Iraq War Anniversary events in Carbondale, Illinois

Members of the Southern Illinois community will gather at noon on Saturday, March 20th at the Town Square Pavillion in Carbondale for a vigil, march, and picket calling for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

March 20th marks the 7th anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The day's events include:

  • 12:00 p.m. Vigil in Town Square (corner of E. Main and N. Illinois)
  • 1:00 p.m. March from Town Square to Military Recruitment Center
  • 1:30 p.m. Picket and open mic at Military Recruitment Center (809 S. Illinois)

Thousands of American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghani civilians have been killed, and hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent, because of wars that are not supported by a majority of Americans. Event organizers are calling for an end to both wars and a shift in government funding priorities from wars and occupations to education and job creation.

Event organizers are stressing four key mottos:

  • Money for Jobs and Education Not for War
  • End the Occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Recruiters Off Campus
  • Bring the Troops Home Now

This event is sponsored by International Socialist Organization / SIU Socialists (SIUC), The Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois, and Students for Peace and Democracy (SIUC). Information about this event is also available on Facebook: