Brief Event Description:
CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin’s newest book is Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection. She will stop in Sarasota to talk about her book. In seven succinct chapters, Kingdom of the Unjust explains the origin of the Saudi state, the internal repression of dissidents, migrant workers, women, and non-Sunnis, and the toxic US-Saudi alliance. It’s critical knowledge for anyone involved in the anti-war movement.
Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. Described as "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide.