On Monday November 11th, a national holiday, a panel of community groups and individuals, including youth, will come together and share the work they do to stop all forms of violence – guns, police, sexual, racial, nationalistic, domestic, military. Audience participation is encouraged.
Armistice Day – November 11th – was designated in 1918 as “a day dedicated to the cause of world peace and hereafter celebrated.” After WW2, Congress decided to rebrand 11/11 as “Veterans Day” and the day has morphed into honoring the military and glorifying war.
The Chicago Chapter of Veterans For Peace has decided to use 11/11 as a day to bring together those who are working to stop violence – all violence – and share their work with the community. There is no better place than the Jane Addams (Chicago’s most famous peace person) Hull-House Museum for this event.
Maximum capacity of the Museum space is 80. So, come early and mingle with other like minded people.