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Veteran Activist David Hartsough Speaks on 'Waging Peace'

Sunday, October 23, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
Location Details:
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez
San Mateo, CA 94401

David Hartsough knows how to get in the way. He has used his body to block Navy ships headed for Vietnam and trains loaded with munitions on their way to El Salvador and Nicaragua. He has crossed borders to meet "the enemy" in East Berlin, Castro's Cuba, and present-day Iran. He has marched with mothers confronting a violent regime in Guatemala and stood with refugees threatened by death squads in the Philippines.

David's book, "Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist", is a testament to the difference one person can make. His stories inspire, educate, and encourage readers to find ways to work for a more just and peaceful world.

David Hartsough will speak about his life, his book, and his latest reflections on the world. His trip to Russia this past June will surely be one element of the evening's talk. Copies of "Waging Peace" will be available for sale.

Inspired by the examples of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., David has spent his life experimenting with the power of active nonviolence. "Waging Peace" is the story of one man's effort to live as though we were all brothers and sisters.

Engaging stories on every page provide a peace activist's eyewitness account of many of the major historical events of the past 60 years, including the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War movements in the U.S. and the little-known but equally significant nonviolent efforts in the then-Soviet Union, Kosovo, Palestine, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

David's story demonstrates the power and effectiveness of organized nonviolent action. But "Waging Peace" is more than one man's memoir. He shows how this struggle is waged all over the world by ordinary people committed to ending the spiral of violence and war.

David is the director of Peaceworkers; he was also a co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce and World Beyond War; and participant in a Citizens Diplomacy delegation to Russia June 15-30.
The UUSM is wheelchair accessible.

Free, contributions welcome.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 12:57PM
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