NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.67
Timeslot: 
Session 2: Saturday, June 2nd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
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Panel/Workshop Presentation Documents: 
Reading List: 
Sparta by Roxana Robinson, Why Civil Resistance Works by Maria Stephan and Erica Chenoweth
Description/Abstract of your Event: 

How do peace activists stay in the fight? The antiwar movement today is demoralized and directionless, and the entire planet seems to be sleepwalking towards disaster. Our panelists include writers, journalists and organizers who have kept their spirits up in the face of apathy, derision and misunderstanding. What have they learned about the human and psychological side of our world’s addiction to war? How can activists dig deeper into the heart of the most brutal problem our planet has ever known? What will we find there? This panel aims to stir up new ideas and new avenues for hope, cooperation and agitation for change.

Participants

Marc Eliot Stein is a member of World Beyond War and founder of Pacifism for the 21st Century. A writer and software developer as well as a peace activist, he has built websites for Pearl Jam and Bob Dylan and worked as a technical architect for Foreign Policy, the Center for Disease Control, A...

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Bob Keeler is a retired journalist and an unretired peace activist. During his decades at Newsday, he was Suffolk County reporter, Albany bureau chief, Sunday magazine editor, and a member of the editorial board. He won a Pulitzer prize for a series about a Catholic parish in Westbury, Long...

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Alice Slater serves on the Board of World Beyond War, is the UN NGO Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and a member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000. She serves on the Board of Nuclear Ban.US and works with the NYC Working Group for the International Campaign to Abolish...

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Roxana Robinson's 2013 novel 'Sparta' told the stark tale of a young ex-Marine tormented by PTSD after returning from Iraq. Her acclaimed and moving works of fiction include 'Cost' and 'This is My Daughter', several short stories and a new novel to be published...

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