More than a dozen women got naked Mother’s Day morning and laid on a
hill in Himmel Park to promote peace.
does that work?
the women were from Code Pink, a grassroots peace and social justice
movement with the goal of ending the current wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan as well as deterring future conflicts. And where does the
nudity fit in?
peace is better than naked aggression,” participant Jhan Kold said in a
a funny thing when a society allows members to be without food, homes,
adequate medical care, but not their clothes. We are celebrating life
and offering a potent symbol as an alternative to war. Make love, make
art, make gardens…not war!”
Perhaps appropriately, Hippie Hill was the location for the
demonstration, which began at 6 a.m. at the park, on North Tucson
Boulevard just south of Speedway.
“Fourteen women formed the peace sign, one woman photographed it, three
men took up perimeter guard duty to fend off unwelcome interest, and
two more women showed up late and missed the event,” said Mary DeCamp,
one of the original founders of Code Pink Tucson.
lack of dignified jobs in the private sector allows military recruiters
to lure our children into training that’s intended to put them at risk
and to injure others. No mother should stand for such exploitation and
endangerment of the most valuable of her resources.
Raytheon and Davis-Monthan do every day offends me more deeply than a
bunch of ladies disrobing in the early morning light on Mother’s Day to
call attention to the need for a better path,” DeCamp said.