The North East Peace & Justice Action Coalition (NEPAJAC) presents:

Peace and Sustainability Conference
April 11-12, 2008

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
405 Washington Ave, Albany NY
Albany, New York

April 11, 7:30 pm: Conference Opening
with keynote speaker,
Cindy Sheehan,
and Victor Sidel

Suggested Donation $10, pre-register to reserve your seat


April 12, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: One-Day Conference

Featured speakers include:

Cindy Sheehan, Victor Sidel, Elliott Adams, Steve Breyman,
& members of Iraq Veterans Against the War

Workshops by: May Saffar, Mabel Leon, Susan Davies, Steve Wickham,
Dr. Shamshad Ahmad, Joe Lombardo & more.

Suggested Donation $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...
Remarks by 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 am Registration and Music
9:00 - 10:30 am Speakers: Victor Sidel, Elliott Adams and Steve Breyman
10:45 - 12:15 Morning Workshops (detailed below)
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)

-      Steve Breyman: Mitigation, Adaptation or Suffering: Confronting Our Rapidly Diminishing Climate Choices.

-      May Saffar and Susan Davies: Taking Responsibility for the Human Costs of US Warfare & Addressing Population Displacement: Strategies for Building Support for US Assistance to Iraqi Refugees. The workshop presenters are Members of the Women Against War Iraqi Refugee Project.

-      Mabel Leon: Using Props, 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.

-      Steve Wickham: Modern Day Pamphleteering: Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, and other Founding Fathers and Mothers created the American Revolution in large part by writing and distributing their ideas with pamphlets. This session will cover ways you can become a modern day pamphleteer using 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)

-        Student Organizing: This workshop will be lead by local students and will focus on how to organize students around current issues.

-        Iraq Veterans Against the War Present: Supporting Veterans and Building the GI Resistance Movement. Presented by IVAW members David Lester (of 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 Religious Principle: Dr. Ahmad and 2 other co-presenters will examine the role of religion in the peace movement today.

-        Sanctuary for Independent Media: Independent Media in the Capital Region.


Registration Information:

PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM ON THE BACK OF THIS BROCHURE [BELOW]. Send your form and registration payment (checks made payable to "BNP") to: BNP, PO Box 473, Delmar, NY 12054

TO REGISTER FOR THE FRIDAY EVENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS (7:30pm, 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)
Send $10- $20 to pre-register for the conference on Saturday. Write on the Check "APRIL 12, Conference"
Saturday’s donation covers the cost of a simple vegetarian lunch to be provided at the conference.
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 7:30 am to help set up
__ I can help clean up at
6pm, after the conference
__ 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 below:
An 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:

(518) 439-1968

Sponsored by: NEPAJAC... Physicians for Social Responsibility... Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace... Upper Hudson.Peace Action... Veterans for Peace... Women Against War... Interhelp Network