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March 10, 2022
March 9, 2022
The United States military is one of the world’s biggest polluters. As an institution, it leads the world in oil consumption and emits enormous amounts of greenhouse gases. To grasp the environmental impact of the U.S. military, however, requires us to go beyond statistics and numbers. One must listen to those from the communities directly affected. This webinar will provide an overview of environmental justice concerns pertaining to the U.S. military while also centering the voices of those engaged in the struggle to stop the pollution caused by the Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility on the island of Oahu. Faith communities will not only learn about the issues, but also how they can take action for justice. Even if you can’t make the scheduled time of 1 pm ET on Wednesday, March 9th, still sign-up, you will receive a recording.
March 9, 2022
After two decades of the War on Terror and its catastrophic impact, Dr. Hilal presents us with a policy-informed examination of institutionalized Islamophobia and the ever-expanding post 9/11 surveillance state. Join Dr. Hilal and SOA Watch Staff Collective to discuss how the official narrative of the War on Terror has justified the creation of a sprawling apparatus of state violence rooted in Islamophobia. Dr. Hilal will unpack the taxonomy of the War on Terror that she outlines in her book—militarism and warfare, draconian immigration policy, surveillance, federal terrorism prosecutions, and detention and torture. Dr. Hilal and SOA Watch will also discuss the experience and resilience of Muslim communities fighting for dignity and justice, including the ongoing struggle to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison.
March 9, 2022
Join our panelists in discussing their tips for merchandising our fruit, changing pricing, and telling the fair trade story! Store produce managers will share their own experience promoting EE bananas and Fairtrade America representative will go over the latest data on consumer insights.
March 7, 2022
As Hondurans honor the memory of beloved Indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Caceres this month, representatives from the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations in Honduras (COPINH) and from the Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ) will discuss Berta’s legacy and what the recent election of President Xiomara Castro could mean for the ongoing struggle against destructive extractive projects in the country. MAPA speakers will describe past and upcoming solidarity work and how you can take action in solidarity with the Honduran people!
Book Talk And Discussion Of The Depth Of Change: Selected Writings And Remarks On Social Change By Greg Coleridge
March 5, 2022
Selected articles, columns, editorials, letters, sermons, poems, talks and testimonies over four decades on economic, environmental and social justice; democracy; foreign policy/peace/nonviolence and systemic change/movements. Their analysis and calls to action are as timely today as ever. Greg Coleridge is the Outreach Director of the national Move to Amend coalition, which works to enact a Constitutional Amendment to abolish corporate constitutional rights (“corporate personhood” for short) and political money defined as First Amendment-protected “free speech.” He previously worked for more than three decades for the Midwest Region of the American Friends Service Committee in Ohio where he educated, advocated and organized with diverse individuals and organizations at the local, state and national levels employing a range of strategies and tactics on issues of peace/anti-war, nonviolence, international trade, economic conversion, local and federal budget priorities, monetary reform, housing, privatization/corporatization of public services, hunger, jobs, poverty, local currencies, alternative media, toxic/radioactive pollution, campaign finance reform and corporate power/rule/rights.
February 27, 2022
Race, Equity, and the Lead Crisis - Part 1
This is the next in UUJO’s (Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio) series, Connecting the Dots: Planet, People, Power. Learn how to support the work being done to bring equity and health to marginalized communities suffering from the devastating effects of lead poisoning. University Circle is home to cutting edge medical facilities. However, in the area surrounding University Circle an estimated 30 to 50 percent of children under the age of 6 suffer from lead poisoning.
February 26, 2022
Join the Colombia Support Network as the three speakers Eduardo Pizarro, Carlos Velandia and Camilo Villarreal talk about the current political situation in Colombia, the country's outlook on peace and democracy and the upcoming elections.
February 26, 2022
IFOR-International Fellowship of Reconciliation, together with FOR Peace Presence and FOR Austria, is pleased to invite you to an anniversary webinar series to celebrate 25 years of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and 20 years of FOR Peace Presence. Topics in the three-part webinar series will include "20 Years of International Accompaniment in Colombia," "The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó: 25 Years of Resistance to Violence, " and "Peace Efforts in Colombia: Current Challenges and Opportunities." The program will be available in both Spanish and English.
February 21, 2022
Sister Dianna Ortiz was a catholic nun and - after being tortured in Guatemala - became a human rights and anti-torture activist. As a teenager, she joined the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph and taught kindergarten for several years before moving to Guatemala in 1987 at the age of 28, where she wanted to teach indigenous children. With the 36-year civil war following the 1954 CIA coup not far in the past, it was a dangerous time to work with the oppressed people in Guatemala. In 1989, Ortiz was kidnapped and tortured for 30 hours, and returned back to the US after that. In her desire to defend human rights and torture victims, Dianna Ortiz founded Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC) - the first organization led by torture survivors to support other survivors - in 1998, continuing to advocate against torture and seek justice for what happened to her in 1989. After a battle against cancer, Dianna Ortiz died on February 19, 2022, at the age of 62. But her legacy continues to live - it is a witness to suffering the unimaginable and coming out on the other end with love.