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ICPJ: A Better World is Possible, April 8, 2005

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Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
Day
8
Month
April
Year
2005
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Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
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A Better World Is Possible
"Mobilizing people to transform economic
globalization to serve the common good."
April gth and 9t\ 2005
Located at the First Presbyterian Church;
Ann Arbor, Michigan
GLOBALIZATION TASK FORCE
INTERFAITH COUNCIL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
ECUMENICAL CENTER AND INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCE
ACTIVE MEMBERS
Johanna Balzer, CWS, 809 Center Street, Suite 7 A, Lansing 48906
jbalzer@churchworldservice.org 800-297-2767
David Bower, C.W.S., 809 Center St., Lansing, MI 48906
Dbower@churchworldservice.org 800-297-2767
Roberta Cottman, Metropolitan Christian Council Detroit/W'mdsor
17047 Magnolia Pkwy, Southfield, MI 48075 248-569-1604
Jason Crosby, ICPJ, 730 Tappan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Jason@icpj.net 734-663-1870 (w) 734-327-0954 (h)
Carolyn Diem, 600 W. Huron #408, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Cdiem@umich.edu 734-761-9908
Cynthia Edwards, Peoples Food Coop, 216 N. Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Education@peoplesfood.coop 734-994-4589 (w) 734-662-5253 (h)
Barbara and Russell Fuller, 1403 Iroquois, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Revsfull@freeway.net 734-663-0473
Gerry Johnson, 16868 Westbrook, Livonia, MI 48154
Lucinda Keils, 13691 Ludlow, Oak Park, MI 48237
Mcfundlk@interfaithfund.org 248-547-5623
734-464-64 3 3
Robert Lowry, First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Presrevrob@aol.com 734-996-1855
Jim Mogensen, 3780 Green Brier, Apt. 354 C, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-761-3684
Roger Pohl, Ecumenical Center & Inti Residence, 921 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Rpohl@umich.edu 734-662-5529 (w) 734-274-1108 (cell) 734-481-3155 (h)
Jean Dietrick Rooney, 3185 Grayson, Ferndale, MI 48220
Jeandrooney@yahoo.com 248-586-9753 (h) 313-207-9522 (cell)
Charles Rooney, 3185 Grayson, Ferndale, MI 48220
Charlesrooney@yahoo.com 248-586-9753 (h) 248-980-5504 (cell)
Malinda Waltz, 8015 Bunton, Willis, M1 48191
Waltzm@trinitv-health.org 734-461-2367
Barbara Wykes, 1600 Arborview, Ann Arbor, Ml 48103
Brwyk@earthlink.net 734-769-6482
INTERESTED FRIENDS (send them minutes)
Robert Baillie, 705 Madison Pl., Ann Arbor, M1 48103 Rjbaillie@frii .com
Art Bublitz, 2815 Overridge Drive, Ann Arbor, Ml 48104
Abublitz@umich.edu 734-971-2883
Alan Connor alconn@provide.net 734-769-1592
Jim Crowfoot Crowfoot@umich.edu
Arthur Parris, 2115 Nature Cove, Ann Arbor, Ml 48104 734-975-0861
Barb Pott, Catholic Social Services, 4925 Packard, Ann Arbor, Ml 48108
Bpott@CSSWashtenaw.org 734-971-9781
Deb Regal Dlregal@chartermi.net
Tun Russo, 2150 Frieze, Ann Arbor, Ml 48104 Russoj@umich.edu 734-358-7771
Roland Schaedig, 8205 Stoneham, Ypsilanti, M1 48197
Schaedigro@hotmail.com 734-482-7056
Chuck Warpehosk:i, ICPJ, 730 Tappan, Ann Arbor, Ml 48104
Chuck@icpj .net 734-663-1870
Kathy Wilkinson, 3034 Honeysuckle Dr., Ann Arbor, Ml 48103
Happykw@comcast.net (Ten Thousand Villages)
STAFF
Pat Brown, 1092 Grove Road, Ypsilant~ M1 48198 peppermint 194 7@aol.com
734-484-9670 734-417-9540 (cell)
Kay Penix, 921 Church Street, Ann Arbor, M148104 kay14182@provide.net
734-662-5529 (work) 734-330-1528 (cell)
Dear Friends,
Welcome! It is significant for the future that you have chosen to come to this gathering.
