Maxine Phillips, editor of Dissent Magazine, will be the speaker for the Peace and Social Justice Center's Annual Dinner. I realize this speaker is a democratic socialist, but the Peace and Social Justice Center has been a major opponent of militarism and imperialism here in Wichita. Regardless of their political and religious leanings, the group has done a lot of good for this area and deserves support. I work with this group every chance I get. -សតិវ អតុ
Maxine Phillips, daughter of an Italian immigrant, was raised on stories of both opportunity for and opposition to immigrants. Her church, Judson Memorial in
, works with the
New Sanctuary Movement to protect and advocate for immigrants facing deportation.
She is former executive editor of Dissent Magazine and a vice chair of
Democratic Socialists of America. For many years, she was co-editor of
the magazine Religious Socialism and currently serves as a volunteer co-editor
of the blog religioussocialism.org/ and the print newsletter Democratic Left.
Maxine will speak about strategies for supporting undocumented immigrants and
changing New York
policy. Dinner is $25. Please RSVP at 316 2635886. Seating is limited. On
December 3, at noon, we will host an activist workshop with Maxine at SEIU,
3340 U.S. W Douglas.