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Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin

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Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She serves on the CODEPINK Board of Directors and has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. Described as "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, 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 who do the essential work of peace worldwide. She received numerous prizes, including: the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Peace Prize by the US Peace Memorial, the Gandhi Peace Award, and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Award. She is a former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization.

In 2000, she was a Green Party candidate for the California Senate. During the 1990s, Medea focused her efforts on tackling the problem of unfair trade as promoted by the World Trade Organization. Widely credited as the woman who brought Nike to its knees and helped place the issue of sweatshops on the national agenda, Medea was a key player in the campaign that won a $20 million settlement from 27 US clothing retailers for the use of sweatshop labor in Saipan. She also pushed Starbucks and other companies to start carrying fair trade coffee.

Since the September 11, 2001 tragedy, Medea has been working to promote a U.S. foreign policy that would respect human rights and gain us allies instead of contributing to violence and undermining our international reputation. Medea has also been on the forefront of the anti-drone movement, publishing Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control in 2013. She organized the first-ever International Drone Summit, led delegations to Pakistan and Yemen to meet with drone strike victims, and directly questioned President Obama during his 2013 foreign policy address. The campaign against weaponized drones has helped reduce the number of civilian casualties and force the government to compensate the families of innocent victims. 

Medea’s work for justice in Israel/Palestine includes taking numerous delegations to Gaza, organizing the Gaza Freedom March in 2010, participating in the Freedom Flotillas and opposing the policies of the Israel lobby group AIPAC. In 2011 she was in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian uprising and in 2014 she was detained, beaten and deported by the Egyptian security forces. In 2012 she was part of a human rights delegation to Bahrain in support of democracy activists; she was tear-gassed, arrested and deported by the Bahraini government. In 2015 and 2018 she participated in Women Cross the DMZ, an international delegation of women calling for peace in Korea.

Her groundbreaking work on the negative consequences of the US-Saudi alliance include the 2016 book Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connectionand the 2016 International Summit on Saudi Arabia. Her latest book, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is part of a campaign to prevent a war with Iran and instead promote normal trade and diplomatic relations. 

Medea is the author of ten books.  Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Guardian, The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet, and The Hill. Medea can be reached at: [email protected] or @medeabenjamin.

If you'd like to book Medea Benjamin for an event, please contact Brienne at [email protected].

Shorter Version

Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. Described as "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, 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 who do the essential work of peace worldwide. 

She is the author of ten books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection. Her most recent book, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is part of a campaign to prevent a war with Iran and instead promote normal trade and diplomatic relations. 

Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Guardian, The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet and The Hill. Medea can be reached at: [email protected] or @medeabenjamin.

Downloadable tools and resources for event organizers!

Sample Talk Titles

  • Building the Global Movement Against Militarization
  • Citizen Activism: Challenging Global Militarism and Working for Peace
  • Working for Peace: From Drones to Diplomacy
  • Working for Peace in the Age of Drone Warfare
  • The Ethics of Drone Warfare
  • The Ethical Implication of Drones
  • Drones Overhead: What Do Domestic Drones Mean for the Future of Privacy?
  • Ground the Drones, End the Wars
  • Legality, Politics, and Ethics of Militarized Drones

Past Events

November 2014

November 6, Gainesville, FL: University of Florida talk, 6pm, speaking on international women and empowerment. SW 13th St, Gainsville, FL 32611.

November 7, Gainesville, FL: Demonstration outside drone manufacturer at 3 pm, details TBA.

6:00pm: Speaking at Wild Iris Bookstore about drones, 22 SE 5th Ave., Gainsville FL, 32601.

November 8, Houston, TX: Keynote speaker at the Peacemaker Awards Dinner organized by Houston Peace and Justice Center at 4pm. At Univ. of Houston Hilton Hotel (1600 Lamar, Houston TX, 77010).

October 2014

October 7, Philadelphia, PA: Brandywine Peace Committee speaking event, Engaging Faith Communities with the Anti-Drone Warfare Movement. Project Home 1515 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 191030

October 18-19, Mont Pelier, VT: Green Mountain Peace Summit, details TBA

October 20, Boston, MA: Harvard University, TBA

October 21, Boston: Wellesley College talk on Iraq and Syria, 7 pm.

