From the Archive
Schedule – 2020 Fast for Justice: January 7-12
Tentative schedule. Please check back for updates.
Everything is at the First Trinity Lutheran Church Hostel (501 4th St NW, corner of 4th St NW and E St NW, WDC 20001) unless otherwise noted.
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org: include your name, phone number and the dates you plan to be there.
Tuesday, January 7th:
Arrive after 2 pm at First Trinity Lutheran Church Hostel; 6 pm meal; 8 pm community circle
Wednesday, January 8th:
Fasting begins: Fasting Information 2020
9 am: Morning circle and all day planning for WAT action, Congressional visits, and media work
2:30 pm: Leave from church for White House protest against war on Iran organized by Codepink
6 pm: Community Dialogue
Thursday, January 9th:
9 am: Morning circle and all day action preparation, Congressional visits.
2:30: Leave church for Demonstration at Union Station. Later proceed to US Capitol for large anti-war coalition rally.
5 pm: Exhibition: Justice for Muslims Collective poster display Shattering Justice & Re-Making the Muslim Threat (at The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd NW WDC)
Friday January 10th:
8:00 am: Pre-hearing demonstration in front of Prettyman US Courthouse, 333 Constitution Ave., NW. **Leave church as a group at 7:30 am to head to courthouse.
9 am: Hearing (In re: Ammar Al-Baluchi) at Prettyman US Courthouse (333 Constitution Ave., NW, WDC).
Options after the hearing: Congressional visits or Fire Drill Friday demonstration
3:00 pm: Circle
7 pm: Until Justice, We Resist: An Evening of Music, Poetry and Political Comedy — Tom Neilson and Lynn Waldron (Folksingers); Gustavo Vargas and Cesar Mazat (Wayta); Frank Lopez (Peace Poets); Maha Hilal (Standup comedy) (in the First Trinity Lutheran Church sanctuary)
Saturday January 11th:
9 am: Morning circle and preparation for rally. James Yee will be with us for a discussion during the circle. Yee was the first Muslim chaplain, serving at Guantanamo, and author of For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire.
WAT members should arrive at Lafayette Park at 12:30 to be ready for rally
1:00 pm: Justice Now: Close Guantanamo & End Torture Rally (Lafayette Park, in front of the White House) See CCR’s Facebook page for event livestream. The rally will be followed by a procession to the Trump Hotel. Mock coffins representing the men who have died at Guantanamo will lead the procession.
5:00 pm: Break the Fast Together
Sunday January 12th:
9 am: Morning circle
10 am – 4 pm: Retreat (Debriefing, Planning and Enrichment led by WAT organizer Herb Geraghty of Rehumanize Intl)
Monday January 13th: The hostel space is available through Sunday night for those who want to stay over, and in the event of any arraignments on Monday morning