Thursday, November 12th, 2020
HOST COMMITTEE (in formation)
Andy and Rich Amend
Bill and Cele Arnold
Hon. Daniel Biss
Helmut & Susanna Epp
Rep. Robyn Gabel
Sallie and Alan Gratch
Jack and Maureen Kelly
Jerry and Jackie Kendall
Bob and Mary Anne Savard
Comm’r Larry Suffredin & Gloria Callaci
Congressman Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is serving in his second term. In his past two years in congress, he has been an outspoken leader on progressive foreign policy. He led the bipartisan efforts to reassert congressional authority over war and peace through the Yemen and Iran war powers resolutions.
Rep. Khanna is first vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and also serves as an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus. He served in President Obama’s administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Rep. Khanna believes that the US should be a leader on human rights and democracy through diplomacy, economic aid, and cultural influences. He believes that over-employment of war and force often backfire, do not keep us safe, nor promote democratic ideals. He seeks to continue promoting the idea that our current aggressive tactics are not effective, and our nation needs a progressive approach to foreign policy.
Catherine Buntin, MS., MPH., is a retired Public Health Nurse. Catherine joined the North Suburban Peace Initiative in 2002 as we went to war in Iraq. She developed speaking materials on the effects of Depleted Uranium Weapons by the U.S. military. She worked with colleagues at UIC to coordinate anti-war programs for health professionals on the effects of the war and the moral imperative for resistance. In 2014, she joined The People’s Lobby, a local organization that focuses on poverty, racism and incarceration. She is co-chair of the CAPA Climate Group, a committee focused on the mitigation of climate warming. Catherine promotes seniors collaborating with millennials to resist policies that threaten global security, quality of life and policy issues related to civil liberties. She says, “What keeps me motivated is a focus on the needs of the children of tomorrow! They deserve our time and persistence to protect the laws, democracy, and ecology we have been so fortunate to inherit!”
Are you feeling apprehensive about participating in a virtual event? We’ve got you covered.
Thanks to Peace Action’s Kevin Martin for these recommendations!
These are the types of grapes or the name of the wines, not the producer or vineyard. Any of these should be good regardless of the producer.
Austria Gruner Veltliner (may be hard to find but if you go to a good wine shop they should have it. Ask for a recommendation)
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
Spain has many varieties
-Cava, a sparkling wine!
Australia Shiraz and Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon blend
New Zealand Pinot Noir
Spain Rioja (a region in Spain),Tempranillo or Garnacha (these are grape varietals)
South Africa Cabernet Sauvignon and Cab/Shiraz blend
Argentina Malbec or Malbec/Syrah blends
Chile Cabernet Sauvignon (a good one is Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas)
Thursday, November 12th
6:00 Program Begins
6:15 Digital Cocktail Conversation
6:30 Student presentations
6:45 Keynote followed by Q&A
7:15 Breakout Rooms
7:30 Event Concludes