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Thursday, August 10

4:00 pm - Check-in


Friday, August 11

2:00 pm - Discussion: the Oppenheimer film.  Have you seen it? Here is an interesting article for background :

3:00 pm - Marguerite Adelman: We Need to Ban PFAS and Toxins Now. 

5:00 pm - Rickey Gard Diamond: Mother Nature and YOU Need an Economy of Our Own!

6:30 pm - dinner 

7:30 pm - Political updates with Paki Weiland & Nancy Price and roundtable discussion.

Saturday, August 12

11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Voices for Peace: US, Ukraine, Yemen and Beyond. Speakers at Pierce Hall in Rochester, a light lunch will be provided.

6:00 pm - dinner

7:30 pm -  Roundtable discussion: What media do you consume? Where do you get your information? This talk is motivated by Robin who recently received the latest good looking issue of Jacobin magazine, published by Bhaskar Sunkara who has written The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality. Who is Bhaskar, and is he more radical than Bernie?

Participants are invited to share their opinion on the latest good book they’ve read on politics and social change. 

Sunday, August 13

10:00 am - BY ZOOM - Theresa El-Amin, WILPF Columbus GA Fannie Lou Hamer Branch Organizer and Founder of Southern Anti-Racism Network (SARN) will speak about the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent and the movement for Reparations for descendants of enslaved Africans. 

The UN Decade began on January 1, 2015 and runs to December 31, 2024. Theresa is on a tour that began in DC on August 8 with stops in Philadelphia, New York and final stops in Providence and Boston on August 14 and August 15. Rochester VT is a stop added to the tour at the invitation of Robin Lloyd of the WILPF Burlington VT Branch. 

10:30 am - FreeHer Vermont. Jayna Ahsaf will present the FreeHer Campaign goal of ending incarceration of women and girls and closing women’s jails and prisons, especially in Vermont.

This is part of a nationwide effort headed by The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls.

11:30 am - Nicaragua: Jill Clark-Gollub is a WILPF member and a translator. Her family has deep roots in Nicaragua. She will speak about recent events there, and that reconcilliation does not mean forgetting.

12:30 pm - lunch

2:00 pm - Charlotte  Dennett will lead a discussion on where we are now: hopes and fears.

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