Free Webinar: Divest from the War Machine

Start: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

Host Contact Info: Greta, greta@worldbeyondwar.org

Divestwebinar

Announcing the 7th free webinar in our online learning series...

Webinar: Divest from the War Machine
When: Tuesday, July 2 at 8:00pm EDT (GMT - 4) / 5:00pm PDT

Featuring panelists David Swanson, Maya Rommwatt, and Susi Snyder
Moderator: Greta Zarro, World BEYOND War

Grassroots-led war divestment campaigns are springing up all over the world, from students organizing to divest university endowments from weapons manufacturers and war profiteers, to municipalities and states coming together to divest public pension funds from the war machine.

Divestment is actively choosing to stop financing companies, like weapons manufacturers, military contractors, and war profiteers. On this webinar, we'll talk with 3 leading organizers about the strategies and tactics needed to run a divestment campaign. We'll review the divest list -- the companies to target in a divestment campaign. We will cover different divestment models, including municipal, institutional, and university-led campaigns and lobbying elected officials. And we'll discuss lessons learned from World BEYOND War's recent successful campaign to divest the city of Charlottesville, VA from weapons and fossil fuels.

Our panelists for this discussion are:

  • David Swanson: David is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is a co-founder and the executive director of World BEYOND War and a campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. David's books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He was awarded the 2018 Peace Prize from the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation. David is based out of Charlottesville, VA, where he recently led a successful campaign to divest the city from weapons and fossil fuels.
  • Maya Rommwatt: Maya is the CODEPINK National Organizer for the Divest from the War Machine Campaign. Maya brings deep experience with progressive causes to her work. She's campaigned for climate justice, wildlife conservation, and public lands. Maya is based in Portland, Oregon.
  • Susi Snyder: Susi Snyder is the Nuclear Disarmament Programme Manager for PAX in the Netherlands. Susi is the primary author and coordinator of the Don’t Bank on the Bomb reports on nuclear weapon producers and the institutions that finance them. She is an International Steering Group member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and a 2016 Nuclear Free Future Award Laureate. Previously, Susi served as the Secretary General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

Click "Register" to sign up for the free webinar!

The webinar will be hosted on Zoom and livestreamed via Facebook. Participants can join via computer with an internet connection, or via telephone. Once you register, you will receive an email with the livestream link and call-in information.

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