Monday, June 30, 2008

Anti-war activist to speak Thursday

Film also will be shown



Retired Col. Ann Wright, an anti-war activist, will speak, and the film Finding our Voices will be shown, at an event at 7 p.m. July 3 at the People’s Center, 37 Howe St. The suggested donation is $5, and refreshments will be served.
Wright is one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in advance of and to protest the Iraq invasion, organizers said. A decorated Army heroine; she became a career diplomat serving in many locations including Kabul, Afghanistan, Micronesia, and former Soviet bloc countries. After helping to evacuate 2,500 people from the civil war in Sierra Leone, she received a heroism award, organizers said Her book, Dissent: Voices of Conscience profiles 25 government employees who have spoken out against the Iraq War.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

FYI, the book title should be in quotes, "antiwar" is one word and July 3 should be "Thursday" because of the date of the post (June 30). Just a heads-up. You folks have any editors looking at this stuff?

Anonymous said...

this is a blog, not a newspaper and does not have to conform to newspaper style - saying thursday on a blog would be confusing as it stays posted and no one would think to look to the date it originally was posted to check that against the date of the week

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