Demonstrators will gather at the Army School of Americas at Ft. Benning in Columbus, Georgia on the weekend of November 20-22. Last time 601 people were arrested committing civil disobedience and they're planning to top that figure this time. Motels in the area are full, but camping or motels in outlying areas are still an option. Columbus is about 6 hours from Gainesville. For local info call Veterans for Peace at 495-9289.
Farmworkers, students, and farmworker advocates will hold a national meeting, "Sowing Seeds of Change" on the weekend of Nov 6-8 at UF in Gainesville. Sponsored by the Student Action for Farmworkers and the Anthropology Department at UF, this national meeting will address different farmworker struggles around the Southeast and build coalitions to work for social and economic change. Contact Roberto Barrios at 376-3245.
Just what are these ghouls cooking up now? Join the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice for a Food Irradiation demonstration and Teach-in, Halloween Day, October 31st at Food Technology Services, Inc. (f/k/a Vindicator) food irradtion plant, 502 Prairie Mine Road, Mulberry, Florida from 3:30 - 6:30 pm. There is also a Food Security Teach-in Friday, October 30-Sunday, November 1st at Camp Rotary in Auburndale. For more information call the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice. (352) 468-3295. Registration for the conference is $30-45 sliding scale.
There will be a slide show "Steps 4 Experience: South America" with photos from Columbia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia at the Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave., Gainesville, October 12, 7-9 pm. Admission is free and there will be live music and refreshments.
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