Our experience here in Southeast Michigan is a prelude to a much larger "Global Week
of Action" which begins on Sunday in many places around the country.
We are drawn together in the audacious hope that "A Better World IS Possible!" The
mere words "economic globalization" denote an arena of human life so vast that it can be
immobilizing and dis-empowering. But we are gathered in solidarity with peoples-incommunity
around the world convinced that, together, we CAN make a difference!
For several years the members of the Globalization Task Force of the Interfaith Council
for Peace and Justice, in cooperation with the Ecumenical Center and International
Residence, have been learning our way into the complex issues of economic
globalization. When Church World Service gathered representatives of churches in
Mexico, the U.S., and Canada in January, 2004, a Declaration titled "What Does God
Require of Us?" was issued in which they committed "to cooperate ecumenically for fair
and just trade agreements and an economy that serves life."
This conference is our response to the challenge of that Declaration. Our intent is that we
will all go back home to our communities and congregations empowered to think
globally and act locally for the common good and for a more just, sustainable future.
David Korten has noted that "virtually every progressive activist is working from a
deeply spiritual place." He calls us to "speak publicly of the values and the spiritual
foundations" from which we are working toward a world made whole.
The challenge is before us. We look forward to this time together.
The Interfaith, Council/or Peace and Justice Globalization Task Force
David Bower Lucinda Keils
Barbara Wykes Robert Lowry
Jason Crosby Jim Mogensen
Carolyn Diem Roger Pohl
Cynthia Edwards Jean Dietrick Rooney
Barbara and Russ Fuller Charles Rooney
Gerry Johnson Malinda Waltz
KEYNOTE PRESENTERS
Dr. David C. Korten is founder and president of The People-Centered
Development Forum, which seeks to challenge the dominant
development paradigm. He is author of When Corporations Rule the
World ( 1995), which Archbishop Desmond Tutu said "left me
devastated but also very hopeful. Something can be done to create a
more just economic order." Dr. Robert Muller, Chancellor, University
Peace, Costa Rica, said that Korten's The Post-Corporate WorldLife
After Capitalism (1999) is a breakthrough contribution to an
essential rethinking of the human purpose and our institutions. It is one of the most
important books of this century." Korten is currently writing a book titled Beyond
Empire: The Step to Earth Community.
Korten holds M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. His early career was
devoted to setting up business schools in low income countries, starting with Ethiopia.
After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, he was Associate Professor
at Harvard University Graduate School of Business and advisor to the Nicaragua-based
Central American Management Institute.
He lived in Southeast Asia for 15 years, first serving as Ford Foundation project
specialist, and as Asia advisor for USAID, pioneering strategies for transforming public
bureaucracies into responsive support systems to strengthen community control of land,
water, and forests. His last 5 years in Asia, he worked with leaders of Asian NGOs to
identify root causes of development failure and build the capacity of civil society
organizations as strategic catalysts of national and global change.
Korten came to realize that the crisis of deepening poverty, growing inequality,
environmental devastation, and social disintegration in Asia is experienced in every
country in the world. He concluded that the U.S. is actively promoting the very policies
that are deepening the resulting global crisis. For the world to survive, the U.S. must
change. He has a leading role in raising public consciousness of the consequences of
economic globalization and expanding corporate power at the expense of democracy,
equity, and environmental health.
Rajyashri Waghray is Church World Service's Program Director,
Education and Advocacy for International Justice and Human Rights.
She has represented CWS at the United Nations, where she addressed
issues that advance CWS's mission of peace with justice and now
works in collaboration with ecumenical and civil society partners. Ms.
Waghray graduated from Columbia University's School of
International and Public Affairs and has a M.Phil. Her thesis was
"Paradigms of Development: Third World Development and Under-Development." She
has extensive experience in development programs and projects and public policy
advocacy that makes these sustainable. Most recently she has been Project Director at
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Harvard University's International Council of Women World Leaders, and Director,
Sustainable Development, Women's Environment and Development Organization
(WEDO), and Consultant to NGOs engaged in environment protection and conservation
in India and around the world.
