Dr. Cornel West- “Connecting the Dots: Poverty, Racism and Drones”
April 27, 2014 at 2 pm (doors open at )
Tucker Missionary Baptist Church
515 Oakwood Ave, Syracuse, NY.
The Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars is pleased to present Dr. Cornel West, a prominent and provocative populist intellectual. Dr. West will be speaking at the Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, in Syracuse, NY on the links between poverty, racism, and killer drones. The event is free and open to the public.
|Dr. Cornel West will present:|
"Connecting the Dots: Poverty, Racism and Drones."
Following the talk we will have Rally and a short Walk to Hancock Air National Guard Drone base** themed "The People’s Orders of Protection Against Drone Terror". The rally will begin at at the BOCES parking lot (6820 Thompson Rd, Syracuse, NY, near the east gate of the base.)
*Dr. Cornel West is a Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has written 20 books and has edited 13. He is best known for his classics Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. - See more here.
**Hancock Airfield is just outside of Syracuse, NY in the Town of Dewitt. It is the home of the 147th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard and the national maintenance and training center for the MQ9 Reaper drones. These drones are operated by remote control from the base, and are used to carry out attacks in Afghanistan and possibly other countries. Over the past 4 years there have been on- going demonstrations at the base by The Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, an organization made up of groups from Upstate NY including Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Albany, Ithaca and other towns.
For more info, visit The Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars
For Flyers, click here.
Rochester: Judy Bello, (585) 733-4058
Buffalo: Vicki Ross, (716) 884-0582
Ithaca: Ellen Grady, (607) 279-8303
Binghamton: Jim Clune (607) 773-0246
Sponsored by: The Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars; The Syracuse Peace Council, The Buffalo Peace Center, The Ithaca Catholic Worker, etc.
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