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Webinar: Disarm & Divest during COVID-19 (ft. KBP7, Bro Cornel, Medea, +)
May 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for webinar conversation disarmament and divestment during COVID-19.
Kings Bay Plowshares 7 will speak with special guests Medea Benjamin, Code Pink co-founder, author, and global activist (keynote at WNYPC’s 2019 Annual Dinner!!); Dr. Cornel West, Harvard Divinity School, author, activist, and social critic (keynote at WNYPC’s upcoming 2020 Annual Dinner!!); and Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept co-founder, investigative journalist, and author. Moderated by Norman Soloman, RootsAction co-founder, author, and political columnist. The panel will discuss the need for civil resistance disarmament actions such as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, the continued build-up of militarism, and the destitute condition of our world before and during the pandemic. They will also speak on divesting military funding to serve human needs during COVID-19 and beyond. (Note: just 1 hour long)
- Dr. Cornel West
- Jeremy Scahill
- Medea Benjamin
The Kings Bay Plowshares 7:
- Martha Hennessy, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter, Catholic Worker
- Steve Kelly, S.J., Catholic priest
- Carmen Trotta, Catholic Worker
- Clare Grady, Catholic Worker, Ithaca, NY
- Elizabeth McAlister, Catholic Worker
- Mark Colville, Catholic Worker
- Patrick O’Neill, Catholic Worker