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Voices of Dissent

Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright
Schedule of Appearances

Ann

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018

145 p.m. - Speak at the Contemporary Issues class
Iolani High School, Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact Peter Greenhill


Friday, Jan 12, 2018

Fri Jan 12 - Sun Jan 14: Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases
University of Baltimore Learning Commons Town Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
Register here
http://noforeignbases.org/conference-on-u-s-foreign-military-bases/ http://noforeignbases.org/ Sponsoring organization- Alliance for Global Justice Black Alliance for Peace CODEPINK Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space International Action Center MLK Justice Coalition Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Popular Resistance United National Antiwar Coalition U.S. Peace Council Veterans For Peace Womens International League for Peace and Freedom World Beyond War

6 p.m. - Keynote Speaker at the Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases
University of Baltimore Learning Commons Town Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
Contact Leah Bolger
http://noforeignbases.org/conference-on-u-s-foreign-military-bases/ http://noforeignbases.org/ Organized by: Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018

Sun Jan 14 - Tue Jan 16: Participant in Women's Delegation to meeting of Foreign Ministers of UN Command Korea
Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
https://www.facebook.com/events/198500577370254/ https://www.facebook.com/events/167767017328226/

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

7 p.m. - Speak at Vancouver's MAWO ~ Mobilization Against War & Occupation's evening lecture by Professor Michel Chossudovsky "US Hands Off North Korea! North Korea and the Threat of Nuclear War"
Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch 350 West Georgia Street Downtown Vancouver, Canada
Contact Alison Bodine
https://www.facebook.com/events/581755572175188/

7 p.m. - Speak on US Hands Off North Korea for Vancouver Mobilization Against War and Occupation
Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch 350 West Georgia Street Downtown Vancouver, Canada
Contact Alison Bodine
http://www.mawovancouver.org/

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018

Sat Jan 20 - Sun Jan 21: Meeting of Gaza Freedom Flotilla Coalition
Gothenberg, Sweden
https://sgf.freedomflotilla.org/news/freedom-flotilla-coalition-meets-in-gothenburg-sweden-to-plan-2018-mission https://2018boatstogaza-nonviolenceinternational.nationbuilder.com/contribute

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018

Wed Jan 31 - Fri Feb 2: Keynote Speaker at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Int'l Peace Conference, Section 4 Women and Peace
PyeongChang, South Korea
Contact Ahn Kim Jeong Ae


Friday, Feb 2, 2018

11 a.m. - Speak at a Press Conference for the International Peace Conference
National Assembly Press Room, Government of South Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Contact Mimi Han
http://m.news.naver.com/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=100&oid=421&aid=0003184104

2 p.m. - Speak with members of National Assembly on steps to peace on Korean Peninsula including Deputy Chair of Foreign Affairs committee
National Assembly, Government of South Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Contact Mimi Han


Thursday, Feb 8, 2018

10:30 a.m. - Guest Lecturer at Middle East Course
George Hall 301B, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact Dr. Ibrahim Ayoude


Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

10:30 a.m. - Speak at Peace Movements class
Kuykendall Hall Room 313,University of Hawaii, Manoa, Oahu
Contact Maya Soetoro


Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

3:45 p.m. - Speak at Politics in Hawaii class with Lynette Cruz
Leeward Community College, Waianae, Oahu
Contact Lynette Cruz


Saturday, Feb 17, 2018

10 a.m. - Speak with Gerry Condon on the Historic Anti-Nuke Boat The Golden Rele
Symposium on the Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawaii and the Pacific, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Oahu, Hawaii
Contact Hans Van Tilberg
Hans K Van Tilburg (李漢光) PhD maritime heritage coordinator unit diving supervisor NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries member: International Committee on the Underwater Cultural Heritage mailing address: NOAA/DKIRC ATTN: NOS/HIHWNMS/Hans Van Tilburg 1845 Wasp Blvd, Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818 tel 808.725.5907 fax 808.455.3093 http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/maritime/

Monday, Feb 19, 2018

10 a.m. - Visit Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) forensic lab
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam,Oahu, Hawaii
Contact Dr. Hans Van Tilberg


Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

9:30 a.m. - Meet with US Congressperson Bera meeting with representative Bera at 9:30am on Feb 20th to talk about pending legislation dealing with Palestine/Israel and stress the need for changes in US policy
Federal Bldg, Sacramento, California
Contact Maggie Coulter


12 p.m. - Fundraiser for 2018 Boat to Gaza: Gaza Freedom Flotilla, BDS, Banned From Israel
Methodist Church, Sacramento
Contact Maggie Coulter


5:30 p.m. - Speak on the Gaza Flotilla, BDS & Israeli Bans
Chico Peace and Justice, Blackbird Books and Gallery, 1431 Park Ave, Chico, California
Contact Chris Nelson


7:30 p.m. - Voice of A Veteran
Chico Peace Institute, PAC 134, Chico State University, Chico, California
Contact Tim Hoff
Sponsored by Chico State University; Chico Peace Institute; Chico Peace and Justice Center,

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

7 p.m. - Speak on the Gaza Flotilla, BDS & Israeli Bans
San Jose Peace & Justice, 48 South 7th Street San Jose, CA 95112
Contact Sharat Lin


Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

6 p.m. - Speak on Gaza Flotilla, BDS & Banned from Israel
Room 210, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, California
Contact Martha Hubert
6pm Social Hour 7pm Program - Gaza Flotilla, BDS & Banned from Israel

Friday, Feb 23, 2018

5:30 p.m. - Speak on 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla
Peace United Church 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, Califormia
Contact Sherry Conable
Cosponsored by: Peace United Church, Resource Center for Nonviolence, Palestine Justice Coalition, Veterans for Peace of Santa Cruz, Jewish Voice for Peace SC….. CodePink Santa Cruz, United Nations Assoc. Santa Cruz facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550590658388708/

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

2 p.m. - Fundraiser for 2018 Boat to Gaza: Gaza Freedom Flotilla, BDS, Banned From Israel
San Rafael, California
Contact 14 Friends of Palestine


7:30 p.m. - Fundraiser for 2018 Boat to Gaza: Gaza Freedom Flotilla, BDS, Banned From Israel
Redwood Gardens, 2951 Derby St, Berkeley, California
Contact Cynthia Papermeister
Hosted by NorCal Friends of Sabeel and Codepink Women for Peace, Golden Gate Chapter GoingShare clock Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM PST pin Redwood Gardens, 2951 Derby St, Berkeley envelope Invited by Cynthia Papermaster About Discussion 2 Going · 5 InterestedSee All Cynthia is going Share Details Join us for an update on deteriorating conditions in Gaza, the BDS campaign, Israel's ban on Codepink, JVP and other groups, and plans for the Summer 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla to challenge the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza. Refreshments, book signing, music. Donations for the Flotilla: https://womensboatgaza-nonviolenceinternational.nationbuilder.com/ Co-sponsored by Norcal Friends of Sabeel, others. 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. Wright was also a passenger on the Challenger 1, which along with the Mavi Marmara, was part of the Gaza flotilla. 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." Causes Share In Messenger To: Choose friends Add a message... Featuring NorCal Friends of Sabeel Community Organization NorCal chapter of Friends of Sabeel, a non-profit, ecumenical organization seeking justice and peace in the Holy Land through non-violence and education. Codepink Women for Peace, Golden Gate Chapter Community CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots group working to end U.S. wars, support peace, justice and human rights, and redirect our tax $ to human needs.

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018

5 p.m. - Speak at Olympic Watch Party--Let's Talk Peace in Korea
Café Valparaiso 1403 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA
Contact Jacqueline Cabasso


Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

9 a.m. - Trial of Reality Winner
Augusta, Georgia
Contact Jeff Paterson
https://standwithreality.org/

Friday, Mar 2, 2018

Fri Mar 2 - Sat Mar 3: Visit Ha Long Bay
Ha Long, Viet Nam


Sunday, Mar 4, 2018

Sun Mar 4 - Wed Mar 21: Veterans for Peace Trip to Vietnam
Contact Denny Riley
https://www.veteransforpeace.org/pressroom/news/2017/09/15/2018-vfp-vietnam-trip 50-year look back at 1968 - the Tet Offensive, Khe Sanh, My Lai - as we travel through Viet Nam, north to south. For the seventh year, Viet Nam's Hoa Binh (Peace) Chapter 160 of Veterans For Peace (VFP) will host a two-week insider tour of a former war-torn country that is now a nation of peace and beauty - Viet Nam.

Monday, Mar 5, 2018

Visit Friendship Village for victims of Agent Orange, Visit Viet Nam Association for Victims of Agent Orange VAVA and vist Hao Lo Prison Ha Noi Hilton
Na Noi, Viet Nam


Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018

Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, meet with Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations and Agent Orange group VAVA
Ha Noi, Viet Nam


Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018

Fly to Hue, Battle site at La Vang Church, Quang Tri Citadel
Dong Ha, Viet Nam


Thursday, Mar 8, 2018

Dong Ha-Quang Tri-DMZ-Mine Action Center, Blind Worksho, Agent Orange victims, Vinh Moc tunnels
Veterans for Peace trip to Viet Nam


Friday, Mar 9, 2018

Veterans for Peace trip to Viet Nam-Dong Ha-Khe Sanh-A Loui
Viet Nam


Saturday, Mar 10, 2018

Visit families supported by VFP 160 in A Loui and drive to Hue, dinner at Ushi restaurant
Hue, Viet Nam


Sunday, Mar 11, 2018

Visit Chua Duc Son Pagoda and orphanage, tour of Hue Citadel
Hue, Viet Nam


Monday, Mar 12, 2018

Meet with Friends of Hue and Agent Orange group in Hue and drive over Hai Van pass to Da Nang and Hoi An
Hue and Hoi An, Viet Nam


Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018

Viet Nam-US Friendship Society, Agent Orange Childrens Center 3
Da Nang, Viet Nam


Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

Vist Hill 55, Cham Museum and Monkey Mountain and Buddhist complex
Da Nang, Viet Nam


Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

Meeting prior to My Lai massacre commemoration
Quang Ngai, Viet Nam


Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

7 p.m. - Speak on the Gaza Flotilla, BDS & Israeli Bans
2201 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington
Contact Megan Horan


Friday, Mar 23, 2018

7 p.m. - Speak on the Gaza Flotilla, BDS & Israeli Bans
3Mag Pub House, 600 Franklin St SE, Ste 105, Olympia, Washington 98501
Contact Kit Kittredge
https://www.facebook.com/events/578094199193528/

Saturday, Mar 24, 2018

6 p.m. - Speak on the Gaza Flotilla, BDS & Israeli Bans
Bellingham, Washington
Contact Kit Kittredge


Monday, Mar 26, 2018

6 p.m. - Speak on the Gaza Flotilla, BDS & Israeli Bans
Dallas, Texas
Contact Leslie Harris


Saturday, Mar 31, 2018

Sat Mar 31 - Sat Apr 7: Shut Down Creech Drone Base-Spring Event
Indian Springs, Nevada
Contact Toby Blome


Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

4 p.m. - Speak on women in the military and women as peacemakers
University of Saint Joseph 1678 Asylum Ave. West Hartford, Ct 06117
Contact Catherine E. Hoyser, Director of Women's Studies


6:30 p.m. - Fundraiser and Dinner for 2018 Boat to Gaza: Gaza Freedom Flotilla, BDS, Banned From Israel
Islamic Association of Greater Hartford 1781 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT
Contact Liz Aaronsohn


Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

10:30 a.m. - Speak in Peace Psychology class
Central Connecticut State University 1615 Stanley Street New Britain, CT 06050
Contact Dr. Carol Shaw Austad


1:40 p.m. - Israel's Devastating Siege of Gaza and what we can do about it
Vance Hall 105, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06053
Contact Dr. Carol Shaw Austad
Sponsored by Central Connecticut State Universitys Peace Studies, International Studies and Middle East Studies programs

Saturday, Apr 7, 2018

6:30 p.m. - Speak on the Gaza Flotilla, BDS & Israeli Bans
All Souls Church, Lexington Ave, New York City
Contact Gail Miller


Sunday, Apr 8, 2018

5 p.m. - Negotiate, Don't Escalate! End U.S. Militarism in Korea
Calvary Church (Lower Level) 801 S. 48th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contact Hye-Jung Park
Ann Wright will discuss her participation in North Korea and South Korea with Women Cross DMZ and more recent Women's Forum at meeting of Foreign Ministers in Vancouver--and her participation in the January 2018 International Peace Conference in South Korea.

Monday, Apr 9, 2018

5 p.m. - Speak on the Gaza Flotilla, BDS & Israeli Bans
Bruderhof Community, Chester, NY
Contact Noni Johnson


Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Thu Apr 12 - Fri Apr 27: Attend Fair Film Festival
Teheran, Iran


Friday, Apr 13, 2018

6:30 p.m. - Speaking at Gaza Freedom Flotilla Fundraiser
Busboys & Poets, 5th & K, 1025 5th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
Contact Ann Wright


Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018

6 p.m. - Update on conditions in Gaza and Fundraiser for 2018 Boat to Gaza
Friends Meeting, 2426 Oahu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96822
Contact Ann Wright
https://www.facebook.com/events/813562928831407/

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

7 p.m. - Fundraiser for 2018 Boat to Gaza: Gaza Freedom Flotilla, BDS, Banned From Israel
Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights, Friends Meeting of Austin 3701 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Austin, Texas
Contact Chris Abbyad
https://interfaithforpalestinianrights.org/2018/04/17/event-2018-gaza-freedom-flotilla/

Thursday, May 3, 2018

7 p.m. - Speak on the Gaza Flotilla, BDS & Israeli Bans
Palestinian American Cultural Center, 10555 Stancliff, Houston, TX, 77056
Contact Jerry Maynard
Sponsored by Campaign Nonviolence Houston, Veterans For Peace, The Council on American-Islamic Relations Texas, Palestinian American Cultural Center, CODEPINK: Women For Peace https://www.facebook.com/events/264173790790745/ https://www.hpjc.org/event/breaking-the-siege-of-gaza-w-ann-wright/

Friday, May 4, 2018

8:45 p.m. - Speak on Panel on Strategies and Tactics for Social Justice Activists at Cantonville 9 forum
Shriver Center University of Maryland - Baltimore County 1000 Hilltop Cir. Catonsville, MD 21250
Contact Ellen Barfield
Day long activities will begin at 3pm. Panelists are Frank Cordero, Kathy Kelly, Ann Wright, Ellen Barfield and Joby Taylor http://www.catonsville9.org/event/catonsville-nine-commemoration-activities/

Saturday, May 5, 2018

1 p.m. - Speak on panel on The Meaning of Cantonsville at Cantonsville 9-The Meaning of Catonsville (Observers)
Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Cantonsville, Maryland
Contact Ellen Barfield
Panelists are Amy Goodman, Frank Cordero, Kathy Kelly, Ann Wright, Frida Berrigan and Marc Steiner http://www.catonsville9.org/event/catonsville-nine-commemoration-activities/

Monday, May 7, 2018

7 p.m. - Speak on the Gaza Flotilla, BDS & Israeli Bans
Unitarian Universalist Church, 220 Main St, Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Contact Priscilla Lynch


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

11 a.m. - Speak on Palestine for Arise for Social Justice
467 State St., Springfield, Massachusetts
Contact Ellen Graves


Friday, May 11, 2018

9 a.m. - DMZ Peace Walk & Festival
Paju, South Korea
Contact Christine Ahn
https://www.womencrossdmz.org/dmzpeacewalk2018/

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tue May 22 - Thu May 31: Trip to South Korea and Jeju Island
South Korea


Thursday, May 24, 2018

9:30 a.m. - Seoul International Womens Peace Symposium
National Assembly, Seoul, South Korea
Contact Christine Ahn
https://www.womencrossdmz.org/womenpeacekorea/

Saturday, May 26, 2018

9 a.m. - 2018 Seoul International Womens DMZ Peace Walk and Festival
Paju, South Korea
Contact Christine Ahn
https://www.womencrossdmz.org/dmzpeacewalk2018/

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

2 p.m. - Speak on the Gaza Flotilla & the anti-nuke boat The Golden Rule
St. Francis Peace Center, Gangjeong Village, Jeju Island, South Korea
Contact Sung-Hee Choi


Monday, Jun 11, 2018

9 a.m. - Korea Advocacy Days
United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave., NE, Washington DC (Union Station and Capitol South Metro stations)
Contact Kevin Martin
Briefings on the state of play in Korea, strategy sessions, advocacy training

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018

9 a.m. - Meetings with Congressional and Administration offices for a Peace Treaty with North Korea
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Contact Kevin Martin


Monday, Jun 25, 2018

11 a.m. - Speak at 19th Annual Human Rights Academy
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact Joshua Cooper
The Human Rights Academy is sponsored by the Hawaii Institute for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Pacific Asia Affairs Council, The Good Group, and the United Nations Association.

Friday, Jun 29, 2018

11 a.m. - Speak at the International meeting against foreign military bases
Church of Reconciliation, Leipziger Straße 5, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Contact Reiner Braun
https://www.ramstein-kampagne.eu/international-meeting-against-foreign-military-bases/

7 p.m. - Speak at Public Event-Shaping Peace - Stop AIR BASE Ramstein
Versöhnungskirche Kaiserslautern Leipziger Str. 5, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Contact Reiner Braun
https://www.ramstein-kampagne.eu/abendveranstaltung/

Saturday, Jun 30, 2018

9 a.m. - Demonstration & No Drones Rally followed by music at Peace Camp in Evening
Ramstein Drone Base, Ramstein-Miesenbach u. Landstuh, Germany
Contact Reiner Braun
https://www.ramstein-kampagne.eu/alle-aktionen-stopp-air-base-ramstein-2018-auf-einen-blick/#more-5550

Monday, Jul 9, 2018

Mon Jul 9 - Tue Jul 10: No to War, No to NATO Counter Summit
Brussels, Belgium
www.no-to-nato.org

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

Wed Jul 11 - Thu Jul 12: NATO Summit
Brussels, Belgium


Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

1 p.m. - Ann Wright & Alex McDonald speak on the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla
Live Oak Friends Meeting 1318 West 26th Street Houston, TX 77008
Contact Alex McDonald
Col. Ann Wright who was with the Gaza flotilla in Sicily and Alex McDonald who was crew member on one of the boats as it was harassed by police in Paris will do a presentation on the story of the 4 boats, their stops, the reception in different ports and their crews. Presentation will start at 1pm at Live Oak Friends Meeting. Bring your friends and families for an interesting story of activism for human rights and the Right To A Just Future For Palestine.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

Reunion of Camp Casey
New Mexico
Contact Robert Rouse
https://robertrouse1.wixsite.com/camp-casey-reunion/about

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