At VCU Tuesday: A Public Forum on The Cost of War

From RPEC announcement:

Join the Richmond Peace Education Center for a timely community forum, “The Cost of War: Dismantling the Military-Industrial Complex and Building a Peace Economy,” Tuesday, March 19th, in the VCU Commons Theater on the Monroe Park Campus. The timing of the event–as Tax Day approaches–is intended to underscore the large proportion of tax dollars that go towards military spending.

The forum will focus on the history of U.S. militarism and the current defense budget and address possible strategies for converting a military-oriented economy to a peace economy.

Speakers will include VCU professor Mark Wood, PhD, and Miriam Pemberton, Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. There will be a Q&A session following their presentations. The evening will close with break out groups for follow-up action, for those who wish to participate. The program will be moderated by Adria Scharf, PhD, director of the Richmond Peace Education Center.

“The Cost of War” is part of the Richmond Peace Education Center‘s
programming on global peace/antiwar issues. The forum is free and the
public is invited to attend.

For more information:, 232-1002, or rpec at