Eighth International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns - Washington, DC USA 2000

Official Conference Schedule

Thursday, July 6 Day 1

  • 9:00 - 6:00
    • Arrive and register at Catholic University
    • Caldwell Hall
  • 10:00 - 12:00
    • Conscience and Peace Tax International Board Meeting, Part 1.
    • Also for representatives from countries and movements not yet represented.
    • Caldwell Hall
  • 11:00 - 12:20
    • Lunch
    • North Dining Hall
  • 12:30
    • Leave by bus from the North Dining Hall for US State Department
  • 1:00
    • Arrive at US State Department 23rd Street (between C and D NW )
    • Speaker: Charles Brown, Director, Strategic Planning and External Affairs: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    • Security: Photo ID required
  • 3:05
    • Leave by bus for Pentagon
  • 3:15
    • Arrive at Pentagon.
      • Enter through the Metro Station (South parking).
      • Go down the escalator, then up into the building.
      • Go to the window that says “Pentagon Tours”.
      • Someone will be expecting us and escorting us into the room.
      • Security: Photo ID required
    • Speaker: Kelly Sharbel, Legislative Affairs Office
    • Subject requested: Legal and Congressional: Dealing with congressional liaison; Standards of Conduct; Legislative affairs; Inspector General, and similar subjects
  • 4:30
    • Return by bus to Catholic University
  • 5:00 - 6:45
    • Dinner
    • North Dining Hall
  • 7:15 - 7:30
    • Music for gathering: Ted Lewis
  • 7:30 - 9:00
    • Addresses by Marjorie Kornhauser and Peter Goldberger.
    • Topic: US Supreme Court Rejection of Conscientious Objection to Military Taxation; the role of peace tax fund legislation.
    • Open to the general public.
    • Caldwell Hall
  • 9:00
    • Music
    • Camalier House Lounge, 2nd floor
  • 9:00
    • Videos: “An Act of Conscience”
    • Quinn House lounge, 2nd floor

Friday, July 7 Day 2

  • 7:30 - 8:00
    • Morning worship All are welcome
    • Camalier House Lounge, 2nd floor
  • 7:30-8:15
    • Breakfast
    • North Dining Hall
  • 8:15 - 9:00
    • Travel by subway (Metro) to Union Station.
    • (2 stops south of Brookland / CUA)
    • then walk to US Capitol (Room HC6).
    • (enter at center of building)
  • 9:00
    • Meeting with panel of Congressional aides
  • 10:30
    • Walk to Methodist Building (100 Maryland Avenue NE)
    • (Methodist Building is located just east of Capital and north of Supreme Court)
    • Conference Room
  • 10:45
    • Reception, and meeting with representatives of supporting organizations.
  • 12:15
    • return to Catholic University by Metro
    • (from Union Station to Brookland/CUA [Red line])
  • 12:00 - 1:45
    • Lunch (those not on the morning trip may start eating at 11:00)
  • 2:00
    • Start of Conference, with welcome by Marian Franz and Mary Loehr
    • Caldwell Hall
  • 2:30 - 5:00
    • Country reports: chaired by Mary Loehr
  • 5:00 - 5:15
    • Announcements, and brief WTR-PTCs business meeting, chaired by Steven Ratzlaff
  • 5:15 - 6:45
    • Dinner
    • North Dining Hall
  • 7:15 - 7:30
    • Music for gathering
  • 7:30 - 9:00
    • Introduction by Marian Franz
    • Keynote speaker: Reverend James Lawson, US civil rights activist and nonviolence trainer.
    • Open to the general public.
  • 9:00
    • Music
    • Camalier House Lounge, 2nd floor
  • 9:00
    • Videos: “An Act of Conscience” and others
    • Quinn House lounge, 2nd floor

