A Day of Skills Workshops for Middle East Activists

Starting Date: 02-07-2004
Address

Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut
United States
Description
Saturday, February 7th, 2004 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Public Affairs Center (PAC),Wesleyan University, Middletown. CT

The Middle-East Crisis Committee (http://TheStruggle.org)
Wesleyan Students For A Free Palestine
and PRRC/Al-Awda Connecticut (http://Al-Awda.org/connecticut)

Invite you to Activism 102: A Day of Skills Workshops for Middle East activists

Tentative Program
8;30 AM Breakfast and registration
9:00 AM Talk about International Solidarity Movement : Patrick Connors

9:30- 10:45 Workshops I (choose 1 of 2)
A. Divestments and Boycotts
B. Networking and Outreach

11 AM to 12:15 PM Workshops II (choose 1 of 2)
C. Protest Art (puppets, murals, poetry etc)
D. Direct Action (Holding an event, signs, dealing with authorities,
Civil disobedience etc)

12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:30 PM Workshops III (choose 1 of 2)
E. Media (Mainstream, alternative, publicizing events, getting good coverage, counteracting distortions)
F. Organizing (Fund Raising, holding meetings, motivation, literature etc)

2:45-4:00 PM Workshops IV (choose 1 of 2)
G. Influencing Government (lobbying, getting involved in local and national elections)
H. Student Activism (including discussion on setting up a Northeast student activist network)

Closing session and keyonote Invited speaker
Ali Abunimah Unconfirmed

Partial (incomplete) list of Workshop Facilitators (workshops in paranthesis):

Dr. Fatma Antar: Islamic Association of Greater Hartford and We Refuse to Be Enemies Coalition (B) Confirmed
Saqib Bhatti: Yale SJP, Yale Peace Coalition (H) Confirmed
Stanley Heller: Chair of Middle East Crisis Committee (D) Confirmed
Dr. Justine McCabe: CT State Green Party Cochair (G) Confirmed
Frank Panzarella: (D) Confirmed
Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh: Media chair and co-founder, Palestine Right to Return Coalition (E) Confirmed
Angela Saad: Wesleyan SFP (H) Confirmed
Labor Arts and Murals Projects (C) Confirmed

Registration: Send name, address, and phone number with fee ($10
regular,$5 students) to MECC, PO Box 3626, Woodbridge, CT 06525.
Housing will be available Friday night for those with a long commute

Driving Directions
http://www.wesleyan.edu/about/traveltowes.ctt
Campus Map
http://www.wesleyan.edu/cgi/campusmap/makemap.pl
Geographical Scope: State
Conference
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SPONSORING GROUPS
Northeast Student Palestine NetworkConnecticut







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