Monday, May 7, 2007

Happy Mothers Day- a day with roots in the Anti-War movement

Please help Salee get the medical treatment she needs and to send her back to Iraq to her mother.


Huda Shaka` said...

whoa...I had no idea. Is that mother's day in the US is celebrated on a different day than the rest of the world?
Thanks Affad...inspiring video.

Zahra Billoo said...

The producer/director said:
Dear activists, colleagues and friends,
Chocolate or flowers? What kind of flowers? Maybe a plant...

In the past, these have been the most profound questions for many of us around Mother's Day. And now, thanks to some wonderful friends, our eyes have been opened. The original Mother's Day was not conceived to sell us stuff we don't need, it was a day started by mothers to bring warfare to an end!
Julia Ward Howe, the author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, wrote the original Mother's Day Proclamation in 1870 calling upon the women of the world to unite for peace. She had just witnessed the carnage of the American Civil War and the start of the Franco-Prussian War.

In honor and respect for the real Mother's Day we bring you a 21st century reading of the proclamation with Vanessa Williams, Felicity Huffman, Christine Lahti, Alfre Woodward, Fatma Saleh, Ashraf Salimian, and Gloria Steinem.

Mother's Day is this Sunday. To honor the real meaning of the day, and your mother, please make a contribution in her name to NO MORE VICTIMS, an amazing group that brings Iraqi children to the U.S. where they receive free medical care from volunteer doctors.
They found Salee, a ten-year-old Iraqi girl. Last November, she lost her brother and both her legs just outside her home in Hasswa. Give your mother a gift by donating to help bring Salee to Shriner's Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina to receive 6 months of surgery and prosthetics services.

Let's celebrate our mothers and help a child.
Robert Greenwald
and the Brave New Foundation team