(6214 N. Glenwood), beginning at 8:00 p.m. Folks are welcome to join us at anytime.
Friday, March 20, 2009
We held vigil from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. today near the Shuttle stop and Damen Hall. We handed out 700 fliers to students, faculty, and staff who walked by. Some students expressed an interest in joining us in the future. Many seemed to receive the fliers with a genuine interest in our presence. The experience was quite different from our daily vigils in front of the White House. The students seemed much friendlier and more interested in what we were doing. See the attached photo.
Our message was: "17 Chinese Uighurs. Sold to the United States. They are NOT 'enemy combatants.' 2,511 days...still in Guantanamo. President Obama, release the Uighurs! 202-456-1111." We also had signs that said, "The fast the Lord desires: release those bound unjustly." -Isaiah 58:6, and "Bagram Air Base = the new Guantanamo." THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!
Tomorrow morning, a couple of us will be interviewed on WLUW 88.7 FM at 9:00 a.m. They have a show that's hosted at the Heartland Cafe. Tune in if you have the opportunity.
Also, the Loyola Phoenix ran an op-ed piece by Chris Spicer and Anna Springer. You can read it here online or grab a copy of the 3/18/09 issue, which also includes the Senate hearing photo.