2011 Annual Peace Conference

The executive director of the country’s largest Peace & Justice organization will be the featured speaker at the 2011 Annual Peace Conference Saturday, October 15 in Lincoln. Kevin Martin, who has directed the Washington, D.C.-based Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund since 2001, will speak on the all-too-timely topic of “Endless War, Endless Costs: The Crying Need to Change America’s Flawed Military & Economic Priorities.”

This year’s conference is again being jointly co-sponsored by the UNO Grace Abbott School of Social Work and Nebraskans for Peace and will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 7130 Kentwell Lane in Lincoln, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To register, visit the nebraskansforpeace.org website and email us at nfpstate@nebraskansforpeace.org or contact the NFP State Office at 402-475-4620.

Earlier this year, the NFP State Board voted unanimously to formally affiliate with Peace Action, joining the organization’s 30-state network and 100,000-member base. The decision wasn’t hard. Beyond its impressive national connections, Peace Action has roots in the American peace movement that date back further than NFP’s, descending as it does from the 1950s nuclear disarmament group “SANE” (which merged with the “Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign” in the mid-’80s). Nebraskans for Peace is proud to be a member of the Peace Action family and to welcome Kevin Martin to our state.

Kevin’s own roots as a peacemaker run deep. Prior to becoming the executive director of Peace Action, he directed the organization’s Illinois Chapter for ten years and has been associated with the group since 1985. He has also served in the leadership of “United for Peace and Justice”—the country’s largest anti-war coalition—since its founding in 2002. One of the foremost voices of the peace movement in the U.S., Kevin is a regular contributor to the national political dialogue through his writings and radio and TV commentary. Register today to attend this hallmark NFP event October 15.

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