How US Policy Fosters Insecurity in the Middle East
Ann Wright, US Army (Ret) Colonel and retired Foreign Service officer, spoke at the Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Auditorium, on Tuesday, October 26.
Ann Wright, Colonel USA (ret), with degrees in both law and national security affairs, served 13 years in the US Army and 16 additional years in the Army Reserves. She was an officer in the Foreign Service from 1987 until 2003 when she resigned in protest of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Since then, Ann has been writing and working for peace. Continuing to work and write for peace, Col. Wright has traveled to Iran and Afghanistan as a citizen diplomat, has made three trips to Gaza, and was one of 14 US citizens on the Gaza Flotilla that was attacked by Israeli commandos in May of this year.
The event was coordinated by MidEast: JustPeace and co-sponsored by a coalition of community groups, including: Michael Moore, Veterans for Peace (Chapter 50), Traverse for Peace and Justice, Mabel’s Peace Table, Northern Michigan People for Peace, Little Traverse League for Peace and Freedom, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Neahtawanta Center, ACLU of Northwest Michigan, The Potter’s House, Secretariat for Justice and Peace of the Catholic Diocese of Gaylord, Friends of the Light Meeting (Quakers), Higher Grounds, Up North Green Party, and Traverse Bay Watershed Greens.