70 Groups Endorse LASC Conference – Register NOW!

The American University
Washington, DC – April 8-10, 2011
Sponsored by: Latin America Solidarity Coalition in Conjunction with School of the Americas Watch Days of Action
April 4-11, 2011

Help Build a Stronger Movement to End US Militarism and the Militarization of Relations with Latin America
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Workshop Proposals Due March 8 – Tables First Come First Served

Register now to help build a larger movement to end US militarism and the militarization of US relations with Latin America and the world. Join Latin America solidarity activists, people of faith, academics, youth and students, anti-war and immigration activists, labor, women, and all sectors which are working to build a better world. If your group would like to endorse, send an email to AFGJ@AFGJ.org. Endorsing groups are invited to submit workshop proposals to stansfieldsmith@yahoo.com. Go to www.lasolidarity.org to download workshop form or to register.

Some topics covered by this conference will include: US military bases, military spending, immigration and border militarization, coups, war profiteers, privatization of war, closing the School of the Americas, foreign military and police aid, growing our skills in media, research, and other organizing, counter recruitment and support for active duty resisters, US relations with Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Honduras, etc., organizing within sectors to resist militarism, cross movement organizing, domestic costs of militarism, direct action, skills building and much more.

Conference Schedule
I. Friday programming, April 8
a. 3-5pm Private delegate reception at a L.A. embassy
b. 6-7pm Welcome dinner
c. 7-10pm Keynote speakers panel, music and art

II. Saturday programming, April 9
a. 8:30-10am, Registration
b. 10-11am Welcome Plenary with Héctor Aristizabal
c. 11-12:30pm Workshops 1
d. 12:30-1:30pm Lunch
e. 1:30-3:00pm Workshops 2
f. 3:00-3:30pm Break/Music
g. 3:30-5:00 Workshops 3
h. 5:15-6:30 Plenary
i. Dinner/Cultural event

III. Sunday programming, April 10
a. 9-10am Registration and coffee
b. 10-11:30am: Workshops 4
c. 11:30-1pm Closing Plenary
d. SOA Watch White House Action

Visit the SOA Watch Days of Action web page for details on April 4-11 actions.

Upcoming AFGJ Delegations

May 27-June 5, 2011. Co-sponsored by AfGJ and the National Lawyers Guild, this delegation will focus on political prisoners and US-designed prisons. Application deadline: March 15. $1400 covers all except international airfare. $200 deposit required. For information contact: James Jordan at james@AfGJ.org or 202-544-9355 x3.

June 19-27, 2011. Co-sponsored by AfGJ and Nicaragua Network, this delegation will investigate US intervention in elections for President and legislature this November. Optional two day extension to Honduras. Application deadline: May 1. $975 covers all except international airfare. $200 deposit required. For information contact: Katherine Hoyt at kathy@AFGJ.org or 202-544-9355 x2.

June 27-July 5, 2011. Hosted by the National Front for Popular Resistance (FRNP), this delegation will provide accompaniment for peaceful demonstration on second anniversary of the June 28, 2009 coup and will meet with unions, teachers, and other
groups of the resistance as well as travel to a land conflict community. Application deadline May 8. $800 covers all except international airfare. $200 deposit required. For information contact: Chuck Kaufman at chuck@AFGJ.org or 202-544-9355 x1.