Remembering Past Wars . . . and Preventing the Next — DC Event April 4

Remembering Past Wars . . . and Preventing the Next

An event to mark 100 years since the United States entered World War I, and 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech against war. A new movement to end all war is growing.

April 4, 2017, 6-8 p.m. Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Michael Kazin, professor of history at Georgetown University, author of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace 1914-1918.

Eugene Puryear, journalist, activist, radio host, and author of Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America.

Medea Benjamin, cofounder of CODEPINK, author of books including Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection.

David Swanson, director of World Beyond War, author of books including War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War.

Maria Santelli, executive director of Center on Conscience and War, founding director of the New Mexico GI Rights Hotline.

Jarrod Grammel, conscientious objector.

Nolan Fontaine, conscientious objector.

Reiner Braun, peace activist based in Germany, co-president International Peace Bureau, Executive Director of the Germany office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms.

Sponsored by World Beyond War, and Center on Conscience and War, Code Pink, with thanks to Busboys and Poets.

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Flyer PDF.


3 Responses

  1. Since a number of us who identify as Catholics are holding an event the same day in Washington. DC on the Catholic University of America campus as well as a vigil at the offices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) as well as at the offices of the Archdiocese for Military Services, USA (AMS) in the same neighborhood in Brookland, we simply congratulate the organizers of this parallel event. Our event is designed to appeal to the U.S. Catholic Community. We urge The Community to appropriate and apply Pope Francis’ 2017 World Day of Peace Message.

  2. Errata: The above posting made on March 24, 2017 is for a THURSDAY, 6 April event in Washington, DC, beginning at 12:30 pm with a presentation about Ben Salmon ( in Hannon, 108, Catholic University, followed by a procession to the US Catholic bishops’ office on 4th Street, NW, followed by a procession to the Archdiocese for Military Services on Michigan very near the Brookland Metro Station, Contact: Jack Girloy 607-321-8537 or Mark Scibilia at 607-592-3713

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