Announcement: Author to discuss Syrian crisis in Ukiah Dec. 1


Supervisor Dan Hamburg and former Ukiah mayor Phil Baldwin are hosting author Rick Sterling, founding member of Syria Solidarity Movement steering committee, at the United Methodist Church Social Hall in Ukiah, Thursday, December 1 at 7pm. 

Here’s more details about the event from the press release:

County Supervisor Dan Hamburg and former Ukiah Mayor Phil Baldwin are hosting Rick Sterling, founding member of Syria Solidarity Movement steering committee.  In Ukiah, Thursday, December 1, Sterling will discuss his 2014 and 2015 visits to Syria and provide a view on the Syrian crisis rarely heard in the mainstream media.

   Sterling, retired electronics and aerospace engineer, in addition to his leadership with the Syria Solidarity Movement, currently serves on the boards of the Mount Diablo Peace Center and the Task Force on the Americas in Marin County. His articles have appeared in Counterpunch, Consortium News, The Duran,, Dissident Voice, Off Guardian, The Real News, PBS Ombudsman.

   Syria Solidarity Movement is committed to respect for and protection of Syrian sovereignty and territory in accordance with international law. The movement supports provision of humanitarian aid for all displaced Syrians and advocates a Syrian nonviolent national dialogue without the exclusion of any parties.

    This event, open to the public at no charge, will take place in the Ukiah United Methodist Church Social Hall on Bush Street between Smith and Standley.  Rick will respond to questions after his presentation which begins at 7pm, Thursday, December 1.

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