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Written by Becca Polk   
Friday, 09 September 2011 17:19

(Visit here to see a detailed schedule of the weekend)

Friday, November 11

8:45am Kick off for 12th Annual Peace Pilgrimage to Close the SOA and a Walk for Immigrant Justice

Friday, November 18

Stewart Detention10-12pm Stewart Detention Center Rally and Vigil V *Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to coordinate transportation.

2-11pm Workshops

2-5pm Nonviolence Training (note: this is not preparation for the weekend, if you are considering civil disobedience at the vigil, you should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ahead of time)

7:30-8:30pm Direct Action Meeting (for people who are interested in learning more about possible creative nonviolent educational actions)

2-5pm Peacemakers Training

8:30-11pm Dreams of Peace Benefit Concert

concertsSaturday, November 19

9-10:30am SOA Watch Plenary- Find out what's been happening in the movement over the past year! Hear voices from across the Americas, and get renergized to continue the fight! Get legal information to keep you safe over the weekend.

10:30am Women's Peace Convergence on Columbus

11:30am-4pm Rally at the gates - an energizing rally with speakers, musicians, puppets and more!

5pm to 11pm Workshops at the Convention Center (all Workshops, Plenaries and Trainings will be held at the Columbus Convention Center, 801 Front Avenue)

5:45-6:45pm Interfaith Service

7-8:15pm Panel: Somos Una America! Connecting Our Struggles Across the Hemisphere This panel discussion will bring together leaders from the Americas to talk more in-depth about their struggles, and how we are all connected, from Haiti to Honduras to Georgia. Karina Macias will be moderating this open discussion, with questions and answers following.

8:30-11pm Canta mi pueblo! Concert

Sunday, November 20

7:45am Veterans for Peace March to the gates, meet at the Columbus Inn (formerly the Days Inn)
8:45am Vigil at the Gates, followed by a funeral procession, puppetistas pageantry and more!

(Visit here to see a detailed schedule of the weekend)

The Columbus Trade and Convention Center is located at 801 Front Avenue, Columbus, Georgia. (Note that not all Convention Center workshops planned are listed yet, and some details may change in the lead-up to the vigil. Workshops marked in red are SOA Watch trainings. Please continue to check this page for any changes that might be made.)

Friday Schedule:

Rm 201 Rm 206 Rm 207 Rm 210 Center Hall Sycamore Room

SOA Watch Nonviolence Training 101 2-5pm Peacemakers Training 2-5pm Demanding Accountability: 3 Films on U.S.-Sponsored Torture 2:30-4pm
Research Skills on SOA and U.S. Militarism 4:30 - 6pm Legal Observer Training 6:00-7:00pm Christian Peacemaker Teams Gathering

Film Showing on Haiti: "Harvest of Hope" 4:30-6pm Colombia Teach-In (Hosted by Witness for Peace) 3-5:30pm
Honduras: Statewide Repression and Popular Resistance featuring Dr. Luther Castillo from Honduras 6:30-8pm
The War on Drugs Up Close and Personal 7:30-9pm
Direct Action: All Risk Levels 7:30-9:30pm Life as an Immigrant, Inside and Out of a For-Profit Detention Center 6:30-8pm
We are not Worth More; They are not Worth Less, featuring S. Brian Willson 6:30-8pm Enduring Hope: 500 Years of Prophetic Resistance to Military Empire" hosted by Pax Christi USA (click here for more details) 6-8pm

Survivor's Journey: Torture, Human Trafficking and Unjust Detention (with film screening) 9:30-11pm Women's Peace Convergence Prep Meeting 9:30-10:30pm

Ground the Drones - A Reading of a Play by the Creech 14

Dreams of Peace Benefit Concert 8:30-11pm

Saturday Schedule:

Rm 101 Rm 103 Rm 104 Rm 201 Rm 205 Rm 207 Rm 208 Rm 210 Rm 211 Rm 212 Rm 213 Sycamore Room North Hall

Middle School Teach-In 10-11am Kids Learn Songs to Close the SOA 10-11am SOA Watch Labor Caucus 8:30-11am
LGBT Caucus 9-10am

SOA Watch Morning Plenary 9-10:30am

Rally at the Gates of Fort Benning 11:30-4pm

Indigenous Strategies for Hood Liberation 5-6pm

Film: The Demarest Factor - US Military Mapping of Indigenous Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico 6-7pm
El Refugio: A House of Hospitality and Resistance Outside an Immigration Detention Center 5-6:30pm SOA Watch Legislative Training 5-7pm Workshop on Prisons and Troy Davis' Execution, presented by the NAACP 5-6:30pm Is Peace in Colombia Possible--and What Can the US Do to Support It? 5-6:30pm

SOA Watch Student/Youth Caucus 5-6:30pm

Maryknoll Gathering 5-7pm

Film: The Take

Beyond Protest from Argentina to the USA: Organizing for Political Power 5-6:30pm

Fighting for Fair Food 5-6:30pm Fighting Back against Juan Crow: Immigrant Rights in Georgia 5-6:30pm History of Military Repression in Haiti and an Update on the Grassroots Democracy Movement 5-6:30pm Interfaith Service 5:45-6:45
Film Screening and Discussion: Somos Una America 7-8:30pm Citizen Activism-From the Gaza Flotilla to Jeju Island-Korea 7:30-9pm Presbyterian Gathering: Building the Peace Church with Rick Ufford-Chase 7-8:30pm

What's Happening on Capitol Hill? 7-8:30pm

Inclusive Catholic Eucharist 7-9pm SOA Gallery: Poems by Roberto Sosa 7-8:30pm Ministry of Irritation: Taking it to the Vatican 7-8:30pm US’s Illegal, Immoral Foreign Policy:  Blockade of Cuba and the Cuban Five Political Prisoners 7-8:30pm
Documentary Film: "Granito" - How to Nail a Dictator 7-8:30pm Demilitarizing Your Campus: Presented by the American Friends Service Committee 7-8:30pm
Panel Discussion 7-8:15pm
Film Screening and Discussion: Somos Una America 9-10:30pm Defending the Right to Peace in Costa Rica with Roberto Zamora and Carol Marujo 9:30-11pm Veterans for Peace Gathering and Sharing 9-10:30pm RESISTING MILITARIZATION: From Colombia to Mexico 9-10:30pm

Ground the Drones! Resisting Sanitized Remote Control Death 9:30-11pm

FBI Repression from Latin America to Your Front Door 9-10:30pm Working in your Faith Community 9-10:30pm

Report back/live auction with Roy and Lisa 8:30-9:30pm

Direct Action: All Risk Takers

Film Screening: "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican" 9-10:30pm Venezuela: Democracy in the 21st Century 9-10:30pm Campaign to Stop Killer Coke: Fighting Power with Power 9-10:30pm

Resolving the International Debt Crisis to End War and Conflict  9-10:30pm Sycamore B & D

Protests at the NATO/G8 Summit and the RNC: Demand Money for Human Needs, not War! 9-10:30pm Sycamore A & C

Concert 8:30-11pm

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