On the road from Baghdad Airport one year ago yesterday, Marla Ruzicka and her colleague Faiz Ali Salim were killed by a suicide bomber while advocating on behalf of victims of war. Today we reflect on their powerful voices for compassion and remember all civilians killed or injured in conflict.
To mark this anniversary, we are launching a new website as well as a week-long advocacy campaign to raise awareness about the human cost of war.
CIVIC continues to be a voice for civilians caught in the crossfire and we need your help. Starting today and continuing for four days, you will receive emails announcing the ‘daily action.’ Each action is created to inform, energize and expand support for this critical issue.
Please help us make this week a success by participating in whatever way makes sense to you and helping us spread the word.
Click here to find or host an event in your area.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support of CIVIC.
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Marla Ruzicka (1976-2005)
This is a BlogSpot I Found Dedicated To Marla
CIVIC “I Care”
As the violence continues in Iraq and Afghanistan, ordinary men, women, and children are caught in the crossfire.
CIVIC is launching a week of advocacy including a photo campaign. By participating you are sending a message to victims of war and to our leaders that you care about the human cost of conflict.
It’s simple: Write ‘I Care’ on a white piece of paper with black marker and have a friend snap a photo of you. We will post your photo along with hundreds of others. Together they will form a powerful visual of community and hope.
This photo campaign is not about being for or against the war in Iraq. It is a campaign of compassion. We believe that civilian casualties are the most tragic consequence of war. And each injury, destroyed home, and death should be given the weight it deserves.
Click here to upload your photo and add your voice to those around the world saying “I care.”
Thank you for your continued support,
p.s.Visit our new website and invite your friends and family to participate in our “Week of Action”