Peaceful Tomorrows’ fourth anniversary in Los Angeles

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9/11 Families Visit U.S. Bank Building, Alleged Target Of Al Qaeda Attack
Group Announces Plan to Create Global Network of Victims Of Terrorism And War

LOS ANGELES–Traveling to Los Angeles from New York, Boston and other parts of the nation, members from September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization composed of family members of those killed on September 11, 2001, will stand before the U.S. Bank Building recently identified as the target of a failed terrorist attack in 2002. This lauded organization will bear witness to the human cost of terrorism and renew its call for international cooperation, foreign policies based on principles of democracy and human rights, and dialogue around the underlying causes of terrorism as means of combating continuing threats of violence against the United States.

The press conference will take place on the occasion of the group’s fourth anniversary. They will announce plans to create a global network of victims of terrorism and war, a process which will culminate in a New York area gathering of 30 international representatives in the days leading up to September 11, 2006.

Since its founding, members of Peaceful Tomorrows have made more than 400 speaking events in 28 states and 14 foreign countries, where they have made contact with a host of other civilian victims of terrorism and war, including families in Afghanistan and Iraq; victims of the cycles of violence in Israel and Palestine; family members of victims of the nightclub bombing in Bali and the train bombings in Madrid; family members of those killed in Oklahoma City; survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; those who survived the bombing of Guernica, Spain and Dresden, Germany; those affected by terrorism in Kenya, Cambodia, Chechnya, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Guatemala and elsewhere.

Peaceful Tomorrows
will co-sponsor several events during the week with the Los Angeles chapter of the Nobel Peace Prize winning organization, Physicians for Social Responsibility. Peaceful Tomorrows has been nominated for the 2003 and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize.

Event:         September 11th Families at U.S. Bank Building in Los Angeles

Who:         September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows (

Date/Time:     Tuesday, February 14th, 2006; 1:00 p.m.

Location:        Los Angeles Central Library (Fifth and Flower)
                        – in the park at the main entrance
                        – facing Flower Street
                        – across the street from the U.S. Bank Tower

Information:     Nabil Ashour (917) 204-6232), David Potorti (919) 608-7322

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 January 23, 2006

Members of Peaceful Tomorrows will be in Los Angeles, California during the week of September 12-17 for a series of events commemorating our fourth anniversary as a group! It was on February 14, 2002, that a handful of founding members gathered at the UN Church Center in New York City to announce their intention to form an organization of 9/11 family members seeking to turn their grief into action for peace. Since that time, a core group of 200 family members directly affected by loss on September 11th have joined our group, and 4,000 supporters have joined our mailing list. Our family members live in 31 states and seven foreign countries.

In Los Angeles, please join Barry Amundson (Oregon), Anthony Aversano (New York), Loretta Filipov (Massachusetts), Talat Hamdani (New York), Colleen Kelly (New York), Andrea LeBlanc (New Hampshire), David Potorti (North Carolina), Terry Rockefeller (Massachusetts), and Adele Welty (New York) for events including:

Vigiling with Veterans for Peace at "Arlington West" cross display
February 12, 2006
Santa Monica Beach

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