[saymaListserv] [Fwd: Fw: appeal for shoes for peace please forward]

Daryl Bergquist earthsteward at urisp.net
Mon Jul 5 23:40:11 JEST 2004



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Subject: 	Fw: appeal for shoes for peace please forward
Date: 	Sun, 4 Jul 2004 22:16:38 -0500
From: 	Sara Rose <rivkahdara at urisp.net>
Reply-To: 	Sara Rose <rivkahdara at urisp.net>
To: 	Daryl Bergquist <earthsteward at urisp.net>



Daryl can you put this on kite-net or whaytever?  thanks. love, sara
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From: Sara Rose <mailto:rivkahdara at urisp.net>
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:; <mailto:Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2004 10:13 PM
Subject: appeal for shoes for peace please forward

Hello.

 

I write to ask for your help and soon.   please DO forward this to all 
you think would respond.

If you are from a Friends Meeting, please forward this to your clerk or 
person in charge of announcements. If you have an e-mail or phone tree, 
that would be helpful. Thank you.

 

I am deep in a project to make the effects of the war on Iraq more 
visible in the rural Alabama county where I live. A group of Buddhist 
monks and others, are walking through our state for peace, and coming 
through our county (Blount County, county seat is Oneonta). I am 
organizing an exhibit to coincide with their arrival.

 

It is called Interrupted Lives, and consists of a pair of shoes for 
every fallen American soldier, and a scroll with footprints representing 
the Iraqi civillians who have died in the war, too. These will line the 
highway (on the sidewalk) along which the Peace Walkers will walk into 
town. When they arrive, we will have a multi-faith Prayer Vigil for 
Peace. This has never been done before.

 

I got the idea, after Daryl, my partner, heard an NPR program on a 
similar project that American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker 
service organization, put together, which is of boots for each fallen 
soldier. Their project has been in Chicago, Washingotn, D.C., and is now 
in Philadelphia. Many people here in the county have never left northern 
Alabama.  The shoes here represent the other roles the soldiers had in 
their lives.  I met with Mary Ellen McNish, AFSC's General Secretary, at 
our Yearly Meeting (SAYMA) in early June. AFSC gave me their permission, 
their blessings, and good advice on how to put it together.

 

The exhibit already has aquired a life of it's own and will travel to 
Cullman, Alabama, for the Peace Walk there, sponsored by Cullman area 
Quakers, then on to Huntsville, where Huntsville Friends are welcoming 
the walkers.

 

Now, with 2 weeks left before the exhibit begins and the monks arrive, 
we still need 600 pairs of shoes!               Can you ask everyone you 
know to go through their closets and send me men's shoes, any type?  It 
would really help. If they don't have shoes, some people have gone to 
the thrift store. One generous woman from Birmingham Monthly Meeting 
sent a check for the thrift store here. I have received shoes in the 
mail, and via UPS and FedX, from far off states.  It's still not too 
late if people do it right away. Thank you!  Sara  

P.S.     Several drop off places are listed below.  We need the shoes by 
Thursday July 15.

 

Interrupted Lives

c/o Sara Rose

442 Red Maple Rd.

Blountsville, AL 35031

205-429-3088

rivkahdara at urisp.net <mailto:rivkahdara at urisp.net>

 

Oneonta Public Library

boxes are inside library

(closed on Thurs. Sat aft., Sun)

 

 

Birmingham Friends Meeting House

4413 5th Ave. South. boxes on back porch of the meeting house.
Tell them heading east, it's on the right
just before 5th Ave., So. turns onto Crestwood Blvd.
A big white house with a sign.  Parking in rear.
 
 A  Huntsville residence: boxes on front porch
The address is 1209 McCullough Av., just east of Lacy.
Owner would prefer folks don't knock to say they're leaving things -

they can just dump and run!

 

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