Book: Turning Our Grief Into Action for Peace

September 11th Families: Turning Our Grief Into Action for Peace

September 11th Families: Turning Our Grief Into Action for Peace

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: Turning Our Grief into Action for Peace” tells the story of how we came together to form the group, and how we have struggled to keep our losses from being used as a justification for further violence and terror. Written by David Potorti, along with original essays from members of the group including Ryan Amundson, Myrna Bethke, Derrill Bodley, Kelly Campbell, Colleen Kelly, Rita Lasar, Kristina Olsen, Andrew Rice, and Terry Rockefeller.

This soft cover book is 250 pages and retails for $14.95 with a percentage of the proceeds supporting the work of Peaceful Tomorrows. An autographed version of the book is available for an additional donation and is available by clicking here. It’s published by RDV Books/Akashic Books and is available through local bookstores or online through Akashic Books, BookSense, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s, or other book outlets. It’s available to the trade through Consortium Book Sales & Distribution and other major wholesalers. ISBN 0-9719206-4-8.

Our work has also been recognized internationally! The Peaceful Tomorrows book has been published in Japanese and Italian. In March, 2005, it will be released in Spanish.

Peaceful Tomorrows depends on your support to continue our work. Please ask your local book dealer for September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: Turning our Grief into Action for Peace.”

SELECTED QUOTES about “September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: Turning our Grief into Action for Peace”:

“I have so much admiration for Peaceful Tomorrows- people of courage and conviction. This book is a powerful reminder that the cycle of violence and retaliation can and must be broken.”- Michael Moore

“Peaceful Tomorrows should give us hope in a hopeless time, and their courage in a fearful time should give us bravery.”- Grace Paley, poet and author

“No one can speak with a more powerful voice or with more authority on the need for peace and justice in our society than Peaceful Tomorrows.”- U.S. Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich

“Voices of great courage, healing, and wisdom… A beautiful and important book.” – Ron Kovic, author of Born on the Fourth of July

“A clear-eyed view of the path toward true security… Their tears have not blinded them to the interdependence of all humanity; nor have unfolding scenes of destruction and revenge obscured their vision of peace.” – Dr. Bob Edgar, General Secretary, National Council of Churches

“The members of Peaceful Tomorrows have truly honored the memories of their loved ones by exploring ways to promote peace, rather than advance war.” – U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee

“Moving stories, inspiring stories… They remind us that violence need not
rule our minds, our lives, that a different way of thinking is possible.”
– Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

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September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows is a project of Tides Center.

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