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The University of Toledo Department of History was the sponsor of the Charles DeBenedetti Peace Conference.
Mike Ferner is a writer and an activist from Ohio. He has served as a former national president of Veterans For Peace, a member of Toledo City Council, a union organizer for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) AFL-CIO and as Communications Director for the Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy and the Farm Labor Organizing Committee AFL-CIO.
He went to Iraq for one month, immediately prior to the U.S. invasion in 2003, with a Voices in the Wilderness delegation, returning in 2004 for another two months as an independent journalist. His book about those trips, Inside the Red Zone: A Veteran For Peace Reports from Iraq was published by Praeger in 2006. In 2005, Mike wrote the "VFP Case for Impeachment and Prosecution." His activism includes several arrests for "disturbing the war," including disrupting a session of Congress.