ADVISORY: Join RAISE Hope for Congo ‘On the Bridge’
For International Women’s Day, March 8
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress invites media coverage of its March 8, 2010, midday march across the Arlington Memorial Bridge to celebrate International Women’s Day. Speakers, including Candice Knezevic, manager of Enough’s RAISE Hope for Congo Campaign, will recognize the efforts and lives of women worldwide – both their triumphs and the struggles they continue to face.
This event is 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. Included in this international event will be 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.
WHAT: International Women’s Day ‘Join Me on the Bridge’ event
Sylvie Muanga 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
WHEN: 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.
WHERE: 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.
There are a variety of bridge events taking place, Ffrom Baltimore to Sudan, if you can’t make the ENOUGH event.
Here is the list as it stands now.