Anne Arundel Peace Action's 25th Anniversary ~ Annapolis Capital Punishment

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Anne Arundel Peace Action's 25th Anniversary

Anne Arundel Peace Action's 25th Anniversary Celebration will be Friday, November 9 at 7 p.m. at Annapolis Friends Meeting, 351 Dubois Road off Bestgate Road just outside Annapolis. Admission is free. Directions:

The featured speaker will be Ray McGovern, a retired CIA analyst and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, an organization dedicated to exposing what it believes to be the mishandling of important intelligence by presidents and their staffs particularly to justify wars. Mr. McGovern served for more than 27 years in the CIA under seven presidents and was in charge of preparing the daily security briefings at the White House during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.

The program also will include:

· Awards to the winners of the 2007 Fred B. Benjamin Peace Writing Contest for Maryland middle school students. Each of the four winners will read an excerpt from his or her entry. This year's topic: Do some reading about the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, the major political and spiritual leader of the independence movement in India. Then write a dialogue that imagines a conversation that Gandhi might have with President Bush.
· Generations of Peacemaker Awards to Anne Arundel County residents or former residents of diverse ages who have made notable contributions to peace and social justice locally: Cynthia Carter, Linda Deming, Robert Eades, Kristin Famula, George Gorayeb, Edith Leech, Careen Mayer, Max and Suzanne Ochs, Sylvia Oliva, Lucy Oppenheim, Severna Park High School Students for Peace and Social Justice, Josephine Thoms, and Dick Vanden Heuvel.
· Musical entertainment by Max Ochs


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