Peace Activist To Speak In Dallas
"Ann Wright spent 13 years in the U.S. Army and 16 years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Colonel. She is airborne-qualified. In 1987, she joined the Foreign Service and served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. She was on the first State Department team to go to Afghanistan and helped reopen the Embassy there in December 2001. On March 19, 2003 she cabled a letter of resignation to Secretary of State Colin Powell, stating that without the authorization of the UN Security Council, the invasion and occupation of a Muslim, Arab, oil-rich country would be a disaster. Since then, she has been writing and speaking out for peace." She is coming to DFW as part of a national tour to promote her new book Dissent: Voices of Conscience. She will be speaking this Wednesday, April 23, at 8 PM, at a Southern Methodist University Forum, at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX. Contact Lydia Dale by email to Ldale AT mail.smu DOT edu.