Join us July 24th through 27th in Asheville, North Carolina during the annual Veterans for Peace National Conference! We’ll meet up as a CODEPINK contingent to sharpen our skills and strategize for peace work in 2014 and beyond.
We have free housing (donations appreciated) available for the first 15 people who sign up and low-cost housing for others. A discounted price of $100 dollars for the Veterans for Peace conference is available for Camp CODEPINK participants–– this includes the workshops, plenaries, and Saturday night banquet.
Here is the updated schedule of the weekend!
Thursday, July 24
1-2:30pm: CODEPINK Workshop at Veterans for Peace Conference
We’ll get an update about how killer drones are being used worldwide, the global movement to ground them, and then look here at home. While there’s been much discussion about the dangers of drones being used in the US, only about 10 cities have passed resolutions to regulate their use. Let’s build the momentum and get 100 passed by the end of 2014! Learn how you can get a resolution passed in your community now.
Other workshops at Veterans for Peace Conference
JUSTICE IN PALESTINE/BOYCOTTS TOOLS FOR CHANGE – Jennifer Bing, Ali Abunimah
EFFECTIVE FALL CAMPAIGNS – Virginia Druhe/Casey Steinmetz
WOMEN BRING MUSIC TO MORAL MONDAYS/VFP CHORUS – Vicki Ryder/Ellen Barfield/Raging Grannies
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: ATOMIC APPALACHIA & THE MILITARIZED SOUTHEAST – Coleman Smith/Clare Hanrahan
5:30-6:30: Veterans for Peace Dinner
7:00: Camp CODEPINK Hangout and icebreakers. Reportbacks from locals, meet new folks, sing and dance together!
Friday, July 25
8:00-9:30am workshops for the early birds. For the others…
10:30-11:30am Plenary Post 911 Veteran Voices
12:00pm Protest for Gaza at Senator Hagan's office in Asheville
Shuttles will be provided for some folks going from the VFP conference
1-2:30pm Recommended workshops:
KOREA- John Kim (Jeju Island)
WAR RESISTERS/C.MANNING – Gerry Condon
MOVE TO AMEND – George Friday/Diana Kruk
3-4:30 Mini plenaries
Recommendation: Latin America plenary
6:00 pm: CODEPINK Dinner in Asheville
8:00-10 pm: John McCutcheon Concert on campus, Lipinsky Auditorium
Saturday, July 26
This is the day we spend learning together; we won’t be going to the Veterans’ meetings
We’ll have a discussion about the current political landscape, current and future CODEPINK and other activist campaigns around the country. We’ll do some media training and a session about how to translate the news into creative actions.
6:30- 9:00 pm: VFP banquet
9-10:30pm Dance and social at UNCA
Sunday, July 27
8:00 am: Breakfast with CODEPINK at Monica’s house
9:30 am: Peace March through Asheville
Can't wait to see all you beautiful people soon!
- See more at: http://codepink.org/blog/2014/07/schedule-for-camp-codepink-in-asheville-north-carolina/#sthash.e7AnwaNe.dpuf