Peacemaking at General Assembly 2008

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The UUA & the UU Service Committee are joining together to offer a pre-GA Social Justice Training to End the War in Iraq. (Note: The skills you learn will be helpful for all kinds of social justice organizing.)

COUNTDOWN 2008: An Activist Training to End the War in Iraq

Speakers:

  • Rev. William Sinkford, President, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  • Charlie Clements, President, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
  • Camilo Mejia, Iraq Veteran, founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War
  • Tom Andrews, Former Congressman, National Director of Win Without War

When: Wed, June 25, 2008, Noon - 4pm -- Lunch Included
Where: Panorama Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Pier 66, 2301 S.E. 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316

Click to see our flyer.

November is coming fast, which means that it's a great time to step up our organizing and advocacy against the unjust and immoral war in Iraq. Learn how UUs can raise our voices and carry a message for peace into the 2008 elections and beyond. Join UUSC and the UUA for a day-long activist training before General Assembly. Participants will get updated policy information and practical tools and skills for taking effective action.

UUA & UUSC are hosting the training free of charge, but space is limited. For more information, and to register please contact Michelle Rudy

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Click to see our flyer.

Find more events scheduled for the 2008 General Assembly

Information flyer: here.