From North Korea to Roxbury: Confronting War and Struggling for Peace and Justice
- When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
- Where: Egleston Square Branch, Boston Public Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., Roxbury
- Cost: Free
- Age limit2: All ages
- Categories: Lecture
Ajamu Baraka is an internationally recognized advocate for human rights who has roots in the Black Liberation Movement. He is now the national organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace which was launched on April 4th of this year, the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s \"Beyond Viet Nam\" speech where King came out against the Viet Nam war. Baraka will talk about re-building the anti-war movement in the face of the US government's devotion to \"full-spectrum dominance\". The US now has international crises in Syria, Korea, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Niger, Palestine, and more, and military and nuclear weapons spending is increasing as is US military intervention in Africa. Militarization of the police is affecting Black and other communities at home. In this context, Ajamu Baraka will address the relationship of the Black liberation movement to the struggle for peace. Baraka is a contributing columnist for Black Agenda Report and Counterpunch, a Board member of Cooperation Jackson, a solidarity economy project in Jackson, Mississippi, is working on the Coalition Against US Foreign Military Bases, and was the Green Party Vice Presidential candidate in 2016. Baraka emphasizes that \"placing people, planet, and peace before profit has to be not just a slogan but a political objective that is realized.\
This event is sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action with support from the Massachusetts Green Party and Dorchester People for Peace.