25th Anniversary Conference Schedule 2008

Friday, April 18

3pm       Registration/Check in
7pm       Opening Session – Keynote Speaker: Ishmael Beah “Deadly Play: Children and War”

 

Saturday, April 19
8am        Breakfast, Displays open
9am        Morning Prayer
9:15am   Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Sachs (Live Video Conference) “Africaand U.S. Policy: An Assessment of the Current Administration and Imperatives for the Next Administration”
10am      Q&A, Discussion
10:30am  Break
11am      WORKSHOPS – Session #1
1.  Resource Exploitation: Roxanne Lawson, Senior Policy Advisor, TransAfrica Forum
2.  Militarization of US Policy Towards Africa: Nicole Lee, Executive Director of TransAfrica Forum
3.  Child Soldiers: Learning to Live with War: Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.  Organizing Strategies for Parishes and Dioceses: Dr. Michael Gable, Director, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Mission Office and Michael Haase, Mission Director in Minneapolis/St. Paul
5.  Organizing Strategies for Students: Michael Poffenberger, Executive Director of Resolve Uganda and Lacey Haussamen, Graduate Student at Emory University and AFJN Board Member
12:30pm   Lunch/Displays open
2pm         WORKSHOPS – Session #2
3:30pm     Break
4pm         ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS – Bringing 25 Years of Experience to Planning for Action
1.  Smallholder Farmers/Trade/Water Issues: Larry Goodwin, Field Organizing Coordinator at Bread for the World
2.  HIV/AIDS/Malaria/Health Issues: Lacey Haussamen, Graduate Student at Emory University and AFJN Board Member
3.  Reviewing Efforts to End Conflict and Bring Peace: Rocco Puopolo, s.x., AFJN Executive Director
4.  Open Space: Other Issues Affecting Africa
5:30pm    Roundtable Discussions end/Displays open

25th Anniversary Celebration
5:30pm    Happy Hour/Silent Auction/Celebration
7pm         Celebratory Meal
8pm         AFJN Faith and Justice Award Ceremony – 
2008 Recipient: Catholic Relief Services
8:30pm    Music/Dancing/Entertainment

Sunday, April 20
8am         Breakfast
9am         AFJN Annual Members’ Meeting
10:30am       Closing Liturgy
12noon    Lunch for those staying for Monday Lobby Day/Conference Ends
2pm         Briefing for Lobby Visits
Dinner on your own, free time.
3pm-5pm     Outdoor Malian Music Concert – Cheick Hamala Diabate,
open to the public

Monday, April 21
8am         Breakfast
9am         Hotel Checkout
Morning and Afternoon: Lobby Visits on Capitol Hill

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