WHEN:Second & Fourth Thursdays, 10am to 12 noon WHERE: Friends Center, 1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA
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CONTACT US TO JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST TODAY!: email@example.com ________________________________ “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without plowing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. . . . Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” --Frederick Douglass _________________ Mission Statement We the Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia stand for peace. We stand for human rights, with economic and social justice for all people. We oppose war, occupation, torture, and the violence of poverty, racism and environmental degradation. We are committed to the struggle to make a safe and peaceful world for all children and grandchildren…ours and everyone’s.
We will not be silent! ________________________________
GPBP Began Following 2006 Arrest: On June 28, 2006, 11 members of the GPBP went to the Military Recruitment Center in Philadelphia to "enlist" in the United States military, so that our grandchildren would not kill or be killed in Iraq. When we refused to leave without enlisting, we were arrested and charged with "Defiant Trespass". On December 1, 2006, Judge Deborah Griffin dismissed the charges against us, affirming the legality of our non-violent protest.
Since then we've continued to meet together to resist war-making/occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq, and to speak out against social and economic injustice elsewhere.