Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) will host a table at the Brainerd Pride Picnic on Saturday, September 18. The Brainerd Pride Picnic will be held at Gregory Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gregory Park is located at 511 North Fifth Street, Brainerd. Brainerd Lakes Pride, a Brainerd area LGBTQ rights organization, is hosting the Brainerd Pride Picnic. The Brainerd Pride Picnic is a free event open to the public.
The Brainerd Pride Picnic is part of a three day Brainerd Pride 2021 event lasting from Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 19. More details about the three day Brainerd Pride 2021 event can be found on Brainerd Lakes Pride's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/223638086039515?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D
BACP hosting a table at the Brainerd Pride Picnic will give us the opportunity to share our message of peace, show our support for LGBTQ rights, and work with a progressive Brainerd area organization. Please visit the BACP table if you have an opportunity.
Immediately after the Brainerd Pride Picnic ends at 3 p.m., Brainerd Lakers United for the Environment (BLUE) and Brainerd Lakes Area Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) will hold the monthly Stop Line 3 vigil. The Stop Line 3 vigil will be held at the intersections of Sixth and Washington Streets, Brainerd, across from the historic Brainerd water tower. The vigil is scheduled to last from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Signs are available for vigil participants or vigil participants can bring signs to the vigil. Everyone is welcome to join the Stop Line 3 vigil. Please join us.
Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) and Brainerd Lakes Area Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) will hold a peace vigil outside of Camp Ripley on Sunday, September 19. The vigil is scheduled to last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the time Camp Ripley hosts Open House Day. Vigil participants can join all or part of the peace vigil. Signs, banners, and flags are available for vigil participants or vigil participants can bring signs to the vigil.
Camp Ripley is located at 15000 Highway 115, north of Little Falls. Vigil participants may park along the right of way. The vigil seeks to increase public awareness of the devastation drone warfare causes by protesting against Camp Ripley's drone pilot training program. (Camp Ripley does not fly drones overseas, but the training it provides enables pilots to use killer drones). The vigil will demand an end to drone assassinations, the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from the Middle East, and a complete end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's brutal war on Yemen. The vigil will oppose any plans to continue the Afghan War through drone attacks, bombings, advisors, and U.S. Special Forces raids.
The vigil opposes possible U.S. wars against Iran and Venezuela. The vigil supports peaceful resolutions of U.S. disputes with Iran and Venezuela through diplomacy. The vigil calls for an end to the U.S. sanctions regime and regime change operations. The vigil will be in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The vigil supports the Black Lives Matter movement's demand to demilitarize the police force. (Camp Ripley is a major trainer of state and local police forces). The vigil's pro-peace message will counter the pro-war propaganda Camp Ripley spreads at Open House Day, the biannual event when Camp Ripley invites the public to visit the base.
Everyone is welcome to join the Camp Ripley peace vigil. Please join us.
Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) holds our monthly meeting on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at:
415 Juniper, Brainerd
(SW corner of Gregory Park)
Due to COVID-19 concerns, face masks and social distancing are required.JOIN US!
Stop Line 3 vigils are being held by Brainerd Lakers United for the Environment (BLUE) and Brainerd Lakes Area Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). The BLUE/DSA Stop Line 3 vigils are held on the first Saturday of every month. The vigils are held at the intersection of Sixth and Washington Streets, Brainerd, across from the historic Brainerd water tower, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. BACP supports the Stop Line 3 vigils.
The Spring, 2021, BACP Adopt-a-Highway cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2021.
Cleanup volunteers will meet at the former Cabin Fever restaurant parking lot, located off Highway 76 north of Little Falls, at 1 p.m. A short assembly will be held to plan the cleanup. Cleanup volunteers will wear masks and practice social distancing during the assembly.
Volunteers are encouraged to read the Adopt-a-Highway information posted here. Included in the Adopt-a-Highway information is how to report potentially hazardous materials encountered during the cleanup, tips to avoid poison ivy and other plants which cause itching, and Lyme Disease prevention advice.
In the event bad weather forces cancellation of the cleanup, a new date will be set.
Everyone is welcome to join the BACP Adopt-a-Highway cleanup. The project will be a great way to help the environment and share our message of peace. Please join us.
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