PEACE AT HOME, PEACE ABROAD
A Just and Sustainable Future for the World’s Children
August 11-15, 2016, Thursday-Monday
Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley, California
Veterans For Peace National Convention
Berkeley, California is the place to be in August when the 2016 VFP National Convention is held on the Clark Kerr Campus of UC Berkeley. Plenty of housing is available at this park like school in the heart of a very exciting city. The convention runs from Thursday August 11 to Monday August 15, a different arrangement than most years so please take note. Chapter 69 and the members of all the Northern California chapters look forward to seeing you.
Speakers: Oliver Stone, Helen Caldicott, Andrew Bacevich, Antonia Juhasz, Rhodessa Jones (moderator), Ann Jones Keynote address.
Program: Highlights President’s Reception, Poetry Reading, Public Events: Panel 8/12 & Entertainment 8/14 , Business Meeting, Banquet, Open Mic, closing Ceremony & daily morning meditation, Plenary, Workshops, late night film showings & tabling & Howard Zinn Lifetime Achievement, Service & Stewardship, & Leadership in Peace Awards
Three Public Programs
Veterans For Peace (VFP) Reception Wednesday, August 10: August 10, 7-9pm, Room 212, Veteran Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. Evening includes
• Presentation of Veterans For Peace’s 2016 Howard Zinn Livetime Achievement Award.
• Panel discussion on Undermining Militarism in the United Kingdom with VFP UK members
• “Extremist” New Song by Pat Scanlon
A Just & Sustainable Furture OR Extinction: Will we survive ourselves? Sea Rise. Extreme temperatures. Water shortages. Soil depletion. Habitat destruction. Radiation contamination. Air pollution. Overpopulation. These are some of the many ways humans have changed the face of the planet Earth. How do U.S. endless wars and drive for global dominance contribute to this massive environmental degradation? How do we work together to bring about this future? Four insightful activists from varied disciplines, three of whom are combat veterans, explore these questions. Moderated by the Bay Area’s renowned Rhodessa Jones, and speakers Oliver Stone, Helen Caldicott, Andrew Bacevich, and Roy Scranton. Friday, Aug. 12: Tickets $20. vfp8-12.brownpapertickets.com or from Pegasus Books
Sing and Dance For Peace Love and Justice with Veterans For Peace Musicians. Come hear Emily Yates, Peter Tracy, Miles Megaciph, Pat Scanlon, Jim Toller, the Veterans For Peace Chorus, and special guests, Mike Rufo and No Exit. Sunday, Aug. 14: Tickets $20. vfp8-14.brownpapertickets.com or from Pegasus Books
$200 Full Convention all activities Thursday–Monday, except Sunday at Freight & Salvage.
$100 Reduced Member & Workshop Full Convention Packet for all dues paying VFP national members & workshop presenters.
$ 75 Two-Day For those who cannot attend for more than a couple of days
$ 55 One-Day
$ 65 Banquet Those not be attending the convention, but would like to attend the banquet.
$ 45 Commuter Meal Lunch pass for Friday through Sunday for members and supporters who will not be staying in the dorms, but would like to purchase lunch in the Clark Kerr cafeteria.
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31st Veterans For Peace National Convention Steering Committee