Militarism is all around us – from Armed Forces Day to school cadet forces, from arms companies sponsoring Pride marches to simplistic narratives about history. Join us for the first in a series of events about tackling everyday militarism. We begin by asking what it is and what we can do about it.
This is not only a chance to hear from inspiring speakers but also to share your own thoughts and experiences as we learn from each other, and as we make plans to challenge militarism and to campaign for peace and active nonviolence.
Speakers will include:
- Azariah France-Williams on the links between militarism and racism.
- Rachel Melly on military pinkwashing and the No Pride in War campaign.
- Tomos Williams-Mason on the experience of militarism as a teenager in Britain today.
This is an online event. Click this link to join:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83876450762?pwd=WnNMQmtXOW5KTS8xZ2JrNWJuOThyQT09 Meeting ID: 838 7645 0762 Passcode: 450804 If you don't have access to Zoom on a computer, you can still dial in on your phone: Dial in: 0203 481 5240 Meeting ID: 838 7645 0762 Passcode: 450804 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keDLzYRNxH
A note on using Zoom: The Peace Pledge Union recognises that there are several ethical problems with Zoom. We would prefer if possible to use a different platform. While we often use Jitsi for internal meetings, we have found it to be unreliable for meetings of larger groups of people. As we have been unable to find another reliable platform, we have therefore reluctantly decided to use Zoom on this occasion. We are open to hearing your suggestions for alternatives for future events.