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

Univ. of Louisville, College of Business & Public Administration (click here for a map & parking info)
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


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
Lobbying & Social Change: AIDS, Debt, & Trade

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


5:15 - 6:45

Interactive Closing Plenary – Brainstorming for the Future

6:45 - 7:00


7:00 - 8:00

Dinner - Keynote Speaker: Ann Braden, Long-Time Civil Rights Activist and Pillar of Louisville Community

9:00 - midnight

"Our World, Our Rights" Cultural Event – Strickler Auditorium (U of L), featuring film screenings, hip-hop, punk, spoken word, son jarocho, and more!


New Worker Organizing Models

Centro Independiente de Trabajadores Agricolas (NY)
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Landless Workers Movement (MST, Brazil)
Make the Road by Walking (NY)
Mississippi Workers Center
United Workers Association (MD)
Worker Solidarity Alliance (NY)

Student-Worker Solidarity

Latinos Unidos Siempre (LUS, Oregon)
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA)
Student Action with Farmworkers (NC)
Student/Farmworker Alliance
Student Labor Action Project
United Students Against Sweatshops

Faith is Action: Tools, Ideas, Experiences

Kentucky Interfaith Task Force on Latin America & the Caribbean (KITLAC, Louisville)
National Farm Worker Ministry
Pax Christi USA
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
United Church of Christ

The “Otherness” of Poverty

Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Women in Transition
University of the Poor, School of Theology

The Peace Movement: Building for the Next Phase

Fellowship of Reconciliation (Louisville)
National Youth and Student Peace Coalition
Pax Christi USA
School of the Americas Watch
Students United for Peace and Justice (Univ. of Louisville)

Root Cause: The Domestic Face of Globalization

Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Miami Workers Center
Lake Worth Global Justice Group
Power U

Direct Action: Strategy & Tactics

Direct Action to Stop the War
Lake Worth Global Justice Group
smartMeme Strategy & Training Project

Sustainable Food and Farming

Agricultural Missions
Community Farm Alliance
Family Farm Defenders

Taking Back the Media

Blackout Media (Louisville)
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Austin Indymedia
Prometheus Radio Project
smartMeme Strategy & Training Project

Border/Immigration Issues

Cross-Border Labor Organizing Committee (OR)
Derechos Humanos (AZ)
Mexico Solidarity Network

Human Rights Struggles in the US: Environmental Justice, Housing, and More

Friends and Residents (DC)
Kensington Welfare Rights Union
Rubbertown Emergency Action (REACT, Louisville)
US Human Rights Network

Music & Arts in the Movement

Art and Revolution
Louisville Puppetistas
Olmeca y los ninos de la Tierra (former vocalist for Slowrider)
Son del Centro (Santa Ana, CA)

The Politics of Occupation: Palestine

Ibrahim Imam, Professor, Univ. of Louisville
International Solidarity Movement
Students United for Peace & Justice (Univ. of Louisville)

Police Brutality and the Prison Industrial Complex

Kentucky Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression
Not With Our Money / Grassroots Leadership

From Free Trade to Fair Trade

Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Oxfam America
Students United for Peace and Justice (Univ. of Louisville)
United Students for Fair Trade

Lobbying & Social Change: Debt, AIDS, and Trade

Global AIDS Campaign
Student Trade Justice Campaign



For more information on the conference, contact Sean at 239-821-5481 or