Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace vigil and pie social planned


Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace will have a peace vigil and pie social Friday, Nov. 29.

The theme of the peace vigil and pie social will be peace, integrity and equality, or PIE.

The peace vigil will be 1 p.m. at the intersection of Sixth and Washington streets, Brainerd, near the Sawmill Inn.

Vigil participants will meet at the vigil site. Signs, flags and banners are available for vigil participants.

The peace vigil will demand the immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Middle East and Afghanistan, an end to U.S. drone assassinations, and the termination of U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's bombing of Yemen.


The vigil will demand the lifting of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Iran and support normalizing U.S. diplomatic and trade relations with Venezuela and Iran. The vigil opposes possible U.S. wars against Venezuela and Iran.

The vigil will condemn the coup in Bolivia, which overthrew President Evo Morales on Nov. 10. The vigil supports protests calling for Morales' return to office.

The vigil supports whistleblowers who expose abuses of power and corruption. The vigil will call for pardoning whistleblowers, including Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, John Kiriakou, Thomas Drake, Jeffrey Sterling and Reality Winner, who exposed massive surveillance, official corruption, torture and war crimes. The vigil opposes the possible federal prosecution of Wikileaks editor Julian Assange and calls for all charges against him to be dropped. The vigil will demand the release of Assange, Manning and Winner.

The vigil reaffirms BACP's belief in equal rights for all and economic justice. The vigil rejects prejudice and discrimination. The vigil opposes the Trump administration's immigration and refugee policies.

After the peace vigil ends at 2 p.m., a pie social will be in the Brainerd United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 415 Juniper St., Brainerd, near Gregory Park.

Pie social attendees are welcome to bring pies, homemade or store bought. Extra store bought pies will be donated to the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen. Beverages provided.

The UCC Fellowship Hall will be open starting at 1 p.m. for people who would like to join the pie social, but are unable to participate in the vigil. If bad weather forces the vigil to be canceled, the pie social in the UCC Fellowship Hall will begin at 1 p.m.

The BACP peace vigil and pie social is a free event open to the public.


For more information, visit , or the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace Facebook page.

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