Media Benjamin, Kathy Kelly, and Col. Ann Wright. “Three Women Who Stand for Peace: International Civil Rights in the Age of Drones.” Event will be held at Northern Illinois University, Regency Room, Holmes Student Center.
Medea Benjamin is founder and director of Code Pink. Col. Ann Wright is retired and a current and international peace activist. Kathy Kelly is founder and director of Voices for Creative Non-Violence. Event is co-sponsored by the DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice, Amnesty International NIU, Women’s Studies Program NIU, Women’s Rights Alliance NIU, History Department NIU, Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and justice, Rockford Peace and Justice, Sauk Valley Peace & Justice, First Congregational Church of DeKalb Mission and Ministry Committee.
Weekly Peace Vigil, Every Friday 5 – 6 pm, N-E corner of Lincoln Highway and First Street. Join us at any time! At 6 pm, we circle briefly for announcements and updates on local peace and justice activities.
Speakers and forums last year included (see Events Page for more info on the speakers)
- Human rights in Sri Lanka
- Memorial Day parade, witnessing to those who have died from Illinois
- David Kraft speaking on nuclear power
- Kathy Kelly program on Palestine
- Conversations with DeKalb mayoral candidates on the topics of interfaith, peace, justice, and network
Scholarships for graduating DeKalb High School seniors