October 22, Boston: Suffolk University talk on Iraq and Syria, 4:00pm. Address TBA

7:00pm: Friends Meeting House event sponsored by United for Justice with Peace. 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA, 02138

October 23, Boston: Brandeis University talk on Iraq and Syria. 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453

October 26-17, Dearborn, MI: Meta Peace Team keynote speaker and recipient of the Rachel Corrie Peace AwardTalk: Active Nonviolence- Growing from the Grassroots to the Global. 7258 Chase Rd., Dearborn, MI 481236

June 2014

June 18, Detroit MI: 221st General Assembly Peace Breakfast at the Cobo Conference Center (1 Washington Blvd, D) at 6:45 am. Tickets available until June 10th.

May 2014

May 2, Park Slope United Methodist Church at 410 6th Ave in Brooklyn NY at 7:30 pm

May 17, Philadelphia Drone Action on Market Street between 5th and 6th streets from 1-3. Medea will be speaking around 2pm at the action

April 2014

April 1, Northern Michigan University, in the Huron/Michigan rooms of the University Center at 7 pm

April 5, Rocky River, Ohio West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River. The event is from 10-5 and Medea's keynote is at 1:30 pm.

April 16, New Haven, CT Promoting Enduring Peace at UCC Church on the Green 270 Temple Street, New Haven at 7 pm. Medea will be speaking and receiving the Gandhi Award. RSVP here:

April 22-25, Costa Rica 

March 2014

March 16, Trinity Church in Princeton, NJ (33 Mercer Street) at 3 pm.

March 18, Virginia Tech, 7:15pm at 300 Whitmore Hall (1185 Perry St, Blacksburg, VA)

March 19, Radford University 7pm at McGuffey Hall room 203.

March 20, Northern Illinois University 7:15 pm at the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center

March 22, Ecumenical Advocacy Days DC National Meeting at 11am at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, VA

March 28th, Mount Holyoke, South Hadley MA, 7 pm at the Gamble Auditorium

March 31, Marquette, Michigan at the Community Room of the Peter White Library at 7 pm

February 2014

February 26, "Drones Overhead: What Do Domestic Drones Mean for the Future of Privacy?" Duke Law School, Room 3037, 12:15 pm. 210 Science Drive Durham, NC 27708. 

January 2014

January 28-31, South Carolina

January 31, Baltimore, Maryland TEDx Talk, 2:15 pm

December 2013

December 9-16, Germany

November 2013

November 15-16, CODEPINK 2013 Drone Summit, Killing by Remote Control. Register now:

November 22, "Killer Drones -- The Vehicle of Empire," SOA Watch Conference, Ft. Benning, Georgia.

October 2013

October 9, "The Ethical Implication of Drones," Plymouth State University Lecture Series: "What Happened to Ethics?" Plymouth, NH.

October 19, Gandhi-King Conference, 477 North Fifth Street, Memphis, TN

October 18, William Sloane Coffin Jr. Peacemaker Award Event, 557 Broadway, New York City, New York. Tickets for sale. Details:

6:00-7:00, Special cocktail hour with Medea

7:00-9:00, Award ceremony

September 2013

September 20-21, The Shalom Center for Continuing Education, Pleasant Hill, TN.

September 27, 6:30pm, Red Emma's and the Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD

September 28-29. Midwest Action Against Drones event. 9/28: March and rally beginning at 3pm at Millennium Park. 9/29 conference begins at 9:45am.

August 2013

August 3, 3-5pm, The Book Tavern, 936 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901

August 4, 3pm, Yemen talk with Jeb Boone, Headquarters Library (ground floor), 823 Telfair St., Augusta, GA 30901

August 6, 7pm, Spirit of St. Stephen's, 2201 First Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

August 7-11, Veterans for Peace Convention, Madison, WI

August 15, 4-6pm, General Atomics Protest with Veterans For Peace, 3550 General Atomics Court, San Diego, CA

August 16, 6:00pm, Church of the Brethren, La Verne, CA

August 26, 7pm, Carol Woods Auditorium, 50 Dairy Weaver Road, Chapel Hill, NC

August 27, 7pm, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC

August 28, 7:30pm, Quaker House of Fayetteville, 223 Hillsdale Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28301

August 29, 12:00pm, Unity Church of Charlotte, 401 E Arrowood, Charlotte NC

7pm, Malaprops Bookstore, 55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC

August 30, 1-3pm, Firestorm Cafe & Books, Asheville, NC
7:30-9pm, Common Light Meeting House, 137 Center Avenue, Black Mountain, NC

July 2013

July 9, 4:30-6pm, Common Grounds, Middleburg, VA

July 13, 2pm, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT

July 14, 5pm, Center Church on the Green, 250 Temple St., New Haven, CT

July 16, 6:30pm, Time and Space Limited (TSL), Hudson, NY

July 18, 7:30pm, Christian Community Church, 10 Green River Lane, Hillsdale, NY

July 19, 7-8:30pm, Berkshire South Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230

July 20, 10:30am, Troy Public Library, 100 2nd St., Troy, NY 12180

July 21, 12-1:30pm, Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties, NY
2:30-4pm, Gardiner Library, Gardiner, NY
7-9pm Wallkill River School of Art, Village of Montgomery, NY

July 22, 8:15-9:45pm, Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY

July 23, 7pm, Charwat Room at the Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

July 24, 7-9pm, Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY

July 25, 6-8pm, Albany Social Justice Center, 33 Central Avenue, Albany, NY

July 26, 7-9pm, Warwick Valley Community Center, 11 Hamilton Ave, Warwick, NY

July 27, 5pm, Cragsmoor Library, 355 Cragsmoor Road, Cragsmoor, NY

July 28, 4-5pm, Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 6 Church Street, New Paltz, NY
7pm, Elting Library Community Room, 93 Main Street, New Paltz, NY

July 29, 6pm, Mary House of Catholic Worker, 55 East Third Street, New York, NY

June 2013

June 1st,  Rally for Bradley Manning at Ft. Meade

June 8, 10-11:50am, "US Imperialism in the Age of Obama," Left Forum, Pace University, New York, NY. Register now!

June 9, 2-2:45pm, Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Festival, Chicago

June 9-20, US Peace Delegation to Yemen. Support the delegation here.

June 23, 7-9pm, Yemen Delegation Talk-Back, Busboys & Poets, 5th and K, Washington, DC

May 2013

May 1, 6-9pm, UNO Student Center, Omaha, Nebraska. $5 Suggested Donation.

May 2, 7:30pm, The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street, New York, NY 10014. Suggested Donation $15. RSVP [email protected]  or call/text (917) 860-1794

May 17, 7:00pm, Book Signing at Book Revue, 313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743.

May 22, 6:30-8:30pm, Poe Room of the Pratt Library Central Branch, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD.

April 2013

April 2, 4:30pm, Rutgers Law School- Newark Campus

April 8, 4:00-6:00pm, Hepner Hall 221, San Diego State University, CA

April 9, 6:00pm, Multipurpose Room (Student Services Center), UC San Diego, CA

April 10, 11:30am-2pm, Justice Luncheon, Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams, Los Angeles, CA 90018

April 15, Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, VT

April 16, 4-6pm, WORKSHOP: Legality, Politics, and Ethics of Militarized DRONES, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood, Remsen 1

April 17-24, London, UK

April 21, 11am, Afghanistan Day at Southbank Centre, London.

April 22, 6:30pm, Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE.

April 23, 6:30pm, Foyles Bookshop, Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RA,

April 25, Dallas, TX, protest George W. Bush Lie-Bury

April 26, 7pm, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd SE (just south of Central), Albuquerque, NM
FREE. Donations welcome.

April 27, 7pm, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, NM. Corner of Galisteo and Barcelona. Suggested donation $10, but no one will be turned away. Doors open 6:30pm for browsing tables & refreshments.

April 28, 7pm, Taos Community Auditorium (TCA), 145 Paseo del Norte, Taos, NM. Advanced tickets: $8 for youth 18 and under; $10 adults. Or at the door: $10 for youth and $15 for adults. Doors open at 6:15 for browsing tables. Contact Robin at 575-758-9791 or for advanced tickets.

April 29, 12-2pm, Las Vegas, NM. Lunch at United World College in Montezuma. 
7pm, New Mexico Highlands University, Leveo Sanchez Lecture Theatre, Donnelly Library

March 2013

March 16, 6:00pm-9:00 pm LEPOCO Peace Center Lehigh Valley, PA

March 19, 7:00pm, First Christian Church, 205 E. Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN

March 23, 9:00am-12:30pm, Trinity Washington University, O'Connor Auditorium (Main Hall), 125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017

February 2013

February 2, 4:00pm- Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA

February 12, Women's National Democratic Club, Washington, DC



January 11, Guantanamo: 11 Years Later 7:00amMarch to the gates of the Southern Command to confront U.S. Military Policy. 7:00pm- Panel Discussion at Barry University.

January 28, 7:00pmBlueprint for Accountability with Medea Benjamin at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street). New York City, New York.

 November 2012

 November 8, 6:00pm- Thomas Merton Center 40th Anniversary Peace and Justice Award being presented to Medea at the Sheraton Hotel at Station Square (300 West Station Square Drive). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

November 11, 9:00am- Die-in at Senator Feinstein's house (Vallejo & Lyon Streets in Pacific Heights). San Francisco, California.

11:00am- March across the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco, California.

1:30pm- Book tour talk at the San Francisco Public Library (100 Larkin Street, lower level). San Francisco, California.

7:00pm- talk with David Swanson at Olney Hall at College of Marin (835 College Ave). Kentfield, California.

November 12, 6:00pm- Pakistan Peace Delegation Report Back at the War Memorial Veterans Building (401 Van Ness Ave, 2nd Floor). San Francisco, California.

October 2012

October 3-11, Delegation to Pakistan

October 18-19,
 Ashland, Oregon. TBA.

September 2012

September 3-6, 2012, DNC in Charlotte, North Carolina.

September 8, 2012, 1:00pm, Peacenik Picnic, Nashville, Tennessee.

September 21-28, Pakistan.

September 30, 4:00pm, Green Festival, Washington, DC.

August 2012

August 1, 2012, 7:00 pm, Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ.

August 2, 2012, 3:30-5:30 pm, Joel Valdez Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue, Tuscon, AZ.

August 5, 2012, 2:00-4:00pm, Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont Street (NW Corner of 6th and Freemont), Las Vegas, Nevada.

August 8-10, 2012, Veterans for Peace National Conference. Miami, Florida.

August 22, 2012, 7:30pm, The Studio, 620 1st Ave., S St., St. Petersburg, Florida.

August 23, 2012, 4:00-6:00 pm, protest at Raytheon weapons manufacturer, 7887 Bryan Dairy Road (near the corner of Bryan Dairy and Belcher Rd.), Largo, Florida.

August 26, 2012, 5:00pm, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.

July 2012

July 1, 2012 (Sunday), 7:00 pm, Cozmic Pizza, 199 W 8th, Eugene, Oregon.

July 2-4, 2012, Occupy National Gathering, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

July 5, 2012 (Thursday)Ground the Drones, End the Wars - with Medea Benjamin and the Hancock Civil Resistors, Network of Religious Communities, 1272 Delaware, Ave., Buffalo, New York.

July 6, 2012 (Friday), Rochester, New York. 7:30-9:00 pm: St. Mary's Church, 15 St. Mary's Place, Rochester, New York.

July 7, 2012 (Saturday): Buffalo, New York
11:30 am: Press conference, Niagra Falls Air Reserve Station, Niagra Falls International Airport, 2035 Niagra Falls Blvd, Niagra Falls NY.

1:00-2:00 pm: Medea and the Common Good, with Occupy Buffalo, Women in Black, and more. Bidwell Park at Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY. \

3:00 pm: Bookstore event at Talking Leaves, 3158 Main Street, Buffalo, NY.

July 8, 2012 (Sunday), Ithaca, New York.

July 9, 2012 (Monday), Binghamton, New York. 
1:30 pm: Press conference with the mayor, City Hall, corner of Hawley and State Streets.

4:30-5:30 pm: Vigil at the Federal Building, corner of Henry and State Streets.

6:00 pm: Potluck dinner at the First Presbyterian Church, followed by talk and book signing, 42 Chenago Street.

