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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels across country in my mobile billboard truck as I attempt to engage in dialogue with people in hopes to wake us up and inspire action to change our country and communities and selves. And it is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society and life we want

Monday, July 16, 2007

Lez Land in Detroit!

The Grannies rush off and take me to the weekly protest vigil that peace folks in the Detroit area have been having since before the invasion of Iraq. We drive through Detroit on the major street that divides the city into east & west.

When we approach the corner where the protestors stand, the huge road has turned into about 8 lanes with a large, grassy medium separating the north & south lanes. There are beautiful people, probably 30 or 40, standing on all 6 or 8 corners!

We park the truck after making a honking run on both sides and I'm introduced to everyone. I can barely hear because of all the traffic that is passing honking & waving! It is really special to be here after the Peace-In.

I find out that tomorrow, we will be going into the Republican Congressman’s office! He voted against the time-line but folks are hoping to convince him to influence another Republican Senator. We’ll see. I promise to join & I’m looking forward to it.

I look around for an organic coffee shop with free wireless when I notice lots of rainbow flags & realize I’m in the middle of Lesbian & Gay land! I find the bookstores, coffee shops, and an amazing community center call Affirmation! I’m very excited to be in this neighborhood & to see how active Detroit/Ferndale Lesbians & Gays are.

So off I go to socialize a little! Peace, Zanne

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