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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Peace activism honors Dr. King

Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition activists will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to peace on the occasion of his Jan. 15 birthday with the Week of Georgia Statewide Anti-war Action scheduled for Jan. 19-26, leading up to the national march in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 27. For general information go to www.georgiapeace.org.

  • From noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, there will be an anniversary of the Marietta Square vigil organized by Citizens for Peace, Cobb County. 32 Waddell St., Marietta, in front of the courthouse. For information, contact cobbpeace@comcast.net.

  • On Saturday, Jan. 20, at the DeKalb Farmers Market in DeKalb County (3000 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur) there will be a vigil on the street outside the market. The vigil runs from noon to 1 p.m. Contact john.zientowski@turner.com.

  • There will be a vigil in Stockbridge from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at 5600 N. Henry Blvd. (20 minutes south of Atlanta). Take I-75 exit 228, turn left and go 1.3 miles on Ga. 138 to the Zaxby's/Wal-Mart intersection, on the corner of Ga. 138 and N. Henry Boulevard. Contact roger.mills@ed.gov.

  • Events on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21, include vigils after faith services: More than a dozen faith groups in Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Marietta and Brunswick have already committed to vigil outside their houses of worship, gather petition signatures and letters, and deliver them to congressional offices the following week. Contact annmauney555@aol.com, 404-522-4500.

  • Events from Monday-Friday, Jan. 22Ð26, include vigils/rallies on college campuses. The newly organized Student Organizers Network encourages campus actions during this week. Contact ksugreens@gmail.com.

  • Saturday-Monday, Jan. 27-29. National March Saturday, Jan. 27, and Lobbying Day, Jan. 29, in Washington, D.C. March info: www.unitedforpeace.org. Bus rides from Atlanta: atlantaiac@aol.com, 770-989-2536. Rides from south coastal Georgia: glynnpeace@bellsouth.net, 912-262-1274.

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