BRIDGES FOR PEACE have been
successful in allowing people of all ages and backgrounds to be out in
their own communities, building bridges with others who share the common
abhorrence of this war. In order to maintain the diversity, these bridges
must remain safe places to protest and to stand calmly vigilant in the
face of aggression on all levels. Please continue to observe the following
"Bridges for Peace" vigils on bridges with adequate sidewalks. Use
caution in crossing the bridge.
block the road or sidewalk. Never hang signs out over the roadway.
police in your community that you will be on your bridges. They might
drive by a few times during your vigil. They might even honk.
and circulate the "Standing for Peace" suggestions on this page to refamiliarize
yourself with non-violent tactics for de-escalating any threatening
to Peace: It appears that it is not enough to demonstrate for peace.
We must demonstrate peace - on our bridges and in our communities in order
to affect the policies of this country. Exude peace.
to each other: designate a leader- someone who will be there the whole
time and can re-set the tone if things do change.
Some have suggested the wearing
of black arm bands. It is hard to argue with people in mourning.
You can be in mourning for the children of Iraq, our own children/soldiers
in Iraq, or even for the people who would chose this war. No one has to