On Sunday, August 19 at 5pm at the Sag Harbor Wharf, East End Women in Black started the sixth year of a vigil for peace in the middle east and an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the US occupation of Iraq.
Women in Black was founded by Israeli and Palestinian women during the first Intifada, as a partnership transcending enforced allegiances and violent militarism within their 2 societies. They stood silently in weekly vigil together, seeking rational, justice based solutions. East End Women in Black was formed in solidarity with them, under the initiative of Kathy Engel, by 5 women during the summer of 2002.
Weekly vigils shortly followed at the flagpole in Sag Harbor, one of its portals of entry. Each Sunday at 5pm, both men and women gathered for one hour of silent presence supporting universal human rights and against both the Israeli Occupation and the American Occupation of Iraq. For 5 years, the vigil has been continuous, now twice monthly in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor.
East End Women in Black is on the web at http://eewib.blogspot.com