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Re: bombing of kosovo; delete if not interested

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 09:33:41 -0500


Hi Wendy. I so wholeheartedly agree with you. Iceland being a part of Nato
I am feeling horrible about what "we" are doing. I have always been a
pacifist and believe like the great cellist Pablo Casals that if mothers
were the ones to send their sons of to war we would not have so many wars.
I have always felt it important to taka a stand agains war for nothing has
ever been won by it. So count me in.
Peace from the north Atlantic, Rosa

>hi all,
>i'm sick about the bombing of yugoslavia, and sicker yet that we americans
>are being portrayed as not giving a flip, in general. i feel its more
>accurate to say we feel frustrated and helpless, and don't know what to
>do...
>
>i'm tired of doing next to nothing, myself. i've written the obligatory
>letters to my congressional reps. with no satisfying feelings resulting.
>i have an idea for a visual arts, school based war protest group and want
>to know if anyone else in interested in participating.
>
>my objective, at the least, is to give kids, teachers, and possibly
>parents who are concerned about the situation in yugoslavia a forum to
>exchange information and take action in the form of image creation
>(drawings, paintings, signs, banners, performance art, website
>creation...think of goya, picasso's guernica, and on and on; have you seen
>the book Graphic Agitation?) and display, letter writing, group
>protests/marches, and attempting to reach kosovars with donations. i feel
>this would at the minimum give people (like me!) an outlet for their
>frustration and possibly some hope that they together could make a
>difference -- i think that local news media might become interested in
>such events?
>
>i have never done anything like this before! my general plan is that
>first i will ask if any other teachers at my school are interested (i'm
>sure i can recruit a few!) and then send out fliers and announcements to
>kids/parents about our after school organizational meeting where we will
>establish agreed upon goals and time lines and appoint duties...
>
>the reason i'm presenting this to the group is the maxim of strength in
>numbers. i believe the effect of this type of activity would be more
>powerful if the group at my school weren't the only one, there could be
>groups at schools across the country all part of the same cause. that
>would be a bigger "story" for the media, and we could accomplish more
>together. who knows, maybe we could even march on washington?!
>
>e mail me soon if you're interested; i would like to get started quickly!
>
>thanks, and peace!
>
>wendy sauls
>art teacher
>kanapaha middle school
>gainesville, florida
>doctoral student
>florida state university
>
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><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=2>hi all,</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=2>i'm sick about the bombing of yugoslavia, and
>sicker yet that we americans are being portrayed as not giving a flip, in
>general.&nbsp; i feel its more accurate to say we feel frustrated and
>helpless,
>and don't know what to do...</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2>i'm tired of doing next to nothing, myself.&nbsp; i've
>written
>the obligatory letters to my congressional reps. with no satisfying feelings
>resulting.&nbsp; i have an idea for a visual arts, school based war protest
>group and want to know if anyone else in interested in
>participating.</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2>my objective, at the least, is to give kids, teachers, and
>possibly parents who are concerned about the situation in yugoslavia a
>forum to
>exchange information and take action in the form of image creation (drawings,
>paintings, signs, banners, performance art, website creation...think of goya,
>picasso's guernica, and on and on; have you seen the book Graphic Agitation?)
>and display, letter writing, group protests/marches, and attempting to reach
>kosovars with donations.&nbsp; i feel this would at the minimum give people
>(like me!) an outlet for their frustration and possibly some hope that they
>together could make a difference -- i think that local news media might become
>interested in such events?</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2>i have never done anything like this before!&nbsp; my
>general
>plan is that first i will ask if any other teachers at my school are
>interested
>(i'm sure i can recruit a few!) and then send out fliers and announcements to
>kids/parents about our after school organizational meeting where we will
>establish agreed upon goals and time lines and appoint duties...</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2>the reason i'm presenting this to the group is the maxim of
>strength in numbers.&nbsp; i believe the effect of this type of activity would
>be more powerful if the group at my school weren't the only one, there
>could be
>groups at schools across the country all part of the same cause.&nbsp; that
>would be a bigger &quot;story&quot; for the media, and we could accomplish
>more
>together.&nbsp; who knows, maybe we could even march on
>washington?!</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2>e mail me soon if you're interested; i would like to get
>started quickly!</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2>thanks, and peace!</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2>wendy sauls</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2>art teacher</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2>kanapaha middle school</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT size=2>gainesville, florida</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=2>doctoral student</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=2>florida state
>university</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>