On Thursday, November 18th, United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) and CODEPINK hosted a webinar "The Costs of War at Home" highlighting UFPJ member groups’ and allies’ work to raise awareness of the impacts of war industries in communities around the U.S. The webinar will include approaches ranging from focusing on particular armament companies to the use of local resolutions to educate publics about endless funding for the military while the frontline services provided by local government are short-changed. The webinar will also cover how working with national networks can leverage the power of local activism, connecting with broader social justice movements, and the imperative of bringing a new generation of peacemakers into the work.
The keynote speaker was Rev. Liz Theoharis, National Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Other presenters include:
Carley Towne, with Code Pink’s Divest From the War Machine campaign;
Ken Jones, with the campaign against Raytheon in Asheville, NC;
Denise Duffield, with the Back From the Brink campaign;
Jackie Cabasso, UFPJ National Co-convener, with Mayors for Peace;
Helen Jacquard with the Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Peace Boat project; and
George Friday, UFPJ’s National Coordinator, who will talk about UFPJ’s exciting new project, Seeding Young Peacekeepers.