Speaking Event: Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright
COL. (RET.) ANN WRIGHT: AMERICA’S PIVOT TO ASIA DESTABILIZING THE REGION RECENT TRAVELS IN NORTHEAST ASIA
Donation at door: $5-$10 No one turned away for lack of funds.
Col. Wright speaks on her recent trip to Northeast Asia, Jeju
Island, the Article 9 “NoWar” Japanese constitution conference
and eight days on the PEACE BOAT traveling to South Korea,
Taiwan, Shanghai and Nanjing, China.
Ann Wright is a retired United States Army colonel and former U.S. State
Department official who had spent 19 years in the military and 16 years in
diplomatic service. She received the State Department Award for Heroism in
1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand people during the civil
war in Sierra Leone. Known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War,
Col. Wright resigned her diplomatic position in 2003 in protest of Bush’s pending attack on Iraq, U.S. led sanctions and military action destroying the country and the lives and livelihood of millions.
Wright was a passenger on the Challenger 1, which along with the Mavi Marmara, was part of the Gaza flotilla. She will be part of a global presence in Palestine's Gaza Strip for InternationalWomen’s Day 2014. Col. Wright has been engaged in drone resistance in Pakistan, Afghanistan,Yemen, and Gaza. In 2013, she spoke on U.S. foreign policy issues in Turkey, Egypt, Ireland, Belgium, China, Japan and Korea.
Ann Wright is just back from London where she received an award for Chelsea Manning and met with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Sponsored by: CODEPINK and Unitarian Universalists for Peace - San Francisco
Endorsed by: 14 Friends of Palestine, ANSWER-Act Now to Stop War and End Racism-Coalition, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian
Universalists, Courage to Resist, Friends of Sabeel-Sacramento, Women for Genuine Security and more.