National Student Day of Action: Stop the War
17.00 in HIGH x 11.00 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Top of poster has text: "National / Student / Day Of Action / Stop the / War / No Racist Scapegoating / Defend the Arab-American, Muslim / & MiddleEastern Communities / Defend Civil Liberties". Below is a row of stylized drawings of hands making the peace sign and megaphones. The bottom of the poster has the text: "Thursday noon / September 20 Sproul Plaza / Phone Number: (510) 343-2139 x5412 / Email: [email protected] / UC Berkeley". This series of actions was held barely a week after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Students at over 100 colleges campuses held teach-ins, vigils, and rallies for peace. The common political issues were described in their media release: 1. We unequivocally condemn the abominable terrorist attacks of Tuesday, September 11th. 2. The nation's political leadership must seek justice rather than revenge in order to avoid the loss of more innocent lives and to work towards a lasting peace. 3. Americans must resist the scapegoating of people on the basis of race, religion, and nationality, especially innocent Muslim and Arab peoples in the US and abroad, and take a stand against racism and xenophobia. 4. The people of the U.S. and their servants in the government must guard our precious civil liberties with vigilance and not allow fear and terrorism to undermine our commitment to freedom. [LMC]
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