GRANNIES FOR PEACE MAKE TEA NOT WAR!
Grannies for Peace -Make Tea…Not War’ picnic is to be held this Sunday 20th November.
From 1.00pm-2.00pm at The Cloud, Queen’s Wharf, Auckland Waterfront, while the NZ Navy’s 75th birthday open day is taking place.
We will be assembling in the seated picnic area outside the Ferry terminal next to the Pou (Maori totem poles).
A real Granny? A pretend Granny? A Tranny Granny, Granny’s little helper or a bearded Granny?
Grannies and friends will be dressed up in pink and flowery Granny -type finery to send a colourful, peaceful message to the Government that we don’t want foreign warships visiting our peaceful waters, or Arms Fairs in our lovely City of Peace!
Grannies will be joined for a sing song of our favourite peace songs led by the ‘Ukes Not Nukes” band at 1.30pm.
Prize for the best dressed granny – A month’s supply of Metamucil!
Grannies are the nurturers, the protectors of children and life.
Grannies are the women who stayed behind during the war and kept the home-fires burning and picked up the pieces after.
They know the harsh realities of war.
Our Grannies are also the ones who fought hard for a nuclear free New Zealand.
New Zealand is proud of its absolutely peaceful stance that has inspired the whole world, and because of this we have no enemies
Let’s keep it like that.
Let’s promote a peaceful future for NZ!
This week the NZ government has committed $20 million more to military spending.
Meanwhile poverty and homelessness are increasing.
Aligning with war-loving nuclear nations compromises us and makes us a target.
We can’t work towards peace and war at the same time.
And there is more than one way to resolve conflict.
Let’s work towards peace. Teach our children communication rather than conflict. Offer them fun, not guns.
Get with the programme! Get Grannies for Peace on the job!
Forge Swords into Ploughshares and Guns into Zimmer frames!
Grannies for Peace is proudly supported by:
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, (WILPF)
Auckland Peace Action
The Peace Foundation