Rally & Walk for Peace in Iraq: 2/15/03
Hundreds turned out in the zero-degree chill in Canton NY as part of an international day of protests supporting peace with Iraq on Saturday, February 15, 2003. The event, organized by the regional peace group Alternatives to War, began with a rally at Gunnison Chapel on the campus of St. Lawrence University, followed by a walk through downtown Canton ending at the Unitarian-Universalist Church. David Sommerstein spoke with marchers and onlookers. Listen
Griffin of SUNY Canton opened the rally with gospel singing,
performing His Eye is on the Sparrow and Amazing
and opening remarks
St. Lawrence University chaplain Rev. Kathleen Buckley.
military veteran and professor of history.
student at Little River Community School.
engineering student and first-generation American of Iraqi
career Marine Corps veteran and member of Adirondack Voices
bi-lingual reading from
by Huda Jerri and Rev. Buckley.
Anne Mamary of Alternatives to War, reading the Wilfred Owen poem The Parable of the Old Man and the Young
Rabbi, religious studies, St. Lawrence University.
Phil Harnden of Alternatives to War sent the walkers on their way with song and admonitions.