Program

The Veterans For Peace Annual Convention Booklet has more details and locations of all events.  (PDF)

Wednesday, August 14
9 am to 5 pm Board Meeting

 

Thursday, August 15
9 am to noon Board Meeting
1-2:00 pm A Tangible Peace On Every School Campus
2:00 pm Film: Our Island's Treasure
3:00 pm Film: Boy Soldiers: The Secret War in Okinawa
6-7:30 pm Welcome Reception
7:30 pm Poetry Reading
9:30 pm TRAILER: MeatGrinder
9:45 pm Film: The Isis Trial
10:00 pm Film: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons

 

Friday, August 16
7:30 - 8:30 am

Yoga/Meditation
AA
Tai Chi
Walk along the River

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Tabling
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration
9 am - 10:30 am Opening Plenary
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Workshops

  • The Pentagon's Militarized Response to Climate Crisis
  • War Comes Home: Supporting Veterans (and Society) in the Transition from Violence to Nonviolence
  • Building a Movement through Chapter Building and Campaigns
  • Veteran Homelessness Challenges to Solutions
  • Nuclear Madness: Past Present and Future
  • Gaza Freedom Flotilla
  • How Can Veterans Unite Our Campaign to Stop Privatization of VA Healthcare With Progressives Fighting for Universal Health Care for All Americans in 2020?
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:45 - 3:15 pm 

Workshops

  • Global Reach: From the Battle of Four Lakes to Genocide in Yemen - Placing Spokane and Fairchild in Context
  • Militarism-Cost of War: Lasting Legacy of Agent Orange
  • Divesting from the War Machine
  • How to File for VA Benefits
  • Deported Veterans Issues & Advocacy Project - Legislative Initiatives, Legislative Outreach Team Building, Unified Lobbying, and Fundraising
  • Unspoken Borders: Knowing and Healing PTSD and Moral Injury
    A Path Beyond Post Traumatic Stress to Recovery and Resilience.
  • Effective Strategy and Messaging- National Office
  • Veterans For Peace Global Diplomacy: Climbers for Peace in Iran, Veterans Report Back from Nicaragua and Venezuela, The Iraq Water Project - 20 years on!

 

3:30 - 5:00 pm Mini Plenaries
5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner Break
6:30 - midnight

Resistance, Resilience and Reggae

Join us for an evening of discussion of anti-war action, Veteran resistance, and community resilience. And of course, music and dance! The evening kicks off with our em-cees, Camilo Mejia and Diedra Cobb. Cptn. Brittany DeBarros, of the Drop the M.I.C. Campaign and Maj. Danny Sjusen, author and co-host of Fortress on the Hill will share their experiences of resisting the military industrial complex.

Musical and spoken word performances by Brittany Chantele and Miles Megaciph. Followed by a reggae dance party with the Planetary Refugees.

10:00 pm TRAILER: The Boys Who Said No! Draft Resistance and the Viet Nam War
10:10 pm Film: Sir, No Sir!

 

Saturday, August 17
7:30 - 8:30 am Yoga/Meditation
AA
Tai Chi
Walk along the River
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Business Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Social Hour (Banquet)
7:00 pm - Midnight Banquet
10:00 pm - 12:00 am Film Showing

 

Sunday, August 18
7:30 - 8:30 am Yoga/Meditation
AA
Tai Chi
Walk along the River
8:30 am - 9:30 am Open Mic
10:00 am - Noon Closing Ceremony
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Connect the Dots: Call to Action

 

 

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