September 15, 2011
Kelli Obazee, Dallas Peace Center, 214-823-7793
Dr. Salem Akkad, Coalition for Free Syria, 732-720-9161
“1 Night, 1,000 Strong” unites voices
for peace and freedom in the Middle East and northern Africa
Arab Spring has swept across the Middle East and northern Africa, raising hopes and building community among the victims of tyrannical leaders, giving ordinary people the confidence and will to achieve extraordinary things. On Saturday, September 17, north Texans who identify and sympathize with those struggling in that region will gather on the Grassy Knoll in downtown Dallas for “1 Night, 1,000 Strong,” a showing of solidarity among all people striving for a just and humane future.
The rally will bring people together to lift a unified voice for humanitarian government, and will recognize the sacrifices of the people of Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Palestine, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan and Afghanistan.
Organizers said some of the issues to be covered include: Humanitarian assistance in Somalia due to the drought and famine; battles against brutal and corrupt government leaders in Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq; the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the Israeli occupation and encroachment of Palestine; and continued violence and unrest in Libya and Sudan.
The “1 Night, 1000 Strong” Rally will include chanting and speakers with a message intended to galvanize all people of conscience to work together for freedom. The event is sponsored by the Dallas Peace Center and Coalition for Free Syria, and is co-sponsored by CodePink and Pakistan American Council of DFW.
When: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Grassy Knoll, 411 Elm Street, Dallas