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Voices of Dissent

Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright
Schedule of Appearances


Sunday, Jan 11, 2015

3 p.m. - Speak at Revolution Books on Torture and Guantanamo on the 13th year of Gitmo
2626 South King Street Honolulu, HI 96826-3248
Contact Carolyn Hadfield
(808) 944-3106

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

7 p.m. - (Invited but Unable to Attend) Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence to NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney
Moscow-Berlin Venue, Unter den LInden 52, Berlin, Germany

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015

1:30 p.m. - Speak in the class Human Geography and Contemporary Society
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm. Architecture Auditorium, room 205.University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact Kyle Kajihiro

7 p.m. - Speak in Favor of the US Army Reduction in Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii

Saturday, Feb 7, 2015

Sat Feb 7 - Sun Feb 15: CODEPINK trip to Cuba
Contact Allie McCracken

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

7 p.m. - Guest Speaker at the 2nd Annual Frederick Douglass Human Rights Lecture
University of La Verne, 1950 3rd Street La Verne, CA 91750

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

7 p.m. - Speak on "Opening to Cuba & the Closing of Guantanamo".
New Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, California
Contact Kristin Delfs

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015

Sat Feb 28 - Wed Mar 4: 5 p.m. - Assassin Drone Protests
Creech Drone Base, Nevada
Contact Toby Blome

Monday, Mar 2, 2015

Mon Mar 2 - Tue Mar 3: 10 a.m. - REMAX out of the West Bank Action
REMAX Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015

Shut Down REMAX Selling Stolen Property in the West Bank of Palestine
Las Vegas, Nevada

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015

Wed Mar 4 - Fri Mar 6: 10 a.m. - National Drone Action
Creech Drone Base,outside Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact Toby Blome
Action sponsored by CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience and Veterans for Peace http://nevadadesertexperience.org/programs/programs

Saturday, Mar 7, 2015

Sat Mar 7 - Tue Nov 30: Attend US, Mexican and Palestinian Mothers Against Police Brutality
El Paso, Texas

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015

11 a.m. - Speak at Press Conference at the United Nations on the Women's Walk for Peace in the Koreas
UN Press Center, New York
Contact Christine Ahn

Friday, Mar 13, 2015

2 p.m. - Speak on Panel: Walking the UNSC1325 Talk: Women Cross Most Militarized Border in the World at the NGO Forum at the 20th Anniversary of UN Womens Conference in Beijing
United Nations Church Center, New York, NY
Contact Christine Ahn
20 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we are convinced that peace is attainable and inextricably linked with the advancement of women, who are a fundamental force for leadership, conflict resolution and the promotion of lasting peace at all levels. On the 15th anniversary of UNSC 1325, leading global women peacemakers will attempt to cross the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea-the most militarized border in the world-to unite women from North and South Korea in calling for peace and the reunification of Korea. Known as the Forgotten War, the Korean War (1950-53) claimed 4 million lives and ended only with a temporary armistice agreement. The absence of a peace treaty has left Korea in a state of war, which has led to the massive militarization and repression of democracy and human rights on both sides of the DMZ. Although UNSC 1325 ushered in a new international standard requiring all parties to ensure that women participate fully in peace negotiations and post-conflict reconstruction, North and South Korea have failed to honor its commitment to involve the voices of women calling for peace. Come hear Ann Wright, Cora Weiss, Suzy Kim and Christine Ahn explain why urgent action such as this is needed now to lift up womens leadership to end the Korean War. Sponsors: United Methodist Women and Women De-militarize the Zone

Monday, Mar 16, 2015

Mon Mar 16 - Thu Mar 19: 10 a.m. - Peacemaker in Residence
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Contact Dr. Patrick Kennelly
Marquette University Center for Peacemaking www.marquette.edu/peacemaking

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

9 a.m. - "Challenging Congress" - a morning of lobbying against more wars
Meet in the Rayburn House Office cafeteria., Washington, DC
Contact Alli McCracken

1 p.m. - Bus Tour of War Profiteers in Washington, DC
Meet at US Capitol, Washington, DC
Contact Dede Miller

7 p.m. - Teach-In Part One: "U.S. Military Aggression - A Key Part of Global Ecological Destruction";
Location TBD, Washington, DC
Contact Dede Miller

Friday, Mar 20, 2015

3 p.m. - Teach-In Part 2 "What are the connections and challenges for those working to stop targeted killing by the U.S. and those working to stop killing with impunity by U.S. police?"
University of the District of Columbia Law School, 4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC
Contact David Swanson

6 p.m. - Teach-In
University of the District of Columbia Law School 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Contact David Swanson

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015

Join School of the Americas Watch trip to El Salvador to request that El Salvador stop sending its soldiers to US military schools due to human rights violations
Contact Brigette Gynther
El Salvador Romero Delegation: March 20-29, 2015 Join SOA Watch Founder Fr. Roy Bourgeois and SOAW Latin America Liaison Brigitte Gynther in a delegation to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero by joining in the remembrance activities, participate in Citizen Diplomacy efforts to ask the government of El Salvador to stop sending soldiers to the SOA/WHINSEC, and learn about the achievements and challenges of the current government, including efforts to address the root causes of migration. http://www.soaw.org/take-action/soa-watch-delegations/4268-2015delegations

12 p.m. - NO MORE WAIRS Rally & March
Lafayette Park in front of the White House, Washington, DC
Contact Dede Miller
Noon Rally at Lafayette Park in front of the White House 1pm March from the White House, through Chinatown to the Capitol Spring Rising: An Antiwar Intervention in DC http://SpringRising.org

Sunday, Mar 22, 2015

Sun Mar 22 - Tue Mar 24: (T)School of the Americas Watch Trip to El Salvador
The purpose of the trip is to encourage El Salvador government to stop sending its military to the US military schools due to torture committed by graduates of US military schools
Contact Brigitte Gynther

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015

Tue Mar 24 - Fri Mar 27: 9 a.m. - Presenter at the Conference on the Presidency of George W. Bush
Hofstra University, Long Island, New York
Contact Carolyn Eisenberg

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015

11 a.m. - Postponed-Speak at the Albany Medical Center on the Ethics & Morality of Physicians, Psychiatrists & Psychologists Working for the Dept of Defense, Dept of State, the CIA and NSA
43 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York
Contact Dr. Marc Campbell
The panel will have a speakers from TASSC (Center Against Torture) and Psychiatrists for Social Responsibility to offer views on recent US government medical recruiters visiting the Albany Medical Center and who were unable/unwilling to offer views on U.S. human rights violations by US government medical employees.

7 p.m. - (T)Speak at Community Event on the Medical Community and Torture
Albany, New York

Monday, Apr 6, 2015

6 p.m. - Attend Launch of the Arredondo Family Foundation
Boston, MA
Contact Melida Arredondo
Donations for the Arredondo Family Foundation can be made through: http://www.gofundme.com/n4jjtw

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Thu Apr 16 - Fri May 1: Veterans for Peace Trip to Vietnam
Contact Nayda Williams

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015

8 a.m. - Research Trip to US-Mexico Border with Samaritans
Tucson & Nogales, Arizona
Contact Sam Southside

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

Wed Apr 22 - Sat Apr 25: International Congress of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
the Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands

Friday, Apr 24, 2015

Fri Apr 24 - Sat Apr 25: Non-Proliferation Conference-International Peace & Planet Conference a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World
Cooper Union, New York City, New York
Contact Peace and Planet organizing committee

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

11:30 a.m. - Speak by Skype to Houston Peace and Justice Center's Symposium on Military and Foreign Policy
Contact Bill Crosier

2 p.m. - Present workshop at the NPT conference on The Golden Rule, the First Anti-Nuclear Peace Boat
Cooper Union, New York City, New York
Contact Peace And Planet
Institutional Change for a Safer, Better, Fairer World without Nuclear Weapons and without Environmental and Human Exploitation The Golden Rule - The First Anti-Nuclear boat Sails Again http://www.peaceandplanet.org/workshops/Nukewatch; Serpent River First Nation; Jonah House, Straits Area Concerned Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, Veterans for Peace David Dwyer (PhD); Anabel Dwyer (JD); Lorraine Rekmans (Canadian Green Party); John La Forge (Editor Nukewatch); Sr. Ardeth Platte; Sr. Carol Gilbert; Jonah House; Ann Wright (Veterans for Peace)

Sunday, Apr 26, 2015

10 a.m. - Attend March & Rally for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
New York City, NY
Contact Peace and Planet organizing committee

Monday, Apr 27, 2015

Attend 100th Anniversary of Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)
The Hague, the Netherlands
Contact Emma Bürgisser
One hundred years ago, In 1915, 1200 women from different countries came together in the Hague during the First World War to to study, make known and eliminate the causes of war.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fri May 8 - Sun May 10: Speak at United National Action Conference (UNAC)
Seacacus, New Jersey

Monday, May 18, 2015

Mon May 18 - Thu May 28: Trip to South Korea

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015

7 p.m. - Speak at Veterans for Peace-Hawaii meeting
Quaker House, 2426 Oahu Ave, Honolulu HI 96822
Contact Ann Wright

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015

3 p.m. - Talk on Women Cross the DMZ for Korean Reunification
Revolution Books, 2626 S King St #201, Honolulu, HI 96826
Carolyn Hadfield

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015

6 p.m. - Speak on Women Cross DMZ, Cuba & El Salvador
Maui Peace Action, Haynes Meeting Room at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui, Hawaii
Contact Mele Stokesberry

Friday, Jun 19, 2015

Fri Jun 19 - Fri Jul 3: Boat Leader in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla 3
Greece to Gaza
https://ff3.freedomflotilla.org/ https://freedomflotilla.org/news/20-why-i-am-on-gaza-freedom-flotilla-3-by-ann-wright Interview with Ann Wright on the Gaza flotilla https://youtu.be/YbeZPQW

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015

8 p.m. - Briefing on Women Cross the DMZ project
Conf call with US-Korea Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace
Contact Hyun Lee

Friday, Jul 10, 2015

7 p.m. - Speak on the Gaza Flotilla
Woodstock, New York
Contact Gail Miller

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

7 p.m. - Speak about the Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2015
New York City, NY
Contact Nydia Leaf
Sponsored by the Granny Peace Brigade. Contact Nydia Leaf for the location of the meeting.

Monday, Jul 20, 2015

6 p.m. - Party outside the Cuban Embassy for the Opening of Diplomatic Relations between the U.S. & Cuba
630 16th street NW, Washington, DC, 20009
Contact Alli McCracken
Sponsored by CODEPINK: Women for Peace and Institute for Policy Studies

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015

1 p.m. - Roundtable about Korea with Women Cross the DMZ
Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036
Contact Dr. Kathleen Moon

4 p.m. - Briefing on Women Cross the DMZ project
Rayburn Bldg,Room 2226, House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Contact Christine Ahn
www.womencrossdmz.org livestreamed at Korean War vet Congressmam Charles Rangel spoke as did Congresswoman Barbara Lee whose father was a Korean War vet

6 p.m. - Speak on Report Back of North Korea trip
Busboys & Poets, 14th & V, Washington, DC
Contact Medea Benjamin

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015

5 p.m. - Event for Participants in Women Cross DMZ
New York City, NY

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015

1:15 p.m. - Speak at presentation on Women Cross DMZ for WILPF Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Conference Room 3, United Nations, New York
Contact Amail Tower
Please contact info@peacewomen.org by July 20 to obtain credentials for UNHQ entry.

Saturday, Jul 25, 2015

6 p.m. - Speak at the 8th Annual Armistice Day Peace Concert & Vigil Special Evening to Remember the Forgotten War
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, National Mall, Washington, DC
RSVP at Remember727.org
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool ∞ July 25, 2015 (Sat), 6:00-8:00pm 6:00pm Part I: Remembrance Wreath-laying Ceremony led by Scottish-American Military Society 6:25pm Part II: Recognition Performances and speeches honoring veterans & to reflect on war and peace 7:27pm Part III: Reconciliation Candle-light Vigil to hope for end of all wars & more peace in our world Carnations, candles, flags, water & light snack will be provided. Meet rain or shine RSVP at Remember727.org For more information, or to volunteer, email hannahkim@remember727.org

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Wed Aug 5 - Sun Aug 9: 9 a.m. - Veterans for Peace Annual Convention
Town & Country hotel, San Diego, California

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

1:45 p.m. - Present "Women Cross the DMZ" workshop, Veterans for Peace national convention
Regency Ballroom Hampton, Town & Country hotel, San Diego, California

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

1:30 p.m. - Speak a mini-plenary on "Hiroshima,The Marshall Islands and The American Myth",
Veterans for Peace National convention, San Diego, California
Hiroshima,The Marshall Islands and The American Myth - Dr. Akiko Mikamo, Ray McGovern and Ann Wright http://www.vfpnationalconvention.org/program.htm

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Wed Aug 12 - Sun Aug 16: 10 a.m. - 10th Anniversary of Camp Casey-Reunion
Dallas, Texas

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015

11 p.m. - Speak on Women Cross DMZ (with Christine Ahn) & Update on the anti-nuke boat The Golden Rule
Quaker House, 2426 Oahu Ave, Honolulu HI 96822
Contact Sandy Yee

