Saturday, July 4, 2009

Women in Black Vigil, Melbourne, Australia, July

Our July Women in Black vigil in a city street teeming with life and social concerns; speaking next to us, sharing the old Post Office's steps, was a rally by Honduras Australians against the military coup and as always we share the space with a Palestinian group staffing a literature table. Our names--Alex, Geraldine, Karen, Marg, Denise, Sandra, Hellen, Joan and we welcomed back an original Women in Black participant from the vigils in the late 1980s, Diane.
The cracks in the wall are getting bigger every day--but not quick enough to relieve the day to day suffering of the people of Gaza. In their name, we stand as Jewish women to say we see, we hear, we know.