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Peace and Empowerment Conference: 1 hour outside Boston
04 Jan 2001
Join activists from the New England area for a large conference focussing on the FTAA and how globalization affects us locally!
PEACE and EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE 2001
Saturday, Feb. 3rd
With
“The Cabin Center for Peace, Justice, Ecology and Non-violent Social Change”
And
YOUTHPEACE New Hampshire
At
High Mowing School, Wilton, NH

Join activists, labor organizers, farmers and students for a day of workshops and an evening of music and poetry. There will be workshops focusing on Globalization and how it affects our local community put on by “The Cabin”, YOUTHPEACE, the Rain Forest Action Network, the American Friends Service Committee, the New England Global Action Network and many other organizations working around issues of social justice. There is a sliding scale registration fee of $10-15 payable in advance or at the door. No one will be turned away due to lack of money. Please let us know if you are interested in coming, can help organize, or would simply like more information.

The destruction of the environment, the growing gap between the rich and the poor, the militirization of our society, sexism, homophobia, racism, ageism, corporate influence upon our government, and corporate ruled institutions like the WTO, NAFTA, the IMF and the OAS are not isolated issues. Rather they are interconnected through a system that consistently places the interests of the few over the many.
How is it that the United States controls over 40% of the world’s resources with a mere 3% of its population? How is it that the richest 1% in America control as much wealth as the bottom 90% of the population? When white people commit well over 60% of the crimes in this country, why do African Americans make up more than 60% of the prison population? Why is our country pushing the United Nations to maintain sanctions against the people of Iraq at the cost of 1.5 million deaths (500,000 children under the age of 5) due to disease, starvation and malnutrition? Why does 50% of ever tax dollar we pay go to the military? While there are alternative energy sources and renewable technologies, why does our government stubbornly refuse to commit to making the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy? And most importantly: WHAT CAN WE DO, AS SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS PEOPLE, TO WORK TOWARDS CREATING A MORE JUST AND PEACEFUL WORLD?
These questions, and many others, will be addressed at High Mowing School on Saturday, February 3rd. Please come take part in a conference sponsored by Youth Peace and “The Cabin Center for Peace, Justice, Ecology and Non-violent Social Change.” Help us work towards continuing to build a growing movement of resistance and creative alternatives. There will be a focus on building a powerful and effective New England wide movement, especially in New Hampshire.

Email main (at) Thecabin.every1.net for more information.
Visit: www.thecabinnh.org
See also:
www.thecabinnh.org
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