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
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