All posts tagged: Nobel Peace Prize

August 15-16 Medea Benjamin in San Diego

Thursday, August 15, & Friday, August 16 Save the dates! Medea Benjamin, renowned peace activist, author, and world-class troublemaker, will be in San Diego, August 15-16, 2013. On Thursday August 15, from 4-6pm, join with Medea and the San Diego Veterans for Peace for the one year anniversary of anti-drone protests at General Atomics in Poway. Meet at Scripps Poway Parkway and Stowe Drive, Poway. On Friday, August 16, at 7pm, Medea will be providing updates on her recent Yemen trip (including drones and Guantanamo), explaining the changes in US policy in recent months, talking about plans for the upcoming DC Drones Summit, and also describing recent developments at the UN regarding drones. The forum will be held at the Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105.  Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Medea Benjamin is a co-founder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years. Described as “one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, …

Mar 20 – “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” inspiring story of women taking action for Peace in Liberia

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 The Peace Resource Center the Exciting and Inspiring Documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” 6:30 p.m. doors open; film at 7 p.m. Peace Resource Center of San Diego 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105 “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” explores the question, if men are capable of only solving problems with violence as seemed to be the case in Liberia, can an empowered group of women bring peace? How? Leymah Gbowee, featured in the film won a Nobel Prize for Peace and this documentary, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” has won numerous film festival awards. Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.  Thousands of women — ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim — came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they …