The mission of Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-PAD) is to stand up for peace and diplomacy internationally, and for democracy and human rights at home. To these ends, we are dedicated to fostering education on campuses and in communities, encouraging activism, and facilitating networking with organizations working for peace and justice.
We’ll hear presentations from a wide range of speakers including Hanieh Jodat Barnes, Medea Benjamin, Jerry Brown, Leslie Cagan, Mandy Carter, Emma Claire Foley, Pastor Michael McBride, Khury Petersen-Smith, David Swanson, Katrina vanden Heuvel and India Walton. Director/producer Jeff Daniels will speak and present excerpts from his documentary Television Event about huge impacts of the 1983 TV film The Day After. We will also see the world premiere of a video featuring Daniel Ellsberg on “defusing the threat of nuclear war,” produced by Oscar-nominated director Judith Ehrlich. See DefuseNuclearWar.org.
Solitary But Not Alone: From Incarceration to Abolition is a webinar discussion of Albert Woodfox’s Solitary with Albert Woodfox, Alice Kim, and Margaret Power. The webinar was on Thursday, May 19th at 5:30pm CT and was hosted by Scholars for Social Justice and Historians for Peace and Democracy.
A National Teach-In: Doing History Right (March 25, 2022)
Statement on the Ukraine War (March 15, 2022)
A CALL TO ACTION
H-PAD has enthusiastically signed on to the campaign against what PEN calls educational gag orders– i.e. all the state laws banning the teaching about race, sexuality, and historical truth. Read more…
Over thirty-five speakers are available to address local audiences via Zoom without honoraria on a variety of important historical and political topics!
The Virtual Speakers Program (VSP) is a new H-PAD initiative which draws on our past experiences with speakers lists, but which now incorporates the technological opportunities provided by video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Skype. The purpose of VSP is to enable local campus or community H-PAD supporters to schedule, without honoraria, presentations by professional historians, independent scholars, and activists in topic areas that are politically, historically, and intellectually important in the current context. We suggest that virtual speakers might be booked, for example, for regular class meetings in courses, during regular meeting slots of community groupings, or for specially arranged events. Read more…
Other H-PAD activities
H-PAD members have discussed developing a Public History Campaign that would create webinars, videos, and podcasts for wide distribution, expand our social media presence, promote H-PAD speakers, literature, and resources, and network with other organizations and institutes. If interested in contributing to this project or becoming a campus or community contact, please sign up here.