February 21, 2013

Presentation: 'Living Under Drones' Feb 28 in Eugene

Date: 2013-02-28

Event Time: 7:00 pm

Location: First United Methodist Church

Organization: Oregon Women's Action for New Directions (WAND)

Description: Presentation: Living Under Drones

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.

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Sponsor: Oregon WAND - Women's Action for New Directions

For more information about this event, please visit http://www.oregonwand.org/upcoming-events.

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