In Solidarity: Engaging Empire in Activism, Education and Community Strategies

Starting Date: 10-06-2005
Ending Date: 10-09-2005

Goshen College
Goshen, Indiana 46526
United States
A Peace and Justice Studies Association and Plowshares National Student Peace & Justice Conference
Goshen College, Goshen, IN, October 6-9, 2005

In a post-911 world powered by a global matrix of multinational corporations, media outlets, renegade governments and military forces, where does one begin the processes to dismantle the systems of domination and oppression? What are the strategies, tactics and discourses for overturning the Empire? How can one effectively change the meta-narratives of imperialism and colonization? How does one engage racism/white supremacy/white privilege? What political options are available? What are the implications of Empire at home and abroad? What role does nonviolence play? How does one build local communities of solidarity and cultivate the grassroots culture? How does one connect with the world-wide solidarity movement?

Through a series of workshops, speakers, panel discussions, strategy sessions and films we hope to address many of these questions. Please join us as we hear about:

Post Colonialism through the eyes of a Native American

Post Conflict Social Changes in Latin America and Iraq

Strategies and Tactics of Non-violent Direct Action

Privileges of Race and Gender

Sudan and the Realities of Darfur

Watch “The Weather Underground” and hear from members
Watch the "Fog of War"
Geographical Scope: National


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