The LJDC Monthly MeetingProgram: A Discussion of the War in Ukraine and the UN’s Call for Peace Negotiations
Thursday, March 9th, 2023
Speaker: Former Congress member Jim Bates and Anne Hoiberg
Former Congress member Jim Bates will discuss the War in Ukraine. He is the only person in the history of San Diego politics to have been elected to the San Diego City Council, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the United States House of Representatives. He is no stranger to the nuclear weapons issue. As outstanding freshman in his House of Representatives class he took on President Ronald Reagan and got the number of MX intercontinental ballistic missiles reduced from 400 to 50. He is currently working on a project to bring in seawater from Mexico’s Sea of Cortez for use in California, including the Salton Sea, after it is desalinated using geothermal power from the Imperial Valley area.
Our second speaker will be Anne Hoiberg speaking on the new United Nations resolution calling for peace and negotiations in the Ukraine War.
Anne is a former president of the San Diego League of Women Voters, former president of the San Diego United Nations Association and former chair of the Women’s Museum of California, located at San Diego’s Liberty Station in Pt. Loma. She is the author of a new book: “Tears of War—stories of Refugee Women.” She serves on the board of the San Diego Peace Resource Center.
We will also hear a brief presentation from PANA, Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans.