Monday, January 11, 2010
Natasha, Lisa of Code Pink and I are planning a draw-in at the State House in Augusta at some point during this 90 Day Campaign to bring our war dollars home. I was involved in a nation-wide draw-in that occurred in the early days of the Iraq war as a protest against the looting of the Iraq National Museum. The way it worked was that on one particular day artists all over the world went into museums that contained artifacts from ancient Iraq, sat down and did drawings of the artifacts. I organized one for the museum at Bowdoin College. It was a great way to get people's attention while being creative and enjoying some time drawing. Apparently there is an ongoing effort to recover stolen items from the museum and you can click on this link to learn more about that:
The Baghdad Museum Project My thought for our anti-war spending draw-in would be to bring only pink pastels, crayons or pencils to show solidarity with Code Pink! If you are interested in being a part of our draw-in let us know, it would really help to know how many of us there will be. Of course when we finalize the details, they will get posted here.