CODEPINK lecturer talks peace in Ukraine in Sonoma

The Sonoma event featuring Medea Benjamin is set for Monday, Nov. 28.|

As the co-founder of CODEPINK, a women-led grassroots organization, Medea Benjamin is working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights' initiatives and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs, and other life-affirming programs.

As a speaker for Sonoma’s Praxis Peace Institute, Benjamin will give the lecture “How to Get to Peace in Ukraine” on Monday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m. at Sonoma United Methodist Church, 109 Patten St.

Benjamin is also co-founder of the human rights group, Global Exchange. She has authored several books, including “War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless War,” which was just released Nov. 15. She is described as "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, she was awarded the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation's Peace Prize and was the recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award.

“She is the quintessential activist, making waves for peace and environmental and social justice nationally and internationally,” according to the event press.

Benjamin was also awarded the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Her previous books include “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control,” “Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection” and “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Tickets to the talk are $20 at There will be a private reception to follow for $25.

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