Roundtable Discussions: Militarism is grand theft from poor people and people of color

Start: 2023-05-02 19:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: 2023-05-02 20:30:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP

This event is organized by Ithaca Catholic Worker.

Clarifications of Thought / Roundtable Discussions

on Nonviolent Resistance to US Militarism and Global Domination

1st and 3rd Tuesdays @ 7-8:30 pm

Zoom link:

The Ithaca Catholic Worker is focusing our attention, learning, and reflection on a central theme, that is, Nonviolently Resisting US Militarism and Global Domination which includes, but is not limited to, ending all war(s), de-militarizing and disarming ourselves, our communities, and our world, and finding ways to express the gospel calling to love one another by, first, not killing each other with US weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear. In addition, we believe that this focus must always be seen within the context of what Dr. Martin Luther King calls the giant triplets – racism, materialism, and militarism (adding climate disaster) and how these "isms" intersect with each other.

Our Clarification of Thought / Roundtable gatherings will happen in a hybrid style by zoom and in-person at the ICW house as each person desires. We will try to save the zooms for those who may have missed a session.

The zoom link is for all gatherings below. Please see our website ( for more detailed information about each date and how to stay in touch. Feel free to email us at


1/17   MLK anti-war message from "Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam" (Leslie Schultz, ICW)

❤️ Our exception is on the 4th Tues.of January :

1/24   Russia / Ukraine War (Clare Grady, Kings Bay Plowshares, with video from Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of Global Net, Keep Space for Peace).


2/7     Climate Crisis and US Militarism (Todd Saddler, Extinction Rebellion Ithaca)

Planning for Earth Day Action (Fri. 4/21) (Mary Anne Grady Flores, ICW)


2/21   Mardi Gras Celebration (Laurie Konwinski, ICW)


3/7       Merchants of Death Tribunal, putting weapons dealers on trial (November 10 - 13) How can we participate? (Nobel Prize nominee, Kathy Kelly & Atty Brad Wolf, co-coordinators of tribunal)

3/21   World Poetry Day (Todd Saddler, ICW, Prof. Lyrae Van Clief Stefanon, National Book Award Finalist, Michael Lee, Ithaca Poet)


4/4     Christian Response to Nuclear Weapons (Clare Grady, Kings Bay Plowshares)

4/18   Gun violence from the streets to nuclear weapons (Mark Colville, Amistad Catholic Worker, Kings Bay Plowshares)


5/2     Militarism is grand theft from poor people and people of color – domestic theft (Rev. Grayland Hagler,

Co-chair, The Poor Peoples Campaign, FOR board advisor, & D.C. Afro-American faith-based activist)

5/16   Militarism is grand theft from poor people and people of color – U.S. funding of foreign militaries, i.e. the US funding Israel's apartheid state. What do Palestinians ask of us? (IC Prof. Emerita Beth Harris)


6/6     Conscientious Objection to War – The example of Ben Salmon (Mark Carver, ICW)

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