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Realities of War Conference: Nov 8, 2009. in San Diego


November 7, 2009
University of California at San Diego Student Groups & Supporters

Realities of War Conference with Congressmember Bob Filner, USMC Veteran Cpl, Rick Reyes, TV/radio host Bree Walker, more. The day's events and workshops will be followed by a sunset vigil "Bring their Buddies Home" along N Torry Pines Rd "We wil provide each participant with a memorial page to wear bearing the name of a US military fatality in war."

http://hero.netrootz.com/web_pages/view_web_page.asp?group=899&page=874

Realities of War Conference
Nov 8, 11am - 4pm, at UC San Diego

What do you really know about war?

Join Organizer Jeeni Criscenzo, Congressman Bob Filner, Bree Walker, veterans Rick Reyes & Jake Diliberto, Tracy Harmon, Military Families, and more this Sunday.

Hear from the people who have been there:
• Iraq
• Afghanistan
• GI Resistance
• Women in the Military
• Homeless Veterans
• Military Families

11:30 Keynote Address by Rep. Bob Filner, Chairman of Veterans Affairs

With highlights from Arlington West & Cross My Heart, by Peter Dudar & Sally Marr
Music by Kevin "Mac Mac" McCoy

Stand in silence along N. Torrey Pines Rd. (North and South of Muir College Drive) for a Sunset Vigil to honor those who have died in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

We will provide each participant with a memorial page to wear bearing the name of a fallen soldier, or you can bring your own for someone you wish to honor.
See HERO website for full day's schedule.

11:00 - Registration

11:15 - Music by Kevin “Mac Mac” McCoy

11:20 – Introductions; Bree Walker

11:30 – Keynote Speaker: Rep. Bob Filner - Chairman, Veterans' Affairs Committee

12:00 – PTSD; Jeffrey Matloff, PhD

12:15 - Testimony: Homeless Veterans, Maurice Martin & Karen Kilpatrick

12:40 - Music by Kevin “Mac Mac” McCoy

1:00 - Lunch

1:45 - Trailer for "Center of the Universe"

1:50 - Testimony: Iraq, Ryan Endicott, Cameron White

2:15 - Testimony: GI Resistors, Tracy Harmon

2:30 – Music - Kevin "Mac mac: McCoy

2:40 - Testimony: Women in the Military; Linda Pershing with Carol Burke and Lezlie Lee-French

3:15 - Testimony: Gold Star Families, Fernando Suarez del Solar

3:30 – Testimony: Military Families, Tim Kahlor

3:45 - Testimony: Afghanistan, Jake Diliberto, Rick Reyes, Marine Corps Inf.

4:10 - War: What is it good for? - Steve Fahrney

4:30 – Walk to N. Torrey Pines Rd. (Sunset 4:52 PM)

4:45 – Bring Their Buddies Home Vigil (see www.BringTheirBuddiesHome.com)

Day's events and workshops followed by a sunset vigil "Bring their Buddies Home" along N Torry Pines Rd "We wil provide each participant with a memorial page to wear bearing the name of a US military fatality in war."

Realities of War and Bring Their Buddies Home Vigil hosted by
• Human and Earth Rights Organization (HERO) and UCSD Women's Center
• UCSD student organizations with support from:
• Coalition for Alternatives to Militarism in our Schools (CAMS)
• Code Pink
• GABRIELA Network San Diego
• Guerrero Azteca Peace Project
• Iraq Veterans Against the War
• Military Families Speak Out (San Diego, Orange & Los Angeles chapters)
• Peace Resource Center of San Diego
• Project YANO

Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal: Elect a permanent, progressive majority in 2008. PDA's advisory board includes seven members of Congress and activist leaders such as Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, Thom Hartmann and Rev. Lennox Yearwood. More info: pdamerica.org

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