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SOLANO FORUM ON THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACK AND ITS AFTERMATH
Date Saturday November 17
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Fetterly Theater, 3467 Sonoma Blvd. #10, in the back of Vallejo Plaza, Vallejo. A map to the theater can be found at www.vallejoarts.org/map.htm
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorDanika
SOLANO PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION HOSTS FORUM ON THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACK AND ITS AFTERMATH WHO: Solano Peace and Justice Coalition (SPJC) A grassroots group of Solano County residents working to educate the local community about the history of our involvement in the Middle East, alternative responses to war, and the importance of defending civil liberties at home during this period of crisis. WHAT: Forum on the historical and cultural context of events leading to the September 11 attack and its aftermath. Keynote speaker Kevin Danaher, co-founder of the international human rights organization Global Exchange, will be joined by Farhad Azhad, Publisher of Afghan Magazine; a representative from Veterans for Peace; and other speakers to be announced. WHEN: 12-3 p.m. Saturday, November 17. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., presentations begin at 12 noon. There will be a reception with refreshments from 2-3 p.m. WHERE:Ý Fetterly Theater, 3467 Sonoma Blvd. #10, Vallejo Plaza, Vallejo. A map to the theater can be found at www.vallejoarts.org/map.htm. COST: Requested donation of $5 to $15. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. WHY: Keynote speaker Kevin Danaher is traveling the country talking to people about how a renewed commitment to social justice and human rights are essential for eliminating terrorism. Danaher explains how the US must work harder than ever with other countries to reduce poverty and inequality if we want the cooperation of the worldís people in ending terrorism. Described by The New York Times as the "Paul Revere of globalizationís woes," Danaherís analytical expertise, sense of humor and blunt eloquence make him an exceptionally dynamic speaker. Mr. Danaher has written and edited many books dealing with US foreign policy and the global economy. His most recent volume, Democratizing the Global Economy, came out after April, 2000 protests against the IMF and World Bank. Mr. Danaherís other books include Corporations are Gonna Get Your Mama: Globalization and the Downsizing of the American Dream and 50 Years is Enough: The Case Against the World Bank and the IMF. Other speakers will contribute a range of cultural and historical perspectives intended to broaden public understanding of the economic and political policies that have brought us to violent conflict. The Solano Peace and Justice Coalition holds weekly meetings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 1035 Indiana Street, Vallejo. The meeting provides an opportunity for concerned Solano County residents to discuss the September 11 attacks and ensuing aftermath, as well as to plan local efforts to engage the community in working for peace. SPJC advocates the following six principles: 1. We mourn all victims of terrorism and condemn the attacks of September 11. 2. We oppose anti-Arab, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant bigotry and allforms of racial, ethnic and religious violence. 3. We oppose military intervention and war. 4. We seek global peace through social and economic justice for everyman, woman and child. 5. We support justice not vengeance: bring the perpetrators to justicethrough established principles of international law. 6. We seek to defend civil liberties from government attack. The Solano Peace and Justice Coaltion holds weekly meetings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 1035 Indiana Street, Vallejo. The meeting provides an opportunity for concerned Solano County residents to discuss the September 11 attacks and ensuing aftermath, as well as to plan local efforts to engage the community in working for peace. For more information, visit our website: www.solanopeaceandjustice.com
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