September 25, 2013 Contact: Alicia Godsberg (646)[masked]
Peace Action Fund of New York State will honor co-founder of Code Pink, Medea Benjamin, with the William Sloane Coffin, Jr. Peacemaker Award on Monday, October 28, 2013
New York, NY. Medea Benjamin is known for speaking up at Senate hearings and using creative tactics like flash mobs, banner drops and colorful dress to get press for the peace movement. When Medea interrupted President Obama’s speech at the National Defense University to testify against drone killings and indefinite detention at Guantanamo prison, the president said, “The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to.” We agree. Medea Benjamin is a tireless advocate and a role model for everyone we know working for a nuclear weapons-free world, moving the money from the Pentagon to fund human needs, and promoting diplomacy – not war – to resolve conflict.
William Sloane Coffin, Jr. Peacemaker Award Event
Monday, October 28, 2013
The Greenhouse at Scholastic
557 Broadway New York, NY
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Special Cocktail Hour with Medea
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Award Ceremony
How Can I Attend?
Ticket prices have been set at different levels so that everyone in the 99% can come and celebrate Medea’s work, including students – you can click here to buy your tickets online, or you can call the PANYS office at[masked]-1749. You can also support the event by taking out an ad in the Event Journal by clicking here. Thank you!
About Peace Action Fund of New York State
PAFNYS is the educational arm of Peace Action New York State, an organization dedicated to promoting the non-violent resolution of conflict, the abolition of nuclear weapons, and changing federal spending priorities away from the military and toward human needs. We believe that war is not the suitable response to conflict, that every person has the right to live without the threat of nuclear weapons, and that America has the resources and responsibility to both protect and provide for its citizens. Peace Action New York State is part of the national organization Peace Action, which is the largest grassroots peace organization in the country. Peace Action recognizes that real change comes from the bottom up and is committed to educating and organizing at the grassroots level in over 30 states across the country.