Friday, September 13, 2013
Midwest Action Against Drones (MAAD) Conference: Workshop Updates
Conference: Building the Movement Against Drones
Sunday, September 29, 2013
9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Kent College of Law, 525 W. Adams in Chicago
9:45 – 10:15 : Registration/coffee
10:15 : Opening Plenary
Call to order
Boeing Campaign (Kait McIntyre - Anti-War Committee of Chicago)
The situation we are up against (Joe Iosbaker)
What must the movement against drones do to succeed? (Medea Benjamin)
Recognition of Groups involved in the movement against drones.
Workshop Slot #1 -- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
A. Protesting drone bases/command centers
Peter Lems, American Friends Service Committee
Joy First, WI: Camp Williams/Volk Field
Larry Fisk, MN: Brainard Area Coalition for Peace, Camp Ripley
B. Successful movement building
Sarah Simmons, Parents 4 Teachers, Anti-War Committee - Chicago
Pepperwolf, Lucia Wilkes Smith,WAMM’s Ground All Drones, MN. Organizing “Drones 101”.
C. Local regulation of drones
Matthew Kellegrew, Bill of Rights Defense Committee (via Skype)
Marcia Bernsten, North Shore Coalition for Peace, Justice, and the Environment
Workshop Slot #2 - 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
A. Protesting drone manufacturers/contractors
Tom Bottolene, SueAnn Martinson, Pepperwolf, WAMM Ground All Drones, MN
Kait McIntyre, Anti-War Committee – Chicago. Boeing
B. Economics: What drones are costing our communities
Molly McQueen, American Friends Service Committee
C. Countering the “boots on the ground” argument
Jacob Flom, Milwaukee IVAN
Vince Emanuele, Indiana IVAN
2:00: Closing Plenary
Registration: No one will be turned away for inability to pay.
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