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Two Minutes to Midnight, Intersectionality, and Threats to Global Peace

May 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Joseph Gerson, PhD, is the Founding Director of The Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security (CPDCS) and Vice President of the International Peace Bureau (IPB). Dr. Gerson will speak on the unique dangers of nuclear arms and great power conflict currently confronting our nation along with the work his newly formed organization (CPDCS) is doing to build linkages between social justice movements in the face of these challenges.

Dr. Gerson has recently returned from disarmament meetings in Japan, Geneva, and New York, and was the lead U.S. organizer for the international “Two Minutes to Midnight” conference in NYC that featured Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg. Just days prior to his May 20th appearance at First Parish, Dr. Joseph and the CPDCS will have convened a seminal meeting of leaders from a wide range of social justice movements to try to identify common ground and shared strategies for this dangerous moment in history. He will share insights gained at these gatherings.

Long associated with the American Friends Service Committee as director of its Peace and Economic Security Program, Dr. Gerson organizes and educates at local, national and international levels for peaceful and just alternatives to U.S. foreign and military policies. He has published several books, including Empire and the Bomb: How the US Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World and his recent Op Ed pieces have appeared in Common Dreams and Truth Out.

This event is co-sponsored by the First Parish Bedford Lyceum and the Peace and Justice Committee. Admission is free.

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May 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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