2011 Congress: WILPF Works To End War: LOCAL 2 GLOBAL
END WAR: LOCAL 2 GLOBAL
JUNE 1-5, 2011
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Put June 1 - 5 on your spring calendar for a trip to the 31st U.S. WILPF Congress. Expanding on the theme of End War: Local 2 Global, the congress will be held on the campus of the University of North Carolina, in the vibrant university town of Chapel Hill, hosted by the Triangle branch, all aglow from their successful 75th anniversary celebration this past December.
WILPF began with women of the world working for peace – to mediate, to bring an end to war and the suffering and carnage. We work today to carry forth their legacy. We follow the footsteps of Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balch, rolling up our sleeves to get things done at Congress 2011 - we are showcasing the HOW, WHAT, WHEN, and WHERE our WILPF work is done effectively. Come and learn and share!
|Want to register for the 2011 Congress?|
1.Click here to view and download a pdf Congress Registration Form you can fill out on your computer and email back to us.
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Click here for What You Need to Know about coming to the 2011 US WILPF Triennial Congress
Congress Schedule: Click here to view and download the entire Congress workshop and event schedule. (pdf)
Congress Schedule with Descriptions: Click here to view and download detailed descriptions of Congress plenaries, workshops and events. (pdf)
12 noon to 7:30 PM - Registration
3:00-3:20 p.m.: Facilitators’ orientation (mandatory for all facilitators)
4:30-4:50 p.m.: Facilitators’ orientation (mandatory for all facilitators)
7:00 p.m.: Opening Plenary
8:30-11:30 AM: Plenary: Setting the Stage Beijing +15 and Commission on Status of Women reports; Res. 1325 and Gender Equity.
2:00-5:00 PM.: Plenary: Moving from Democracy in Crisis to Democracy by the People
Please Note: Thursday evening is unscheduled time. Attendees will be able to sign up for or post meetings, caucuses, and other discussions at will. They can visit displays on branch activities or view videos, etc.
8:30-11:30 AM: Plenary: Action and Impact:Sharpen your Skills and Strengthen WILPF’s Advocacy
Noon-1:30 PM.: Lunch: Kathy Kelly on Afghanistan
2:00-3:30 PM.: Workshop round #1
3:45-5:15 PM.: Workshop round #2
7:00 PM.: Plenary (Free and Open to the Public) Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, NAACP NC President, “The Long March to Freedom, Equality and Justice: Building the Beloved Community of Faith, Labor and Civil Rights.”
8:30-10:00 AM.: Workshop round #3
10:15-11:45 AM.: Workshop round #4
1:45 PM.: Taking it to the Streets:
6:00 PM.: Gala dinner/reception and film
8:30 AM -Noon: Closing Plenary:
Afternoon: Board, committee, issue committee meetings as scheduled.
Download more information about our vision for the 2011 National Congress here.
New on this year's Congress Program: Resolutions
Is there an emerging or recalcitrant political issue on your screen that doesn't seem to be addressed by WILPF's existing issue committees or program? The newly approved Congress Resolution Process now offers you an avenue for opening discussion with your WILPF colleagues. Click here to read more about how to submit a Resolution for debate at this year's congress.
In order to facilitate this new process, the National Congress Committee is seeking volunteers for a Resolutions Committee to convene immediately before and during the congress. Interested? Read more here. Still interested? Email Elenita Muniz or Laura Roskos to volunteer.
--We invite you to be inspired by more of our foremothers’ vision and to participate in making this a dynamic and forward moving Congress!
Randa Solick, Chair, National Congress Committee
Elenita Muñiz and Mary Zepernick, Co-chairs, National Congress Program Committee
Tana Hartman, Dick Paddock, Miriam Thompson, Congress Coordinators