Women Nation-Wide Celebrate the Original Purpose of Mother’s Day: Peace
(with Roseanne Barr)

Contact: Medea Benjamin 415-235-6517
Dana Balicki, 202-422-8624

May 6th, 2010

Women's peace group CODEPINK is honoring Mothers Day with nationwide events this weekend, including an event with comedian, author, blogger and activist Roseanne Barr in DC and the release of their new cookbook Peace Never Tasted So Sweet: Deliciously Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes from Women Around the World.

  • Washington, DC: Peace Festival with Roseanne Barr, Saturday, May 8th, 1-5pm. Location: John Marshall Place Park, 4th St. NW & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Along with a feisty peace festival, Roseanne Barr will be performing One Taxpaying Mothers Manifesto just outside the Military Arms Fair on the National Mall. “The solutions that I will offer, free of charge,” she says, “if implemented immediately can save hundreds of thousands of people from the complete and utter doom that is encircling and expanding over the earth right now. All of my solutions to end war, hunger and disease can be paid for with just one month of America and Israel's combined military budgets."

More events are planned nation-wide to honor the original purpose of Mother's Day, a Civil War plea, including:

  • Los Angeles, CA: Mother's Day Peace Pie Bake Sale on Venice Boardwalk, Saturday, May 8th, 1-3 pm [contact Whitney Hallock whitneycodepink@gmail.com]
  • Tucson, AZ: Naked Truth Project: a gathering to redefine what “obscene” means in our culture. Sunday, May 9th [contact Mary Decamp mdecamp@q.com]
  • Orange, CA: 5th Annual Mother's day Vigil for Peace. Saturday, May 8th, 1-3 pm. Traffic Circle at the intersection of Chapman Ave. & Glassell St. (near the 22, 55, & 57 Freeways) [contact Kathy Hundemer  kathy@codepinkoc.org]
  • San Francisco, CA: Mother's Day Golden Gate Bridge Walk for Peace. Sunday, May 9th, noon, [contact Nancy Mancias codepink.nancy@gmail.com 415-575-5555]
  • Delray Beach, FL: Mother's Day Stroll for Peace. Saturday, May 8th, 5 pm. Worthing Park, Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. [contact Hillary Keyes spiderhill@usa.net]
  • Arlington Heights, IL: Mother's Day for Peace Celebration. Saturday, May 8th, 1-3 pm. Harmony Park, Corner of Vail and Campbell Avenues. [contact Catherine ccaporusso@yahoo.com]
  • New York, NY: Mother's Day Peace Stroll. Sunday, May 9th, 11:30am. Meet up at at Columbus Circle by the statue. [contact Dana Balicki dana@codepink.org 202-422-8624]
  • Skowhegan, ME: Mother's Day Peace Vigil: Gathering with No War Pie signs, pink aprons and the Howe proclamation on Margaret Chase Smith Bridge, Sunday, May 9, noon-1pm [contact Lisa Savage lsavage3@gmail.com]

For more information on CODEPINK local events please contact Rae Abileah, CODEPINK's Grassroots Coordinator at 415-994-1723 or rae@codepink.org

CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stop new wars, and redirect resources to healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.