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2018 Fast for Justice Schedule

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Subject to change as the week progresses)
January 7 – 14, 2018

For further information or to RSVP, please email

Sunday the 7th:
3 pm: arrive settle in*, supper on your own
8 pm: gather for evening circle (orientation, connecting, planning)

Monday the 8th we begin our fast**:
7 am: vigil at the Pentagon
9 am: share a simple final meal and begin the fast
10 am: opening circle (orientation, connecting, begin planning the week)
Team meetings, more people arriving, planning and preparing
7:00 pm Circle

Tuesday the 9th:
9 am: morning circle, followed by team meetings for planning and preparing actions
6:30 pm: Kramer Books (Speaker: Mark Fallon, who wrote Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon, and US Government Conspired to Torture)

Wednesday the 10th:
9 am: morning circle, followed by more team meetings
2:30 pm: Meet at the church to leave for grieving procession/ritual
6 pm:  Event at Impact Hub (Book launch of There Is a Man Under That Hood, spoken word by Peace Poets, and much more)

Thursday the 11th:
9 am: morning circle and prep for the day
11:30 am White House rally with coalition partners, followed by an action
Other events for those interested:
9:30 am live-stream CCR press conference, announcing a significant new filing challenging Guantanamo under Trump
2:30 – 4:00 pm, Guantanamo Under Trump, at New America, 740 15th St., N.S., Suite 900, Washington, DC

Friday the 12th:
9 am: morning circle
Morning: possible participation in NCNR action
3 pm: No Foreign Military Bases demonstration in Baltimore
Evening: options include opening session of No Bases Conference and opening night of movie The Post

Saturday the 13th we end our fast:
10 am to 5 pm: retreat at First Trinity (to examine our capacity and explore how we move forward in these times
6 pm: evening meal to break the fast together and celebrate our community

Sunday the 14th:
9 am: breakfast, followed by circle and closing ceremony
noon: depart for home

*First Trinity Lutheran Church hostel, Washington, DC

**The Fast:  Our “fast for justice”  is a liquids-only fast.  Participants may adopt their own definition of liquids.  Juices, teas, supplements, and coffee will be made available to participants.  Those who choose not to fast may obtain meals on their own.

Our Fasting Tips document:
Fasting Tips

Witness Against Torture’s Community Values Statement:
WAT Community Values


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