Sept. 9, 2009
Dear Friends of the Storefront,
What an amazing two-and-a-half years this has been! In May 2007, with Bush and Cheney still in office and US wars of aggression raging on several fronts, we opened our Storefront on Monroe Avenue to make accessible and visible the vibrant anti-war presence in our community. We brought our message of peace and anti-militarism to hundreds of walk-ins and they -in turn- walked out with our message on buttons, bumper stickers, and T-shirts. We sold books, distributed broadsides, hosted poetry readings and art exhibitions, collected signatures on petitions, and provided a meeting space for more than 20 grassroots peace and justice organizations.
Bush and Cheney no longer are in office, but the wars continue -and escalate- and we are exploring new strategies to turn that around. For one thing, it's time to take our message to ever-broader constituencies. The Storefront will close on Sept. 30th, freeing us to take our message to public markets and street festivals at the same time that we move to fulfill our 'action-and-education' mission in other ways.
In the meantime, we wish to thank all of you who have been so generous in your support of the Storefront. We couldn't have done it without you.
Peace Action & Education
Visit The Storefront Anti-War Crisis Center
A locus of Rochester's anti-war commitment
Location: 658 Monroe
Avenue (near Oxford St.)
Daily Hours: Tues-Fri noon-8pm, Sat.-Sun noon-5pm
Store Phone number: (585) 271-2620
Anti-War Storefront neighborhood "Crisis Center" on Monroe
Ave. is an expression of the collective passion and sense of outrage
among the many peace and anti-war organizations in the Rochester metropolitan
area who are deeply concerned about the continuing war in Iraq, and
the potential for conflict with Iran.
storefront is a ground-breaking collaborative effort which hosts a
number of peace actions, gallery exhibitions, information/education
and arts events, with the goal of keeping the cause of peace and anti-war
issues constantly before our government representatives, the media,
and our community.
To continue this
essential venture we need your support. Make a secure donation with paypal
by clicking on the following link. On the paypal page enter 'Storefront
Donation' in the purpose box on top.
See what's coming
up at the storefront:
Storefront is sponsored by Peace Action & Education (a taskforce
of Metro Justice), is supported by the Unitarian
Universalist Peace Advocates and Citizens
for a United Earth, and is endorsed (to date) by Rochester
Against War, Veterans
for Peace, Rochester
Declaration of Peace, Rochester Truth in Military Recruitment,
911 Truth Commission, PSPI,
Rochester Student Anti-War Caucus, Colgate Divinity School Social
Justice Committee, Rochester Poets, Poets Against War & Occupation,
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, PeaceWorks, The World Can't Wait,
Sisters of Mercy, Pax Christi, Poor People United, RAW Street Theater,
Lake Affect Magazine, Street Level Media, ACLU, Education for Peace,
Inc., & Progressives in Action.