May 092015

Mother’s Day Proclamation, 1870

By Julia Ward Howe

Arise, then, women of this day!

Arise, all women who have hearts, Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!

Say firmly: “We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies, Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience. We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.”

From the bosom of the devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own. It says: “Disarm! Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.” Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession. As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war, Let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel.

Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead. Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means Whereby the great human family can live in peace, Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar, But of God.

In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask That a general congress of women without limit of nationality May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient And at the earliest period consistent with its objects, To promote the alliance of the different nationalities, The amicable settlement of international questions,

The great and general interests of peace.

 Posted by at 1:08 pm
Mar 052015

Mark Richter Presents: Unmanned:
America’s Drone
Clubhouse 3
23822 Avenida Sevilla
Laguna Woods, CA
On a peace-filled afternoon featuring:
The Local Vocal Peace Choir
of Orange County and Long Beach
Directed by Mark Richter
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver’s commentary on Drones
A speaker from Brave New Films
Music by the Peaceniks
We will also have a silent auction
Come and see where we use our high-tech toys
Requested donation $10
*Any net proceeds will be donated to the Orange County Peace Coalition
Please detach second page and give to gate
ambassador for enterance to Laguna Woods Village
Please fill out information below and give to gate ambassador
Event type: Meeting Host: Mark Richter Day of Week: Saturday
Date: March 14, 2015 Time: 2pm Location: Clubhouse 3
Visitor Name _________________________________________________________________________
Driver Lic. No. & State _________________________________________
Vehicle make/model/color ____________________________________________________________
License Plate No. & State ______________________________________
Driving Directions:
Take I-5 to El toro Rd. If using 405, travel south to El Toro Rd.
(I-405 merges with I-5 about 2 miles north of El Toro Rd.)
If coming FROM the south, turn left.
If coming FROM the north, go straight. You will be on P.D. Valencia.: Turn right on El Toro Rd.
Turn Left at Moulton Pkwy, turn Left on Calle Aragon
Go through the entrance gate (give form below to gate ambassador)
The clubhouse will be on the left just before Avenida Sevilla
See you there!
Laguna Woods Village: Clubhouse 3
Interstate 5 FWY
El Toro Rd
Moulton Pkwy
Clubhouse 3
Intestate 405
2 miles
FWY Off-Ramps
Ave. Sevilla
Calle Aragon
Paseo De Valencia
Ave. de la Carlota

 Posted by at 5:27 am