Join us in New York City on September 22-24 as we raise our Voices for Iran and demand Ahmadinejad be held accountable for crimes against the Iranian people. We aim to have in one location the biggest international action ever in support of Iranian rights.
SCHEDULE (check back for updates)
Tue. 22 September 6:30pm - "Iran Alive"
47th St. & 2nd Ave.
Art installation and performance dedicated to the people of Iran. A short film projected on a 300-person human screen with audio featuring recorded messages from Iranians inside Iran.
Wed. 23 September
12:30pm - Rally outside the Iran mission
to the United Nations
40th St. & 3rd Ave.
The Iran mission serves as Ahmadinejad's NYC headquarters when he visits the United Nations. Ahmadinejad will be meeting with allies throughout the week, so this is a chance to make our strong presence felt.
3:00pm - Procession to the United Nations
Walk north on 3rd Ave. to 47th St., and east into the main rally area.
4:00pm - Rally outside the United Nations
Enter from 2nd Ave. & 47th St.
Ahmadinejad is to speak before the UN General Assembly around 5:00pm; our rally will last the duration of his speech.
Thu. 24 September 10:30am - March with
the Green Scroll across the Brooklyn Bridge
Gather at Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn.
Thu. 24 September - Music for Iran,
social event fundraiser
Location and time TBA
Participants include Denis Halliday, Arash from Kiosk, Fatemeh Haghighatjou, Masih Ali Nejad, Hamid Dabashi, Chris Hedges, Reese Erlich, Halee, Meetra A. Sofia, and more.
Call upon the international community to support human rights in Iran and reject the policies of military aggression and economic starvation. Say no to torture, killings, and rape. Say yes to freedom of speech and assembly. End the show trials. Free all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, and hold the real criminals accountable. Remember Neda and Sohrab, and all the victims of state violence. Oppose war and economic sanctions.
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Delegation/Hotel Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegations are already being planned from major cities across North America and Europe. Contact us to find the delegation near you and for information about affordable hotel accommodations. We encourage you to book plane tickets and hotel rooms ASAP.
PLEASE MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION through the link above or below. Checks are accepted; please contact us by phone or email (see above). Also consider sponsoring someone from your area to attend the three-day action.
Brought to you by: Where Is My Vote-NY, NORCAL4Iran, Where Is My Vote-DC, Cycling for Human Rights in Iran.
We ask that you please not bring national flags. We all love our countries and their symbols, but at this action we strive for a united event with a message that doesn't appear factional. We offer people the option of a green/white/red flag with no emblem in the middle or with a positive text. Email us if you have any questions.
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