Talk: David Swanson on "Growing the Movement for a World BEYOND War"
Start: Monday, August 05, 2019• 6:00 PM
End: Monday, August 05, 2019• 9:00 PM
Doors open at 6:00pm; event starts at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will
be served. Free & open to the public. Donations appreciated.
Hear from World BEYOND War Co-Founder & Executive Director David Swanson about building a global, grassroots movement for a world beyond war. David will debunk the myths that war is inevitable, just, necessary, or beneficial. He'll make the case for war abolition, by outlining the economic, environmental, democratic, cultural, and moral downsides of war and preparations for war.
We'll discuss World BEYOND War's mission, strategies, activist campaigns, and peace education programs - as well as opportunities to get involved with the new Metro Vancouver chapter!
About 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 by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation.
About World BEYOND War: World BEYOND War is a global grassroots network of volunteers, activists, and allied organizations advocating for the abolition of war, and its replacement with an alternative global security system based on peace and demilitarization. Our work provides a blueprint for ending war, one that is rooted in the strategies of demilitarizing security, managing conflict nonviolently, and creating a culture of peace. Individuals and organizations in 175 countries have signed the Declaration of Peace. Sign the Declaration at WorldBEYONDWar.org.
Hosted by the Metro Vancouver Chapter of World BEYOND War. Co-sponsors include: Canadian Peace Initiative, Global Peace Alliance.