“Women and War”
Christensen Center, East Commons, Augsburg College
Wednesday February 20, 2008
Sponsor: Anne Pederson Women’s Resource Center
9:00 a.m. Col. (ret.) Ann Wright,
“Women and Military Leadership”
a high-ranking State Department official who resigned in protest
of the Iraq war. Prior to her service in the State Department
attained the rank of Colonel during a 29 year career in the
10:00 am the Draft
Lottery starts (see a
10:30 a.m. VetSpeak Panel –
lead by Ann Wright
Veterans discuss the volunteer army, the draft & role
11 a.m. Elizabeth
de la Vega, “Who will speak for the victims?”
Former federal prosecutor in MN & CA.
Author, “United States vs. George Bush, et. al.”
12:00 noon Chante Wolf – “Women
Warriors: Is this Equality?”
Chante Wolf (Veterans for Peace) served in the US Air Force
and Operation Desert Shield. She joined Veterans for Peace
in 1998 to
speak about women in the military, in combat, and war itself.
2:00 p.m. Mary
Beaudoin (WAMM: Women Against Military Madness)
“The hidden cost of war: civilians and the environment.”
4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
“Why women’s voices are unique: Passing the torch”
Moderator: State Representative
Karen Clark, activist in the Feminist and anti-war movements
of the Vietnam era.
Mary Beaudoin represents the perspective of WAMM, founded
Augsburg Student Feminist Network will join the conversation.
5.30 p.m. Col. (ret.) Ann
Wright – “My personal journey”
Ann Wright is one of several high-ranking State Department
officials who resigned in protest of the Iraq war. during
a 29 year career in the US Army.
“Peace and War in the Heartland”