Official Counter-Inaugural Events

Wednesday. Jan. 18: 5-8 p.m. Counter-Inaugural Banquet (soup kitchen) outside Union Station, where the $1500-a-plate official banquet will be held. All are welcome to dinner. There will be entertainment from "Flowering Tree" (a women's theater group), and "No Neck Monsters Theater," which will perform selections from "D.C. Sanctuary," their recent hit play about the homeless. Singers Luci Murphy, Rudy Arredondo, Lisa Walker and others will also perform.

Thursday. Jan. 19: The Coalition plans to leaflet at the following events: Salute to Barbara Bush (Kennedy Center,11a.m.), American Presidential Pageant (Constitution Hall, 2 p.m), Vice Presidential Reception (National Museum of American History, 2 p.m.), Inaugural Gala (Convention Center, 8 p.m.)

7:30pm "No HONEYMOON" Benefit Concert for the Christic Institute;featuring David Crosby and Graham Nash. Warner Theater, 513 13th St., NW. Tickets $25. For more information call 797-8106.

Friday. Jan. 20: 10:00-12:30 Church of the Reformation, 2nd and E. Capitol St. Gather with friends to pick up materials for the day. Leaflets, placards, and banners for the parade route will be available there.

1:30 p.m. Inauaural Parade from the Capitol to the White House (along Pennsylvania Avenue).

1:00-4:00 p.m. Materials can also be picked up and returned at New York Ave. Presbyterian Church, 13th and N.Y. Ave. NW. We ask for people to reconvene there around 3:00 to join in food and telling of the days activities.

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Counter-Inaragural Ball (location to be announced, costumes optional), following leafletting at the official Inaugural Balls (they will be in 9 locations, costing $175 per person, except the "Young American Ball" at the D.C. National Guard Armory, which is only $30). Open mike from 9-10 p.m., then tapes to dance the night away! $5.00 (admission includes 1 free drink).

Saturday. Jan. 21: 1:00 p.m. Counter-Inaugural Forum--Toward a People's Agenda. All Souls Church, 15th & Harvard Sts., NW. (admission free) panel discussion with moderator Angela Sanbrano, Executive Director, CISPES; Daniel Sheehan, General Counsel, Christic Institute; Josephine Butler, Chair, DC Statehood Party; former CIA analyst David MacMichael; Sherry ODell, VicePresident, National Organization for Women; Sue Hyde, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Join us afterwards for an early dinner. Literature tables will aiso be set up.

Leafletting will also occur at these events: "White House Amenican Welcome" (open to the public, 11 a.m.), "George to George--200 Years, A Children's Inaugural Festival" (Constitution Hall, 2 p.m.), "An American Tribute to Democracy" (Constitution Hall, 8 p.m.) and "Celebration for Young Americans" (ConvenCion Center, 8 p.m.)

Sunday, Jan. 22: 10:30a.m. Interfaith Circle outside the National Cathedral (site of the "official" worship service).

Related Event:

Feb. 3 - 10: Washington Premiere of "COVER UP: Behind the Iran Contra Affair," a startling new film exposing George Bush's role in the Iran-Contra Scandal. Benefit showing on Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Key Theater, 1222 Wisconsin Ave. $25 (includes reception following film and panel discussion).

For More Information, call 234-2000

Endorsers (List in formation): Baltimore Greens - Bethesda Coop - Blacks Against Nukes - Christic Institute - D.C. Chapter and National, Commitlee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador - Committee for Nuclear Disarmament and Self-Determination in Korea - Crystal Foundation for Peace - DC, Maryland, and No. VA Democratic Socialists of America - DC Student Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism - Dorothy Day Catholic Worker - DC Fellowship of Reconciliation - Florida Avenue Woman's Shelter Flowering Tree - Food Not Bombs - Gray Panthers, Local and National - Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee - Homeless Advisory Council - Human Rights Campaign Fund - Justice For Janitors - Maryland University Food Coop - Men Against Rape - National Coalition for the Homeless - National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - DC Chapter, National Lawyers Guild - National Mobilization for Survival - National Organizalion For Changing Men - National Pledge of Resistance - Nicaragua Network - Northem Virginia SANE-Freeze - Nuclear Free America - Olive Branch Catholic Worker - OUT! - Peace Park Anti-Nuclear Vigil - People's anti-war Mobilzation - Potomac Valley Greens - Prince George's County Peace and Justice Cauacus - Quixote Center - SANE-Freeze Canvass - School Without Walls - Socialist Party, USA - Southern Maryland Peace Action - Southern Prince George's Peace Action - DC Statehood Party - Takoma Park Peace Task Force - United Farm Workers - Veteran Peace Convoy - Washington Area Coalition to Stop the U.S. War in Central America - Washington Area Labor Commitlee on Central America and the Caribbean - Washington Area Nicaragua Information Committee - Washington Area Pledge of Resistance - Washington Area War Resisters League - Washington Ethical Society Peace Committee - Washington Peace Center - Women Strike for Peace - Women's Community Bakery.

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