Sunday, October 23: Resource Center for Nonviolence Annual Dinner and Program

Please note changes in the Program- see below

Resource Center for Nonviolence

Annual Dinner and Program

Sunday October 23, 2011

Presentation on our New facility, and Dr. Stephen Zunes, professor of Politics, University of San Francisco, will speak on the Arab Spring and its ramifications for U.S. policy in the Middle East

At First Congregational Church, 900 High St., Santa  Cruz

Gather 5:30p.m.; Dinner 6:00p.m. – Vegetarian Cuisine

Advance Reservations Required for the dinner: call Now 831-423-1626 or email rcnvinfo (at) gmail (dot) com

Program 7:00p.m. NO advance reservations needed for the Program portion of the evening.

We are very sorry that due to circumstances beyond our control, Ahmed Salah has had to cancel his visit to the United States. Ahmed is well and he is deeply involved in the tumultuous events still embroiling his country, but he won’t be speaking at our Annual Dinner and Program on October 23rd. In his place we will be making a presentation about and having discussion of the Resource Center’s new facility. Dr. Stephen Zunes will also speak about the Arab Spring and its ramifications for US policy in the Middle East. We hope we can still count on your participation and support. If you want to cancel your reservation, please just let us know.

We will also welcome special guests from Greenfield and King City, where activists are engaged in organizing for more inclusive and representative government. As a central part of this effort, activists have chosen as their first project a youth leadership development project. A special collection will be taken to support their modest start-up budget of $10,960. Tax deductible contributions may be made to RCNV or to CAUSE (Coastal Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy.) 100% of your donation by check or cash will support this youth leadership initiative. Thanks for any support that you can give to this important initiative.

Dr. Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he chairs the program in Middle Eastern Studies. He serves as a senior policy analyst for the Foreign Policy in Focus project of the Institute for Policy Studies, an associate editor of Peace Review, and chair of the academic advisory committee for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. Professor Zunes is the author of scores of articles on Middle Eastern politics, U.S. foreign policy, international terrorism, nuclear nonproliferation, strategic nonviolent action, and human rights. He is the principal editor of Nonviolent Social Movements, the author of the highly-acclaimed Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism and co-author (with Jacob Mundy) of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution.
Advance Reservations Required for the dinner: call Now 831-423-1626 or email rcnvinfo (at) gmail (dot) com

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