Have Signs Will Vigil: CNY Reacts
by Rae Kramer
...rain nor sleet nor cold keeps the Peace Outreach team from doing the job.
Since soon after 9/11/01 a small hardy group of SPC folks has been a steady
presence in Syracuse. Moving to a different busy intersection each week, the
outreach team has stood vigil with messages of nonviolence and resistance to
war and occupation. As the war in Iraq grinds on more drivers respond with horn
beeps to the sign, "Honk for Peace." Shouted variations of "Get
a job commie" are also heard.
Was this weekly presence making an impact? What follows is a small unscientific sample of responses to the question, "What do you think about what these people are doing?" The question was asked of drivers waiting for a green light at two intersections: the corner of S. Salina and Colvin Streets, and the intersection of East Genesee St. and Erie Blvd. East.
- I think it's a good idea
- no comment
|Peace pitreacj stalwarts Ed Kinane and Ann TIffany "reach out" to rush hour motorists at the corner of Teall Ave. and Burnet Ave. Photo:Amy Jurista.|
Rae Kramer is a longtime member of the Peace Newsletter Editorial Committee
and a fun-loving troublemaker.