July 11, 2012 (Wednesday), 6:30-7:30 pm, University of Southern Maine bookstore event, 35 Bedford St, Portland, Maine.

July 12, 2012 (Thursday), 7:00 pm, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine.

July 13, 2012 (Friday), Rockland, Maine
2:30-4:00 pm: The Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street, Camden, Maine.

7:00-9:00 pm: Midcoast Friends Meeting, 77 Belvedere Rado, Damariscotta, Maine.

July 14, 2012 (Saturday), Belfast, Maine. All events at Shrine Hall, 85 Northport Ave.
4:00 pm: Outdoor event with snacks, wine & music

4:30 pm: Inside talk with question and answer session, book signing

6:00 pm: Potluck dinner with music, theatrical performance after

July 22, 2012, 2:45 pm, 15th Annual Progressive Festival, Petaluma, CA.

July 23, 2012, 7:30 pm, Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA.

July 24, 2012, 6:00 pm, Red Vic Bed and Breakfast Peace Center, 1665 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA.

July 27, 2012, 12:00 pm, Kings Books, 218 Saint Helens Avenue, Tacoma, Washington.

7:00pm, Olympia Orcas Books, 509 4th Avenue East, Olympia, Washington.

July 28, 2012, Seattle, Washington.     
7:00-9:00 pm: Elliot Bay Books, 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, Washington.

July 29, 2012, 3:00pm, Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, Washington.

June 2012

June 5, 2012 (Tuesday), 7:00 pm-8:30 pm, Iqra Library, Dar Al Salam Masjid, 517 Weidman Road, Ballwin, Missouri.

June 6, 2012 (Wednesday), 7:00 pm, St. Louis Friends Meeting, 1001 Park Ave.  St. Louis, Missouri. Facebook event:

June 8, 2012 (Friday), 8:00 pm, Mother Fools Coffee House talk, 1101 Williamson St., Madison, Wisconsin.

June 9, 2012 (Saturday), 2:00 pm, Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative talk, 426 West Gilman Street, Madison, Wisconsin.

June 10, 2012 (Sunday), 11:00 am, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice event: Pancakes for Peace. Wilmar Community Center, 953 Jenifer St Madison, Wisconsin. More info:

June 14-17 Southern California 

June 15, 2012 (Friday)
, 4:30 pm, Community Forum at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320

June 16, 2012 (Saturday): Two events:

4:00 pm-6:00 pm, Fundraiser Tea with Jodie & Medea. More info on the CODEPINK website.

6:00pm-7:30 pm, Community gathering and conversation about drones with Bob Scheer at The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., Santa Monica, California 90405. More info on the CODEPINK website. 

June 17, 2012 (Sunday): 2:00 pm, Anaheim Unitarian Universalist Church. Orange County, California. Cosponsored by CODEPINK Orange County, Military Families Speak Out, and Orange County Peace Coalition.

June 18-27 Northern California

June 18, 2012 (Monday): 7:00 pm, Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd. Monterey, CA.

June 19, 2012 (Tuesday): Two Events 
Pre-Event Special Reception with Medea Benjamin
at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, California.
$10 in advance or at the door
RSVP by buying a ticket here. 

7:30 pm 
Drone Warfare Talk 
Hillside Club
Hosted by Laura Prives 
Event cosponsored by KPFA, Global Exchange, and CODEPINK 
Tickets are $12 in advance, visit, call 
(800) 838-3006, or visit the Global Exchange Stores, Modern Times Bookstore, and Pegasus Books, and select other bookstores  
For more info, email Ken.  

June 20, 2012 (Wednesday): Walnut Creek
7:00pm Walnut Creek Library: Oak View Room 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek

June 21, 2012 (Thursday): Sacramento 
6:30 pm doors open, 7:00 pm event begins
Sierra Arden UCC, 890 Morse Ave., Sacramento, CA
Light refreshments will be served 

June 22, 2012 (Friday): Corte Madera
5:30 pm 
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925

June 23, 2012 (Saturday): Berkeley
10:30-Noon: Special Brunch Fundraiser with CODEPINK Cofounders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans
Marsha Rosenbaum and Jodie Evans are hosting a late morning brunch in Pacific Heights for Medea Benjamin's visit to the Bay Area.  Join us for bagels, muffins, great conversation and a spectacular view of the bay.  ?
Reserve your place for $100 here.  
Donation includes a signed copy of Drone Warfare.
RSVP for the address. 

