To build on the momentum from the International Day of Action: NO War with Iran, CODEPINK will talk with Kelly Campbell, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Oregon and Dr. Goudarz Eghtedari, founder and one of the directors of the American Iranian Friendship Council about how to successfully pass city council resolutions and organize Congressional Town Halls in your local community.
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Kelly brings more than twenty years of experience in peace, justice and environmental health organizing to her role as the Executive Director of Oregon PSR. Before joining Oregon PSR in 2009, She served as the Portland Area Peace Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and was a founding Co-director of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization that has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Kelly served on the steering committee of the national coalition United for Peace and Justice and worked as the Communications Director for Pesticide Action Network North America, and as Campaign Coordinator for Californians for Pesticide Reform. She is a recipient of the 2019 "Visionary Leaders" award from National PSR.
Dr. Goudarz Eghtedari is a political analyst, writer, radio producer, human rights advocate, and peace activist by choice and an engineer and educator by profession.He is a member of the Columbia University's Gulf2000, a think tank with focus on the Persian Gulf under supervision of Professor Gary Sick.Goudarz is a founder and one of the directors of the American Iranian Friendship Council in Oregon.His writings are published in the Oregonian, Asian Reporter, Peace Worker, Portland Alliance, Iranian.com, Payvand, Iran-emrooz, Akhbar-e Rooz, and numerous other Persian online magazines.He resides in Portland, OR.
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