Your Tax Dollars: How Can We Invest Less in the Military and MORE in Human Needs?
April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Join SF Bay PSR for an expert panel discussion on the dreaded consequences of our constantly increasing national budgets – what we pay for with our taxes – to fund the insatiable appetite of the military-industrial complex and the ramped-up production of advanced conventional and nuclear weapons systems. A panel of experts will help us to better understand how our tax dollars could be better used to support fundamental human needs that would lead to more equality and in the long run, more social stability, health, and security for all.
Jackie Cabasso, executive director of Western States Legal Foundation, executive advisor to the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, which houses Mayors for Peace, and she serves as North American coordinator of Mayors for Peace.
Dr. Bob Dodge, president of PSR Los Angeles, co-chair of National PSR’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee (NWAC), and creator of the extremely useful Nuclear Weapons Community Cost Calculator that allows us to concretely understand the local and statewide costs of the arms race.
Jasmine Owens is the associate director for the Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program including the #DemandAccess Campaign at Physicians for Social Responsibility National office. Her work focuses on centering our collective humanity in the fight for a more just and equitable world, starting with the abolition of nuclear weapons, and with a focus on engaging younger activists.
Moderator: Dr. Tova Fuller, vice-president of SF Bay PSR, and co-chair with Dr. Dodge of National PSR’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition committee.