Anti-war activist to speak Thursday
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.