Starting Date: 08-16-2007
Starting Time: 9:00am
Ending Date: 08-19-2007
University Of California Santa Barbara, 1120 Kerr
Santa Barbara, California 93117
805-965-3443The Think Outside the Bomb network is pleased to announce its third annual conference at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The four-day event will provide a backdrop for nuclear abolitionists, peace activists, ecologists, and other advocates of social justice and a livable planet to learn in-depth about the threat of nuclear weapons, the destruction caused by the nuclear fuel chain, and current political opportunities to move toward nuclear disarmament. We will develop detailed strategies to guide the network’s work.
The conference will feature discussion panels, workshops, dialogues, and skills trainings. These sessions will be designed to help participants attain a detailed understanding of how to continue building a powerful grassroots movement for nuclear abolition. Speakers will include leading grassroots activists, nuclear weapons specialists, a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, leading advocates of indigenous sovereignty in the face of “nuclear colonialism,” and many others.
Travel vouchers are available to out-of-town attendees. Lodging will be provided free of charge for all participants. Free food will be provided for all, throughout the course of the event. A $20 registration fee is suggested. Strong priority will be given to applicants between the ages of 15 and 29.
The past several months have quietly witnessed some important breakthroughs for the nuclear disarmament movement, including the potential cancellation of funding for new US nuclear weapons by the House of Representatives. Many of the people involved in the TOTB network have been described by leading peace movement historian Lawrence Wittner as helping catalyze a “revival” in the nuclear disarmament movement.
For more information on the conference, please visit www.thinkoutsidethebomb.org
ONE DAY PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING
On August 15th, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will host a special all-day training session at its office in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. The training will provide general background information on nuclear weapons and the nuclear fuel cycle, the nuclear disarmament movement, and Think Outside the Bomb’s current projects. It is designed to help UCSB conference attendees be fully informed and empowered during conference discussions and activities. For more information, visit www.thinkoutsidethebomb.org. To attend, fill out the appropriate boxes on the application form there.
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