As we prepare to take to the streets in Washington, DC with the Poor People’s Campaign on June 18th, join CODEPINK with three esteemed organizers, scholars, and movement leaders as we discuss what it will take to build the visionary antiwar movement that our world desperately needs right now.
Chat with these inspirational leaders on May 24 at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET:
In a country that has money for endless wars but no money for healthcare, housing and education, our government’s priorities are clear. Join Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Ramón Mejía and Lindsay Koshgarian on Tuesday, May 24 to discuss what it will take to build the political and popular power we need to create a world rooted in care, love and peace.
As our infrastructure crumbles, millions fall into poverty, and our planet is destroyed, we must declare that we won’t be silent anymore. Redirecting our tax dollars away from the war economy and towards our social and environmental needs is critical at this moment. Now is the time to take on the interlocking evils of racism, poverty, ecological devastation and militarism!
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival; Bishop with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries; Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary; Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the author of four books: We Are Called To Be A Movement; Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing; The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and The Rise of a New Justice Movement; and Forward Together: A Moral Message For The Nation. Rev. Dr. Barber is also the architect of the Moral Movement, which began with weekly Moral Monday protests at the North Carolina General Assembly in 2013 and recently relaunched again online in August 2020 under the banner of the Poor People’s Campaign.
Ramón Mejía is from Dallas, Texas. At the age of 18, to support his family, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and in 2003 participated in the initial invasion of Iraq. This experience led to self-reflection, converting to Islam, and becoming an outspoken advocate and organizer against U.S. wars and the growing militarization of our communities. Over the last 10 years, as a member of About Face: Veterans Against the War, Ramón’s had the opportunity to join international delegations: to build with, deepen his commitment, and learn alongside communities in Palestine, Philippines, Chile, and Cuba. In 2016, Ramón was recognized as part of the ‘MPower 100—Muslim Social Justice Leaders Building Power Across the United States.’ Ramón earned his Bachelor of Arts in History & Religious Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Ramón served on GGJ’s Coordinating Committee before coming on as National Organizer.
Lindsay Koshgarian is the Program Director of the National Priorities Project, where she analyzes the Pentagon budget and outsized military spending’s impact on the defunding of education, health care and more. Her recent article, “Our Skyrocketing Military Spending Helps Pentagon Contractors—Not Ukraine” points out that less than one percent of the current $782 billion Pentagon budget is marked for Ukraine, and about 50 times as much will go to for profit weapons contractors.
Building a Visionary Antiwar Movement
Add to Calendar
May 24, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Bookmark the permalink.