September 28, 2009 by cgsstlouischapter

     Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar (at Kingsland).  WILPF brings together a panel of local experts to address the topic  “Israeli-Palestinian Peace:  Possibility or Dream?”  Repps Hudson will present a brief history of U.S. policy toward Israel-Palestine.  Mazen Badra will discuss Palestinan government policies toward Israelis and the U.S.  Robert Cohn will discuss Israeli government policies toward the Palestinians and the U.S.  Gloria Gordon will tell about the work of Brit Tzedek and J Street.  Michael Berg will discuss the strategies of boycott, divestment, and sanctions.  Audience participation is encouraged, and there will be refreshments.
     Thursday, October 22 at 12:30 at the Millenium Center of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL).  This is a U.N Day event sponsored by the UNA of St. Louis.  The speaker will be popular author, TV personality, and photographer Helena Mulkerns from Ireland.  She spent a year and a half living in Central America working for MINUGUA, the United Nations Human Rights Verification Mission in Guatemala and then moved to Africa in 2000, working for UNMEE, the UN Peacekeeping Mission for Ethiopia and Eritrea.  She has written a film script on land mines and their impact on children and will be showing  photos as part of her presentation.
     Saturday, October 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Hanke Room of the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117.   “How to Make the U.N. More Effective” is the theme to be discussed at this 2009 United Nations Day celebration by a panel of speakers from the local co-sponsoring organizations.  Retired psychiatrist Rea Kleeman of the League of Women Voters will tell about what is being done and should be done with regard to the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals.  Professor Jean Robert Leguey-Feilleux of St. Louis University and the UNA will examine what changes could be made at the U.N. in the short term to make it more effective.  Ron Glossop, Professor Emeritus at SIUE and Chair of Citizens for Global Solutions, will discuss the Responsibility to Protect Principle and how a UN Emergency Peace Force is needed to implement it.  Yvonne Logan, past national President of WILPF and Director of the World Community Center, and also retired high school librarian Judith Smart, Chair of the LWV’s International Relations Committee, will share their views on how the U.N. can be made more effective.  Literature from the co-sponsoring organizations will be available.  Thanks to the co-sponsorship of the Ethical Action Committee of the Ethical Society, there is no charge for this program.
     Saturday, November 14 starting at 10:15 a.m. the Board of Officers and Directors of CGS/STL will meet at the World Community Center, 438 No. Skinker Blvd., St. Louis MO 63130.  At noon the Partners for Global Change will participate in the bi-monthly CGS national conference call to get better informed concerning needed action to get public and Congressional support for the International Criminal Court and ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty.  Both meetings are open to all, and you should bring a sack lunch to eat while we listen to the Partners for Global Change conference call.

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