Veterans For Peace Chapter 180, along with our partner organizations Peace Fresno, The Fresno Center For Nonviolence, and the Fresno branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, is sponsoring an event on November 12 (the day to observe Veterans Day).
November 11, 2018 is the one hundredth anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, ending World War One. It likely will not be mentioned by the corporate media, but November 11 was for decades a day “to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding.” It was switched to Veterans Day in 1954, later morphing into a day of hero worship, the glorification of war, and displays of militarism. Veterans For Peace has a national movement to recognize the “eleventh day of the eleventh month” as Armistice Day. In Fresno we are asking you to join this movement with an event designed to unite all individuals and groups working for justice and peace.
ARMISTICE AND ITS AFTERMATH: One Hundred Years Since the War to End All Wars with guest speaker Mitch Jeserich
Monday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m.
The Community United Church of Christ
5550 North Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93710
*Admission is free*
Our featured speaker, Mitch Jeserich is the host of Pacifica Radio’s Letters and Politics, which can be heard on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10 a.m. on KFCF 88.1 FM in Fresno. He has worked in broadcast journalism for eighteen years and is formerly a Capitol Hill correspondent. We are excited to bring Mitch Jeserich to Fresno to reflect on the past century since Armistice Day with his approach that seeks to explore the history behind the major global and national news stories of the day.
A day that celebrates peace, not war, is the best way to honor the sacrifices of veterans.
To locate an event near you, please see the VFP national website for information about events across the country: https://org.salsalabs.com/o/826/p/salsa/event/common/public/search.sjs?distributed_event_KEY=755