Monday, April 27, 2009

Stand Together in 2009

In the midst of crisis, women, men, and children are standing for a better world in countless ways...

Let us take a moment on Sunday May 10, 2009, Mother's Day in many countries, to make this "movement" visible, to realize our unity... as the grandmothers did in Sharon Mehdi's story... to stand together in silence to save the world.

Please read the story, register where you will be standing at, and stand with us again for five minutes of silence at 1 p.m. your local time on May 10, 2009, in your local park, school yard, gathering place, or any place you deem appropriate, to signify your agreement with the statement below. Please stand at a different hour with a different time zone if 1 p.m. is not your preferred time.We ask you to invite the men who you care about to join you. We ask that you bring bells to ring at 1 p.m. to signify the beginning of the five minutes of silence and to ring again to signify the end of the period of silence. During the silence, please think about what you individually and we collectively can do to attain this world. If you need to sit rather than stand, please feel free to do so. Afterwards, hopefully you and your loved ones can talk together about how we can bring about this world."