Washington Peace Center in the News

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Check out the Washington Peace Center in the news!
We do so many exciting things here at the Peace Center, the press are even taking notice.  Check out the links below for some of the recent highlights of our activities in the news.

2014:

Program Manager Dany Sigwalt discusses gentrification in Columbia Heights on Confronting Gentrification, a panel discussion held at American University on 02/18/2014. Click here to watch it.

Interim Program Manager Noor Mir speaks out against government surveillance  at "The Day We Fight Back" rally on 2/11/2014. Click here to watch it.

2013:

The Washington Peace Center's trainings receive a shout-out in this article about how to connect with local organizing in DC. Click here to read it.

Director Sonia Silbert discusses the push to bomb Syria on WPFW 9/10/13.  Click here to listen (start at minute 48, unless you want to hear more Amy Goodman).

Director Sonia Silbert discusses gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting on CBS News 1/9/13.  Click here to watch it.

2012:

Director Sonia Silbert discusses the Global Day of Action on Military Spending on Free Speech Radio News. 04/17/2012. Click here to listen to it.

The Washington Peace Center worked hard to host a commemoration of the anniversary of the Iraq War. The commemoration was mentioned on therealnews.com in "The Phases of War: Public Rejects Afghanistan War, Iraq's Almost Ending -- and Who Doesn't Want War With Iran?". 04/01/12. Click here to read it.

Program Manager Dany Sigwalt discusses racial profiling on Press TV.  03/22/2012, "US: Outrage is spreading over the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin" Click here to watch it

2011:

Program Manager Dany Sigwalt is quoted in an article about OccupyDC/Occupy K St. and its race, gender, and class dynamics 11/25/11, "Occupying Society: How the Movement Hashes Out Race, Class and Privilege in Real Time" Click here to read it

Program Manager Dany Sigwalt discusses OccupyDC/Occupy K St. and the People of Color Working Group on WPFW. 11/8/2011. Click Here to Watch

Director Sonia Silbert in Arbiter Online's article "President Obama tries to turn Occupy movement's anger into electoral advantage". 11/3/2011. Click here to read

Director Sonia Silbert in The Wall Street Journal's article on the Occupation movement "Spreading Protests Yet to Jell". 10/27/2011. Click here to read

Director Sonia Silbert in the Los Angeles Time's article on "Obama in the Occupy Wall Street Camp". 10/20/11. Click here to read

Board Member Lacy MacAuley discusses OccupyDC on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU 88.5. 10/17/2011. Click here to Watch

Director Sonia Silbert discusses the 10th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War on Press TV. 10/9/2011. Click here to Watch

Board Member Paul Magno discusses an increase in Anti-Muslim Sentiment on Press TV. 10/7/2011. Click here to Watch

Director Sonia Silbert Discusses Ongoing Libya War with Press TV.  7/12/11. Click here to watch.

Director Sonia Silbert discusses the FBI's expanding powers on Press TV.  6/13/11.  Click here to watch. 

Director Sonia Silbert discusses contractor waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan on Press TV.  Click here to watch.  3/29/11

Colman McCarthy thinks the Washington Peace Center should help run the Institute of Peace.  Op-ed in the Washington Post.  Click here to read.  3/18/11

Peace Community responds to the US bombing Libya, 2011:

Director Sonia Silbert on PressTV discussing the costs of attacking Libya and comparing to proposed budget cuts in DC.  Click here to watch.  3/24/11

Board Member Jane Zara compares US intervention in Libya to our history in Latin America on "Destination Casa Blanca".  Click here to watch.    3/23/11

Activist Awards Grassroots Gala 2010 (6th annual):

Director Sonia Silbert interviewed on WPFW, 89.3 fm about the upcoming Activist Awards and what inspires her work at the Peace Center.  Click here to listen.

Activist Awardee Walda Katz-Fishman is interviewed about her award and her activism by the Washington Examiner.

Activist Awardee Cheryl Barnes is interviewed about her award and life by Pete Tucker at the Fight Back.  (scroll down on that page for interviews with two other awardees).

The Washington Examiner announces the Activist Awards.

Washington Peace Center Organizes Press Conferences for Victims of Police Brutality (2010):

Trey Joyner Press Conference, Washington Post

Activist Awards Grassroots Gala 2009 (5th annual):

The Washington Examiner covered our inspiring celebration of the local activist community and the amazing work that happens in the DC area.  Click here for the article.

Inauguration 2009:

The Washington Peace Center worked very hard to bring out the message of peace and justice on this Inauguration day, 2009.  Our signs , which read "Mr. President, I Hope for __________. Let's Make It Happen!", were mentioned in Boston.com, Thai Indian, The Indiana Gazette, and Maureen Dowd's column in NY Times


Washington Peace Center and Affiliated Groups Interviewed in planning for Inauguration 2009:

The Washington Peace Center, and other groups affiliated with us, were interviewed a great deal leading up to the Inauguration, by the Washington Post and McClatchy.  We discussed in depth the future of the peace and justice movements in this country, and how we will act with the new Obama Administration.


Washington Peace Center Co-Coordinator Sonia Silbert in the Washington Post, 2009:

Washington Peace Center Co-Coordinator Sonia Silbert recently wrote a fantastic op-ed piece that was published in the Washington Post, criticizing the Post for claiming that there was no peace and justice movement in this country. 


Washington Peace Center Co-Coordinator Sonia Silbert on the RNC 2009 Protests.

Washington Peace Center Co-Coordinator Sonia Silbert bore witness to the police abuse, mass arrests, and raids on activist houses which defined this past year's RNC, and her detailed accounts of the crimes against activists gave her great coverage by progressive bloggers.