AANW Brings Medea Benjamin to Central Oklahoma for Four Speaking Engagements

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink and the international human rights organization Global Exchange, will be in Central Oklahoma for four speaking engagements on September 11 and 12. The author of eight books on her 30 years work for social justice in Central America, Africa, the Middle East, Israel/Palestine, women’s issues, torture, and drones, Medea has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” she was one of 1,000 women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do essential global peace work.

AANW is a coalition of local organizations and citizens seeking just and peaceful solutions to global disagreements and conflicts, making arrangements with local universities to share Medea’s message to their students for a rounded discussion on world events.

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  • 12:30 Lecture starts at OCU Great Hall in McDaniel Center


  • 5:00 Kerr Auditorium at Natural History Museum, Norman (doors open)
  • 5:30 Lecture Starts at Nat’l Hist Museum – Kerr Auditorium
  • 6:30 Book signing
  • 7:00 Dinner, short talk, Q&A (must RSVP to attend – marjan@ou.edu)



  • 12:00 OSU Luncheon/Lecture at OSU Student Union Ballroom (RSVP required, contact Jamie Hadwin, OSU, 405-744-4035, or email jamie.hadwin@okstate.edu)


  • 6:30, Church of Open Arms – 3131 N. Penn, OKC
    FREE and open to the public. Co-sponsored by: AANW Americans Against the Next War, The Peace House, Herland Sister Resources, Center for Conscience in Action.  Join Facebook event. 

    • 6:30 doors open
    • 7:00 Presentation
    • 8:00 Book signing