The North East Peace & Justice Action Coalition (NEPAJAC) presents:
Peace and Sustainability Conference
April 11-12, 2008
Universalist Society of Albany
405 Washington Ave,
Suggested Donation $10, pre-register to reserve your seat
– 4:00 pm:
Cindy Sheehan, Victor Sidel, Elliott Adams, Steve Breyman,
& members of
Veterans Against the War
Workshops by: May Saffar,
Mabel Leon, Susan Davies, Steve Wickham,
Dr. Shamshad Ahmad, Joe Lombardo & more.
$10-$20 (includes vegetarian lunch)
**pre-registration preferred due to limited space**
Note: We are requesting donations from all attendees to help cover
the costs of the conference,
however no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, April 11, 7:30 pm
Music by Cultural Relativity...
Victor Sidel, Founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility…
Keynote address by Cindy Sheehan,
Gold Star Mom for Peace
Saturday, April 12,
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:30
Victor Sidel, Elliott Adams and Steve Breyman
10:45 - 12:15 Morning Workshops
12:15 - 1:15 pm Simple Meal with Music
1:30 - 3:00 pm Afternoon Workshops (detailed below)
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Antiwar Strategy Discussion Panel: Joe Lombardo, Cindy
Sheehan, Elliott Adams,
Iraq Veterans Against the War.
4:00 Music etc.
Morning Workshops (10:45 am - 12:15 pm)
Mitigation, Adaptation or Suffering: Confronting Our
Rapidly Diminishing Climate Choices.
May Saffar and Susan
for the Human Costs of US Warfare & Addressing Population Displacement:
Building Support for US Assistance to Iraqi Refugees.
presenters are Members
of the Women Against War Iraqi Refugee
Costumes and Creative Signage to Strengthen Our Message:
Mabel Leon is a
promoter of these methods
since spending a week
with Code Pink in DC. Mabel is active in
Women Against War, a Code Pink affiliate.
Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, and other Founding Fathers and Mothers
created the American
Revolution in large
part by writing and distributing their ideas with
session will cover ways you can become a modern day
technology like your computer, your video camera,
your cell-phone, and
of course copy-machines! Free electronic text and
audio versions of
Thomas Paine's Common Sense will be given to
everyone who attends.
Afternoon Workshops (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)
This workshop will be
lead by local students and will focus
on how to organize students around current issues.
Veterans Against the War Present:
and Building the
GI Resistance Movement.
Presented by IVAW
Syracuse), Eli Wright (of Ft. Drum) and Adrienne Kinne
(of Vermont), this workshop will include two
components: 1) about active duty organizing
and GI resistance; 2) about how members of a
community can organize with and support
veterans. A chief aim of this workshop is to determine how IVAW members
and the local community can form a Capital District chapter of Iraq Veterans
Against the War.
Promoting Peace as a
Dr. Ahmad and 2 other
will examine the role of religion in the peace movement
Independent Media in
the Capital Region.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM ON THE
BACK OF THIS BROCHURE [BELOW]. Send your form
(checks made payable to "BNP") to: BNP,
Box 473, Delmar, NY 12054
TO REGISTER FOR THE
FRIDAY EVENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Friday, April 11)
Send a donation of
$10+ to reserve a seat now.
Write on the Check
"APRIL 11, Cindy Sheehan."
NOTE: Seating is limited and
by registering ahead of time, you will reserve your seat!
TO REGISTER FOR THE ONE-DAY CONFERENCE
(Saturday, April 12, 9:00 – 4:00 pm)
$20 to pre-register for the conference on Saturday. Write on the
Check "APRIL 12, Conference"
donation covers the cost of a simple vegetarian lunch to be provided at the
NOTE: You must pre- register by April 8 to
guarantee lunch will be provided for you on
the day of the conference!
Please include names of each person planning to attend:
Phone: _____________________ Email:
Please check which
event(s) you are registering for:
__ April 11
Keynote Address with Cindy Sheehan
__ April 12 One-Day Conference
On April 12, can you
help the conference organizers? If so, please let
us know how (check all that apply):
__ I can arrive at
to help set up
__ I can help clean up at 6pm, after
__ I can help with lunch set up and clean up from 11:30am -12:30pm
Can you help provide
us much needed funds? If so, please indicate this
additional contribution of ______$ is enclosed to cover expenses of the
location, food, travel
expenses for speakers etc. For more information call
Trudy at 518-391-2830 or
For further information please contact:
NEPAJAC... Physicians for Social
Responsibility... Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace... Upper Hudson.Peace
Action... Veterans for Peace... Women
Against War... Interhelp Network