A Call for SOA Watch Peacemaker Volunteers for 2011 Print

This year we welcome twenty-five committed people to serve as peacemakers for our November vigil at the gates of Ft. Benning. Peacemakers are needed during Saturday’s nonviolent actions and to help guide the Sunday vigil procession. We encourage participating groups to nominate someone from your delegation to serve as a peacemaker during the rally and vigil.

PeacemakersPeacemaker responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining by their own demeanor, a nonviolent presence among the participants.
  • Establishing a mode of conduct that is purposeful, positive, and instrumental in contributing to the general spirit of the vigil and action.
  • Helping apply de-escalation strategies in the event of a potentially violent situation.
  • Offering help with communication in the event of a medical emergency.
  • Assisting as "guides" for the Sunday Solemn Procession

SOA Watch Peacemaker requirements:

1) Participated in at least one prior SOA Watch weekend at Ft. Benning, Georgia, thus knowing the logistics of the vigil event
2) Nonviolence training prior to the November vigil
3) Must be present at Peacemaker training at the vigil weekend. Place and time TBD

This year committed Peacemakers are needed more than ever.  If you meet the requirements and can fulfill the responsibilities, please consider serving as a peacemaker this November. Send your name, e-mail, phone number(s), mailing address and a brief explanation of your interest to Kathleen Desautels at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Liz Deligio at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .