WILPF president to speak at World Beyond War conference

Still of Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire speaking about the “No War 2016” conference. Credit: WorldBeyondWar.org, Youtube.

By Leah Bolger, Chair, Corvallis, OR WILPF Branch

World Beyond War is planning a big event in Washington, D.C., to be held at American University, September 23-25, just after the International Day of Peace. The conference, “No War 2016: Real Security, Without Terrorism,” is being co-sponsored by WILPF US and will be addressed by International WILPF President Kozue Akibayashi.

The event will feature sessions on many topics, a few of which are:

  • Strategies to End War
  • Ending War and Patriarchy
  • Remaking the Mass Media for Peace
  • Capitalism and Transition to Peace Economy
  • The Racism of War
  • Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
  • Changing War Culture to Peace Culture

In addition to Dr. Akibayashi, some of the featured speakers include:

  • Odile Hugonot Haber
  • Dennis Kucinich
  • Kathy Kelly
  • Alice Slater
  • David Swanson
  • David Hartsough
  • Medea Benjamin
  • Bill Fletcher Jr.
  • Peter Kuznick

Please watch the video of 1976 Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire encouraging people to join World Beyond War and to attend the conference (a frame from the video heads this article).

The price for registration is on a sliding scale, starting at $25 (for students and those on low income). Registration includes meals and a copy of the second edition of the World Beyond War publication, “A Global Security System:  An Alternative to War.” To register and for more information about the conference, including the agenda, a complete list of the sessions, speakers, and more, please go to the World Beyond War website  and/or contact Leah Bolger, at leahbolger@comcast.net or 541-207-7761.


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