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International Gathering of Hope At WTC Sunday

International Gathering of Hope At WTC Sunday

INTERNATIONAL GATHERING OF HOPE

PROCESSION TO SITE OF WTC

CALLING FOR END TO CYCLE OF VIOLENCE

Sunday, November 11th, 4pm -- Battery Park, New York City

As we recover from the tragic events of September 11th and ponder the widening war, we have a unique opportunity to break this viscous cycle of violence and inspire the world with a message if unity, healing and peace.

On November 11th, the two month anniversary of the tragedy at the World Trade Center and the 83rd anniversary of the end of WWI, New York City will come together in a Gathering of Hope. It will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Hope Garden in Battery Park, next to the Immigrant's Statue, adjacent to the entrance to Castle Clinton.

We will gather first at the park with music and performance, dance and festivity; a showing of unity and hope in the face of adversity. After, we will proceed uptown along the Hudson River, a sea of light collecting at the base of the fallen towers. As symbols of compassion for victims of violence and poverty the world over we ask people to wear an article of white as a sign of peace, and bring flowers, candles, and handmade lanterns to lay with the ashes of the World Trade Center.

This is a global issue. Communities the world over will join in this symbolic act.

Another world is Possible.

www.gatheringofhope.org

-- This is an international event. Across the planet people are claiming November 11 as a day of hope, a day to celebrate our belief that peace and justice can heal our wounded world.

-- The effort is led by artists seeking creative ways to inspire and educate.

-- We welcome artists and people the world over to do something in their own communities on this day.

-- The event is in concert with worldwide demonstrations that week calling for global economic justice.

In New York City on November 11th:

-- Participants are making hundreds of hand-made lanterns to be laid at the foot of the fallen towers in the shape of the word "HOPE"

-- Scores of dancers, performers and musicians will hold a festival of hope and possibility in Battery Park.

-- We will be distributing literature detailing positive, sustainable alternatives to military and economic violence.

-- Our promotional and informational materials are available for distribution to anyone in the world.

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http://www.gatheringofhope.org/

visit website to: -- get more details -- download materials -- tell us what you're planning to do in your community (or find out what might already be happening there) -- join the network -- learn how to make your own lanterns...etc.

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