An Evening with Medea Benjamin
Dinner & Program: “Inside Iran”
Medea Benjamin, "one of America's most committed - and most effective - fighters for human rights" will speak about the issues entangling the U.S. with Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Israel, and Palestine, and preview her latest book:
INSIDE IRAN: THE REAL HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
Join us for “dinner & a show,” with delicious food, good company, and a fascinating speaker! Bring your questions about U.S. foreign policy in the age of Trump!
Kabobi Mediterranean Restaurant
100 S. Central Expy, Richardson, Texas
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
6:00pm – Gathering and socializing, reception and book-signing:
7:00pm – Persian & Mediterranean buffet (all meat is Halal);
presentation -- with opening comments by esteemed social justice activist Alia Salem -- followed by Q&A and book-signing.
Space is limited, so please RSVP and get your tickets soon.
$35.00 for one ticket - prepaid online
$60 for two tickets - prepaid online
$20 one low-income or student admission - prepaid online
Scholarships are available; for information, please contact Leslie at 214.437.6047
To make a "Pay It Forward" donation to help with scholarships, contact Scott at
We keep a record of all online ticket transactions and you will just need to check in with the registration desk at the event- no physical tickets are needed.
Hosted by Dallas Peace and Justice Center, Iranians for Peace, and the Dallas Palestine Coalition.
Cosponsored/endorsed by Reza Badiee, CODEPINK Greater Dallas, North Texas Veterans For Peace, and Pax Christi Dallas.
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MEDEA BENJAMIN is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. Described as "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. She is the author of ten books, including "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control" and "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection." Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Huffington Post, Common Dreams, Alternet, The Other Words, and TeleSUR. Among other accolades, Medea is the recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize (from the Fellowship of Reconciliation), the Marjorie Kellogg National Peacemaker Award, the Thomas Merton Center Peace Award, the Peace Foundation Memorial Award "in recognition of her creative leadership on the front lines of the antiwar movement," and the Gandhi Peace Award (from Promoting Enduring Peace) "to honor her for her unyielding advocacy for social justice of more than 30 years."
ALIA SALEM is a social justice activist with a background in organizational development and is based in Irving, Texas. She is the former Executive Director for the DFW Chapter of CAIR and is a 13 year veteran of community work within the broader DFW metroplex. She recently completed the 2017 Dallas Voice greenhouse for emerging female leaders as a Fellow for the OpEd project and was recognized as one of Dallas Weekly’s 2017 Millenials to Watch. Alia is a published writer and public speaker and her work has been featured on most major media outlets globally. She is the founder and current president of FACE (Facing Abuse in Community Environments).
Benefits the humanitarian work of the Dallas Peace and Justice Center.