Gathering Schedule

Voices of Resistance: Making a Living While Working for Justice
Goodell Hall • UMass Amherst
A combined gathering of New England War Tax Resisters and
the National War Tax Resistance  Coordinating Committee

Co-sponsored by the Resistance Studies Initiative, University of Massachusetts Amherst

If you cannot attend in person, join us virtually by phone or computer with Zoom (no downloads needed)

Weekend Schedule (subject to some adjustments)

Friday, November 3rd

3:30-5:30 pm  Arrival and Registration at Pioneer Valley Cohousing

5:30 pm           Dinner at Pioneer Valley Cohousing

6:15 pm           Registration at & people go to Goodell Hall, UMass Amherst

7-9 pm            Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall, UMass, Panel Discussion

Fulfilling Lives While Fighting for Our Lives” with
Camila, La Malcriada, Award-Winning Community Organizer
Rojas Oliva, Direct Action Coordinating Committee
Nathalie Amazan, Prison Abolition Collective (PAC)
Erica Leigh, National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Saturday, November 4th

7:30-8:30 am   Breakfast at Pioneer Valley Cohousing

8:30-9 am        Transition to UMass Goodell Hall

9-9:15 am        Welcome – Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall, UMass

9:15-9:4 am   Introductions

9:45-10 am      Game

10 am-Noon    Workshops in Goodell Hall

Student Debt, Making a Living & Resistance, Community Conversation facilitated by Ruth Benn NWTRCC Coordinator
War by the Numbers, Lindsay Koshgarian, National Priorities Project
Militarization of the Police, Steve Theberge, War Resisters League Volunteer
Climate Change, State Violence and Divestment from War, Jason Rawn, Maine WTR Resource, IVAW and Code Pink

Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch at Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room – (Pack your own, bring your own, or buy lunch)

Keynote speaker: Loretta Ross, author of Reproductive Justice (2017) and speaker on human rights and racisim.  She will speak on White Supremacy in the Age of Trump and how she has maintained her activism.

1:30-3 pm     Workshops in Goodell Hall

Witnessing at the Wall, Anne Barron, San Diego Peace Resource Center
War Tax Resistance 101, Alan Clemence, Maine war tax resister
War Tax Resistance 102, Ruth Benn, NWTRCC coordinator

3:00 pm          Goodell Hall, Bernie Dalls Room
Gathering Wrap Up – How We Intend to Pursue Our Activism

3:30 pm         Solidarity action in the community

5:30-6:30 pm   Dinner at Pioneer Valley Cohousing

7-9 pm             War Tax Resisters: Sharing Our Stories at Pioneer Valley Cohousing

Sunday, November 5th

8:00-9:00 am            Breakfast – Annual Gathering Planning Committee convenes; regional WTR reports at Pioneer Valley Cohousing

9 am-Noon     NWTRCC business meeting at Pioneer Valley Cohousing

1-3 or so pm    Counselor training at Pioneer Valley Cohousing


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