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

10 p.m. - Speak at Stop the War in Yemen rally
United Nations Plaza, New York City, New York
End the Saudi Aggression in Yemen https://www.facebook.com/events/1662699943975971/

11 p.m. - Executive Board meeting of Women Cross the DMZ
New York City, New York
Contact Christine Ahn

Sunday, Oct 4, 2015

Sun Oct 4 - Thu Oct 15: Participate in School of the Americas Watch mission to Chile
Santiago, Chile
Contact Brigitte Gynther
http://soaw.org/take-action/soa-watch-delegations/4270-chile2015 SOA Watch's fifth delegation to Chile to learn about the current political and human rights situation and request Chile stop sending troops to the SOA/WHINSEC. The delegation is organized in collaboration with SOA Watch Chile, the Group of Family Members of the Politically Executed, and other organizations.

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015

Wed Oct 7 - Tue Oct 13: CANCELLED-Participate in Conference
Tehran, Iran

Sunday, Oct 18, 2015

10 a.m. - Speak at the Parliament of the World's Religions on panel called "Extreme Citizen Diplomacy: Pushing Governments to Promote Peaceful Relations"
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contact Chelsea Canada
The Parliament of the World's Religions is the oldest and largest interfaith gathering in the world, and is expected to draw over 10,000 people from over 80 countries and 50 unique faith traditions. http://www.parliamentofreligions.org//content/salt-lake-2015?p=others&order=7

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Tue Oct 20 - Thu Oct 22: School of the Americas Watch
Fort Benning, Georgia

Saturday, Oct 24, 2015

Sat Oct 24 - Sun Nov 1: 1 p.m. - CODEPINK Womens Retreat and Drone Resistance Week
Creech Drone Base, Nevada
Contact Toby Blome
Participate in morning and evening weekday vigils at the entrance to Creech Drone Base 50 miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Provide Courtroom Support for SHUT DOWN CREECH 2015 defendants at their Las Vegas trials (October 26-28).

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

12 p.m. - Speak on panel for UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Women Power Crossing the DMZ
UN Church, Hardin Room, 11th Floor, UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza (corner of 1st Avenue & 44th Street).
Contact Christine Ahn
1325: Women's Power Crossing the DMZ October marks the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 which calls for the participation of women at all levels of governance, in peace processes, and in the prevention of violent conflict. One group that breathed life into UNSCR 1325 is WomenCrossDMZ, women walking to end the oldest war in modern history on the Korean Peninsula. On May 24, 2015, International Womens Day for Peace and Disarmament, 30 women peacemakers from 15 countries made an historic crossing across the most militarized border in the world, the two-mile wide De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. WomenCrossDMZ included two Nobel Peace Laureates, Mairead Maguire from Northern Ireland and Leymah Gbowee from Liberia, who led citizen movements of women to bring peace to their countries, and prominent feminists such as Gloria Steinem. The 1950-53 Korean War ended with a cease-fire, but not a peace treaty. WomenCrossDMZ walked to bring world attention to the need for a genuine peace treaty, reunification of families, and womens leadership in the peacebuilding process.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

7 p.m. - Speak at Palestine Cafe
Friends Meeting House, 280 State Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Contact Dr. Pat Salomon

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

6 p.m. - Speak on Palestine
Northampton, Massachusetts
Paki Wieland

Friday, Nov 20, 2015

Fri Nov 20 - Sun Nov 29: CODEPINK: Women for Peace trip to the Human Rights Conference
Guantanamo, Cuba
Contact Alli McCracken
http://www.codepink.org/cuba_november_2015 this unique trip to Cuba will coincide with the International Seminar for Peace and the Elimination of Military Bases that will be held in the city of Guantanamo. We will have the opportunity to join with people from around the world to call for an end to foreign military bases, especially the US base in Guantanamo that houses the infamous US prison.

Saturday, Nov 21, 2015

Sat Nov 21 - Sun Nov 29: CODEPINK: Women for Peace trip to Cuba for Human Rights Symposium in Guantanamo City

Monday, Nov 23, 2015

2 p.m. - My Speech to the Human Rights Conference on US Military Bases Around the World
Guantanamo, Cuba

Friday, Dec 4, 2015

Fri Dec 4 - Wed Dec 9: Veterans for Peace trip to Jeju Island, South Korea

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015

Thu Dec 10 - Sat Dec 19: Veterans for Peace trip to Henoko, Okinawa

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015

5 p.m. - 1 hour TV Interview for Olelo, Hawaii with Liz Rees
Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact Liz Rees

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