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R. Alesha Vega (609) 924-5022 Work; (908) 421-4145 Cell

Earth Day Regional Event: Climate, War, and Peace: Global Crisis and Local Solutions

On the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22


The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA), a regional organization headquartered in Princeton, NJ is spearheading a forum on Climate, War, and Peace: Global Crisis and Local Solutions, Wednesday, April 22, the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM in the Assembly Room of the Nassau Presbyterian Church located at 61 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08542.

This event is part of CFPA's ongoing "No Wars, No Warming" Campaign. Confirmed speakers to date include: Cymie Payne J.D., Rutgers University School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, Department of Human Ecology School of Law; Karen Feridun, Founder of the grassroots anti-fracking organization, Berks Gas Truth; Ed Aguilar, CFPA Pennsylvania Director; The Rev. Robert Moore, CFPA Regional Executive Director; Dr. David Hughes, Rutgers University, Department of Anthropology; Kate Aronoff, co-founder of Swarthmore Mountain Justice and the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network (DSN); Atid Kimelman, Program Associate, Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (NJ, PA, & NY); Lee Zeische, Grassroots Coordinator, The Solutions Tour.

The co-sponsors for the conference to date include: 350NJ Garden State; Berks Gas Truth; BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action; Coalition for Peace Action, Pennsylvania; New Brunswick Friends Meeting (Quakers); NY-NJ Metro Region of The Pachamama Alliance; Peace Day Philly; The Peace and Justice Committee at BuxMont UU, P.A.; Princeton Sustainable Investment initiative; Sierra Club NJ; Students United for a Responsible Global Environment SURGE; Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton: Social Justice Committee and Ministry for the Earth.

"The diverse planning committee for this event approached it from an educational and solutions-based focus on the interrelated issues of Climate Change and war. CFPA is a peace group, and the Climate Crisis is an issue that directly relates to peace. It affects those living in the most impoverished areas, and has also been the catalyst to many wars. Connecting these dots of Climate Change, Justice, and Peace is not only essential to the mission of this conference, but to propose solutions to overcome the climate crisis and ways in which attendees can take action", said Alesha Vega, Assistant Director, Coalition for Peace Action.

For more information on the event, please visit, call 609-924-5022, or email for details.

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is a grassroots citizens organization which brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, professions, and political persuasions in support of three goals: global abolition of nuclear weapons, a peace economy, and a halt to weapons trafficking at home and abroad.