More than a decade after the Iraq War began, US veterans and Iraqi civilians continue to live with its legacies - physical wounds, psychological trauma, environmental poisoning, and the displacement of thousands of people.
Join us for a conversation with US veterans and activists from the Right to Heal project as we discuss the Iraq War’s legacy, the possibilities of transnational activism, and the question of what constitutes healing and justice in war’s aftermath.
What: When Wars End: Healing & Justice After a Decade of War in Iraq
When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 7 p.m.
Where: New College House Building at Franklin & Marshall College
Matt Howard, Communications Director of Iraq Veterans Against the War, served in the Marine Corps from 2001 to 2006 as a helicopter mechanic and completed two tours in Iraq.
Laura Raymond, CCR Advocacy Program Manager, has over fourteen years of experience organizing, writing, and advocating on social justice and human rights issues in the U.S. and internationally. Much of Laura’s work focuses on the impact of U.S. actors, corporations and government policies and practices abroad.
Ali Issa, National Field Organizer at War Resisters League, earned a Master’s Degree in Arabic studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. He is a contributor to the e-zine Jadaliyya on Iraqi social movements and his father is from Baghdad, Iraq.
Drake Logan, community organizer, activist, and member of the Civilian-Soldier Alliance is a part of the research team that carried out an intensive testimonial collection effort at Fort Hood, TX.
Moderated by David Kieran, of Franklin & Marshall College
The Right to Heal Project, a coalition of U.S. and Iraqi activists, believes that the Iraq War is not over for veterans and civilians alike. They seek to hold the U.S. government accountable for the lasting effects of war and to promote the rights of both veterans and civilians to heal.
This event is open to the public. Free; no tickets required.
More information is available at http://calendar.fandm.edu/detail.php?id=11872.