Social and Economic Costs of Endless Wars
Conference on the social and economic costs of endless wars, Friday afternoon April 26th at MIT
2:00 pm: Welcome: Jonathan King, MIT
2:15 pm: Opening Panel
The Costs of War Prof. Neta Crawford (Boston University)
The Bloated Pentagon Budget William Hartung (Center for International Policy)
Saudi Military Aggression in Yemen Michael Page (Human Rights Watch)
The Increasing Risk of Nuclear War Elaine Scarry, Harvard University (invited)
3:00 pm: Emerging Responses:
Chair Cole Harrison (Mass Peace Action)
Build Bridges not Bombs; Bringing Nuclear Disarmament into the State Legislature Rep Nika Elugardo, Mass State Legislature (invited)
Dont Bank on the Bomb Divesting from Nuclear Weapons Manufacture Rep. Mike Connolly (Mass State Legislature)
Bringing the Moral Revival to Massachusetts Savina Martin (Poor Peoples Campaign)
The Intensifying Struggle for Affordable Housing Chuck Collins (Institute for Policy Studies)
Massachusetts Battles to Protect and Promote Public Education Andrew King (UMass Boston) .
A) Organizing on Campuses: Facilitator, Brian Garvey, MAPA; Zac Bears (PHENOM); Alice Pote (MIT/anti-Saudi Coalition); Gabby Ballard (MIT Students Against War); Paul Shannon (AFSC).
B) Nuclear Disarmament Initiatives: Facilitators, Joseph Gerson and Michelle Cunha; Jerrold Ross (MAPA); Prof. Aron Bernstein (MIT).-
C) Moral and Peoples Budget: Connecting battles for Economic Justice with Reducing Pentagon Spending: Facilitator, Jared Hicks (Our Revolution); Andrea Burns (MAPA); Andrew King (UMass Boston); John Ratliff (Mass. Senior Action); William Hartung (Center for International Policy).
D) The Continuing Links between Militarism and Racism:Facilitator, Rosemary Kean (MAPA); Savina Martin (Poor Peoples Campaign); Ceasar Mc Dowell (MIT) (invited));
E) Mobilizing Communities of Faith (Facilitator, Keith Harvey (AFSC) (invited); Rev. Vernon Walker (invited); Rev. Herb Taylor (Harvard-Epworth) (invited); Rev. Leslie Sterling (St. Bartholomews) (invited).
5:00: Report backs from Workshops
5:15 PM: Closing Keynote: Danny Sjursen, Major, US Army (ret.)
Co-sponsored by MIT Radius/Technology and Culture Forum), Massachusetts Peace Action, the MIT-Saudi Arabia Divest Coalition, MIT Students Against War, American Friends Service Committee, Institute for Peoples Engagement, Massachusetts Poor Peoples Campaign, and the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security.
MIT Room 34-101 (View)
50 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139
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