Join us in an all-day teach-in on Afghanistan, Islam, the Middle East, and how this “war on terrorism” will affect those of us living and struggling in the US.


[Please note that the final plenary has been moved up to 5:15 from 6:30. Also check out the additional speakers we’ve confirmed! In addition to pasting it below I’ve attached the text-only flyer. You can download a poster size flyer from]


Sunday, November 4 @ 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM


American University’s Ward Building (near corner of Massachusetts & Nebraska Ave, NW – Tenleytown Metro)


Workshops and timetable:


  10:00 - 11:30 Political and Economic Overview
  11:45 - 1:00
Islam: Breaking the Stereotypes Afghanistan: Pawn of the Superpowers
  1:15 - 3:30 Palestine Under Siege War Abroad, Racism and Poverty at Home
  3:45-5:00 Iraq: The Next Target? Enduring Freedom for Whom: Immigrants and Civil Rights Under Attack
5:15 - 7:00
Building a Movement for Global Peace and Justice


SPEAKERS : Roger Newell – Black Radical Congress*; Mara Verheyden-Hilliard – Partnership for Civil Justice; Faisal Alam – Al Fatiha Foundation; Rangina Hamidi – Afghanistani Youth Activist; Erik Gustafson – Education and Peace in Iraq Center; Peta Lindsay – HS Student Organizer, ANSWER Coalition; Ibrahim Ali – Professor, University of MD*; Vanessa Dixon – Health Care Now Coalition; Younes Benab – Professor, Strayer University*; Saul Solorzano – Executive Director of CARECEN; Mark Lance – Professor, Georgetown University*; Rania Masri – Iraq Action Coalition*; Bilal El-Amine – Editor, Left Turn magazine; Bassam Haddad – SUSTAIN Campaign; Jane English – Black Radical Congress; David Schwartzman – DC Statehood Green Party*


Sponsors: DC SUSTAIN Campaign, Left Turn, Al Fatiha Foundation, DC Statehood Green Party, Washington Peace Center


For more info: or 202 777 2641 x9779


*For identification purposes only