Protest Caterpillar’s Award, Sept 14– CANCELED

THIS EVENT CANCELED BUT THERE IS ANOTHER PROTEST ON THE 15TH

Join us on Wednesday, Sept 14th at 5:30 PM, outside the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. to protest the awarding of the 2011 Henry C. Turner Prize for “Innovation in Construction Technology” to Caterpillar, Inc.

Caterpillar bulldozers have killed and injured unarmed Palestinians and international human rights observers, such as American Rachel Corrie, who was killed by a Caterpillar D9 bulldozer in 2003 in the Gaza Strip.

The Caterpillar name has become a worldwide symbol of destruction in Palestine – rather than one of innovative building and construction appropriate to the National Building Museum and the Henry C. Turner prize.

Please join our call for the National Building Museum and the Henry C. Turner Prize Jury to rescind the prize to Caterpillar and avoid sending a message that inadvertently congratulates involvement in human rights violations.

Caterpillar

Large caterpillar truck next to small vehicle.

Co-sponsored by:
Jewish Voice for Peace, The U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Code Pink, and the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace.

For more information about the Natl Building Museum’s award to Caterpillar see: http://rachelcorriefoundation.org/. Click on “Call to Action” to sign a petition to the museum and learn about more ways to protest the museum’s award to Caterpillar.

For more information about the 9/14 DC protest action check out the facebook page or contact: Jewish Voice for Peace DC Metro Chapter at jvpdcmetro@gmail.com

When: Wednesday, September 14th, 5:30pm – 7:30

Where: National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW,  Washington, DC;  Across from Judiciary Square Metro Station—take exit marked National Building Museum.

THIS EVENT CANCELLED BUT THERE IS ANOTHER PROTEST ON THE 15TH

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