25th Annual Peace, Justice, & Environment Conference
Connecting to Create the Change We Seek – Creating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Beloved Community
Friday evening, April 16 &
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Owen Brown Interfaith Center
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Purpose: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke of "beloved community" …as the ultimate goal of nonviolent activism for peace and justice-- a global community of caring where poverty, hunger and injustice are no more. How can we put that into action today?
Friday, April 16
6:30 - 7:30 pm Pot Luck Dinner, home hospitality arrangements
7:30 – 8:30 pm MUPJ Business meeting: Agenda to follow
8:30-9:00 pm Networking & Conference set-up
Saturday, April 17
8:00- 8:40 am Registration (on site okay) Table set up, bagels, cream cheese, coffee, tea
8:45-8:55 am: Welcome
9:00 – 9:30 MD State Legislative Session Wrap-up:
9:35- 10:25 am: KEYNOTE: Rev. Graylan Hagler, Pastor,
10:25 – 12 noon: INFORMATION WORKSHOPS
12 noon – 12:55 Lunch , vegetarian option
1:00 – 1:40 pm: Benjamin Peace Awards
1:45 - 3:15 pm: ACTION WORKSHOPS
3:30 – 4:00 pm Remarks by Legislators: Sen. David Harrington & Sen. Jamie Raskin
4:00 – 4:15 pm Closing
Informational Workshops (morning)
1. Militarization of
2. Where is the Concern for the Environment in the Energy Debate? Norm Meadow,
4. Wars in
5. The Last Great Epidemic- Nuclear Weapons: Art Milholland, M.D., PSR
6. Torture and Legal Problems of Bush's War on Terror: David Rocah, ACLU
7. Health & the Environment: Brenda Afzal, RN, U of MD School of Nursing Environmental
8. TBA: The Rev. Hagler
9. Cross Roads - Oligarchy or Economic Democracy? David Hilfiker, MD
10. Non-Violent Resistance Training. Max Obuszewski, activist
Action Workshops (afternoon)
1. Dept. of Peace & the Student Peace Alliance: Julia Simon-Mishel & Aaron Voldman; Maryland Youth Leadership Conf.: Josh Stieber,
3. Organizing in
4. Grass Roots Action to End the Wars: Peter Lems, AFSC
5. Working to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons in
2010: Art Milholland, M.D. and Sr. Ardeth
6. State Legislative Approaches to Peace Making: Pat Elder, Student Privacy Protection Coalition
7. Actions to Improve the Environment & Human Health: Brenda Afzal, RN
8. Claiming People Power and Not Corporate Power: Joe Adams, Fair & Clean Elections, and Sen. Jamie Raskin
9. Resistance Opportunities: Max Obuszewski
10. A Campaign for a Democratic Military - Countering Militarism, the Permanent War, the Poverty Draft and the End of Democracy: John Judge
All presenters confirmed at press time, but program is subject to last minute changes
In a statewide meeting of
MUPJ/INSTITUTE FOR POSITIVE ACTION, Inc.
The IPA is the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt affiliate of MUPJ, dedicated to promoting nonviolence and peace education.
FRED BENJAMIN PEACE AWARDS
Open to all public, private, and home-schooled high school students throughout
Home hospitality will be offered for out of town attendees. Please so indicate on the registration form if you need or can provide.
Please bring your own table for those who would like to distribute or sell literature or other materials. Please so indicate on the registration form if you will be distributing.
The premises are smoke-free. Please help us keep them scent-free as well by not wearing perfume, cologne, after-shave, or other scented products.
CO-SPONSORS (at press time):
Anne Arundel Peace Action
Benjamin Peace Foundation
Courage to Resist
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Generations for Peace and Democracy
Global Consciousness Press
Network of Spiritual Progressives,
Orthodox Peace Fellowship
Pax Christi Metro D.C.- Baltimore.
Peace & Justice Committee of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baltimore
Peace and Justice Coalition,
Peace and Social Justice Committee
St. Vincent de Paul's Peace and Justice Committee
Social Action Committee of
Women in Black, Baltimore
Women in Black, Frederick
Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)-Baltimore Branch
We also thank the following for their generous support:
Phil and Mary Chenoweth, Art Milholland, M.D. and Luann Mostello, M.D., Ray Watts, and Bill Wilson
And a special thanks to our major co-sponsor:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of
Thank you all for making this conference possible!
Owen Brown Interfaith Center,
Take Rt. 95 to Rt. 32 west (towards
Before April 10th, cost is $25; after, $30. Students and retired: $10 (Scholarships available—no one turned away for lack of funds)
Registration includes vegetarian option lunch.
Note: You may register later or on-site, but please RSVP by phone so we can order enough food.
Clip this coupon & Send with payment to:
For Info phone Paulette (410-747-3811) or Tony (301-390-9684)
Make check payable to: MUPJ-IPA
(Scholarships available — no one turned away for lack of money)
Do you plan to set up a literature table?
Phone us (410-747-3811 or 301-390-9684) by April 12th if yes to below:
I Need transportation? Yes
I can provide_____ I need______Home Hospitality:
Sat. Fri. night night
Donations can be sent to the
"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs