By World BEYOND War, August 24, 2020
Bending the Arc: Striving for Peace, Justice in an Age of Endless War
The 22nd Annual Kateri Peace Conference was online August 21-22, 2020, with Steve Breyman, John Amidon, Maureen Beillargeon Aumand, Medea Benjamin, Theresa Bonpane, Lawrence Davidson, Stephen Downs, James Jennings, Kathy Kelly, Jim Merkel, Ed Kinane, Nick Mottern, Rev. Felicia Parazaider, Bill Quigley, David Swanson, Ann Wright, Chris Antal, and Michael McPhearson.
Most of the speakers were also the authors of the new book Bending the Arc: Striving for Peace and Justice in the Age of Endless War.
The conference began on the 21st with a retreat, not shown on these videos.
Next was a session called “RACISM AS STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE AND THE PEACE MOVEMENT,” which featured Rev. Felicia Parazaider and Michael McPhearson. Here’s that video:
On August 22nd, the conference included a great many speakers. The conference begins at 24:40 in the video below:
Here’s the schedule of events in the video above:
MUSIC, WELCOME AND OVERVIEW
BENDING THE ARC SESSION 1: Introduction: John Amidon
Panel: Steve Downs, Bill Quigley, Lawerence Davidson
BENDING THE ARC SESSION 2: Introduction: Maureen Baillargeon Aumand
Panel: Kathy Kelly, Jim Jennings, Jim Merkel
OPEN WRITTEN COMMENTARY and QUESTIONS and PANEL CONVERSATION (A)
Moderator: Felicia Parazaider
Panel: Steve Downs, Bill Quigley, Lawrence Davidson, Kathy Kelly, Jim Jennings, Jim Merkel
LUNCH HOUR: Featuring DAVE LIPPMAN.
BENDING THE ARC SESSION 3: Honoring Blase Bonpane: a Conversation between Theresa Bonpane and John Amidon
BENDING THE ARC SESSION 4: Introduction: Maureen Baillargeon Aumand
Panel: Ed Kinane, Nick Mottern, Chris Antal
Music Video Interlude: “THE NOBLE CAUSE”
BENDING THE ARC SESSION 5: Introduction: John Amidon
Panel: Ann Wright, David Swanson, Medea Benjamin
OPEN WRITTEN COMMENTARY and QUESTIONS and PANEL CONVERSATION (B)
Moderator: Steve Breyman
Panel: Ed Kinane, Ann Wright, Nick Mottern, David Swanson, Chris Antal, Medea Benjamin, Theresa Bonpane
Acknowledgments, book promotion, music
John Amidon, Maureen Baillargeon Aumand
Sheri Bauer M.: KNOW WHERE YOU STAND AND STAND THERE