CAN Southern Regional Conference

Starting Date: 04-26-2003

Austin, Texas
United States
Despite stong worldwide opposition, the Bush
administration has invaded Iraq and imposed a military
occupation over the country. A humanitarian crisis has
gripped Iraq and as Bush speaks of "liberation," most
ordinary Iraqi are suffering. Now senior
administration figures are talking openly about taking
their war onto Syria, Iran, and elsewhere. Menawhile
at home, the police have stepped up their repressive
tactics - assualting peaceful protesters, harrassing
and detaining immigrants, and denying march permits
for antiwar activists.

In light of these developments, the Campus Antiwar
Network (CAN) - a democratic grassroots network of
campus-based antiwar and peace groups from hundreds of
schools across the nation - has called for regional
conferences this Spring so that the student antiwar
movement can come together and collectively discuss
the war forward for our movement.

In the South, CAN will holding a conference at the
University of Texas in Austin on April 26th, 2003. The
conference will be open to the public and we are
asking all antiwar students in the region to attend.
We hope this conference will be truly representive of
the entire student antiwar movement in the region and
we are therefore asking schools to send two delegates
each. While are attendees are welcome to particpate,
only delagetes will be able to vote.


Saturday April 26th - UT STUDENT UNION:

9:00 - 10:00 - registration in the UT Student Union,
Eastwoods Room 2.102
10:00 - 10:15 - welcome, annoucements, and vote on
10:15 - 11:00 - campus updates (a representative from
each school present will give a brief update on local
organizing at his/her school)
11:00 - 12:15 - discussion: the occupation of Iraq
12:15 - 1:15 - lunch break
1:15 - 2:00 - keynote address: Robert Jensen
2:00 - 3:15 - discussion: the future of CAN
3:15 - 3:30 - break
3:30 - 5:00 - discuss/vote on proposals
5:00 - 6:00 - break (with smoothies!)
6:00 - 8:00 - Educational workshops (The History of
U.S. Military Interventions, The Human Cost of the War
on Iraq, How to Build CAN - speakers tab)

LOCATION: UT Student Union, Eastwoods Room 2.102.
Educational workshops will be held in rooms tba in the
Union. For directions, please see the map below:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert Jensen - a founding member of
the Nowar Collective, a journalism professor at the
University of Texas at Austin, and author of ?Writing
Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the

REGISTRATION: So that we can make accomidations,
please let us know ASAP the names of those from your
school that will be coming. If transportation
assistance is needed, please let us know.

HOUSING: Free housing will be available to all who
need it. Please let us know ASAP if anyone from school
will need housing, and on which nights.

ENTERTAINMENT: We are presently working on providing
entertainment for all particpants on Saturday night.

PROPOSALS: We recommend that all proposals to be
considered at the conference be pre-submitted BEFORE
the conference begins. We will however accept
proposals during the conference. If you would like to
submitt a proposal, please email it to

CONTACT: For any information please contact:
Warren Craig - 512-659-6915

Yebuny Johnson - 512-804-2895

For more on CAN, visit us on the web at
Geographical Scope:

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