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Fly Kites Not Drones
March 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
At LaSalle Park (by Lake Erie, near the bandshell). On March 21, Nowruz – the biggest holiday of the year in Afghanistan, we will fly kites in solidarity with the peoples of Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Pakistan, Palestine, Algeria, and more who have suffered mightily under the constant threat of weaponized drones. (See also Kite-Making Workshop on March 16). Sponsored by the WNY Peace Center (Resist Militarism Taskforce) and Veterans for Peace Chapter 128.
Nowruz (Persian: نوروز Nowruz, [nouˈɾuːz]; literally “new day”) (also spelled Norooz and Norouz) is the name of the Iranian New Year’s Day, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by various ethno-linguistic groups.