SF Bay Area

Book Talk With MEDEA BENJAMIN

When:
November 13, 2016 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2016-11-13T18:00:00-08:00
2016-11-13T20:00:00-08:00
Where:
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center
55 Eckley Ln
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
USA
Cost:
$10 in advance / $15 at the door. FREE for Students / Half price for MTDPC Members.
Contact:
Margli Auclair
(925) 933-7850

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Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center presents A Center Monthly Forum Event: An Evening with MEDEA BENJAMIN, Political Activist / Author Speaking on her latest book: Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection. In seven succinct chapters followed by a meditation on prospects for change. shines a light on one of the weirder, and most important, elements of our foreign policy. What is the origin of this strange alliance between two countries that have very little in common? Why does it persist, and what are its consequences? Why, over a period of decades and across various presidential administrations, has the United States consistently supported a regime shown time and again to be one of the most powerful forces working against American interests? Saudi Arabia is perhaps the single most important source of funds for terrorists worldwide, promoting an extreme interpretation of Islam along with anti-Western sentiment, while brutally repressing non-violent dissidents at home.

   7146213879_c8a99c2745Medea 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 move-ment” by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary 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 She is the author of nine books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Con-trol and her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet, The Other Words and TeleSUR.

SUNDAY, November 13th, 2016  MDUU C – BORTIN HALL, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
6 PM Potluck, 7 PM presentation
Pre-register at www.ourpeacecenter.org
Co-sponsored by Friendly Favors

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