Save the Date!

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, from 7:30 pm to 9 pm

Jason Tower and Joseph Gerson will present

Challenging the Pivot: The U.S., China, & Alternatives to Asia-Pacific Militarization

at Episcopal Divinity School,  99 Brattle Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

Please join us for this public forum on Asia-Pacific militarization and alternatives co-sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Massachusetts Peace Action & UFJP.

With the rise of East Asia as the economic motor force of the 21st century, the U.S. military is pivoting from Iraq and Afghanistan to Asia and the Pacific. Washington is expanding and deepening its alliances across the region, engaging in provocative military exercises, and building weapons systems to contain China – at great cost to the U.S. and Asia-Pacific people. China, too, is expanding its influence and military operations in ways that have provoked anxieties among some neighboring nations.

Jason Tower, AFSC’s Beijing based representative for Northeast Asia, and Joseph Gerson, who has worked closely with Asian and Pacific peace movements for many years as AFSC’s nuclear disarmament coordinator, will help build our movements’ capacities to challenge the new arms race and growing military threats in Asia and the Pacific.  They’ll also offer reinforcement for those working on Move the Money campaigns. 

Interested in spending time with our speakers? 

Meet Jason, Joseph and other area peace activists at a special reception before the forum.  Tickets are $50 and benefit the American Friends Service Committee. 

More details to come! 

For more information contact or call 617-661-6130 ext. 119.