What: Women in Black 17th Anniverary Vigil - Tuesday, May 21 at 12noon
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 12:00pm
Where: Corner Locust and Cumberland and Krutch Park, Knoxville

On Tuesday, May 21, members of Knoxville Area Women in Black will meet as usual at 12noon at the corner of Locust and Cumberland in downtown Knoxville. The group has held weekly vigils for 17 years in front of the Duncan Federal Building. To mark the anniversary, on May 21 at 12:15pm the group will walk in a silent procession from Locust and Cumberland to Krutch Park for a brief program.

All are welcome to join the walk or meet at Krutch Park for the program.

Women in Black is an international movement started by Israeli women in 1988 to protest Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. In Knoxville, we have held Women in Black vigils every Tuesday since April 2002 -- standing in the heat, rain, cold, and snow as well as all the beautiful weather! We stand in solidarity with our Israeli sisters who have been speaking out for more than 27 years against Israel’s illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories. We express our concern for a just peace between Israel and Palestine and ask our government to use its power and influence to end Israel’s illegal occupation. Knoxville Area Women in Black supports the BDS Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions) movement.

For more information, contact Knoxville Women in Black here: womeninblackknox@gmail.com

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