|Please join RootsAction Education Fund for “Preventing Mass Extinction,” an intersectional teach-in weaving together threads from the lesser-known histories of movement solidarity with the findings of a new report about Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles and the unfolding climate crisis.¹ There will be an opportunity for questions and calls-to-action shared.
We’d love to see you there. The more we learn about these connections together, the better we’ll be able to organize transformative strategies for our collective liberation.
We know that the American military is one of the largest polluters on the planet and a major driver of the climate crisis. And yet, while historic wildfires are raging through drought-struck lands, hurricanes cause destruction in multiple regions, waters rise with unprecedented floods and disappearing shorelines — Congress is on track to approve the highest military budget ever.
On the International Day of Peace, please join RootsAction and our guests for a discussion connecting the military lobby, the threat of nuclear winter, colonialism, and the power of social movements.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Starts at 5:00 PM PDT, 8:00 PM EDT
This 90-minute event is free and open to the public.
We hope you’ll join us for this exciting online event. Also, you can click here now and in one minute help your members of Congress learn how to make nuclear war less likely.
William Hartung is a longtime expert on Pentagon spending and the global arms trade whose books include Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex. He writes frequently on military issues for The Nation magazine. William authored the landmark 2021 report “Inside the ICBM Lobby: Special Interests or the National Interest?” He currently runs the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy.
Vincent Intondi is a Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. From 2009-2017, Intondi was Director of Research for American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute in Washington, DC. Prior to teaching at Montgomery College, Vincent was an Associate Professor of History at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. Vincent regularly works with organizations exploring ways to include more diverse voices in the nuclear disarmament movement. His research focuses on the intersection of race and nuclear weapons. He is the author of the book African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement with Stanford University Press.
Tara Villalba is a teacher by training, but has been organizing “on the side” for over 15 years with women, students, workers, and tenants. Frontline (Indigenous, Black, immigrant, and low-wage worker) communities are leading the struggles to protect our ecosystems and each other. The survival and flourishing of our frontline communities depend on adequately resourcing frontline solutions. At Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, Tara leads efforts to move resources towards restoring health and away from nuclear weapons.
We look forward to your participation, come ready to ask questions or submit them in advance.