[act-ma] FRIDAY: Social and Economic Costs of Endless Wars: With Neta Crawford, William Hartung, Savina Martin, Chuck Collins, Danny Sjursen, Mike Connolly, Jonathan King and more!

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Tue Apr 23 12:57:04 PDT 2019

Social and Economic Costs of Endless Wars
Friday, April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm ~ MIT Room 34-101, 50 Vassar St,
[image: Social Economic Costs of Endless Wars]

*Conference on the social and economic costs of endless wars, Friday
afternoon April 26th at MIT*

<https://cost-war-apr19.bpt.me/>*Pre-Register* at cost-war-apr19.bpt.me/:
Students and low income FREE, General Admission 12.00, Supporter 75.00
(thanked at event and in program)

2:00 pm: *The Tasks We Face*: Jonathan King, MIT and MAPA

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)

              –  *Revisiting U.S. Actions in Afghanistan and Iraq – *Maj.
Danny Sjursen (U.S. Army – retired)

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)*

–       *Don’t 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) .

3:45 – Workshops:

–       *A)* *Organizing on Campuses*: Facilitator, Brian Garvey, MAPA;
Sydney Little (PHENOM); Alice Pote (MIT/anti-Saudi Coalition); Husayn
Karimi (MIT Students Against War); Paul Shannon (AFSC).

–       *B) Nuclear Disarmament Initiatives*: Facilitators, Joseph Gerson
and Michelle Cunha; Jerald Ross (MAPA); Prof. Aron Bernstein (MIT); Rev.
Vernon Walker (MAPA); Sayre Sheldon (WAND/WiLL)

–       *C) Moral and People’s 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 People’s Campaign); Ceasar Mc
Dowell (MIT).

5:15: *Report backs from Workshops*

5:30 Adjourn

<https://cost-war-apr19.bpt.me/>*Pre-Register* at cost-war-apr19.bpt.me/:
Students and low income FREE, General Admission 12.00, Supporter 75.00
(thanked at event and in program)

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 People’s Engagement,
Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign, Our Revolution/ Faculty-Staff
Engagement Committee; and the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common

*"Not one step back"*

Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action - the Commonwealth's largest grassroots peace
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