An Evening for Peace in Ukraine (Nov. 12)

World BEYOND War’s international director David Swanson will be part of a panel discussion with UW-Madison professor of community & environmental sociology Samer Alatout and UW-Madison professor of political science Andrew Kydd. The topic: “What should be done to end the war in Ukraine?” Experts speak about where they see this war going. How will it end? When will it end?

The evening will include a pro-peace arts showcase with music, poetry, and art on the theme, “Peace Through Empathy,” and a bit of the livestreamed Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal. This free event is a sliding scale fundraiser for stipends for new WBW student interns. The suggested donation is $1 – $1000. This event is co-sponsored by Madison for a World BEYOND War, Madison Veterans for Peace, The Crossing Campus Ministry, Pres House Apartments, Madison Friends Meeting (Quakers) and Madison Mennonite Church.


Andrew Kydd – UW-Madison Professor of Political Science

“I am in favor of US support for Ukraine’s war effort against Russia.”

David Swanson – World BEYOND War International Director

“When you’re deep in a hole the first thing to do is stop killing people.”

Samer Alatout – UW-Madison Professor of Community & Environmental Sociology

“The war on Ukraine cannot be understood in isolation, it is one node in wars over the details of a new world order. The same thing can be said about the war on Palestine. They are inseparable, they fit the same narrative.”

Featured Poems:

We Lived Happily During the War,” by Ukrainian-American poet Ilya Kaminsky
Our Wars – Their Remains,” by Madison poet Anthony Walker