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The Ukraine war, US empire, and US politics
Wed October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
UPDATE: Rev. Griffiths Sekou has contracted COVID and will be unable to attend. Medea Benjamin will give the talk.
Medea Benjamin and Rev. Karlene Griffiths Sekou
Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK. She is also co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange, the Peace in Ukraine Coalition, Unfreeze Afghanistan (which advocates for returning the $7 billion of Afghan funds frozen in U.S. banks), ACERE: The Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect, and the Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban Doctors Campaign.
Rev. Karlene Griffiths Sekou is an international public health professional, speaker, preacher, culture worker, and community organizer. For over twenty-years, she has situated her work within the realms of international human rights and de-colonial and anti-colonial cultural regeneration.
Russia’s brutal February 2022 invasion of Ukraine has attracted widespread condemnation across the West. Government and media circles present the conflict as a simple dichotomy between an evil empire and an innocent victim.
In their new primer, War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict, Medea Benjamin and Nicolas Davies insist the picture is more complicated.
Books will be available for purchase after the discussion. The event will be in person at Community Church of Boston, and also livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCommunityChurchofBostonOfficial.
For additional talks by Medea Benjamin across Massachusetts between Oct 3-6, see this page.