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12-12-05 Last day to save STANLEY "TOOKIE" WILLIAMS

an email from the SFZC outreach office

Dear San Francisco Zen Center friends,

San Francisco Zen Center is joining in a collaborative effort with Buddhist Peace Fellowship to bring the following to your attention.


Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and nonviolence activist is scheduled to die Dec. 13, 2005, if clemency is not granted.

All who wish to do so are invited to join us to sit together in




DECEMBER 12, 2005

7:30 PM

The execution is scheduled for 12:01 a.m., December 13.

The vigil is on the evening of December 12 right before the execution.

We will be joining with many others to provide silent witness at the gates of San Quentin.

Everyone is invited to join us by 7:30 p.m. for rideshare from San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street (at Laguna Street) to the East Gate of San Quentin.

For more information on rideshare posting information--offering or needing a ride, please visit this site:

You may also contact Lee Lipp: 415.864.4828, Michael Callahan: 510-655-6160 x307,

Some tips you probably already know: dress warmly and bring a chair/sitting cushion, drop cloths to ward off dampness, maybe a blanket, flashlight, something to eat/drink, whatever will help you be there as a witness.

If you are inclined to contact the Governor: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Phone: 916-445-2841 Fax: 916-445-4633

Please be sure to include your name and address when you communicate with the Governor's Office.

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