STRIKE May 2011: Day 3 - to be continued
My day begins with a long talk with another camper Mary, a compassionate quiet anti-war person who states she is not used to speaking out publically against war but seems to feel she must now. Her son-in-law, unable to find work, joined the army 2 years, much to their horror and confusion.
He returned from Afghanistan two months ago as he completed his two years, and immediately signed up for the CA National Guard, thinking he will be able to help in the state and avoid being sent back to Afghanistan.
He has his deployment orders for Afghanistan in January 2012. ... to be continued
Our day for education, public sector, health care focus in Napa! We join the students noon at Napa Valley College, and then proceed at 2:30pm to Napa State Hospital where we greet the hospital workers at their shift change, stand out on the side of the Highway, holding banners, chanting, handing out flyers. We are greeted by many honks, peace symbols, positive recognition and are very happy!
At 4:00pm, we head to downtown Napa and end up at another busy corner on 29 and 3rd street. We have an encounter with an angry stereotypical biker - black leather, studs, tattooed, chromed, and bald. He summons the gruff police, who turn soft when we begin to talk about teachers and education... to be continued
And today is the day that other CodePINKers join the STRIKE and MARCH - I am THRILLED!!!!