Should collateral damage to the environment be an acceptable cost of defending established power structures? Weigh in on the issue with Veterans For Peace in Evansville.
David Swanson is the executive director of World Beyond War and campaign coordinator for Roots Action. He is author of a dozen books that expose the follies and fallacies of militarism; he blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org.
In addition to being the recipient of the 2018 Peace Prize of the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation, David is a five-time nominee (2015-2019) for the Nobel Peace Prize. Veterans For Peace is thrilled to bring one of the world’s clarion voices for peace to Evansville for this special presentation. Don’t miss it!
Local historians Kelly Coures and Sondra Matthews dig into the archives to offer an unfiltered look at Evansville’s storied role in the manufacture of WWII armaments and its impact on the black community.
ABOUT THE FILM
DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM).
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Run Time 1hr, 39min.
Join in the “fun-raiser” of the year!
We had such a wonderful gathering of peace thinkers and activists last year, we’re doing it again—bigger and better!
6 PM — The wine bar is open! Have a glass, mingle, and check out the items on our silent auction tables.
7 PM — Enjoy an Italian dinner of spaghetti with our chef’s signature meatballs in a delightful red sauce. (Non-meat option available:) Dinner includes a fresh garden salad, buttery garlic bread, dessert, and complimentary coffee and iced tea.
6 - 9 PM — Be treated to creative “popups”—some outrageous, some silly, some bordering on the sublime—as our members bring diverse talents to raise awareness and activism in the struggle against militarization.
Tickets are $15.00 per person. Get yours now!
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES: 2016 & 2018 CONTESTS IN PERSPECTIVE
Dr. Robert Dion & Dr. Matthew Hanka, Political Science Professors at UE & USI, respectively, will present their analysis and answer your questions. Among the questions we will ask are:
What might the 2018 election results say about the electorate’s view of President Trump’s performance?
What does the election indicate about Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party?
Why haven’t more Republicans spoken out against Trump’s false statements, disregard for the environment, emoluments, etc?
Should lying about extramarital affairs be an impeachable offens?
What is a “Blue Wave”? Did we see one in 2018?
What might the 2018 election foretell for 2020?
What are the implications at the state and local levels of government?
Come prepared for lively discussion!
2019 brings exciting changes for our chapter, with renewed emphasis on programs for community engagement and education with guest speakers, subject matter experts, and films. We’ll address issues needing parliamentary consideration once a quarter with our executive committee focused on streamlining the conduct of business.
As always, all meetings are free and open to the public. Stay up-to-date on our activities through this website, on our Facebook page (VFPEvansville), and via Twitter (@Gary_E_May).
We welcome your feedback and suggestions about our programs and this evolving website. Reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.