Monday, May 4, 2015

Mother's Day for Peace

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - Innovative speakers will help connect the dots between the Pentagon budget, war, #Baltimore, youth leadership, political engagement, police violence, nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, environmental contamination, and more. The event will take place Sunday, May 10, 4-6pm at the Agnes Scott College, Gaines Auditorium. Program followed by reception.

This past year, Georgia WAND has focused our programming on examining the root causes of systemic violence in U.S. communities and abroad. The difficult and unjust occurrences in Baltimore are more painful symptoms of the larger systemic racism and other injustices. These injustices are perpetuated and echoed at home and abroad. 

Co-moderated by two people who have first-hand knowledge of systemic violence, Juan Evans with the Racial Justice Action Center and Maggie Martin with Iraq Veterans Against the War, the Mother's Day for Peace Speakers Salon will focus on seeking collective strategies to shift from a culture of war and violence toward one of justice, peace, and unity. 

Speakers in the Salon are Larry Korb, former Assistant Secretary of Defense and current Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress, Shakia Pennix, an activist with Atlanta's Generation Y Project against police violence and militarization, and Senator Charleta Tavares, Ohio legislator and National WAND Education Fund Board Chair. 

We want to hear from you and want you in the room--no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

For more information: or 404.524.5999.

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