Moderated by Phil Donahue, creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show and Co-Director and Co-Producer of the film Body of War.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; Panel and Livestream at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Friends Meeting of Washington; 2111 Florida Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20008-1912
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/491541417619041/
On the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqi civil society leaders and U.S. military veterans will testify to the lasting impact of the war and make the case that the U.S. government must be held to account for the serious damage it has caused. From the U.S.’s role in sectarian violence and the ongoing health crisis caused by toxic munitions and burn pits used during the occupation, to the destructive effects of multiple and concurrent deployments and stigma faced when attempting to access care and support from the Department of Veterans Affairs, we demand the Right to Heal.
Yanar Mohammed is president and co-founder of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI).
Falah Alwan is President of the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq (FWCUI).
U.S. Military Veterans will speak about their experiences with Military Sexual Trauma, Deployment with Trauma, and environmental impacts.
Mozhgan Savabieasfahani is an environmental toxicologist with a focus on health impacts of war.
John Tirman is Executive Director and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Center for International Studies.
Pamela Spees is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)
Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq (FWCUI)
Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI)
Civilian Soldier Alliance (CivSol)
War Resisters League
Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic
United for Peace and Justice
The Least of These Church Justice & Peace Committee
Nodutdol for Korean Community Development
Iraq Veterans Against the War – San Diego
Center on Conscience & War
National Coalition for the Protection of Civil Freedoms
National Lawyers Guild – New York City
U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW)
Veterans For Peace – Baltimore Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Progressive Democrats of America
Greens/Occupy Alliance Movement Party
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Portland Chapter
School of the Americas Watch
Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net)
Justice for Fallujah Project
Veterans for Peace
Dallas Peace Center
Washington Peace Center
CODEPINK: Women for Peace
Just Associates (JASS)
Institute for Policy Studies, New Internationalism Project
Campaign Against Depleted Uranium
PAX The Netherlands
National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
Under the Hood Cafe and Outreach Center
National Lawyers Guild – Military Law Task Force
NYC War Resisters League
Madres Contra la Guerra
National Lawyers Guild – International Committee
National Lawyers Guild – Middle East-North Africa Committee
Arab Human Rights Academy
The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY)
South Asia Solidarity Initiative
The Iraqi Student Project (ISP)
Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice
Military Families Speak Out
Earth Rights Institute
You can download the flyer for this event at this link.