NYC End All Wars Forum

Start: Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:00 PM

End: Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:00 PM

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Why are our communities invested in war? How can we divest our dollars from death and destruction?

While a staggering 64% of the U.S. federal discretionary budget goes to militarized spending, our universities, pension funds, churches, and banks remain invested in weapons manufacturers and defense contractors that make a killing on imprisoning and killing innocent civilians at home and across the world. The U.S. government is the top arms dealer to Saudi Arabia, which has launched airstrikes on Yemen since 2015, many with American weapons. Over 60,000 Yemenis have been killed in what many call the world's largest humanitarian crisis. Now, the government is threatening war with Iran - which can only lead to more devastating human consequences. While innocent people die at our hands, CEOs of weapons companies pocket enormous profits through public and private investments.

How do we create a world where war is no longer normal? How do we transform our government so our economy no longer profits from oppression and murder?

Discussion topics

  • Iran, Korea, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Yemen
  • Local weapons and prison divestment campaigns
  • Sharing successes and tackling challenges

Confirmed Speakers (list in the making)

  • Abdulwali Saleh, United Yemeni American Association
  • Alice Slater, Nuclear Ban US and ICAN-NYC
  • Christine Ahn, Women Cross DMZ
  • Claudia de la Cruz, The People’s Forum
  • Momo Manalang, Gabriela NY
  • Jan R. Weinberg, Divest from the War Machine coalition
  • Mani Mostofi, Human Rights Lawyer
  • Marc Eliot Stein, World Beyond War
  • Mateo Guerrero-Tabares, Make the Road NY
  • Move the Money NYC
  • Rose Asaf, NYU Student Senator and NYU Jewish Voice for Peace

Confirmed Sponsors (list in the making)

  • Action Corps NYC
  • Black Alliance for Peace
  • Brooklyn for Peace
  • Gabriela NY
  • Make the Road NY
  • National Iranian American Council, NY
  • Peace Action NY
  • Muslims United for Justice
  • Show Up! America
  • United Yemeni American Association
  • US Labor Against the War, NY
  • Veterans for Peace Chapter 34
  • Women Cross DMZ
  • World Beyond War

WHEN
July 11, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
The People's Forum
320 W 37th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10018
United States
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CONTACT
Sarah