Camp Casey Detroit

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Erika's night at Camp Casey

My best friend Jessie and I decided to take a trip this summer to Detroit and Windsor. We didn't know anything about Camp Casey Detroit, but looking back on it, it's almost as if we were meant to stay there. When we finally made it to Detroit all we wanted to do was get out of the car, walk around, and explore the city. We noticed Camp Casey and stopped. Immediately everyone was friendly and we were getting to know people. We were invited to come back later for pizza and to demonstrate with them.

A little later we walked around the city a bit more and decided we wanted to spend the night at the camp. We completely disagree with George Bush, his lies, and the war. How could we not be part of this demonstration?

The most surprising thing about our stay was how safe we felt and the trust everyone had with each other. Sleeping on the sidewalk wasn't as scary as we thought it would be. The trust everyone had was also amazing. Patricia gave us a ride back to our vehicle after knowing us less than an hour and Paul opened his home up to protestors for bathroom visits. People pulled together in such a way I don't know how to explain it.

I am very glad we found Camp Casey and I wish you all luck with continuing the camp until the 24th. Patricia said we would experience the real Detroit and I really think we did.



At 10:12 PM, Blogger Camp Casey Detroit Blog said...

Erika, I am SO happy to read your post and to hear that your night with us was a positive experience. We've been bringing you and Jessie into our conversations every day since we met you on Friday. You two women impressed us greatly with your willingness to stretch beyond anything you'd ever known and stay overnight with us on the sidewalks of Detroit.

We're still hoping to keep our camp going until September 23 when most of us will get on the buses and head for Washington, DC where we'll show the world what we think of Bush's war against the people of Iraq.

You will always be in our hearts as our sisters!



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