Panel Discussion: Peace At Home, Peace Abroad

08/06/2015 7:00 pm
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anonymous

Peace At Home, Peace Abroad: What is the relationship between U.S foreign and domestic policies?

When people think about U.S. foreign policy, there is little thought given to how those policies are related to domestic policies. Peace activists tend to only talk about the financial cost of war as it relates to domestic policies. This event will examine other ways U.S. foreign and domestic policies are interlocked. Panelists will look at the militarization of U.S. society, specifically law enforcement and the militarization of the U.S. and Mexican Border. The panel will lay bare the connections between the Black Lives Matter and Palestinian justice movements and the U.S. global war on terror. Movements that do not help people see these connections will not ultimately succeed in building the power needed to create the full transformation we need to achieve a peaceful and justice world for everyone.

Panel Facilitator:

Dylan Jason Ratigan – New York Times best-selling author and former host of MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show.

Panelists:

Nadia Keilani – Lawyer, peace activists, member of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and of the Arab-American Advisory Committee to the City of San Diego Chief of Police

Kim Moore – Public speaker, advocate, mentor, social entrepreneur, activist, change agent and Black Lives Matter organizer

Pedro Rios – Program Director American Friends Service Committee, San Diego

Michael T. McPhearson – Executive Director of Veterans For Peace and Co-chair of the Saint Louis Don’t Shoot Coalition

Event Location: 
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego 4190 Front St, San Diego