USA, Washington DC - Join Me on the Bridge
Monday, March 8, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)
Join us to celebrate International Women's Day 2010!
On March 8, we will recognize the efforts and lives of women worldwide - both their triumphs and the issues they continue to face.
As part of Women for Women International's "Join Me on the Bridge" project, which strives to unite societies and people in peace across the world, the RAISE Hope for Congo Campaign will be hosting a midday march for peace across the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, DC.
We will march in solidarity with women from around the world, and in particular, with women from Rwanda and Congo who will also join together in peace on a bridge between their countries to demand an end to war and to demonstrate that women can build the bridges to peace and development.
The walk will be followed by short presentations by leading Congo experts and women's empowerment advocates.
Sylvie Maunga Mbanga, Congolese human rights lawyer
Jimmie Briggs, Executive Director, Man Up Campaign: Stop Violence Against Women
Candice Knezevic, RAISE Hope for Congo Campaign Manager, ENOUGH Project
Andrée Simon, President and COO, Women for Women International
Seema Jalan, Director of Global Development Policy, Women Thrive Worldwide
Where: We will begin the march at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the end of Memorial Drive on the Arlington, Virginia side of the bridge (CLICK HERE for a map). The closest metro stop is Arlington Cemetery on the blue line. From there we will walk down Memorial Drive, across the Memorial Bridge, and to the Watergate Steps at the base of the Lincoln Memorial on the Washington, DC side.
When: Meet at the Women in Service Memorial at 12:00pm on March 8, 2010. We will begin the march by 12:30pm. The march and the speakers program should finish by 1:30pm.
We hope you can join us for this important event!
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RAISE Hope for Congo: Protect and Empower Congo's Women
RAISE Hope for Congo is a campaign of the Enough Project that aims to protect and empower Congolese women and girls through collaboration with national, grassroots, and Congolese organizations and activists across various constituencies and the political spectrum.
Learn more at www.raisehopeforcongo.org