Washington, DC: The Courage to Refuse War: Colombian conscientious objector speaks

Apr 5, 2012 | News


SOA Watch Conference: International Insecurity


Panel 10:45AM-12:45PM. Militarization. Since Eisenhower’s warning nearly 50 years ago about the dangers of the Military Industrial Complex, the threats and dangers of the militarization of our life still exist, from US bases in Latin America and military training, to the militarization of police and mass incarceration. Confirmed Speakers:Sebastian PatiñoGabriela Uassouf

Saturday, April 14, 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Metropolitan Community Church of DC
 474 Ridge St NW
 Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This panel is part of Sebastian Patiño’s speaking tour, which is organized by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and the War and Peace in the Americas Working Group of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. FOR was founded by conscientious objectors to World War I in 1914, and today works with Colombian youth organizations like ACOOC that are working to break the country’s cycle of violence. The tour is part of the War and Peace Working Group andFOR’s efforts to create people-to-people ties between citizens of the United States and other nations working for peace.