Charles Kernaghan is Director of the National Labor Committee, an
independent, non-profit human rights organization focused on the
protection of worker rights, especially those of young women assembling
garments, shoes, toys and other products for export to the U.S. in Central
America, the Caribbean, China, and other developing countries.
Kernaghan has led numerous fact-finding missions to Bangladesh, China,
Mexico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Central America - including
bringing delegations of U.S. university student anti-sweatshop leaders to
investigate working conditions in free trade zones. He and the NLC have hosted U.S.
tours by workers from Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, China and Bangladesh. He has
written numerous research reports and has run highly successful international
solidarity/corporate campaigns, which have gained enormous media attention and helped
the NLC to develop one of the best social justice networks in the country.
David Bonior was born in Detroit and attended the University of Iowa,
where he received a Masters Degree in History. He served in the Air Force
and later worked as a probation officer and adoption caseworker before he
was elected to the Michigan Legislature in 1972. Elected to the U.S. House
of Representatives in 1976, he served the people of Macomb and St. Clair
Counties for 26 years, the longest tenure of any congressman from this
district. When he retired at the end of 2002, he had held the position of
Democratic Whip, the second-ranking Democrat in the House, for ten years. His years in
Congress were marked by a passion for social and economic justice. David Bonior
earned a reputation as a strong voice for working families and as a leader on the
environment, fair trade, jobs and human and civil rights. Bonior is now Professor of
Labor Studies at Wayne State University, Detroit, serves on the national Board of Public
Citizen, and is Chairperson of American Rights at Work.
Dr. Peter Brown is Professor at McGill University in Montreal in the
Departments of Geography and Natural Resource Sciences, as well as
the School of Environment. His teaching, research and service are
concerned with ethics, governance, and the protection of the
environment. Before coming to McGill he was Professor of Public
Policy at the University of Maryland's Graduate School of Public
Affairs, where he founded the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy.
Professor Brown established the School's environmental policy programs that operate not
only at the university's campus, but are also offered at Maryland's Department of the
Environment, and at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Brown is
currently writing a new book titled Reverence for Life: A Philosophy for Civilization,
and is involved in tree farming and conservation efforts in Maryland, Maine and Quebec.
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Morning Workshop Information
10:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m.
Conversations with David Korten
Description: An opportunity to engage
in conversation with David Korten
following his keynote address. In a time
when corporations and trade agreements
and mass media still rule the world, what
is the challenge at hand, what can we do,
and what are the resources of spirit for
believing that a better world is possible?
Presenter: David Korten
Facilitator: Roger Pohl
The Power of One
Description: The Millennium
Development Goals set an ambitious and
doable global agenda to cut poverty,
hunger and misery in half by 20 I 5. The
U.S. has committed to being a partner in
this effort. But how can ONE person or
group really make a difference so that
our nation keeps its promises? Drawing
on Bread for the World's decades of
experience in grassroots organizing on
hunger and poverty legislation and on
the ONE Campaign's new energy to
mobilize millions of people on global
issues, this workshop will offer concrete
approaches on how to make change
happen to improve health and well-being
for vulnerable people.
Presenters: Larry Hollar and Abby
Jensen, Bread for the World
Facilitator: Jason Crosby
Conscientious Consumers
Description: The fair-trade coffee
movement has brought to light that wise
decisions by consumers can dramatically
improve the quality of life for producers.
Professor Ian Robinson wi II further
explain how the choices we make
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locally, impact people globally. Plus,
local vendors will talk about their efforts
to bring humanity into the marketplace.
Presenters: Dr. Ian Robinson,
University of Michigan; Brewing Hope;
Living Economy Network; and Ten
Thousand Villages
Facilitator: Barbara Wykes
Water: A Gift and a Right
Description: Across the world I. I
billion people have no access to clean
drinking water. More than 2.6 billion
people Jack basic sanitation. This is the
21" century, but water and sanitation
remain mired in the Middle Ages for
one-third of the world. We will explore
efforts globally to protect the right of
public access to safe drinking water and
what we can do to help.
Presenter: Rajyashri Waghray, Church
World Service
Facilitator: Johanna Balzer
Globalization for Beginners
Description: A basic introduction to the
process of globalization. The following
questions will be discussed: What does
globalization mean? What is the history
of globalization? Who benefits from it
and who is negatively affected by it?
