Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright: America's Pivot to Asia, Destabilizing the Region, Recent Travels

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Col. Wright speaks on her recent trip to Northeast Asia, Jeju Island, the Article 9 “NoWar” Japanese constitution conference and eight days on the PEACE BOAT traveling to South Korea, Taiwan, Shanghai and Nanjing, China

Ann Wright is a retired United States Army colonel and former U.S. State Department official who had spent 19 years in the military and 16 years indiplomatic service. She received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand people duringthe civil war in Sierra Leone. Known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War, Col. Wright resigned her diplomatic position in 2003 in protest of Bush’s pending attack on Iraq, U.S. led sanctions and military action destroying the country and the lives and livelihood of millions.

Wright was a passenger on the Challenger 1, which along with the Mavi Marmara, was part of the Gaza flotilla. She will be part of a global presencein Palestine's Gaza Strip for International Women’s Day 2014

Col. Wright has been engaged in drone resistance in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Gaza. In 2013, she spoke on U.S. foreign policy issues in Turkey, Egypt, Ireland, Belgium, China, Japan and Korea.

Ann Wright is just back from London where she gave an award to Chelsea Manning at Oxford and met with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Sponsored by: SF CODEPINK and Unitarian Universalists for Peace - San Francisco

Endorsed by: 14 Friends of Palestine, AFSC San Francisco, ANSWER-Act Now to Stop War and End Racism-Coalition, Asian Americans for Peace and Justice, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Courage to Resist, Ecumenical Peace Institute/CALC, Fukushima Response Bay Area, Global Exchange, Occupy SF Action Council, Peaceworkers, Veterans for Peace SF, Women for Genuine Security, World Can't Wait SF Bay and more.

WHEN
February 22, 2014 at 1pm - 4pm
WHERE
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
1187 Franklin Street @ Geary
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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CONTACT
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