DRONE QUILT EXHIBIT TO BE DISPLAYED AT THE WISCONSIN CAPITOL ROTUNDA
Monday, September 21st through Sunday, September 27th
First floor, Wisconsin state capitol building, 2 East Main St. Madison, WI 53703
Madison area peace groups will display 5 quilts and informational posters in the Capitol Rotunda drawing attention and educating the public to the consequences of U.S. drone warfare. Each quilt was made by individuals-square by square-from all over the world, to commemorate the civilian victims of U.S. weaponized drone strikes in Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries. These quilts are visual reminders of the names of real people, mostly women and children, who are the ‘collateral damage’ of US and Israeli drone programs. We honor their lives and say their names.
This event is part of Campaign Nonviolence, a nationwide movement of over 200 actions and events taking place across the country from September 20-27.
PRESENTATION AND READING Friday, September 25, noon to 1 pm, Capitol Rotunda. Join a presentation from sponsoring groups including reading of the names of some of the victims of drone warfare. Sponsors: Veterans for Peace, Clarence Kailin Chapter 25, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Madison, Monday Noon Peace vigil, Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, and the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice.