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Webinar: Disarm & Divest during COVID-19 (ft. KBP7, Bro Cornel, Medea, +)

May 9 @ 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)

Panelists: 
  • 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
The panel will discuss redirecting military funding to serve human needs during COVID-19.  There will be a discussion on the necessity of 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.
The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 are facing sentencing on May 28 and 29 for their nonviolent symbolic disarmament action at the largest nuclear sub-base in the world, on April 4th, 2018. Kings Bay Naval Station houses one-quarter of the US deployed nuclear weapons.

Watch the webinar live on CODEPINK’s YouTube channel or via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89542826756

Details

Date:
May 9
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm