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2006 Veterans For Peace Convention

Request for workshop proposals for the 2006 Veterans For Peace Convention in Seattle from August 10-13, 2006. Deadline for proposals is March 30.
Please spread the word through your contacts and would appreciate suggestions for other Oregon organizations to send this to.

Note the deadline.

(Tibetan for "peace")

Dana Briggs
Kirkland, WA

Veterans for Peace
National Board Director
Wage Peace!


Request for Workshop Proposals

Due March 30, 2006

August 10-13, 2006
Seattle, WA

Conference Theme: Sow Justice, Reap Peace - Strategies for Moving
Beyond War

Proposals are to be no more than three pages. Criteria for acceptance

1. Carry out the theme of the conference.
2. Agree to timely prepare a written summary of presentation, no more
than one page to be included in conference program.
3. Plan a one-hour presentation with time for Q&A.
4. Comply with VFP conference policies and procedures.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

o Chapter Organization: recruitment, media work, organizational
fundamentals, budgeting, managing curmudgeons

o Communication: non-violent communication, building consensus
through communication, compassionate listening, political
communication, advocacy, media literacy

o Environment: sustainability of the environment through peace, through
responsibility to and for the environment

o Human Effects of War: PTSD, U238 / depleted uranium, spiritual
aspects of war, gender issues

o Veteran support: women's issues, Gold Star families, Vets4Vets,
homeless veterans, IVAW

o Chapter innovations: star programs from chapters across the country

o Issues of war: militarism, impeachment, counter recruiting, torture,
treating for peace, war as an instrument of foreign policy, nuclear
weapons, weapons in space.

By March 30, 2005, please submit the following information for review -
workshop presenters selected will be notified within 30 days:

Title of Presentation
Bio/resume of presenter(s)
Presenter's contact information
Goals and Objectives
Brief Description
How presentation is related to theme
A/V equipment needed

Send proposal to:
Gerri Haynes
104 - 7th Avenue
Kirkland, Washington 98033
Or e-mail (preferably) to  iggydog@aol.com
You may e-mail specific questions to  iggydog@aol.com


Proposal Title:

Organization (sponsoring organization):

Contacts (if we need to reach a spokes person):

First Name
Last Name

Executive Summary:

Detail Description:

Venue Requirements:

Audio Visual Requirements:

homepage: homepage: http://www.vfpnationalconvention.org
phone: phone: 425-827-4650