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Celebration of Life for Linda M. Thurston

August 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Family, friends, comrades & colleagues will gather at Judson Memorial Church in New York City (and virtually) to honor our dear ancestor and formative Critical Resistance member, Linda Thurston.

Linda Marie Thurston passed away in May of 2021. Linda spent a lifetime forging connections among people, organizations and communities in the movements for abolition, liberation and peace & justice. She is deeply missed. Over a year since her home-going and in the month of her 64th birthday, Linda’s family and community at War Resisters League and Critical Resistance invite you to A Celebration of Linda’s Life.

You can learn more about Linda’s formative contributions to Critical Resistance here.

We will gather at Judson Memorial Church in New York City on Saturday, August 20, 2022 for an afternoon of reflection to remember and honor her life’s work. The program begins at 2:30 and will be live streamed and recorded, for those who cannot attend in person (video to watch is below). The day will include reflections from Linda’s family and friends, readings from Linda’s writings, recordings of Linda speaking, music and spoken word performance, mementos and books, and a sacred space for Linda’s altar. Food and beverages will be available after the program.


Event Details:

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, New York, NY
Saturday, August 20th, 2-5pm EST

Judson Memorial Church COVID protocol asks that people wear KN95 or 94 masks. We will have masks at the door for those who do not have this kind.


Please make sure to RSVP whether you plan to attend in-person.

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August 20, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Critical Resistance


Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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