War Tax Resistance Gathering and Coordinating Committee Meeting
The Mission House, 3601 Whitman Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
November 2-4, 2018
If you cannot attend in person, there will be a virtual connection for some sessions and the Sunday a.m. business meeting. Details will be posted in late October.
Weekend Schedule (subject to some adjustments)
The Science of Peace
Friday, November 2
5 pm: Arrival/Registration – The Mission House
6:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Welcome and introductions, followed by discussion about local Air Show:
The Cleveland Catholic Worker will share about local resistance around the Cleveland National Air Show held every Labor Day weekend.
Saturday, November 3
8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15: Introductions, Schedule Review, Orientation
9:15 – 10:15: Discussion of Strategic Plan for NWTRCC’s Outreach Committee
10:30 – 12:15 pm: Racism Workshop
12:30 – 1:15: Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 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.
- WTR 102 Updates, trends, and Q&A for current war tax resisters. With NWTRCC Coordinator Lincoln Rice and the expert resisters in attendance!
3:30 – 5:00 pm: Workshops
How to Transition to a Peace Economy — A session with Anne Barron (of the San Diego Peace Resource Center) & Cathy Deppe (9to5 California)
Utilizing Social Media for Peace — A session with our social media consultant, Sarah Mueller
5:15 – 6:15 pm : Supper
6:30 – 8:00 pm:
The Science of Peace – The Cleveland Nonviolence Network will share with us their campaign for a science exhibit on peace from a neurological perspective at the local Great Lakes Science Center. The Great Lakes Science Center has been big supporter of the annual Air Show
Sunday, May 6
8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 – Noon: NWTRCC Business meeting (open to all)
Noon – 1:00: Lunch & cleanup
1:00 – 3:45 pm Counselor Training Philosophies – As there is not enough time for a formal training, this session will consider different philosophies of counselor training (e.g., what makes a good WTR counselor? What is expected of a WTR counselor? Is there a “goal” of counseling? If so, what is it? Counseling with friends vs. strangers. Etc.)
4:00 – 8:00 pm Annual Commemoration of the El Salvadoran Martyrs – For those who can stay we’ll be joining the InterReligious Task Force on Central America for a social hour with live music, a dinner, and a guest speaker from Nicaragua, Marlen Sanchez.