March 11 - Our World, Our Rights: Conference on Global Justice

March 05, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Friday, March 11 - Our World, Our Rights: Conference on Global Justice
Univ. of Louisville, College of Business & Public Administration
Sponsored by Students United for Peace & Justice
Register for Conference (deadline 3/7/05)

Please send your name, organization/school (if applicable) and contact information to Erin at The registratoin deadline is March 7, 2005.


This year, hundreds of our allies will converge on Louisville by plane, bus, van, or car. The closest airport is Louisville International Standiford Field Airport (SDF). If you are interested in carpooling with others from your area, please contact

The Louisville Boycott Committee has arranged free housing (mostly floor space at area churches) for a limited number of individuals or groups traveling to Louisville. If you are interested in reserving a spot, please contact or (239) 657-8311 with your name, contact info., which nights you will need lodging, and any special needs you may have.

If you would prefer to stay at a hotel, click here for more info. (Many area hotels offer free shuttles to and from the airport.)


Join farmworkers, students, people of faith, members of labor and community-based organizations, and human rights activists as they share strategies and build solidarity to take on the evolving challenges of the 21st century fight for social justice in the US. Discussions will range from broadening and deepening grassroots movements against poverty and for workers' rights to creating sustainable alternatives that reflect our shared values — from agriculture to the media and many points in between.

Schedule subject to change:

8:00am - 9:00
Coffee/Sign-In (Atrium)

9:00 - 9:20
Welcoming & Overview of Day (Auditorium)

9:20 - 10:50 Opening Plenary (Auditorium)

10:50 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:30 Break-out Session #1 (Classrooms)

Root Cause: The Domestic Face of Globalization
Sustainable Food & Farming
Taking Back the Media
Human Rights Struggles in the US: Environmental & Economic Justice
The Peace Movement: Building for the Next Phase

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch (Atrium)

1:30 - 3:00 Break-out Session #2 (Classrooms)

New Worker Organizing Models
The Otherness of Poverty
Direct Action: Strategies and Tactics
Fair Trade: Socially Responsible Purchasing, Consuming, & Investing
Border/Immigration Issues

3:00 - 3:30 Afternoon Break/Entertainment

3:30 - 5:00 Break-out Session #3 (Classrooms)

Student-Worker Solidarity
Faith is Action: Tools, Ideas, Experiences
The Politics of Occupation: Palestine
Music and Arts in the Movement
Police Brutality and the Prison-Industrial Complex

5:00 - 5:15 Break

5:15 - 6:45 Interactive Closing Plenary Brainstorming for the Future

6:45 - 7:00 Break

7:00 - 8:00 Dinner (Invited Guest Speaker: Ann Braden, Long-Time Civil Rights Activist and Pillar of Louisville Community)

9:00 - midnight Cultural Event Strickler Auditorium (U of L), featuring film screenings, hip-hop, punk, spoken word, son jarocho, and more!