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HOOPING FOR PEACE: August 26-27 in Denver


Hula-hoopers, Activists, Scholars & Peace-lovers Unite During the DNC to Stage a Creative and Fun-Filled Demonstration for Peace, for Unity and for Hope

Join attorney, author, hooper and activist Melody Moezzi and hundreds of others as they make their voices heard by Hooping for Peace (HFP). HFP invites all to participate in supporting world peace, Barack Obama's call for peace and diplomacy, as well as his ultimate election. As a result, HFP opposes all acts of aggression that are not in imminent and genuine self-defense, including any invasion or occupation of Iran, or any other country not presenting an immediate threat inside our borders.

Hooping for Peace will be a two-day long, free outdoor event in Denver during the Democratic National Convention on the University of Denver's Driscoll Green (2055 E. Evans Ave). HFP will be on Tuesday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 27 from 8am-8pm each day, rain or shine. We'll have plenty of large tents, and one specifically designated for the media, so no worries. Free hula-hoops, food, and refreshments will be provided. HFP will also be accepting hoop donations for local schools and children.

Anyone can participate--either by hula-hooping, dancing, gawking, stopping by for the speakers and panel discussions, speaking or performing at the open mics, or just by sharing some good food and conversation. HFP has sent out a special invitation to Michelle Obama and her family, particularly since, according to Barack in a recent People Magazine feature, "She is the best Hula-Hooper I know." We warmly welcome them and anyone else with a passion for peace and the courage to stand up for it. The hoop is a medium-hooping skills are optional, heart is mandatory.

Apart from hooping to the beats of lively and diverse tunes, HFP will also be hosting several speakers and panel discussions with leading progressive thinkers and activists, including co-founder of the Iraq Veterans' Refugee Aid Association (IVRAA) and former Army Captain, Luis Montalvan; author, scholar, activist and professor of Islamic studies, Dr. Liyakat Takim; CODEPINK co-founders, Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin, along with many others. We look forward to seeing you there!


TUESDAY, August 26 (8:00 am - 8:00 pm)


8:00-11:00.... OOO Welcome & Opening Statements as we begin Hooping for Peace!

11:00-1:00... Open Mic & Discussion: The Case for Peace: Why are You Here?

1:00-3:00..... OOO Resume Hooping!

3:00-5:00..... Panel Discussion, Fed Up With Fear-mongering, Eager for Education

5:00-8:00..... OOO Last Hooping Session Today, Closing Remarks, Preview of Tomorrow


WEDNESDAY, August 27 (8:00 am - 8:00 pm)


8:00-11:00... OOO Hooping for Peace Resumes & the Hooping Begins!

11:00-1:00... Panel Discussion, Surviving Conflict, Fighting for Peace

1:00-3:00..... OOO Resume Hooping!

3:00-5:00..... Prayers & Statements of Hope from varied perspectives, open to audience

5:00-8:00..... OOO Final Hooping Session & Prepare Finale (Live Art Installation)

7:00-8:00...... OOO Arial Peace Sign Formation composed of Simultaneous Hoopers


CONTACT: Melody Moezzi Founder & Organizer Hooping for Peace,

WHAT: Hooping for Peace

WHEN: Tuesday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 27 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: University of Denver Driscoll Green 2055 E. Evans Ave.

COST: FREE!  Free hoops, free food free beverages, free fun!

University Station from E, F or H Lines.
(Park & Ride available) Driscoll Green is only 3 blocks south of station.

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