Where is the process headed? What
should some of the goals of an antiglobalization
movement be?
Information on NAFTA, the World Bank
and IMF will also be included.
Presenter: Dr. Prasad Venugopal,
University of Detroit Mercy
Facilitator: Jean Dietrick Rooney
Media Resources & The Fear Birds
Description: Are you looking for
informative and creative ways to let
others know about the threat posed by
the global economy? If so, this
workshop will introduce you to a wide
variety of videos and other media that
effectively and interestingly tell the real
story of globalization.
Presenter/Facilitator: Charles Rooney,
Michigan Coalition for Human Rights
Food and Globalization
Description: Who controls our food
and why are people hungry? This
workshop will juxtapose how food is
controlled by corporations with
production of food in sustainable
agricultural systems. It will look at the
impact of globalization on food and
hunger, what "sustainable food security"
looks like, and how people are recreating
stronger and more equitable,
locally controlled food systems. Plenty
of local examples and resources for
taking action in your daily life will be
presented.
Presenters: Cynthia Edwards, Ann
Arbor People's Food Coop; Jeremy
Moghthader, MSU Student Organic
Fann; Kirsten Schwind, Food First
Facilitator: Cynthia Edwards
Sweat-Free World Campaign
Description: At this workshop learn
about practical and symbolic ways that
you can support companies that pay
workers fairly and recognize their rights,
and ways that you can get a message to
companies like Wai-Mart to end
sweatshop working conditions locally
and globally. With an emphasis on the
campaign to get Wai-Mart to "do the
right thing" by its workers around the
world, the Campaign has developed
ways for individuals and groups to take
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actions to discourage practices against
workers.
Presenters: Fr. Nonn Thomas and Sr.
Cathey DeSantis, Detroit Metropolitan
Interfaith Committee on Worker Issues
Facilitator: Lucinda Keils
"In God's gracious economy,
there is enough for all to
enjoy abundant life if we but
share. In organizing the
global economy, God has
entrusted us with a vocation
as stewards of the common
good, serving our neighbors
and caring for the earth.
May God's spirit guide us
into right relations between
people and earth, between
one community and another.
May God grant our leaders
inspiration and wisdom, so
that they might find true
paths on which we can move
together to a more generous,
sustainable and neighborly
today and tomorrow."
From the Church World Service
document What Does God
Require of Us? A Declaration of
Just Trade in the Service of an
Econmnv of Life
Afternoon Workshop Information
2:00p.m.- 3:15p.m.
Fitting the Economy to the Biosphere
Description: Brown says that "an
economics of stewardship is needed now
- an economics dedicated to preserving
and enhancing the commonwealth of life
with which we share this planet. There is
nothing in a stewardship perspective that
argues against all trade. But current
economic and trade policies provide
prosperity and social mobility for some,
while undermining the prospects for
social stability and economic prosperity
for many others, as well as destabilizing
the climate and weakening the resilience
of ecosystems around the world." This
workshop will explore why an
economics of stewardship is necessary
and how to put it into practice.
Presenter: Dr. Peter Brown, McGill
University, Montreal
Facilitator: Alan Connor
Globalization and the New American
Empire
Description: All waves of globalization
have been driven by imperial expansion.
This workshop will explore how the
asymmetry of American political power
in this era of globalization reflects a
contested new American Empire.
Presenter: Dr. Francis Shor, Wayne
State University
Facilitator: Jean Dietrick Rooney
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Worker Justice: Local and Global
Issues- Labor Union Reps
Description: Why does the global
economy not work for workers? What
are the legal and human rights of
workers, and what choices and actions
can you embrace to support worker
justice? What issues currently impact
Michigan workers? The workshop will
give an overview of worker rights,
legislation and campaigns affecting
workers, with a particular emphasis on
Michigan.
Presenter/Facilator: Lucinda Keils,
Detroit Metropolitan Interfaith
Committee on Worker Issues
Just Trade: What We Can Do
Description: The economy of God is an
economy of life that promotes sharing,
globalizing solidarity, dignity of persons,
forgiveness as well as love, and care for
the integrity of creation. The formal
market must serve the greater economy
of life. Faith compels us to confront the
idolatrous assumptions that undergird
many current economic practices. We
proclaim the God who hears the cry of
the suffering world. We work for just
trade because of the justice of God.
