[sixties-l] Dave Dellinger

From: RozNews@aol.com
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 07:59:26 EDT

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    Friends, im sending you a press release and Im also asking if anyone can send
    a check made out to dave to help him with his living expenses and help him
    with early stages of Alzhimers. If you can help please send a check made
    out to Dave Dellinger and send it to my address.
     Thanks, Roz Payne
     POBox 164 Richmond Vermont 05477
    If you would like to send Dave a message you can email them to me and they
    will be given to Dave.

    Honoring Dave Dellinger

    For more than half a century, Dave Dellinger has been a nonviolent warrior
    for peace and social justice. From his refusal to register for the draft at
    the outbreak of World War II, through the repressive 1950s and tumultuous
    60s, and onward until today, Dave has enlivened progressive movements with
    his indomitable spirit and genius for using protest as a way to express love
    -- even for his most intractable opponents.

    On October 20, Dave's inspiring life and continuing work will be honored at a
    gala celebration at Memorial Auditorium Annex in Burlington. Organized by
    friends and political comrades, the festivities will include a dinner and
    program of music, presentation on Dave's career, and testimonials by many of
    those who have struggled with him and his partner Elizabeth Peterson over the
    years. The event begins at 6 p.m.

    The host committee for the Saturday gala includes historian Howard Zinn,
    Chicago 8 co-defendants such as Tom Hayden and John Froines, Grace Paley, Bob
    Nichols, Jay Craven, Robin Lloyd, Greg Guma, and Doreen Kraft. On the
    following morning, a related discussion on politics, history and film will be
    held during the Vermont International Film Festival, a sponsor of the
    celebration. Moderated by Craven, the invited panelists include Hayden, Zinn,
    and film expert Peter Biskend, among others.

    The weekend festivities are also sponsored by Toward Freedom, a progressive
    world affairs magazine, whose board of directors Dave has co-chaired for the
    past 15 years. TF is currently celebrating 50 years of continuous
    publication, and, in conjunction with ongoing work by Dave and Elizabeth, has
    just launched a new prison rights project.

    Beyond honoring Dave and Elizabeth, a major goal of celebration is to create
    a retirement/project fund for them. Among other things, it will help to
    provide them with necessary personal assistance and support their visits with
    prisoners. More details on the fund and related projects will be available
    during the weekend.

    To reserve a seat or make a contribution to the Dellinger Fund, make checks
    payable to Toward Freedom, and write "Dellinger Celebration Fund" in the memo
    line. Seating for the dinner and program costs $25 per ticket. For the
    program only, the price is $10 per ticket. Due to limited seating, early
    reservations are recommended. Write to Dellinger Celebration, c/o Robin
    Lloyd, 300 Maple St., Burlington, VT 05401, or call (802) 862-4929 for
    further information.

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