Monday, May 11, 2009

The Peacemobile (and bicycle entourage) roll with "war is not green" message in Houston Art Car Parade

This Mother's Day weekend, I had the good fortune to be part of the fabulous Art Car Parade in Houston. Our CodePink Austin group entered our Peacemobile in the parade, and we accompanied the car as a bevy of bicyclists. We decorated the bicycles and ourselves on the theme of "War is not healthy for children and other living things."
The parade is a huge event, drawing thousands to the streets to see the remarkable creations these art car artists have made. The parade had over 250 entries, and we were number 200. The crowd was largely positive about our peace and "war is not green" message, and, in fact, a number of cars had peace signs incorporated into their artwork. The CodePink Houston group had a great entry with the "make out, not war" message, and their car won second place in the "political statement" category.
Photos by makingpeace, Heidi Turpin and the two photos of us on the move are from flickr photo sharing

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