Walid's Wanderings

Reflections on life, good-and-evil, family, humanity, and anything else that occurs to me, usually when I travel. Right now I am on a 6-year trip through Lebanon, the homeland I had never really lived in before.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Emails I got

Dear Colleagues,
I hope you are staying safe and out of harm's way in these horrible times.Please distribute the following information to your contacts about two upcomingactions in Washington D.C. (Aug. 6, Sunday and Aug 8, Tuesday) and about aglobal action (Vigil) organized by Amnesty International US for Monday, Aug. 7.Please urge your friends and contacts to participate. Thank you!With many prayers and hopes that the end of this nightmare is near,Dr. Maria KoinovaAssistant Professor, PSPAUpcoming Actions (chronologically):

1. Silent Vigil, Washington, D.C., this Sunday, Aug 6, 2006 - 8-10 p.m. startsat Farragut Square Park and ends in front of the White House, black or whiteclothes, bring candles. Please see info below.

2. Organize your own vigil or join an existing one in line with the globalaction of Amnesty International US. Action planned for Monday, Aug. 7, 2006,see web-site: http://www.amnestyusa.org/countries/israel_lebanon/vigil.html

Dear all,

As the death toll of Israel's war on Lebanon reaches 1,000, there is a project to start a database of information about those Lebanese killed by this war. The project concept is by a German friend of mine who has asked me for information (a few lines or more on each, the more the better, I guess) on the victims and hopefully photos. The aim is to humanize those victims who are now merely numbers. This can be done by documenting their stories, preserving each memory and story. Something similar to Yad Vashem, if you want ( http://www.yadvashem.org/, check the attached photo of the hall of names). This will start as a virtual monument and may later materialize into an exhibition. The important thing at this point is to start collecting the information. Please send to all people who may have information. I will send this to other people in my mailing list. Some of you are working with the displaced. Please try to keep some contact info with you and get the information from them later if they are not in the mood to share now.


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