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Ann Wright: 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla, BDS and Banned From Israel
Date Saturday February 24
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorCynthia Papermaster
Location Details
Redwood Gardens, 2951 Derby St., Berkeley Map:
Col. Ann Wright (Ret.): 
“Gaza Freedom Flotilla, BDS, Banned From Israel” Hosted by Codepink Women for Peace, Golden Gate Chapter, NorCal Friends of Sabeel and others. Join us for an update on deteriorating conditions in Gaza, the BDS campaign, Israel's ban of Codepink, JVP and other groups, and plans for the Summer 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla to challenge the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza. Refreshments, book signing, music. Donations for the Flotilla: Ann Wright is a 29-year US Army/Army Reserves veteran, a retired United States Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand people during the civil war in Sierra Leone. She is most noted for having been one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Wright was also a passenger on the Challenger 1, which along with the Mavi Marmara, was part of the Gaza flotilla. She served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia. She is the co-author of the book "Dissent: Voices of Conscience.”

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