February 16, 2014 vfpvc

March 14-16, 2014
Vandenbergs Role in US Global Domination

Implications of US Pivot into the Asia-Pacific
22nd Annual Space Organizing Conference

La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center
Santa Barbara, California

More Information: http://www.space4peace.org/actions/gnconf_2014.htm

The 2014 Global Network space organizing conference will be held near Vandenberg AFB, California on March 14-16.  We will meet at the La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center in Santa Barbara.  On Friday, March 14 well organize a 4:00 pm vigil at the front gate of Vandenberg and on the evening of March 15 we will hold a public event at Trinity Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara.

Conference Program

Friday, March 14
2:00 pm Hospitality lounge & Conference registration at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center (800 El Bosque Rd, Santa Barbara). All guests should check in at the registration office, and then proceed to Casa San Ysidro.

3:30 pm Leave for Vandenberg AFB

4:00 – 5:30  Vigil at Vandenberg AFB

6:00 – 7:30  Dinner at Casa San Ysidro house

–         Welcome by Dennis Apel (Guadalupe Catholic Worker House)

–         Music by Holly Gwinn Graham (Olympia, Washington)


8:00 – 9:30 Showing of Ghosts of Jeju documentary film


Saturday, March 15
7:30 am  Breakfast at Casa San Ysidro house

9:00 – 11:00 Introductions and local updates

11:15 – 12:00 Presentation by Bard Wormdal (Norwegian journalist) on his book The Satellite War

12:00 – 1:30  Lunch and awards

3:00 – 4:00 Presentation by Tamara Lorincz (Canadian activist) on Conversion & Demilitarisation

5:15 – 6:15 pm  Dinner

6:30 pm Move to Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State Street)

7:00 – 9:00 Community program at Trinity Episcopal Church (free and open to public)

–         Welcome by David Krieger (Nuclear Age Peace Foundation)

–         Dennis Apel (Guadalupe Catholic Worker House)

–         Dave Webb (GN Chairperson, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Leeds, UK)

–         Andrew Lichterman (Western States Legal Foundation)

–         Christine Hong (Korea Policy Institute and US Santa Cruz)

–         Mary Beth Sullivan (Social worker & peace conversion activist, Bath, Maine)

–         Music by Tom Neilson & Holly Gwinn Graham


Sunday, March 16
7:30 am Breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00  Global Network annual membership meeting (Election of board, coordinator’s report, budget review, strategy & planning discussion, next meeting decisions, 2014 Keep Space for Peace Week theme)

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Check out of retreat center 



Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
(207) 443-9502



http://space4peace.blogspot.com/  (blog)



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