A HOLIDAY REMINDER FROM THE GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE
NO MORE WAR TOYS, NO MORE WARS An action-based reminder that our wonderful smart kids and grandkids need smart, not war-mongering, toys. After our first wildly successful endeavor in Times Square on December 4th, we decided to take our message to a Target in Brooklyn.
Jenny Heinz amassing despicable, child damaging war toys. “As we were leaving a police officer thanked us (for our beliefs/action or for leaving without resistance I know not)”
Caroline Chinlund adding to the collection. “We’re on a roll.”
Ann Shirazi adding the “Girl GI Joe” doll to the cart.Ann holds a Navy Seal doll. There seems to be no end to the supply of war-mongering toys.
Judy Lear with banner preparing to leave the Target toy department.Removing war toys from the toy floor. Barbara Harris and Edith Cresmer carrying the banner with Carol in the middle. Toys are on the cart escalator.Police escorting Lillian Pollak – followed by Mercy VanVlack – out of the store.Joan Pleune and Jenny are escorted out of Target.It took the police a while to get us out of the mall.Once outside we sang and gave out our “Smart Toys for Smart Kids” flyersBev Rice getting vocal.
“We brought our particular form of education, elucidation and illumination to holiday shoppers at the Atlantic Shopping Center.”
– Fran Sears
“Good work – worth the effort and will soon be cloned elsewhere.”
– Barbara Harris
“At the close of the event, a police officer told a few of us that we could not/would not be arrested for carrying or displaying banners in a store. Arrests can be made if/when people refuse to leave when ordered to do so by the police. So, we must and will, carry-on!!! Correct???”
– Phyllis Cunningham
RIGHT ON!! WE WILL DEFINITELY CARRY ON!! – Joan Pleune
“Let’s make 2010 a better year.” – Eva-Lee Baird
Photos by Phyllis Cunningham