Upper Hudson Peace Action is sponsoring Professor David Cortright who will speak on “Why Nuclear Disarmament is More Urgent than Ever” Saturday, November 11, 7:00 PM at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 10 North Main Ave., Albany followed by a Q & A discussion time. Pat Beetle will be presented with a lifetime achievement award. A dessert Bar and tea will be provided. There will be a silent auction, a short singalong led by Elizabeth Meehan, and a peace book swap. This is a fundraiser with a $20 admission, more if you can, less if you can’t. Let’s take care of each other by wearing masks.
Cortright is a scholar and activist for peace, currently serving as University Lecturer and fellow of the
Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University. He is Professor Emeritus at the
University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
Cortright is the author or editor of 22 books, including most recently A Peaceful Superpower: Lessons
from the World’s Largest Antiwar Movement (New Village Press, 2023).
As an enlisted soldier from 1968 to 1971 Cortright spoke out against the Vietnam War and organized
petitions and protests as part of the GI peace movement. In 1970 he filed a federal lawsuit against the
Army to defend the right of dissent against unjust war.
From 1978 to 1988 he was the executive director of SANE, the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, and then co-director of SANE/Freeze. In 2002 he was a co-founder of Win Without War, which opposed the US invasion of Iraq and remains an active voice today in promoting progressive foreign policy.
This event is co-sponsored by the Peace Action Fund of New York State.