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UC Demilitarization Coalition Convergence

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Date:
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Time:
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
Baobab Lounge Merrill College and
Science Hill Tree Sit, UC Santa Cruz
For more information >>
http://www.ucnuclearfree.org/articles/2007/11/07_fall_convergence.htm

UC Demil Coalition Convergence in Santa Cruz, November 17-18

The Coalition to Demilitarize the UC will be gathering in Santa Cruz on Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18, for their Fall '07 convergence. Activists from several UC campuses use these quarterly convergences to meet, discuss plans and strategies, build community and support with one another, and have a good time.

The Coalition of Demilitarize the UC is based on the idea that the most effective and transformative means for UC students to oppose war and imperialism is to challenge our own university’s material contributions to the war effort. These include (but are not limited to) management of the Los Alamos and Livermore nuclear weapons labs and well over $100 million in annual military research at campuses across the UC system.

Workshops featuring basic background information regarding the Coalition to Demilitarize the UC’s work and the issues it addresses will take place at the beginning of the convergence, to ensure all participants feel fully informed and empowered in all conversations. Again, the discussions will be very action-oriented: We will decide on many of our next major projects.

Free homestays are available. Free food will be provided throughout the weekend. Please RSVP via email by November 12th to ensure your spot!
http://www.wagingpeace.org/email_staff.php?person=_youth

Draft Agenda -- your input is welcome!

DAY I:

9:00- 9:30
Breakfast

9:30-10:00
Intros

10:00-11:30

Report backs:

Complex T/RRW
GNEP
Nov Regents Meeting
UC Lobbying research report
Campus Updates

11:30-12:00
DOELOC (Student Department of Energy Lab Oversight Committee) strategy session.

12:00-14:00
Forest Hike + Picnic Lunch

14:00-15:30
Facilitation Training (+ Massage Circle)

15:30-17:00
Breakout Groups:
End Nuclear Colonialism Speaking Tour / Alumni Boycott

17:00-18:30
Brainstorming / extra time for earlier agenda items

18:30
Dinner / Movie / Teach Ins / Party

DAY II:

10:00-10:30
Breakfast

10:30-11:30
UC & the BOMB class discussion

11:30-13:00
January Regents Meeting action planning

13:00-13:45
Lunch (+ Massage Cirlce)

13:45-14:45
Campus Movement Building

14:45-15:00
Appreciation Circle / Check Out
Added to the calendar on Fri, Nov 16, 2007 9:42AM
§alumni
by John: Kresge 84
THANK YOU UC students! I am a UCSC grad of 1984 and applaud your activism. I participated in the sucessful divestiture movement at UCSC during the 80's to boycott South Africa. One of the strongest aspects was the cross solidarity with actions on other UC campuses.
Also, in terms of Lawrence Livermore Lab I hope that all the students there are familiar with and can suport the actions of Tri-Valley CAREs http://www.trivalleycares.com They do great work and have a series of events.
The more we share the more we have and the greater and happier we all are.
thanks again
PS always nice to hear that massage circles are still on the agenda
§Alumni
by John: Kresge 88
OOPS! wrote too quick. graduate of 1988 not 84 (that was High School) and it is http://www.trivalleycares.org not .com .. my I hope this doesn't mean I am getting old (or maybe it does) o well...thank you again! keep up the great work. :)

Comments (Hide Comments)
by Dr Evil
Darn, I'm going to miss this epic event. I am stuck here in DC. Well, I'll have some of my students take pictures.
by Jedidjah
Thank you for your kind words! They really mean a lot to us. Everyone is quite familiar with Tri-Valley CAREs -- in fact I (the TVC outreach director) was there.
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

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