2001 General Meeting Events Schedule
Part of the Abolition 2000 Global Network
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
and gathering of the movement for the abolition of nuclear weapons
Friday, July 13, 2001; 9 am - 5 pm
College of Santa Fe, Southwest Annex
1600 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(driving directions follow below)
Join us for our 2001 Annual General Meeting at the beautiful College of Santa Fe campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to taking care of network business, we'll be sharing our "best practices" and discussing strategies for the future. We hope you'll stay for Peace Action New Mexico's "LANL 2001 - Action for Abolition Conference" on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15. On Monday, July 16, the anniversary of the "Trinity" test, the US CAMPAIGN TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS will join Peace Action New Mexico for a rally, march and nonviolent protest at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Following is a schedule of events and additional information.
The meeting will begin with a welcome from our host, Gilbert Sanchez, of the Tribal Environmental Watch Alliance (TEWA), and a member of the US Campaign Coordinating Committee. We'll hear from affected indigenous communities around the Los Alamos National Laboratory and other New Mexico activists. We'll also hear about an emerging new community-based campaign around Hunters' Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco. We'll get updated on the latest international Abolition 2000 activities, and find out what's happening around the U.S. There will be opportunities for groups to share their "best practices," present proposals, and brainstorm and discuss new ideas as we plan together for the coming year. Finally, we will take care of network business, including choosing a Coordinating Committee for the next year.
6:30 PM: Aztec Dancers perform in the plaza between Southwest Annex and Forum, College of Santa Fe (invited).
7 PM - 10 PM: Benefit screening, for TEWA Women United, of the feature film, "Blue Sky." Followed by facilitated discussion. Suggested donation $5. Forum Auditorium, College of Santa Fe.
The Atomic Mirror, Peace Action New Mexico, and The US Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons present this benefit showing of "Blue Sky," to support TEWA Women United and their Gathering 4 Mother Earth. This 1991 film stars Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones in a riveting personal and social drama set against the background of nuclear testing in the Pacific and in Nevada. When Jessica Lange won the Oscar for her performance, at the 1994 Academy Awards, she said, "I only wish people had seen the film." It was never generally released. You decide why. A facilitated discussion will follow the screening, led by Pamela Meidell of the Atomic Mirror.
PEACE ACTION NEW MEXICO: "LANL 2001 - ACTION FOR ABOLITION"
College of Santa Fe - Forum and Southwest Annex
9AM - 12 NOON: ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM: Panel presentation and grassroots organizing discussion. Panelists include: Cathy Sanchez, TEWA Women United; Mateo Ferreira, Shundahai Network; Deborah Reade, Water Information Network; Don Hancock, Southwest Research and Information Center; Ibrahim Ramey, Fellowship of Reconciliation
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: Panel presentation and grassroots organizing discussion. Panelists include: Maria Santelli, International Depleted Uranium Study Team; Jay Coghlan, Nuclear Watch of New Mexico; Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation; Susan Wright, University of Michigan (on biological weapons)
6 PM - 9 PM: NONVIOLENCE TRAINING and PEACEKEEPER TRAINING
discussion. Panelists include: Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space; Loring Wirbel, Citizens for Peace In Space; Alice Slater, Global Resource Action Center for the Environment
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: ABOLITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS: Panel presentation and grassroots organizing discussion. Panelists include: Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee; John Burroughs, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy; Pamela Meidell, The Atomic Mirror
7 PM: Meeting of Peace Action affiliates and partner organizations to plan national "Stop Star Wars" campaign
TRINITY TEST COMMEMORATION; RALLY AND PROTEST AT LOS ALAMOS Sponsored by Peace Action New Mexico, US CAMPAIGN TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS, and many New Mexico organizations
11 AM - 1 PM: Rally with music, Aztec dancers (invited), street theater and speakers at Ashley Pond in Los Alamos. Keynote speakers include Bishop Thomas Gumbleton.
1 PM: March to Los Alamos Lab, followed by nonviolent direct action (optional, of course).
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FROM I25 SOUTH (Colorado): Take I25 South to Exit 282 (St. Francis Drive). From St. Francis Drive, take the St. Michael's Drive exit (on your right), turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto St. Michaels Drive and continue west. The campus entrance is at 1600 St. Michael's Drive, on your left, just before the St. Michael's Drive/Cerrillos Road intersection. Follow signs to meetings.
FROM I25 NORTH (Albuquerque): Take I25 North to Exit 282 (St. Francis Drive). From St. Francis Drive, take the St. Michael's Drive exit (on your right), turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto St. Michaels Drive and continue west. The campus entrance is at 1600 St. Michael's Drive, on your left, just before the St. Michael's Drive/Cerrillos Road intersection. Follow signs to meetings.
FROM US 285/84 (Taos, Espanola): As you enter Santa Fe, you will come down a hill near the National Cemetery. The road splits. Stay to the right; this will put you on St. Francis Drive. On St. Francis Drive, travel through Santa Fe to the St. Michael's Drive exit. Turn right onto St. Michael's Drive. The campus entrance is at 1600 St. Michael's Drive, on your left, just before the St. Michael's Drive/Cerrillos Road intersection. Follow signs to meetings.
SHUTTLE SERVICE: The following companies provide shuttle service between the Albuquerque airport and Santa Fe. Travelers are advised to call ahead for reservations.
Express Shuttle Grayline: (800) 256-8991
Sandia Shuttle Express: (888) 775-5696 (or (505) 474-5696)
Santa Fe Shuttle (888) 833-2300
LOW-COST HOUSING: Try the Santa Fe International Hostel, 1412 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe: (505)988-1153
FOR GENERAL INFORMATION:
Peggy Prince, Peace Action New Mexico (505) 989-4812
Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation
(510) 839-5877 (till Fri. July 6);
Sally Light, Nevada Desert Experience (510)
527-2057 (till Wed. July 11);
Inga Olson, Tri Valley CAREs (925) 443-7148 (till Wed. July 11).
WEB SITE: www.wslfweb.org/abolition/uscamp.htm