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View other events for the week of 4/22/2006
BASEtoStoptheWar Conference! for Students, Teachers, and Activists!
Date Saturday April 22
Time 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Mission High School
18th St & Dolores
(Just a ten-minute walk from the 16th Mission BART station!)
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorLacy MacAuley
Students & Educators Meet to Map Opposition to War,
Military Recruiting, Mistaken National Priorities

Conference calls for "Money for schools and education,
not war and occupation!"

What: Bay Area antiwar teach-in and movement-building
conference
When: Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day), 10:00 AM 6:00 PM

Where: Mission High School, Dolores & 17th St, San
Francisco

Scheduled Speakers: Gulf War Vet Aimee Allison,
Middle East scholar, Professor Asad Abu Khalil,
immigrant rights activist Prof. Gemma Lopez Limon, and many others!

On April 22, hundreds of students, educators and
antiwar activists will meet in San Francisco to
discuss the Iraq War's impact on education, and how
students and teachers can join their voices to put an
end to the war and occupation in Iraq, the erosion of
education, assault on academic freedom and civil
liberties, growing militarization of society, lack of
opportunities for youth (the economic draft), and
growing discrimination against Moslems, Middle
Easterners, South Asians and other immigrants. They
will discuss how to build a movement that offers hope
for the environment and humanity.

Speakers will include Aimee Allison, a Gulf War
veteran and Central Committee of Conscientious
Objectors activist; Prof. Gemma Lopez Limon,
immigration rights activist, Peter Laufer, author of
"Mission Rejected: US Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq",
and Professor Asad Abu Khalil, noted middle east
scholar.

The conference will include workshops on countering
military recruiters; the country's aggressive U.S.
foreign policy; the links between racism, sexism,
environmental injustice and the war and militarism; immigrants rights and the links to war; the costs of the war at home and abroad; the threat to civil liberties and democratic rights; and many more. General sessions will be designed to create a stronger more unified pro-education, antiwar voice in the education community and a stronger antiwar movement.

Workshop presenters include Carlos Villarreal, National Lawyers Guild; Susan Quinlan of Military Out of Our Schools;David Solnit, People Powered Strategy Projoect, Editor of "Globalize Liberation;" Kamran Nayeri, UC Berkeley political economist; Jim Haber of War Resisters League West; and many, many others. Over thirty workshops will provide insight into war, oppression, and the issues surrounding the world we live in, and this is an educational opportunity you will not want to miss!

Lively entertainment will be provided at lunchtime.
General admission is $15. Students and low income pay
$5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Lunch will be provided with a vegetarian option.

Sponsors include KPFA,United Educators of San
Francisco (UESF), Oakland Educators Association (OEA),
AFT Local 2121 at City College of San Francisco,
Peralta Federation of Teachers, the Campus Antiwar
Network (CAN), US Labor Against the War (USLAW), the
Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice and many
other groups.

For more information and to register, please visit
http://www.BASEtoStoptheWar.org.
(510) 527-1222

Please register if you can at http://www.BASEtoStoptheWar.org, or just come on Saturday, April 22! See you there!
Added to the calendar on Thursday Apr 20th, 2006 12:54 PM
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