Presenter: Rajyashri Waghray
Facilitator: Johanna Balzer
Media Resources and Fear Birds
Description: Are you looking for
informative and creative ways to let
others know about the threat posed by
the global economy? If so, this
workshop will introduce you to a wide
variety of videos and other media that
effectively and interestingly tell the real
story of globalization.
Presenter/Facilitator: Charles Rooney,
Michigan Coalition for Human Rights
Environment: Global Problems, Local
Solutions
Description: This workshop will
initiate a dialogue to relate the
experiences of community activists,
organizations, individuals, and graduate
students working in the fields of social
and environmental sustainability. The
dialogue will also facilitate discussion of
the local and regional foci of most of our
work on global sustainability. The
dialogue between researchers and
community organizations will provide a
unique opportunity for students and
community members to share wisdom,
idea~. and opportunities to build
connections.
Presenter: Alissa Kendall, Ph.D.
candidate focusing on sustainable
systems; Dr. Jim Crowfoot, Professor
Emeritus , University of Michigan
Facilitator: Jason Crosby
Global Coalition of Farmers: Bringing
Fair Trade and Social Justice
Standards to Local Sustainable
Agriculture
Description: Farmers of the World
Unite! Sound like a left-wing pipe
dream? Not so. Internationally, the
global peasant coalition Via Campesina
is bringing together small-scale farmers
ranging from Brazil's Landless Peoples'
Movement to The National Family Farm
Coalition in the United States to form a
common policy agenda around Food
Sovereignty. Via Campesina has already
made some hard-won gains in
influencing global trade talks. Here at
home we have a role to play in defining
what Food Sovereignty means in the
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United States, and how we bring it to the
US Farm Bill, trade policies, and our
kitchen tables. In addition, the Local
Fair Trade Network is working to bring
social stewardship standards to
sustainable and organic agriculture, to
protect farmers and farm workers.
Presenters: Kirsten Schwind, Food
First; Shea Peebles, Local Fair Trade
Network
Facilitators: Cynthia Edwards and
Carolyn Diem
"I wonder if we wouldn't
become more gracefully
productive by recognizing
that we are all living cells
within living organisms like
cities, bioregions, continents,
and the earth itself. Could
we lessen our stress, become
healthier and more whole, if
we saw our work as simply
helping these organisms
realize their own living
wholeness?"
A quote by Daniel Kemmis,
Mayor of Missoula, Montana
found in David Korten's book
When Corporations Rule the
World
Workshop Presenters Biographies
Alissa Kendall is a doctoral student in the
University of Michigan School of Natural
Resources and Environment. She works in the
Center for Sustainable Systems and researches
material use in civil infrastructure and its
impact on social, environmental, and economic
sustainability. Previously, Alissa worked as a
design engineer for TH!NK, a division of Ford
Motor Company, on hybrid electric car
development. Her other research interests
include sustainable transportation and mobility,
policy implications of carbon trading on
developing countries, and issues of girls' and
women's education in math and sciences.
Alissa is also active in Transformers, a
community of graduate students and young
professionals who come together to create a
sustainable planet through education,
celebration and positive action. Transformers
members come from a variety of backgrounds,
including natural resources, business, public
policy, engineering, and medicine.
Jim Crowfoot is Emeritus
Professor of Natural Resources and
Environment. He is former Dean of the School
of Natural Resources and Environment at the
University of Michigan and former President of
Antioch College. Jim's current living and work
focuses on contributing to environmental and
social sustainability. His past teaching and
research has been in the areas of environmental
advocacy and dispute resolution, organizational
theory and management, and strategies and
processes for redUcing sexism and racism.
Larry Hollar is Senior Regional Organizer
with Bread for the World (BFW), the
nationwide grassroots Christian anti-hunger
advocacy movement. With 54,000 members,
including more than 2,500 affiliated local
churches and campuses, BFW lobbies the U.S.
