Wednesday, August 5, 2009


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SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker St. (Rte. 212), Woodstock, NY
9:00-9:30am Registration, Refreshments
9:30-10:50 The Culture of War, Visions of Peace
Joel Kovel
- activist, author, The Enemy of Nature; Against the State of Nuclear Terror
Sylvia Federici - Professor Emerita, Hofstra University; author Caliban and the Witch
George Caffentzis - Professor, University of Southern Maine; author, Midnight Oil: Work, Energy, War, 1973-1992

11:00-1:00 The Living Wage and the Death Industry: Plowshares vs Cluster Bombs
Robert Pollin - economist UMass; author, The Living Wage: Building a Fair Economy
Mary Beth Sullivan - peace activist, Global Network against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
Peter Woodruff - wind turbine advocate; maintenance mechanic, Bath Iron works
Andy Heaslet - Peace Economy Project, Saint Louis, MO

1:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45 Beyond Rock and Roll: Music and Art in the Age of Drones and YouTube: performances and analysis
Dave Lippman - comedian
Ras T Asheber - Reggae musician
Janine Vega - poet and teacher; author, Tracking the Serpent: Journeys to Four Continents
Jeff Cohen - founder FAIR; director of the Park Center for Independent Media, Ithaca, NY
Ariel Shanberg - director Center for Photography at Woodstock

3:00-4:30 Keynote speaker: Diane Wilson, environmentalist, anti-war activist; author, An Unreasonable Woman

4:30-6:00 What is the Role of Non-Violence in Converting to a Peaceful Economy?
Can a Peaceful Non-Violent Society co-exist with the production of weapons of war?
Simon Harak, Jesuit priest, director, Marquette University Center for Peace Making

6:00-6:30 Reception for The Woodstock Generation by Dennis Stock at Center for Photography at Woodstock

6:30-7:00 Excerpts from three decades of anti-war video: from the March for Disarmament to Iraq: Shocking & Awful
DeeDee Halleck, media activist; professor emerita, UCSD; author, Hand Held Visions; Gringo in MaƱanaland
Tobe Carey, videographer, Deep Water, Stanley’s House

7:00 Mikhail Horowitz, poet, parodist, mensch
Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Scahill, investigative journalist, twice winner Polk award; author, Blackwater

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, Colony Cafe, Rock City Road, Woodstock

9:30am-12:00 Forging Plowshares: Strategies Working for Peace
Workshop on community organizing

Noon Book signing with Jeremy Scahill, Richard Grossman, Diane Wilson, Joel Kovel, Silvia Federici

12:30pm Music and poetry by The Princes of Serendip and surprise guests

1:30-3:00 Building a Coalition

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