Ukiah Nor-Cal Conference: Music, Keynote, Movies

Public Invited to Evening Events:
Music, Keynote and Movies
Veterans For Peace
Nor-Cal Conference
Ukiah, California
March 1 & 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Stephen Scalmanini
Tel:  (707) 391-5853
Email:  sscalmanini@yahoo.com

Veterans For Peace of Northern California invite the public to attend the evening sessions of their annual northern California regional conference on Friday and Saturday, March 1st and 2nd, in Ukiah.  On Friday evening, live music and poetry reading will start at 7:15 p.m., followed at 9:00 p.m. by a movie to be selected at that time – possibly “The War You Don’t See” by John Pilger.  On Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. two speakers will address issues in the middle-east.  Jeffrey Blankfort of Ukiah will speak on “Behind the scenes: US-Israel relations from Truman to Obama,” and Eduardo Cohen, chair of the National VFP working group on Palestine, will speak on “Israel & Palestine: Deconstructing the Propaganda of Occupation.”  These will be followed by a discussion of the topics, and at 9:00 p.m. by a movie to be selected at that time – possibly “The People and The Olive.”
These events are free to the public and will occur at the Veterans Memorial Building in Ukiah, 293 Seminary Avenue (at the corner of S. Oak St., across from Ukiah City Hall.)
Veterans For Peace is a national organization of men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations spanning the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars as well as other conflicts, and their supporters. Founded in 1985 to raise public awareness of the true costs and consequences of militarism and war – and to seek peaceful, effective alternatives, Veterans For Peace is an official Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) represented at the UN.  It is headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri.
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If you would like additional information about this event or Veterans For Peace, please contact Bill Creighton, President of Veterans For Peace – Chapter 069 (San Francisco) at (415) 571-9962 or billjcreighton@yahoo.com, or Stephen Scalmanini, Secretary of Veterans For Peace – Chapter 116 (Mendocino County) at (707) 391-5853 or sscalmanini@yahoo.com.
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