Hosted by Eugene Taxes for Peace Not War! and the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC).
With a special talk on Saturday night:
The program is open to everyone with an interest in war tax resistance. Come for the whole weekend or one session (see below for program outline). Sunday morning, Nov. 9, is an open organizational business meeting for NWTRCC.
FRIDAY EVENING, November 7
5 - 7:30 pm: Arrival, Registration, Dinner
7:30 pm: Stories of Resistance - Experiences, significant moments, and problems with our war tax resistance and/or deciding to resist.
Saturday, November 8
8 am - Breakfast
9 am - Welcome, Introductions, and Logistics
9:15 - 10:45am - Discussion and feedback including the new WTR film; report from Sept. '08 international conference on WTR and peace tax campaigns; and planning for the 2009 war tax boycott
10:45 - Break
11:00 - 12:00: Forum and round-table discussion: Post election strategies: Where do we go from here?
12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 - Overview of afternoon workshops
1:30 - 2:45 - Presentation and discussion with Kathy Kelly
2:45 - Break
3:00 - 4:00 - Workshops: WTR 101; WTR Questions and Answers for Experienced Resisters and Counselors; Peace Tax Legislation; Continued discussion on Post Election Strategies
4:00 - Break
4:15 - 4:45 Entertainment: Uregen Carnival skit, Free Radicals sing, plus the Fat Costumes
5:00 - 6:00 - Dinner
6:00 - 7:00 "Peace-a-Party" Pizza and workshop with teens: Susan Quinlan leads "Military Spending Cookie Toss" - after dinner workshop on redirecting war taxes
7:00 - Adjourn to Kathy Kelly event at University of Oregon
Sunday, November 4:
9:00 am - noon: NWTRCC Business Meeting
Agenda includes continuing work on boycott and video; priorities for coming year; fundraising and annual budget; literature updates and new resource ideas. All welcome! Click here for copies of the reports and proposals that will be processed at the meeting.
LOCATION: The Friday and Saurday sessions will be at the Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx Street, Eugene, OR 97403. The Sunday meeting location will be at a local office or home.
TRAVEL: Eugene is served by buses, Amtrak, and flights to the Eugene Airport. If the flights are significantly cheaper into Portland, WTRs there will help shuttle folks to Eugene. Please allow an extra 3 hours for transfers and travel from Portland. Please check with Pam before booking flights into Portland: firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-285-6371 or 503-283-2060.
HOUSING: Housing is in homes with local hosts.
MEALS: The program begins with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday. All meals have simple, vegetarian menus. Everyone will be asked to share in preparation or cleanup.
COSTS: We are asking $15 registration fee in advance for those who can afford it; those attending for part of the weekend are asked to make a contribution in advance or during the weekend. No one will be turned away.
LOCAL CONTACTS: Phone: Peg Morton, 541-342-2914; Email: email@example.com. (Portland travel, see above.)
The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is a coalition of groups from across the U.S., formed in 1982 to provide information and support to people involved in or considering some form of war tax resistance.
I am (we are) coming to the war tax resistance gathering in Eugene, Oregon
# attending: _____Adults _____Children for: Full weekend Partial weekend
If partial, please check meals you will need:
Saturday: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Sunday: Breakfast Lunch
____ I live in the Eugene area and can offer housing for ___person(s).
____ I/we need lodging in a private home
____ I/we will find our own accommodations
Special needs: ____ Vegan ____
____ Pet or other allergies
I will be arriving by Air Car Train Bus
Airline/Flight Number/airport: ___________________________
Bus/Train Info: _____________________________
Date/approx. arrival time: ___________________________
Air/bus/train departure date and time_______________________
____ I need driving directions.
____ I can offer rides to ___ people from my area
____ I need to be picked up at the ___ Eugene airport ___ Eugene bus station
____ Amtrak station in Eugene ___ Portland airport
Fees and Registration Deadline
We are asking $15 registration fee for the weekend, or donations if you are attending part of the time. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, although a collection may be taken up during the weekend if costs have not been covered.
___ $15 registration fee
(Please make checks payable to NWTRCC)
Please register by October 22, (mail, phone, fax, email!) - especially if you need housing. Eugene area folks coming for part of the weekend may register with the local contacts above.