Congress on policies affecting people who are
poor and hungry in this country and other
areas of the world. From BFW's regional
office in Dayton, Ohio, Hollar's work
supports BFW activists and members in five
states (KY, MI, OH, PA and WV), comprising
61 congressional districts. As a BFW
organizer since 1994 in Washington, DC and
now in Ohio, he encourages BFW members to
effectively lobby their elected national
leaders, as well as do grassroots media work
and networking with other advocacy and
community organizations to improve national
policies on hunger.
Abby Jansen is the ONE Campaign
Organizing Fellow for Bread for the World,
based in the North Central Region office in
Dayton. Abby received her Bachelor's in
Social Work from Dordt College in Sioux
Center, IA and also holds a Master's in Social
Work from the University of Michigan, where
she focused her studies on the Management of
Human Services and Communities and Social
Systems. Abby has interned at Nonprofit
Enterprise at Work as a Leadership and
Development Intern and has held various
positions in nonprofit organizations, including
work with low-income seniors.
Ian Robinson is the Co-Director of the
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations'
Labor and Global Change Program at the
University of Michigan. He also serves as the
Faculty Sponsor and Instructor for the
Sociology Department's Project Community,
for the Residential College's Spanish
Language Internship Program (SLIP), and for
the University of Michigan's School of
Literature, Science, and the Arts Global
Transformations Minor. Before coming to the
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University of Michigan in 1998, he was an
Assistant Professor of Political Science at Reed
College (Portland, OR), a Visiting Assistant
Professor of Political Science at Northwestern
University (Evanston, !L), an advisor on
constitutional and trade policy to the Ontario
government, a post -doctoral fellow at the
Harvard University Center for European
Studies, and Assistant to the Director of
Research on Federalism and Constitutional
Reform for the Royal Commission on the
Economic Union and Development Prospects
for Canada.
Charles Rooney and Jean Dietrick Rooney are
retired Detroiters spending full time in peace
and justice work. Charlie is the chairperson
and Jean the treasurer of the Michigan
Coalition for Human Rights, a multiracial
interfaith group working to educate on
progressive values and perspectives. Jean is
also a member of the Interfaith Council for
Peace and Justice and is currently serving on
the Globalization Task Force.
Francis Shor is a Professor in the Department
of Interdisciplinary Studies at Wayne State
University, where he teaches courses in
historical and cultural studies. He is a recipient
of a Fulbright Distinguished Scholars Award to
New Zealand and Visiting Faculty Fellowship
to the University of Melbourne. His books
include Utopianism and Radicalism in a
Reforming America, 1888-1918 and a
forthcoming comparative study of Industrial
Workers of the World. Francis has a number
of publications ranging from chapters on the
JWW in New Zealand, gender and socialism,
and anarchist communitarianism in 20'h century
America to a variety of scholarly articles. A
veteran activist in peace, justice, and
international solidarity campaigns, he is a long
time member of the Michigan Coalition for
Human Rights.
Prasad Venugopal is an Assistant Professor
of Physics at the University of Detroit Mercy.
He is a member of the Michigan Chapter of
the U.S. Peace Council, which is affiliated
with the World Peace Council. Prasad is an
elected member of the National Steering
Committee of United for Peace and Justice
(UFPJ), the largest grassroots anti-war
coalition in the U.S. He is also active in
numerous local peace and justice
organizations, notably as a coordinating
committee member of the Detroit Area Peace
and Justice Network (DAPJN) and as a
steering committee member of Southeast
Michigan Jobs With Justice. Prasad also
serves as the science editor for the journal
Political Affairs, and has written numerous
articles on U.S. foreign policy, imperialism
and globalization.
Cynthia Edwards serves as Education and
Outreach Director at Peoples' Food Coop in
Ann Arbor. She has twenty years of
experience working with permaculture and
sustainable systems design and education
internationally. She worked in Nepal and India
for ten years with village based sustainable
development and food security.
Jeremy Moghtader is the Michigan State
University Student Organic Farm CoManager,
is on the Slow Food Huron Valley
and the Agriculture Economic Development
leadership team members, and serves on the
Agrarian Adventure-Tappan Middle School
Project steering team, which works to create a
more sustainable and vibrant local food
system though education and action.
