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Voices of Dissent

Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright
Schedule of Appearances

Ann

Monday, Jan 16, 2017

8 a.m. - Participate in Martin Luther King parade with Veterans for Peace
Honolulu, Hawaii
http://mlk-hawaii.com/home/

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

10 a.m. - Vigil for Donald Trump Inauguration
Washington, DC
Contact Alli McCracken
https://www.facebook.com/events/613965718774974/

Friday, Jan 20, 2017

10 a.m. - Attend Women's March
Washington, DC
Contact Alli McCracken
https://www.facebook.com/events/613965718774974/

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

6:30 p.m. - Speaking in Houston, Texas with Medea Benjamin on a variety of topics
Dominican Sisters of Houston - Spirituality Center, 6501 Almeda Rd., Houston, Texas
Contact Organizer
6:30 pm reception & book-signing, 7pm program

Friday, Jan 27, 2017

6:30 p.m. - Speaking with Medea Benjamin on a variety of topics
University of Incarnate Word, International Conference Center; 847 E. Hildebrand, San Antonio, TX, 78212;
Contact J Reyes
6:30 pm reception & book-signing, 7pm program

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017

6:30 p.m. - Speaking with Medea Benjamin on a variety of topics
Wildflower Church: A Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1314 E. Oltorf St., Austin, TX 78704
Contact Aly Tharp
AFTERPARTY: Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 red River St. https://www.facebook.com/events/1560397440641485/

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

5:30 p.m. - Speak on Womens Boat to Gaza - Never Silent Until Our Sisters Are Free--with Medea Benjamin
Kasra Persian Cuisine, 525 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson, TX
Contact Leslie Harris


Monday, Jan 30, 2017

Mon Jan 30 - Wed Feb 15: Attend/Speak at Welcome Immigrants, Stop the Visa Ban and other issues of the Trump Administration
Washington, DC
https://www.facebook.com/ann.wright.50

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

10 a.m. - Ann Wright Arrested in the US Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to nomination of Jess Sessions at Attorney General
Article: Arrested in the US Senate for Speaking Against Jeff Sessions as Attorney General http://www.opednews.com/articles/Arrested-in-the-US-Senate-by-Ann-Wright-Attorney-General_Immigration_Jeff-Sessions_Nomination-170201-878.html

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

5 p.m. - Speak on Gaza and West Bank Policies of Netanyahu Israeli government
Outside the US Department of State, 21101 C St, Washington, DC


Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

9 a.m. - Arraignment in DC District Court for Arrest in US Congress in opposition to Jeff Sessions nomination as Attorney General
Washington, DC
https://www.facebook.com/ann.wright.50

12 p.m. - Speak at No to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu
The White House, Washington, DC
Contact Paki Wieland


Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

Thu Feb 16 - Wed Feb 22: Jamaica


Saturday, Feb 25, 2017

Sat Feb 25 - Sun Feb 26: Attend/Speak International conference on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla & Women Boat to Gaza
Cagliaria, Sardinia, Italy
https://womensboatgaza-nonviolenceinternational.nationbuilder.com/contribute https://wbg.freedomflotilla.org/

6 p.m. - Speak at Public Event on Womens Boat to Gaza
Cagliari Hostel Marina Scalette San Sepolcro, 09124 Cagliari, Italy +39 070 670818
Contact Zaher Darwish
https://wbg.freedomflotilla.org/

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Tue Feb 28 - Tue Feb 28: 5 p.m. - Speak at the City Hall on the effects of Israeli attacks on Gaza
Sala della Piccola Protomoteca, Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Italy
Contact Stephanie Westbrook
https://www.facebook.com/events/784025575080585/?ti=cl

Friday, Mar 3, 2017

11:30 a.m. - Speak at Hamline College,
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact Coleen Rowley


Saturday, Mar 4, 2017

1 p.m. - Speak at the Annual Meeting for Women Against Military Madness
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact Coleen Rowley
http://www.worldwidewamm.org/ https://www.facebook.com/WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness/

6:30 p.m. - Talk by Ann Wright- Standing Rock to Palestine; Eyewitness Report on U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad
May Day Books, 301 CEDAR AVENUE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55454
Contact Dave Logsdon
Sponsored by Veterans For Peace, Chapter 27 and Women Against Military Madness

Sunday, Mar 5, 2017

9:30 a.m. - Speak at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis Forum Committee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact Gene Martinez


Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

10 a.m. - Conference on Peace on Korean Peninsula sponsored by Women Cross the DMZ and Rutgers Universitys Global Womens Inititave
Rutgers University, New Jersy
Contact Gwyn Kirk


Thursday, Mar 9, 2017

Thu Mar 9 - Sun Mar 19: Postponed--Lead Non-Violence International Student Trip to Iran
Contact Michael Beer
http://nonviolenceinternational.net/wp/student-peace-trip-iran-2/

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

10:30 a.m. - Speak at Middle East studies class
University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact Professor Ibrahim Aoude


Friday, Mar 31, 2017

Fri Mar 31 - Sun Apr 2: Attend Jewish Voice for Peace conference
Chicago, Illinois
https://nmm.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

6:30 p.m. - Speaking on Asia Policy in the Time of Trump
St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Contact Ann Wilcox
http://washingtonpeacecenter.org/node/18916 https://www.facebook.com/events/1274292135941207/

Friday, Apr 7, 2017

9 a.m. - Protest at Redstone Arsenal as a part of 25th Anniversary of Global Network Against Weapons in Space
Huntsville, Alabama
Contact Bruce Gagnon
http://space4peace.blogspot.com/2016/12/huntsville-global-network-25th-annual.html

Fri Apr 7 - Sun Apr 9: 10 p.m. - Unitarian Universalist Church conference on Small Arms, Drones
Church Center, New York City
http://www.uua.org/international/events/seminar

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017

Sat Apr 8 - Sun Apr 9: 9 a.m. - Speak at the 25th Annual Conference of Global Network Against Weapons in Space
Huntsville, Alabama
Contact Bruce Gagnon
http://space4peace.blogspot.com/2016/12/huntsville-global-network-25th-annual.html Pivot Toward War: US Missile Defense and the Weaponization of Space 25th Annual Space Organizing Conference & Protest April 7-9, 2017 Huntsville, Alabama Join us for the 25th anniversary of the Global Network at this important conference and protest in the community known as the Pentagon of the South. Huntsville is the home of the Redstone Arsenal and the Space Commands directorate for missile defense. Huntsville is the manufacturing site for the PAC-3, SM-3 missile defense (MD) systems while the controversial THAAD is built in another part of Alabama. Redstone Arsenal was the place where after WWII Nazi rocket scientists were brought by the U.S., using their scientific and technological expertise to help create the US space and weapons programs. The GN had a similar meeting in Huntsville in 2001. The US is currently encircling Russia and China with MD systems based on Navy Aegis warships (SM-3 interceptor missiles) and with ground-based launchers (PAC-3 and THAAD). These systems are the shield that would be used to pick-off Russian or Chinese retaliatory strikes after a Pentagon first-strike attack. MD systems were previously banned by the US-Russian Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty because they are destabilizing and give one side an advantage. George W. Bush pulled the US out of the ABM Treaty in 2001 and since that time the US MD program has been on steroids. This conference, to be held in the heartland of the conservative south, will be a great opportunity for peace groups everywhere to learn more about the role of US MD systems which could be key triggers to start WW III. Help the growing global movement against MD and space weapons build greater opposition to these destabilizing programs. We invite peace groups worldwide to become co-sponsors of this timely conference and to send representatives to join the protest at Redstone Arsenal on April 7 and the conference on April 8-9. http://space4peace.blogspot.com/2016/12/huntsville-global-network-25th-annual.html Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space PO Box 652 Brunswick, ME 04011 (207) 443-9502 http://www.space4peace.org http://space4peace.blogspot.com (blog) Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. - Henry David Thoreau

Monday, Apr 10, 2017

Mon Apr 10 - Mon Apr 10: 9:30 a.m. - Speak at Middle East committee of AFSC
Des Moines, Iowa
Contact Kathleen McQuillen


12 p.m. - Attend "MUSLIM DAY ON THE HILL,"
State Capitol, Des Moines, Iowa
Contact Jan Watkins


8 p.m. - Speak on the Women's Boat to Gaza
IOWA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 123 S. LINN STREET, IOWA CITY, IOWA,
Contact Jan Watkins


Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

9 a.m. - Speak to two classes at SCATTERGOOD FRIENDS SCHOOL,
WEST BRANCH, IOWA
Contact Jan Watkins


7 p.m. - Speak on Women's Boat to Gaza
Tri-State Islamic Center, Ranford Court, Dubuque, Iowa
Contact Jan Watkins


Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

7 p.m. - Speak on the Women's Boat to Gaza
Donnelly Center, Mount Mercy College, Prairie Drive, NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Contact Jan Watkins


Thursday, Apr 13, 2017

12 p.m. - Join the Fast for Yemen
United Nations at the Isaiah Wall, New York, NY
http://vcnv.org/2017/03/14/yemenis-endure-worlds-largest-rapidly-worsening-humanitarian-crisis-while-subject-to-a-sea-blockade-and-constant-bombing/

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Wed Apr 19 - Thu Apr 27: Speak in Malaysia for Womens Boat to Gaza
http://www.mycare.org.my/

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

7 p.m. - Public Talk on the U.S., Trump and Prospects for Peace in the Middle East
Kompleks IKRAM Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact Atiqah Mohammad Khuzaini
https://www.mycare.org.my/ https://www.facebook.com/commerce/products/1234036439985689/

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017

7 p.m. - "Saving Humanity" Keynote for Gala Dinner of My Care, Malaysia
Royale Bintang Hotel, Seremdan, Malaysia
Contact Atiqah Mohammad Khuzaini
Rose2Rose, Humanitarian Care Malaysia Berhad

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017

12 p.m. - Speak at Lunch for Humanity
Saloma Bistro Restaurant, Seremban, Malaysia
Contact Atiqah Mohammad Khuzaini


Monday, Apr 24, 2017

10 a.m. - Meeting with the Chief Minister
Negeri Sembilan
Contact Atiqah Mohammad Khuzaini


6 p.m. - Non-Violence Training for Activists
Contact Atiqah Mohammad Khuzaini


Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017

10 a.m. - 1 hour TV interview on U.S. Policy toward the Middle East
Astro Awani TV network, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact Atiqah Mohammad Khuzaini
https://foursquare.com/v/astro-awani/4b84a466f964a520763f31e3?openPhotoId=5840220b0923922e81af71d2

2 p.m. - 2 hour radio Interview on Trump's war policies, Syria and experiences in Gaza
BFM Business Radio Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact Atiqah Mohammad Khuzaini
BFM is Malaysia's only independent radio station, focused on business news and current affairs. https://itunes.apple.com/my/podcast/bfm/id300148514?mt=2

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017

2 p.m. - Humanity Beyond Borders
Oil and Gas staff, Petronas, KLCC
Contact Atiqah Mohammad Khuzaini


6 p.m. - Stay Human-Message to Younger Generation with Dr. Fauziah Hassan of Womens Boat to Gaza
Islamic Science University, Nilai, Malaysia
Contact Atiqah Mohammad Khuzaini


Friday, Apr 28, 2017

10 a.m. - Speak at the Department of Justice on U.S. decision to prosecute Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Contact Sam Husseini
http://www.accuracy.org/release/news-conference-on-wikileaks-trumponomics-exposed/

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

10 a.m. - Mobilization on Climate Change, Militarism
Washington, DC


Sat Apr 29 - Sat May 6: Trip to Cuba for Conference on Abolition of Foreign Military Bases
Guantanamo, Cuba
Contact Rodrigo
Tentative Schedule Saturday, April 29 Arrival in Holguin on Jet Blue Sunday, April 30 Santiago - Tomb of Fidel Castro - city tour, etc Monday, May 1 May day parade in Santiago Tuesday May 2 Trip to Baracoa to see the impact of Huracan Matthew and the recovering process Wednesday, May 3 Baracoa Thursday, May 4 Guantanamo conference Friday, May 5 Guantanamo conference Saturday, May 6 Caimanera - Base - Press conference Sunday, May 7 Return to the US

Peoples Climate March
Washington, DC
https://peoplesclimate.org/

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tue May 2 - Tue May 9: Veterans for Peace Trip to 5th Conference on the Abolition of Foreign Military BAses
Guantanamo, Cuba
Contact Casey Stinemetz
https://www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/veterans-peace-delegation-cuba

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thu May 4 - Sat May 6: Fifth Conference on the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases
Guantanamo, Cuba
Contact MovPaz
The conference is sponsored by the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples (MovPaz)and the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mon May 15 - Wed May 17: Meeting with Womens Boat to Gaza group for Nakba Day
Stockholm, Sweden
Contact Jea Escanilla


Friday, May 19, 2017

Fri May 19 - Fri May 19: 6 p.m. - Speak on Womens Boat to Gaza - Never Silent Until Our Sisters Are Free
Mötesplatsen, Södra Allégatan 1B, Gotenberg, Sweden
Contact Ellen Hansson


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sat May 20 - Sat May 20: 2 p.m. - Speak on Women's Boat to Gaza
Oslo, Norway
Contact Gerd von der Lippe


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tue May 23 - Tue May 23: 6 p.m. - Speak on lecture Resistance to War at NO to NATO events
Brussels, Belgium
Contact Ludo De Brabander
http://www.no-to-nato.org/2017/01/protest-against-nato-at-its-next-summit-in-brussels-on-2425-may-2017/ http://www.lightintimetocome.org/annwright)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

5 p.m. - Speak at Rally & Demonstration Rally and demonstration Trump not Welcome
Brussels North train station, Brussels, Belgium
Contact Ludo de Brabander
www.trumpnotwelcome.be www.stopnato2017.org)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

9 a.m. - Attend Peace Conference
Marie Haps (near the palace de Luxembourg, Brussels, Belgium
Contact Ludo de Brabander


4 p.m. - Speak on panel of How to deligitimize NATO- Towards a new strategy of the peace movement
Marie Haps -near the Palace de Luxembourg, Brussels, Belgium
Contact Ludo de Brabander


Monday, May 29, 2017

9 a.m. - Participate in Veterans for Peace Stop Endless Wars and Letters to the Vietnam Memorial Wall
Washington, DC
Monday, May 29: Meeting at 9 AM at the Bell Tower, adjacent to the Wall ; 10:30 AM, deliver letters to The Wall; from 11:30 to 12 proceed ½ mile to MLK Memorial; at 12:30 begin a public reading of MLKs Riverside Church address, his Beyond Vietnam speech. After the MLK event we gather back at the Bell Tower to engage with the public. At 6:30 PM we meet for a social gathering at Busboys & Poets. https://www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/stop-endless-war-build-peace-memorial-day-dc

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

10 a.m. - Rally for Stopping Endless War
Lafayette Park, Washington, DC
Tuesday: May 30: 10 AM rally at Lafayette Park w/hour of short, uplifting speeches, then around 11 AM going to the White House fence to demand our meeting with the president. We will read the letter from VFP President Barry Ladendorf asking for a public meeting, which will have been sent previously to the White House. https://www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/stop-endless-war-build-peace-memorial-day-dc

Saturday, Jun 3, 2017

12 p.m. - Panelist on Mobilizing with Moral Power
Left Forum, room 1.73, John Jay College, 899 10th Ave, New York City
Contact Stacy Bannerman


Monday, Jun 12, 2017

10 a.m. - Talking to Members of Congress with Korea Peace Network
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Contact Daniel Jasper


Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017

9 a.m. - Conference by Korea Peace Network on North Korea
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Contact Daniel Jasper


Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Fri Jun 16 - Sun Jun 18: Participate in the United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC) annual conference
Greater Richmond Convention Center 403 N 3rd St., Richmond, VA 23219
Conference website: http://www.unacconference2017.org/

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

1 p.m. - Speak on Worldwide Actions for Peace at the World Youth Congress
Business Admin Auditorium, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact Joanne Tachibana,
http://www.peacechildhawaii.org/past-events/

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

Thu Jun 22 - Mon Jun 26: Attend the International Women Against Militarism conference
Okinawa
Contact conference coordinator
In June the womens international network is gathering again in Okinawa for the 9th international meeting to reflect on our 20 years of activism and strategize for resistance and power together. Approximately 50 women delegates will participate, representing Okinawa, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, and continental US. https://www.razoo.com/story/Ujxjfg http://www.genuinesecurity.org/wordpress/

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