Saturday, July 8 Day 3

  • 7:30 - 8:00
    • Morning worship All are welcome
    • Camalier House Lounge, 2nd floor
  • 7:30 - 8:30
    • Breakfast
  • 8:45 - 10:15
    • Conscience and Peace Tax International (CPTI) 4th General Assembly Meeting:
    • Initial plenary meeting Chair: Erik Hummels
    • Caldwell Hall
  • 10:15 - 10:35
    • Break
  • 10:35 - 12:00
    • Workshop session I (choose 1 of 5)
    • locations to be posted
  • 12:00- 1:30
    • Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:00
    • Workshop session II (choose 1 of 6)
  • 3:20 - 5:00
    • Workshop session II (choose 1 of 6)
  • 5:10 - 5:40
    • Brief WTR-PTCs' business meeting, chaired by Mary Loehr.
    • Caldwell Hall
  • 5:40 - 6:45
    • Dinner
  • 7:15 - 7:30
    • Music for gathering
  • 7:30 - 9:00
    • A panel of war tax resisters. Juanita Nelson, David Waters, David Zarembka.
    • Open to the general public.
  • 9:00
    • Videos; and audiotapes (Gordon Browne, whose WTR case was denied a hearing by the US Supreme Court).
    • Quinn House lounge, 2nd floor
  • 9:00
    • Music
    • Camalier House Lounge, 2nd floor

Sunday, July 9 Day 4

  • 7:30 - 8:00
    • Morning worship All are welcome
    • Camalier House Lounge, 2nd floor
  • 7:30 - 8:30
    • Breakfast
  • 8:45 - 9:45
    • WTR-PTC Workshop Reports (highlights from each workshop). Susan Balzer.
  • 10:00 - 10:45
    • CPTI plenary.
      • Completion of 4th General Assembly.
      • Plans for the future.
  • 10:45-11:45
    • WTR-PTCs' plenary.
      • Business: international project; press release;
      • plans for next Conference.
  • 11:45-12:00
    • Closing session. Mary Loehr and Marian Franz
  • 12:00- 1:00
    • Final meeting of CPTI Board members. Part II
  • 12:00-1:30
    • Lunch, and farewells
  • 1:00-4:00
    • NWTRCC Coordinating Committee Meeting.
    • William Penn House, Washington, DC
  • 2:00 - 6:00
    • Optional bus tour of Washington, DC

Official Post Conference Schedule

Peace Tax Fund Activities

Monday, July 10

  • 7:30-8:30
    • Breakfast
  • 8:30
    • load luggage into David's van (if leaving from downtown during the day)
  • 8:40
    • lobbying orientation
    • Camalier House Lounge, 2nd floor
  • 9:15
    • leave to walk to Metro to Union Station
  • 10:00
    • lobbying in Congressional and Senate offices
  • 12:00
    • lunch and debriefing
    • Methodist Building - NCC Conference Room
    • (110 Maryland Avenue, NE)
  • 1:00
    • leave on bus to Organization of American States
    • (17th and Constitution Avenue, NW)
  • 2:30
    • leave on bus to Supreme Court
    • (One First Street, NE)
  • 3:00
    • tour of Supreme Court
  • 3:30 - 4:25
    • meet with a Judicial Fellow
  • 4:30
    • on you own
  • 5-6:30
    • dinner at CU

Tuesday, July 11

Trip to the United Nations and Quaker House in New York City

John Randall and Rosa Packard coordinating
  • 6:30
    • load luggage into David's van
  • 6:45
    • leave for Union Station by Metro
  • 7:30
    • train to New York (you need to make your own reservations! Call 1-800-USA-RAIL)
  • 10:55
    • arrive New York Penn Station (luggage in lockers?)
    • Take taxi to Quaker House
    • (247 East 48th Street, west side of 2nd Avenue on the north side of the street)
  • 11:30
    • luncheon and consultation at Quaker House
    • (max 25 people)
  • 3:00
    • UN Tour (1 hour, $7)
    • Travel to Philadelphia and beyond...
  • 5:00
    • Metroliner - Marian's train.

 

WTR/WRL/FOR Activities

Sunday July 9, 2000

  • 12:20
    • bus leaves for William Penn House from North Dining Hall
  • 1:00
    • NWTRCC Meeting

Monday, July 10

  • 8:30-9:00
    • meet at base of Washington Monument, NW quadrant close to Constitution Avenue
  • 9:00
    • penny poll and literature distribution at Washington Monument
  • 11:30
    • walk to IRS building
    • (1111 Constitution Avenue Main Entrance, between 11th and 12th Street)
  • 12:00
    • IRS action
    • (letters presented and people may be turning themselves in)

Safe travels to all!