Peace and War in the Heartland - Augsburg College


“Women and War”
Christensen Center, East Commons, Augsburg College
Wednesday February 20, 2008
Sponsor: Anne Pederson Women’s Resource Center

9:00 a.m. Col. (ret.) Ann Wright, “Women and Military Leadership”

Ann Wright, a high-ranking State Department official who resigned in protest
of the Iraq war. Prior to her service in the State Department she had
attained the rank of Colonel during a 29 year career in the US Army.

10:00 am the Draft Lottery starts (see a & b)

10:30 a.m. VetSpeak Panel – lead by Ann Wright
Veterans discuss the volunteer army, the draft & role of women.

11 a.m. Elizabeth de la Vega, “Who will speak for the victims?”
Former federal prosecutor in MN & CA.
Author, “United States vs. George Bush, et. al.”

12:00 noon Chante Wolf – “Women Warriors: Is this Equality?”
Chante Wolf (Veterans for Peace) served in the US Air Force (1980-1992)
and Operation Desert Shield. She joined Veterans for Peace in 1998 to
speak about women in the military, in combat, and war itself.

2:00 p.m. Mary Beaudoin (WAMM: Women Against Military Madness)
“The hidden cost of war: civilians and the environment.”

4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
“Why women’s voices are unique: Passing the torch”
Moderator: State Representative Karen Clark, activist in the Feminist and anti-war movements of the Vietnam era.
Mary Beaudoin represents the perspective of WAMM, founded in 1984.
Augsburg Student Feminist Network will join the conversation.

5.30 p.m. Col. (ret.) Ann Wright – “My personal journey”
Ann Wright is one of several high-ranking State Department officials who resigned in protest of the Iraq war. during a 29 year career in the US Army.

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