Thursday, October 22, 2009

[Advocacy news] March for Guinea in DC on October 26

I received the following press release from Alliance Guinea

There will be a march in Washington DC this Monday the 26th [of October] to raise awareness about the events of September 28 in Guinea and to garner continued support for justice and a transition to and through democratic elections. The march is designed to emphasize Guinean women’s participation in particular, and thousands of people are expected to join in from around the country.

It’s short notice – but can we mobilize as many Guinean and non-Guinean friends of Guinea from the Alliance Guinea group to join in as well?

The march will begin at 10am Monday in Lafayette Park in DC, and will include stops at the State Department and possibly Capitol Hill. We are also making arrangements for smaller meetings with key State and Hill representatives to inform, show support for statements made thus far, and discuss ways to move forward.

If you are in the Washington/MD/VA area, we hope to see you there. If you are in another city, especially on the East Coast, and wish to get connected with transportation to and from the march with others from your area, please email allianceguinea @

Let’s make this as big a show of solidarity as possible – demonstrating that Guinean tragedies and dreams are everyone’s tragedies and dreams.

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