National Student Antiwar Conference

They Want a War Without End
We Want a World Without War

February 22-24 Columbia University, New York City

Hosted by People for Peace, the Columbia Coalition Against War and Racism!

There is still time to register for this exciting event! Just visit This conference contains both educational and decision-making sessions. Decisions will be made by elected representatives of campus antiwar committees. Each committee is allowed up to 3 delegates. Non-delegates are also welcome at all the sessions and encouraged to attend!

Here is the current schedule of the conference:

Friday 2/22
9-11 Registration (box office, ground floor, Alfred Lerner Hall)
***There is a $10 registration fee.***
10:30 “Voices for Peace” video showing (417 Int’l Affairs/SIPA Bldg.)

11-1 Opening Panel: The Truth About the War on Terrorism (417 SIPA) Ceylon Mooney, Voices in the Wilderness Ghassan Andoni, director, Palestinian Center for Rapprochement; founder, International Solidarity Movement Rania Masri, Al-Awda Palestinian Right of Return Coalition (invited) Marc Herold, University of New Hampshire professor who has been counting civilian casualties in Afghanistan

1-2:30 Lunch

2:30-4:30 Discussion/voting on proposals for decision-making process (Cinema, Lerner Hall)

5-6:30 Workshops I (various locations in Hamilton Hall and SIPA)
Confirmed topics (list may be incomplete):
Lessons of the Gulf War
Grassroots Media and Parody News
Permaculture and Sustainability
War Resisters League workshop
The War at Home: Civil Liberties and Academic Freedom
Why McDonald’s Needs McDonnall Douglass: Globalization and War
Antiwar Opposition in Afghanistan, the Philippines, and the US
Lessons of the Movement Against the Vietnam War
How to Stop Imperialist Wars: Strategizing for the New Antiwar Movement
The US and the Philippines
Brainstorming Campus Organizing Strategies
Pax Christi workshop
People Opposing War, Empires and Rulers workshop

6:30-midnight PARTY! (West End bar & restaurant)

Saturday 2/23

10-11:30 Workshops II (Hamilton Hall and SIPA)
Confirmed topics:
Non-Violent Direct Action: Refusing to Pay Taxes
The Politics of Oil
“Black Hawk Down” Actors Speak Out Against Bush’s War (with Brendan Sexton & Danny Hoch)
Labor and War Imperialism: What it is and How to Fight It
Political Prisoners Media (w/Robert Jensen)
Grassroots Mobilization (w/Nadia Ahmad)
Coalition Building

11:45-1:30 Points of Unity discussion (304 Barnard Hall, Barnard College (across the street from Columbia))

1:30-3 Lunch

****Special Lunch Session–Debate: Alternatives to War (304 Barnard Hall)****

3-5:30 Discussion and voting: Action proposals

5:30-8 Dinner

8-10 Evening Panel: Stop the War at Home and Abroad! (Lefrak Gymnasium, Barnard Hall) Rita Lasar, Sept. 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows Michael Letwin, New York City Labor Against the War Anthony Arnove, Internation Socialist Organization Humberto Brown, Black Radical Congress Robert Jensen, professor, independent journalist and media critic

Sunday 2/24

11-1 Further discussion and voting: Action proposals (Lerner Cinema)

1-2 Lunch

2-4 Organizing Session: Building on Campuses (Lerner Cinema)

4-5 Antiwar Rally (College Walk, Columbia Campus)

Directions and maps of campus:
For more info, please visit For questions or to contact the Organizing Committee, email


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