National Conference on Civil Disobedience (in DC 1-24 & 25) FWD

Tom Boland (
Sat, 27 Dec 1997 16:24:17 -0800 (PST)

FWD  Reply to Nisha Anand at <>

January 24 & 25, 1998, American Univeristy, Washington, DC

Civil Disobedience is an old and effectibe technique of resistance and
protest which has led many oppressed groups to freedom.  This conference
is designed to give activists a variety of tools on how to fight using
nonviolent civil disobedience to take home, practice, and teach ohters.
Come to the nation's capitol at the beginning of the new year to educate
yourself and get active.

Where:  The American University, Washington DC
        4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Tenleytown Metro
        Served by BWI, Dulles, and Washington National Airports
        Amtrak and Greyhound, Union Station
When:  Saturday January 24 and Sunday January 25, 1998
        Friday Night registration:  7:30 pm - 12-:00 midnight at Mary
Graydon Center
        Saturday Registration:  8:00 am - 9:00 am Kay Spiritual Life
Center, AU
Price:  $7.00 registration for all workshops, $15.00 to include two vegan
        Free sleeping space scholarships for students (first come)
        Special low cost housing for individuals and groups available but
        For more info on housing, contact Kate Lowe at 301-649-5838 or
        Preregistration for groups requiring housing advised
        Mail to: AUARE, 4519 Alton Place, NW.  Wahsington, DC  20016
For more information contact Nisha Anand, conference coordinator, at
  or 202-686-7966

List of Worskshops
Workshops will run all day the 24th and most of the day the 25th.  Two
workshops will be running at all times, some workshops will be repeated.
Below is a list of workshops as of December 13, 1997.  The list is
subject to expand and possibly change.  A confirmed list of workshops,
speakers, and times will be available soon.  Call or email Nisha Anand
for an up to date list of workshops. (contact information above)

Opening workshop and introduction - History of Civil Disobedience as a
Means of Resistance

Local and National Issues
Fighting Nuclear Growth and Weaponry
Ending Homelessness and Hunger with Nonviolent Action
Bikes:  A means of Mass Protest
Transformation Through Education - The New Revolution
Squaters Rights - Squating in the US

International Issues
Consumer and Economic Means of Protest:  A Case for Burmese Liberation
Escaping the Capitalist Market System:  The Silent Revolution in Africa
East Timor and the US Government:  How Can We Fight ?
Peacemaking Roundtable Discussion:  The Role of Mediation and Conflict

Animal Rights Issues
Civil Disobedience and Animal Rights:  Theory and Action
How to Plan a Successful Civil Disobedience
What Happens When Arrested?
Incorporating Eastern Traditions into Social Action:  Nonviolence and
Animal Rights
Politics and Reasoning Behind Fasting and Hunger Strikes as a Means of CD