Armistice Day observance sponsored by Veterans for Peace - Milwaukee Nov 11

Event Dates: 
11/11/21

THURSDAY, NOV. 11-- Armistice Day observance sponsored by Veterans for Peace and a coalition of peace and justice groups. Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St, 7 pm.  Speakers: Kathy Kelly, international peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and Clayborn Benson, founder/director of Wisconsin Black Historical Society. Music by Frogwater and Harvey Taylor. All welcome. Masks required.

 

Webinar link to register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YTiGYxCZSOaslge3GZO9kw

 

 

 

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UPDATE from the event Nov 11: 

ARMISTICE DAY.   Our 15th annual Armistice Day program Thursday night brought a message of hope and peace on what too often has become a day to celebrate militarism, where every service member is a "warrior" and a "hero."  Celebrating Armistice Day allows us to remind the public that it began as a day to promote peace.  We were able to get brief coverage on Channel 6 that night, and have articles published by the Wisconsin Examiner and Urban Milwaukee, two online news services, to reach a broader audience.   

This year's event combined an in-person audience of 75 at City Hall with another 43 who watched some or all of it on Zoom.  (95 registered, but that is typical that many don't actually watch when the time comes.)   An added twist was that Kathy Kelly spoke to us from Chicago, so we engaged Studio Gear to handle the technical end for us, and they did a fantastic job.  If you couldn't be there to hear Kathy Kelly and Clayborn Benson speak, and to  enjoy the music of Frogwater and Harvey Taylor, you can watch the video here.   

You can view Sue Ruggles' photos on this Facebook link, I hope.  She is also editing a video to be available soon.

 

For more information:  Bill Christofferson, 414-486-9651  vfpchapter102@gmailcom