The White House Peace Vigil against nuclear weapons has been maintained around the clock since 1981 with only a few interruptions. The anti-war protest display must be continuously attended or it will be dismantled and removed by police. Who keeps the vigil going after all these years?
Protesters– a common scene in Washington, D.C.
The longest running peace vigil in U.S. history. Connie and her fellow protesters been in front of the White House since 1981.
Concepcion Piccitto (77), a Spanish American lady who has spent her life protesting war.
After the death of friend and colleague, William Thomas in 2009, Concepcion Piccitto vowed to complete what they started together.
Connie lives alone with only her cat, Bobbi, for company.
Connie doesn’t rest from her mission, even at home. She’s about to publish her second book.
Connie’s personal life hasn’t been peaceful. She hasn’t seen or heard from her daughter Olga since she was taken by her ex-husband 30 years ago.
Always on the side of peace, Connie protests Israel’s access to nuclear weapons.
Other protesters cover for Connie when she leaves at the end of her shift.