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Medea Benjamin is one of the leading peacemakers, peace activists, organizers and movement leaders in the nation, if not the world. She is the co-founder of the women-led peace organization, CODEPINK (visit www.codepink.org) and Global Exchange (visit www.globalexchange.org). She also founded the Peace In Ukraine Coalition; Unfreeze Afghanistan (which advocates for the returning the $7 billion of Afghan funds frozen in U.S. banks); and ACERE, the Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect.
Medea has been an advocate for peace and social justice full time for fifty years. New York Newsday describes her as “one of America’s most committed—and most effective—fights for human rights.” The Los Angeles Times calls her “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement.” She was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women around the world who work for peace.
Medea is the author of ten books, including: Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control; Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection; and Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Recently, she coauthored with Nicolas Davies, War In Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict. She has written extensively for Salon, Common Dreams, The Progressive, and The Hill.
Medea Benjamin will discuss the issues and challenges of peacemaking today, including the war on Ukraine; drone warfare; nuclear weapons; the U.S. military budget and economy; Afghanistan and Iraq; and latest strategies and plans for anti-war organizing. Please study www.codepink.org and bring your questions for Medea so together we can renew our work for disarmament and peace in this world of permanent war, that we might be who we are called to be: blessed peacemakers.
This session will last an hour and a half; Cost: $30. Scholarships are available.
You will be sent a zoom link for the event on the Wednesday before the event. Please be on the lookout for it!
You will receive a recording of the event two days after it, in case you were not able to attend the live program, or want to watch it again.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be honored after the zoom link is sent out. If you have any questions, please email Kassandra at: [email protected] See you then!