SUBHEAD: Retired Army colonel and peace activist to speak on America's relations with Iran and Israel. By Ray Catania on 4 April 2012 in Island Breath.org- (http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2012/04/ann-wright-on-kauai.html) Image above: Ann Wright speaking on activist cruise to Gaza. From (http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/photo-essay-new-yorks-flotilla-cruise-for-gaza/).
Presentation by retired Army Colonel and prominent peace activist Ann Wright. Q&A to follow presentation.
Monday April 9, 6:30- 9:00pm
Kapaa Library conference room.
The Kauai Peace Alliance
Free event, but donations to defray Ann's airfare from Oahu accepted.
phone: (808) 822-7646
After her retirement from the Army Ann Wright went on to a diplomatic career with the State Department, serving in embassies around the world. She received an award for heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand people during the civil war in Sierra Leone. On the eve of the shock and awe bombing and subsequent occupation of Iraq in 2003, she resigned her post. The resignation letter, criticizing the Bush war policies, was published on the internet the next day.
Since then she has become a prominent advocate for peace and social justice causes. She helped Cindy Sheehan organize Camp Casey fronting George W. Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch. She has been escorted from Senate and House committee hearings for proactively advocating peace, and arrested numerous times for her advocacy. Her ship was boarded attempting to run the Israeli naval blockade while trying to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.
Ann Wright recently traveled to Jeju Island in South Korea to aid villagers struggling to prevent destruction of their farms, homes and pristine coral reef to make way for a navy base.
Ann Wright delivers lectures and attends conferences across the country. She spoke on Kauai in April 2009. It is a special privilege to welcome her back.