8 pm: Emotional Creature
Join CODEPINK and Eve Ensler, creator of the Vagina Monologues, for a special production of the play Emotional Creature at the Berkeley Repertory Theater
Reserve your tickets here.  

June 24, 2012 (Sunday): Fresno
1:00-2:00 pm: Demonstration and March to Oppose US Drone Warfare
Riverpark (Corner of El Paso & N. Blackstone)

2:30pm: Book event with Medea Benjamin
Pinedale Boys and Girls Club, 343 W. Minarets, Pinedale, CA 
Organized by Peace Fresno  

June 25, 2012 (Monday): San Jose
7:00 pm: St. Paul's Methodist Church, 405 South 10th St. (corner 10th and San Salvador)
Organized by San Jose CODEPINK and the San Jose Peace & Justice Center

June 26, 2012 (Tuesday): Sebastopol 
7:00 pm
Copperfields Books, 138 N. Main Street, Sebastopol

June 27, 2012 (Wednesday), 7:00 pm, Christ United Methodist Church, 1717 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa, California.

June 28 - July 1: Oregon 

June 28, 2012 (Thursday), 6:30 pm, The Riverside Church, 317 State St, Hood River, Oregon.

June 29, 2012 (Friday), 7:00 pm, Metanioa Peace House, 2116 Northeast 18th Avenue, Portland, Oregon (corner of NE Tillamook and 18th). Cosponsored by CODEPINK Portland, Occupy PDX, and Portland Veterans for Peace. 

June 30, 2012 (Saturday), 4:00-7:00 pm, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church dining hall at 330 SE 11th, Portland, Oregon 97212.

May  2012

May 2, 2012 (Wednesday), 1:00 pm, Global Policy Forum, Church Centre for the UN, 777 UN Plaza (1st Avenue/44th Street), 10th floor, New York City, New York

May 3, 2012 (Thursday), 7:00-9:00 pm, Jews for Justice Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, UWM Union Room 191, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., WI

May 4, 2012 (Friday), 7:00 pm, Random Row Books, 315 West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia

May 5, 2012 (Saturday), 7:00-9:00 pm, Monthly meeting of Defenders of Freedom, Justice and Equality, Richmond, Virginia 

May 6, 2012 (Sunday), 3:00 pm, Occupy Virginia Beach potluck lunch and talk; Great Neck Park, Shelter 3, 2513 Shorehaven Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia

May 14, 2012 (Monday), 7:00 pm, talk with Rafia Zakaria (Pakistani journalist & human rights activist); Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood, Chicago, IL

May 18, 2012 (Friday), 1:00-2:45 pm NATO-Free future Counter-Summit for Peace and Justice; People's Church, 941 W Lawrence, Chicago, Illinois.

May 17, 2012 (Thursday), 7:30 pm, Voices for Creative Nonviolent event: At a Global Crossroads: Turn Against War; Reba Place Church, 620 Madison Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. 

April 2012

April 14, 2012, Drone Forum with the Know Drones tour, Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY

April 19, 2012, Shelter Rock Forum at Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, Shelter Rock, NY

April 20, 2012, 27th Annual Peace, Justice, and Environment Conference. Episcopal Diocesan Center, 4 E University Parkway, Baltimore, MD

April 21, 2012, 7:00 pm, Syracuse Peace Council, South & Onondaga Valley Presbyterian Church, 275 W. Seneca Tpk., Syracuse, NY

April 22, 2012, 11:45-1pm: a Sunday forum hosted by the a Unitarian Church's Social Responsibility Committee; 5:00 pm- strategy exploration meeting at Occupy Albany headquarters, Albany, NY

April 26, 2012 (Thursday), 10:00 am, Press conference, National Press Club Building, Washington DC

April 27, 2012 (Friday), Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th Street, NW Washington, DC

April 28-29, 2012, CODEPINK Drone Summit, Washington DC