, and a new political era, we will gather in hope that the universal human value of peace will prevail in the coming year. Our nation has seen seven long years of war, in Afghanistan and Iraq, despite massive public opposition," notes Peace Council organizer Andy Mager. "In this coming year, we hope our efforts will see a major shift in US policy in Iraq and more broadly in the role our nation plays in the global community," he continued.

The Syracuse Peace Council, the oldest local, independent peace and social justice organization in the country, has been educating, agitating and organizing in Central New York since 1936. It's primary programs are Ending the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Supporting the Onondaga Nation's efforts at environmental cleanup and justice for the illegal taking of their land and general education on issues of peace and social justice.

For further information, call 472-5478 or seepeacecouncil.net

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