The 2021 Margie Parker Teach-In For Peace will be held virtually on the International Day of Peace, Tuesday, September 21, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., featuring historian Peter Kuznick.

“The Nuclear Insanity is Worse Than You Thought—and Always Has Been.”

A New York native, Peter Kuznick received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1984. He was active in the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War movements and remains active in antiwar and nuclear abolition efforts. He cofounded the Committee for a National Discussion of Nuclear History and Current Policy and the Nuclear Education Project with Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba and professors Mark Selden and John Dower. His current projects include a book on scientists and the Vietnam War and another that looks at how the evolving understanding that nuclear war could lead to annihilation of all life on the planet has shaped the behavior and views of military strategists, policymakers, and the public. He and Oliver Stone co-authored the 10 part Showtime documentary film series and book both titled The Untold History of the United States. He regularly provides commentary for all the major U.S. and international media and has begun his fourth three-year term as Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer.  A moderated Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Margie Parker Teach-Ins for Peace honor the memory of local activist and community organizer Margie Parker. Parker played a leadership role in many local initiatives, including Church Women United’s annual Hunger Sale, The Peace Coalition, Good Samaritan Food Pantry, the Alternative Gift Fair, and more.

The 2021 teach-in will be streamed live on the Carbondale Public Library’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Participants who wish to attend via Zoom may register at carbondalepubliclibrary.org/register

This program is sponsored by the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois, Nonviolent Carbondale, the Carbondale Public Library, Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship Social Action Committee, Shawnee Green Party, and Church of the Good Shepard UCC.