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General instructions for participants in the Journals of Peace Vigil

About the Journals of Peace

Pamphlet announcing the Journals of Peace

Schedule of presenters and links to their reading

Washington Post article 11/22

Washington Post article 11/23

Beginning at 2:00 pm on Monday, Nov 21st, and continuing throughout the Vigil until noon on Tuesday, Nov. 22, we will be using the Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NE (see map) as your Registration Center.*
     You must come to the Mott House to register and pick up your “Readers Packet” before heading over to the Rotunda for your reading. Please plan to arrive at the Mott House at least one hour prior to your scheduled reading time. We are striving to make the Vigil as “seamless” as possible. Coffee will be available at the Mott House throughout the night. Readers and their guests are invited to use the House as a meeting place.

     Included with your “Reader’s Packet” will be name tags which we would like you to wear throughout the Vigil. These name tags must also be prominently displayed to gain admittance to the Commemorative Service at St. Matthew’s Cathedral scheduled for Tuesday at 1:00 pm. More information on the Service and directions to the Cathedral will be included in the packet.
     At this point we can assure seating in the Cathedral for all “Journal” participants. Seating for guests of participants will depend upon availability, although standing room in the Cathedral is plentiful.
     Because of the difficulty parking in the Capital area, we recommend using the Metro System if at all possible. It’s a short walk from the “Capital South” station (see map). To the north of the Capital, the “Union Station” stop is also within walking distance.
     Please let us know if you need accommodations while in Washington. Area RPCVs have agreed to housing overnight guests during the vigil.
     If you have any questions, problems or special needs please contact Mike McGirr at (202) 628-2721. Thanks again for your participation.

Michael McGirr (Sierra Leone 1977-80)
Journals of Peace Director

*Anyone scheduled to read prior to 2:30 pm on Monday, Nov. 21st must pick up their Reader’s Packet from a National Council staff person in the Rotunda itself. They will be available from 11:30 am on, and will be near the speaker’s podium. Again, please plan to come early.

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