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Moving from Militarism to Peace: A Conversation with Medea Benjamin

Sep 15th 2018
Sep
23
2:00 pm

Moving from Militarism to Peace: A Conversation with Medea Benjamin

Life-long activist and author Medea Benjamin will discuss US foreign policy and militarism, including the continuities between regimes, and the complicity of Canadian governments, as well as how activists mobilize through the anti-war movement.   

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 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.  Medea 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 war with Iran and promote normal trade and diplomatic relations.  Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Guardian, The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet and The Hill. 

Date: Sunday September 23, 2018
Time: 2-4 pm 
Location: Auditorium, Noor Cultural Centre 
Admission: Free

Copies of Medea’s books – ‘Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control‘, ‘Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection‘, and ‘Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran‘ – will be available for sale and signing.

Event Co-Sponsors:
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University 
Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto
Unifor Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, Ryerson University
Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga 
Ethics, Society & Law Program, Trinity College, University of Toronto


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