National Teach-In on Syria and U.S. Policy in the Region
Tuesday, October 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (east coast)
By Rose Daitsman, Advancing Human Rights Issue Committee
Click the following link at the time of the meeting: Live Streaming
With developments unfolding rapidly, it is still uncertain how things will play out in Syria.
- Will there be a negotiated resolution to the armed conflict inside Syria, or will the fighting escalate into an even broader regional war?
- How did the peace movement in the U.S. and world-wide stop Washington from proceeding with military action in Syria, and how can we build on our success to change U.S. policy in the region?
- What's happening now, on the ground in Syria and on the diplomatic front?
- What is the U.S. interest in Syria and how does this connect to U.S. policy in the Middle East more generally?
National groups will sponsor a live streamed panel on Tuesday, October 8th:
- Phyllis Bennis - Director, New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies
- Stephen Miles - Coordinator, Win Without War
- Nick Berning - Communications Director, MoveOn.org
- Rep. Barbara Lee (invited) - 13th Cong. District, CA
- moderated by Judith LeBlanc - Field Director, Peace Action
This teach-in is organized and sponsored by the following groups that have been working together on Syria:
Peace Action * Win Without War * Institute for Policy Studies * CodePink * Just Foreign Policy * Progressive Democrats of America * American Friends Service Committee * Peace and Justice Resource Center * U.S. Labor Against the War * United for Peace and Justice * Friends Committee on National Legislation * Women's Action for New Directions