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SOA Watch Strategy Meeting and Lobby Days PDF Print E-mail
Click HERE to download the registration form for the 2008 Strategy Meeting and Lobby Days.

Activists representing groups from around the country will come to Washington, DC for a day of reflection, discussion, and strategizing around the campaign to close the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC) and building a more just world.

Grassroots lobby trainings will take place in the evening of Sunday, May 4 to prepare activists from around the country to flood the halls of Congress on Monday, May 5, the SOA Watch Lobby Day. Organizing packets and sign up forms will be available at the The Church of the Reformation throughout the day on Monday.

Read our TIPS for Scheduling a Meeting with Congress

Note: The following abbreviations signify different event spaces. Click on the links below to see where the spaces are located in Washington, DC.

SOAW (SOA Watch national office), 415 Michigan Avenue NE

AH (Alumnae Hall, Trinity University), 125 Michigan Avenue NE (click on "Alumnae Hall" link for detailed campus map; "Trinity University" for google map to school address)

LCR (Lutheran Church of the Reformation): 212 East Capitol Street

click HERE for a printer-friendly word document of the weekend's schedule

Saturday, May 3:
7 pmDinner & drinks. RSVP with This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it SOAW

Sunday, May 4:

8:15 amStrategy Meeting begins AH
4:45 - 6:15 pm Grassroots Legislative TrainingAH

7 pm
Dinner and drinks at Colonel Brooks' TavernCol Brooks'

Monday, May 5:
9 am - 5 pm SOA Watch staff, lobbying materials, and information available (and coffee and snacks!)LCR

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Housing in and near Washington, DC

This years' Strategy Meeting & Lobby Days will reflect upon the most recent, super successful mass mobilization at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia and Hemisphere Wide Coordinated Actions calling for an end to U.S. military intervention in Latin America.

The movement is energized by the rise of grassroots power for social change throughout the Americas and the North-South ties that have been built. Over the past couple of years, five Latin American governments denounced the School of the Americas and decided to stop sending soldiers and police to receive training at WHINSEC.

This year we will continue to look at building a movement beyond the School of the Americas. We will evaluate and strategize around the November Vigil, media and direct action strategies and our new Latin American organizing initiatives.


Contact us

SOA Watch
733 Euclid Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

phone: 202-234-3440
email: info@soaw.org