Event Time: 7:00 pm
Location: First United Methodist Church
Organization: Oregon Women's Action for New Directions
Description: Presentation: Living Under
Leah Bolger, President of Veterans for Peace, will
discuss her recent trip to Pakistan with a CodePink delegation of 31 Americans
whose goal was to witness first-hand the devastation caused by U.S. drone air
strikes over the past several years. While there, the delegation participated in
an anti-drone rally and met with Pakistanis who have been victims of drone
strikes. It is estimated that 450 to 800 civilians have been killed by U. S.
drones since 2004, including 160 children.
Bolger herself served in the
Navy from March 1980 until the
summer of 2000, when she retired with the rank of Commander. In 2004, she moved
to Corvallis, Oregon, and formed Chapter 132 of Veterans for Peace serving as
its president for three years. In 2009 she was elected to the national Veterans
for Peace Board of Directors and served as national vice-president until 2012
when she was reelected to her second term on the board, and to the office of
national president. Veterans for Peace is dedicated to ending war as a tool of
foreign policy and focuses its efforts on educating the public about the true
costs of war.
February 28, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: First United Methodist
Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene
Cost: Free & Open to the
Sponsor: Oregon WAND - Women's Action for New Directions
more information about this event, please visit http://www.oregonwand.org/upcoming-events.