Are you tired of the never-ending wars the U.S. is waging? Do you want to be a more effective lobbyist for peace?
This month’s program will be a follow-up to the Anti-War workshop to be held on Saturday, June 8, sponsored by ACPJ and Little Rock Quaker Meeting, and led by a member of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. If you are tired of the endless wars the U.S. is waging and missed the workshop, here is your chance to join the conversation and learn about more effective lobbying for ending war. We will all have a chance to brainstorm Big Ideas for Changing America’s Foreign Policy!
John Coffin will start us off on what can be an exciting and productive evening! Don’t miss it!
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm, 2510 Hidden Valley Drive, Little Rock Bring a dish to share Bread and drinks provided
“If we want to have the money to face climate change and our crumbling infrastructure, we must stop the endless war machine and we must do it now.” ~ Win Without War
People across the country are asking the same question: “What can I do to change what’s happening in the world?”
Your voice can make an important impact on federal policy. In-person meetings with your members of Congress are the most effective way to influence policy decisions.
Change in Washington starts with you.
Please join us for an advocacy workshop: ● Influence your members of Congress and their staff through face-to-face conversations ● Drive the media coverage you want to see ● Build a strategic team in your community that lobbies as part of a powerful national advocacy network
Join our 2019 Advocacy Team campaign to stop endless wars by urging Congress to reassert its constitutional authority. We are supporting legislation to repeal the AUMF and encourage public debate on all issues of war and peace.
Our speaker for Tuesday night’s pot-luck wears many hats, the latest being an adviser to last month’s speaker, Mayor Frank Scott.
Dr. Anika T. Whitfield, a Little Rock Podiatric doctor and Baptist minister, is a tireless advocate and organizer for human rights, and justice, She has served in many capacities as a volunteer in the LR public schools and is a leader in Save our Schools and Grassroots Arkansas.
Dr. Whitfield is an active supporter in the local Poor Peoples Campaign, a revival of the campaign started by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. just before his assassination. One of the goals of the campaign (shared by WAND) is to End U.S. militarism and make war a relic of the past.
Yes, we know there has been some progress in women’s rights and equality since 1960’s, but today, a half a century later, we still see gender-related discrimination in nearly every area: sports, government, business, education, etc. The US Congress has a record 125 women currently serving (104 in the House, 21 in the Senate). But we have a long way to go when it comes to gender parity! And women in other parts of the world have even bigger challenges. Not a day goes by without hearing terrible stories about women and children living in Asia, South America, Africa, and even parts of Europe. Let’s join together and keep pushing for change!