Kirsten Schwind is a Program Director with
Food First in San Francisco. She works with
international and local social movements to
implement the human right to food, produced
through sustainable agriculture. She received
her graduate degree from the University of
Michigan in Natural Resources Management.
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Shea Peebles is a librarian, researcher and
activist from Minneapolis, MN. Shea
specializes in challenging corporate tyranny in
sustainable agriculture and establishing
humane food systems. Shea is a former
coordinator and current board member of the
Local Fair Trade Network, which incorporates
social justice standards into local sustainable
agriculture.
Fr. Norm Thomas and Sr. Cathey DeSantis
both work with the Detroit Metropolitan
Interfaith Committee on Worker Issues. Both
have been active in the peace and justice
community in the Detroit Catholic Pastoral
Alliance and were founding board members of
theDM-ICWI.
Lucinda Keils currently serves on the board of
the Detroit Metropolitan Interfaith Committee
on Worker Issues. She has experience in
community organizing and fundraising, and
worked as a community organizer with
Groundwork for a Just World. She previously
practiced law representing injured workers in
worker's compensation cases.
Lisa Dugdale is Director of the Living
Economy Network of Washtenaw County.
LEN's mission is to support and cultivate
locally-owned independent businesses that use
local resources sustainably, employ local
workers at decent wages, and serve primarily
local consumers.
Josh Cleveland and ]en Herard are University
of Michigan students who are giving leadership
to Brewing Hope, a fair trade coffee project in
solidarity with the Yachil Cooperative in a
Zapatista community in Chiapas, Mexico, and
in cooperation with Perk and Brew, a local Ann
Arbor minority-owned coffee roasting
company.
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Additional Conference Information
Visit the Media Resources and
Information Booth Room located in
the Curtis Room on the Third Floor.
Shaman Drum is selling Korten's
books as well as other pertinent
reading material , various videos
addressing globalization issues are
available, and numerous fair trade
goods are for sale as well.
Additionally, numerous local activists
groups will be on hand to tell you
more about their work.
Many segments of A Better World are
being video taped. If you are
interested in receiving a copy of the
video, please let someone at the
registration table know.
The elevator is located near the
registration area, closest to the west
side of the building. Restrooms are
located on all levels of the building.
On May 6'h and 71h the Interfaith
Council for Peace and Justice will
conduct another important conference,
Global Chaos versus Global
Cooperation: Working to Make the
United States a More Responsible
Leader. Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the
Institute for Policy Studies and author
of "Calling Shots: How Washington
Dominates Today's UN" will be the
keynote speaker. For more
information about this conference, call
(734) 663-1870 or visit www.icpj.nel.
Co-sponsors
American Association of University Women, Ann Arbor Branch
Ann Arbor Friends Meeting
Ann Arbor People's Food Co-op
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Week of Compassion
Church Women United in Michigan
Church World Service
Detroit Area Peace and Justice Network
Detroit Conference of the United Methodist Church
Detroit Metropolitan Interfaith Committee on Worker Issues
Economic Justice Commission of the Diocese of Michigan
Ecumenical Center and International Residence
Grey Panthers of Huron Valley
Huron Valley United Nations Association
Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters of Monroe
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
Living Economy Network
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan
Metropolitan Christian Council of Detroit-Windsor
Michigan Coalition for Human Rights
Michigan Conference United Church of Christ VISION
Peacemaking Task Force, First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor
Presbytery of Detroit
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Transformers
UAW Region 1-A
Thank You ...
The Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice Globalization Task Force
Pat Brown of the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor
Kay Penix from the Ecumenical Center and International Residence
The First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor
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Noon
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Schedule
Friday Evening
Registration and Gathering
Welcome and Dinner
"An Economy of Life"'· Rajyashri Waghray
"The Hidden Face of Globalization"
· Charles Kernaghan
Saturday Morning
Registration and Breakfast
Overview of Day
"A Better World IS Possible!"· Dr. David Korten
Workshops: What Can We Do?
Saturday Afternoon
Lunch
"Workers' Rights: A Fundamental Human Right"
·David Bonior
"Stewardship Economics" · Dr. Peter Brown
Workshops: What Can We Do?
"Beyond Empire: The Step to Earth Community"
·Dr. David Korten
Conclusion of Conference

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