NJ Peace Action

Ordinary people working together to eliminate nuclear weapons, reduce military spending, support global peacemaking and restore the well being of our planet.

NJPA’s 59th Annual Fall Peace Gathering Featuring Retired Colonel Ann Wright: "Global Flashpoints: The Courage to Resist"

Nov 19 2016 1:00 pm

Where:       Bloomfield High School
                  160 Broad Street
                  Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Social Hour and
Silent Auction: ………….…………1:00PM
Program: …………..…………………2:00PM
Event Ends: …………………………4:00PM

Silent Auction features theater tickets, jewelry, subscriptions and restaurant gift certificates.
Refreshments will be served.

Regrettably, Doctors Without Borders had to cancel their participation. BUT, the good news is that the internationally known and respected Retired Colonel Ann Wright has agreed to be our speaker. Her topic will be
“Global Flashpoints: The Courage to Resist.”

We’re sure that you will want to hear Colonel Wright’s informative and inspiring presentation and to be part of this wonderful occasion.

Ann Wright

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. 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."
Most recently, Ann Wright spent time in North Dakota with the Native Americans opposing the pipeline. She participated in a peace mission to Moscow. She was on the October 2016 Women's Boat to Gaza  part of a continued mission against the Israeli embargo on Gaza. Ann Wright traveled to Japan to protest an expanded U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan and participated in the Women's Walk to End the Korean War.

 

59th Annual Dinner

Apr 24 2016 12:00 pm
Apr 24 2016 4:00 pm

59th Annual Dinner - Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Hasbrouck Heights Hilton
650 Terrace Avenue Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey 07604

12:00 – 4:00 PM  (12:00 – 12:45 PM Socializing; 1:00 PM Lunch)

HONORED GUESTS AND RECIPIENT OF THE DOROTHY ELDRIDGE PEACEMAKER AWARD:

Kevin Martin, Executive Director, Peace Action and Shigeko Sasamori, Hiroshima Maiden

“Organizing for Peace and a Nuclear-Free Future”

Also Honoring:

Peace and Planet

Recipients of the Sylvia and Oscar Ackelsberg Peace Award

Litsa Binder

Peace Action Person of the Year

58th Annual Fall Peace Gathering

Nov 14 2015 1:00 pm
Nov 14 2015 4:00 pm

58th Annual Fall Peace Gathering

Eventbrite - NJ Peace Action’s 58th Annual Fall Peace Gathering

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Where:    Bloomfield High School
               160 Broad Street
               Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Social Hour/Silent Auction: 1:00PM
Program: ……
…..…………………2:00PM
Event Ends: ………………………4:00PM
Silent Auction features theater tickets, jewelry, subscriptions and restaurant gift certificates. View some of the items/Bid now!
Refreshments will be served.
 

Why I Went To Prison For a Nuclear-Free World

 
Sister-Megan-Rice“Our ‘crime’ was to draw attention to the criminality of the 70-year-old nuclear industry itself and to the unconscionable fact that the U.S. spends more on nuclear weapons than on education, health, transportation, and disaster relief combined.”
– Keynote speaker Sister Megan Rice, an anti-nuclear activist and Roman Catholic Religious Sister of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

NJ Peace Action Executive Director Madelyn Hoffman To Travel to Japan

Madelyn Hoffman, will fly to Japan to represent Peace Action’s national organization and all of its affiliates at the 70th commemoration of the dropping of the A bomb on Hiroshima and three days later on Nagasaki. Send a postcard for peace to the people of Japan. Click here.

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