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