2017 Annual Report and Appeal

2017 Annual Report and Appeal

December 2017

Dear Friends of the LI Alliance,

2017 has been a year of turmoil for our country and world and of challenge for the peace movement. In the midst of endless war and escalation of U.S. military involvement in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, there has been strong and sustained resistance and work to change U.S. foreign policy, to ban nuclear weapons and to stop war.

For the LI Alliance, there also has been deep sadness with the loss this year of our beloved board members, Megan O’Handley and Greg Maney, who provided vision and inspiration to our work for peace and a better world.

So, we honor them in our year-end appeal and we say, “Presente!”

The priority of the LI Alliance in these last few years has been to engage and educate the next generation of peacemakers. The Peace Fellows Program at Hofstra, funded by the LI Alliance with your support, honors that commitment. For the last five years, over seventy students have participated and the establishment of the Institute for Peace Studies, the new academic course this fall, Intro to Peace Studies, and the PeaceActionMatters@Hofstra student club are due in large part to the feedback from these Peace Fellows.

Students and community members have attended the 2017 Hofstra lecture series, cosponsored by the LI Alliance. Speakers included: Norman Solomon, Phyllis Bennis, Dean Baker and Medea Benjamin.

As we look toward 2018, we ask you to make a contribution to the Peace Fellows Program. Please make check payable to LI Alliance, with Peace Fellows in the memo and mail to LI Alliance, P.O. Box 301, Garden City NY 11530. Thank you.

We are very grateful for your continued support and action. If you have suggestions or questions, please email us at longislandpeace@gmail.com.

Peace,

Margaret Melkonian                     Andrea Libresco

Executive Director                     Board President

Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Peace Action Matters@Hofstra, Student Peacemaker AwardAlternatives                                                                                                   

www.longislandpeace.org(516) 741-4360

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