Sunday, July 03, 2011

Monday in the (Central) Park with Norman

FYI, we're still working on the editorial at Third. It's the one wanted last week that I killed noting how awful it would be if we missed one of the fallen. That's why it's taking so long right now. We're going slowly and trying to make sure that all 15 are included. (I believe we have 13 right now.)

Other things are done (there's a feature piece on comics that needs to be written -- there are two comic book pieces this week) and are going up and I'm cross posting this one to be sure Joan's event gets attention.

Monday in the (Central) Park with Norman

NYC Monday? Joan Wile has the event for you. The founder of Grandmothers Against the War and author of Grandmothers Against the War: Getting Off Our Fannies and Standing Up for Peace notes an event this Monday in Central Park:

Norman Siegel

Legendary civil liberties attorney, Norman Siegel, will hold his fifth annual July 4 Reading and Discussion of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence in Central Park's Strawberry Fields at noon on Monday, July 4.


The tradition began way back in 1969 when Siegel started reading the Constitution to himself faithfully every July 4 no matter where he was. Then, in 2007, he invited the Granny Peace Brigade to join him and make it a public event. Each year, the crowds attending the Festival have grown and grown, and, in addition to the Brigade, include Veterans for Peace, Grandmothers Against the War, Peace Action, Raging Grannies, and many other groups and individuals. Local political leaders participate, as well.

Comments Siegel: "Our July 4 event, with New Yorkers reading aloud sections of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence and embracing its provisions is a terrific way to celebrate this most important American holiday. Fireworks and picnics are fine, but it's also good to have an event which reflects in a substantive way the principles intended by our Founding Framers

DATE: Monday, July 4
TIME: 12 Noon
PLACE: Strawberry Fields, Central Park -- enter at CPW and W. 72nd St. Follow sign approximately one block