Gathering Schedule: “Divest the Pentagon-Invest in People”

War Tax Resistance Gathering and Coordinating Committee Meeting

St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton Street NW, Washington, DC 20010

May 3-5, 2019

If you cannot attend in person, there will be a virtual connection for some sessions and the Sunday a.m. business meeting (registration required).  Saturday sessions will be held at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Church unless otherwise noted. The setting for Friday’s event is TBA. All who requested housing will be staying at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Church.

Weekend Schedule (subject to some adjustments)

Divest the Pentagon – Invest in People

Friday, May 3

The NWTRCC Administrative Committee meets during the day on Friday to plan the Sunday business meeting. If you arrive early, the Washington DC Catholic Worker sponsors a weekly peace vigil (every Friday) in front of the White House (North side of White House on Pennsylvania Ave) from Noon to 1pm. They would welcome anyone who would like to join them.

5 pm: Arrival/Registration – TBA

6:00 pm: Dinner (Pot Luck) @ TBA

7:00 – 9:00 pm: Report back from Paki Wieland, Code Pink delegation to Iran

Paki Wieland, longtime activist of Code Pink, will report back from her recent trip to Iran with a delegation of Code Pink and Voices for Creative Nonviolence members. She will also share information about Code Pink’s Divest Campaign. Click here for C-SPAN video of her arrest at Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing.

Saturday, May 4

8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15: Introductions, Schedule Review, Orientation

9:15 – 11:15: Discussion of Strategic Plan for Tax Day 2020 & Youth Advisory Council Report Back

11:30 – 12:30: Lunch

12:30 – 2:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions for Newly interested and Current War Tax Resisters

  • War Tax Resistance 101 An introduction to the why and how of this form of resistance, with discussion of potential consequences and resource referral. For people new to WTR or just getting started. Facilitated by Bill Glassmire, Corvallis, Oregon, who became a WTR in 1990 to resist US militarism & Chrissy Kirchhoefer, NWTRCC Outreach Consultant
  • WTR 102 Updates, trends, and Q&A for current war tax resisters. With NWTRCC Coordinator Lincoln Rice and the expert resisters in attendance!

2:15 – 3:45 pm: A Peace Economy NOW! Workshop

Present by Anne Barron Anne Barron from the Peace Resource Center of San DiegoSouthern California War Tax Resistance.

4:00 – 5:30 pm: TBA

Details Coming.

5:30 – 6:30 pm : Supper

7:00 – 9:00 pm: TBA

Details Coming.

Sunday, May 5

8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 – Noon: NWTRCC Business meeting (open to all)

  • Our meeting will be at the offices of Jubilee USA (110 Maryland Ave. NE, Ste 210
    Washington, D.C. 20002) Their offices are located across the street from the U.S. Capitol & near DC’s many museums off the National Mall (if you would like to visit any after the meeting concludes).

Noon – 1:00: Lunch & cleanup

Gathering logistics and online registration form

Travel instructions