It’s been 28 years now that the Annual Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival has been sponsored by the Tucson Peace Center, and still no world peace in sight. We have more troops than before in Afghanistan.
Coming up Saturday Feb. 27, 11 to 5 p.m. the usual large gathering of social justice, labor, peace, and environmental groups will be congregating at Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, east of Country Club, north of E. 22nd Street.
Previously scheduled to be in attendance this year –well known peace activist Cindy Sheehan (mother of deceased Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, a 25 year old soldier who was killed near Baghdad on April 4, 2004.) She was supposed to be at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) booth.
Feb. 22 update: Sheehan cancelled as she was invited by Hugo Chavez to fly to Venezuela, then to join him to Uruguay for the inauguration of the new leftist leader of that country (which happens to be Feb 27).
This is a community wide event with lots of political and informational booths, great music on the stage, food, and an array of raffles prizes, plus the Grand Prize of a Trip to Disneyland (hotel & admission). Raffle tickets are 3 for $20, by contacting Nancyastro@yahoo.com, phone 520-293-3331.
Peace groups please call 520-235-0694, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to participate.
The Tucson Peace Center publishes a monthly print edition of the Tucson Peace Calendar containing numerous events that promote peace and justice in southern Arizona.