MEDIA ADVISORY 9/21/01
NELL GEISER, 720-839-3745
NADYA WAZIRI, 720-297-0330
DIRECT ACTION TO SEND PRO-PEACE MESSAGE IN DENVER
The first high-profile, direct action to send a pro-peace message
following the terrorist attacks of September 11 will take place
in Denver tomorrow. This action is completely nonviolent and will
not cause harm to property or people. Because of the nature of direct
action, the details and exact location of the action cannot be released
at this time.
Unless extenuating circumstances intervene, the action will happen
tomorrow morning. If the action occurs, several people will be arrested.
After the action takes place, there will be a short press conference
where a diverse group of experts and spokespeople will give statements
about the context of the actions message.
Your office will receive a fax and phone call between 6:30 and 7:00
AM to alert you that the action is about to occur and to provide
you with the exact location.
STATEMENT ON LAST WEEKS TRAGEDY
In the wake of last weeks tragedy, communities around the
country are mobilizing to call for peace and compassion in our countrys
response. The perpetrators of the attacks on the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon must be brought to justice in a Court of International
Law, and the United States must build a global consensus against
terrorism. Global security and justice must come, though, through
a peaceful and diplomatic international alliance, not through violence
and the deaths of more innocent civilians.
This simple message of peace, justice, and compassion speaks to
millions of Americans who are looking for a way to respond to the
hate and violence of the attacks as well as the subsequent targeting
of Muslims and people of Middle Eastern descent in this country.
And this is the message that will reach millions tomorrow morning
through the action taking place in Denver.