NJ Peace Action

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.

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