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Notes from Feb 8th IPJN Conference Call

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  • Sheila Rosenthal
    NOTES FROM IPJN FEBRUARY 8, 2012 CONFERENCE CALL: Attendees: Carl, Dave, Bob, Jack, Mike and Jim from Indy; Sheila and Frank from West Lafayette; Cathy from
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 13 8:50 AM
    NOTES FROM IPJN FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    CONFERENCE CALL:

    Attendees: Carl, Dave, Bob, Jack, Mike and Jim from Indy; Sheila and
    Frank from West Lafayette; Cathy from Terre Haute.

    NEXT IPJN CONFERENCE CALL ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15th AT 8:00PM.
    Toll-free: 1-866-256-1242
    Access Code: 60614549

    Dave was elected as moderator and Sheila as note taker. We decided to
    call would last one hour.
    Agenda: IPJN Website, Midwest Peace & Justice Summit, Genocide
    Prevention Summit; May 18-20th NATIO/G8 Protest in Chicago.

    IPJN Website: Concern voiced that IPJN website was not kept current.
    Sheila said this was due to a combination of not having people
    contribute things to be added to the website and the need for
    assistance in putting items on the website. Cathy volunteered to
    assist Sheila. Anyone who has something they would like on the website
    should send it to Sheila at rosefam2856@.... Note: It was
    suggested IPJN have a Facebook page. Cathy will create a page for us.
    The group decided to try and keep the website more current.

    Midwest Peace Justice Summit: Jack reported that due to a number of
    factors the IUPUI student group could not reserve space at IUPUI this
    spring for a Midwest Peace & Justice Summit (MPJS) and there are not
    enough people to plan the usual Summit. There is interest in an
    abbreviated Summit and State-wide meeting. Jim suggested IPJN work
    with Mike from Citizens for Global Solutions (CGS) and the March 31st
    Genocide Prevention Summit. Jack also said there is $150 left in the
    MPJS budget that can be used.

    Genocide Prevention Summit: Mike presented the following information.
    More information on the schedule of speakers and National
    Organizations that are co-sponsoring this event is attached.
    (Mike is a field organizer for CGS)

    What: Indiana Genocide Prevention Summit.
    When: March 31, 2011, 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Where: Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46208
    Why: to continue to build an Indiana-wide campaign to pass genocide
    prevention legislation and organize and coordinate genocide prevention
    activism in Indiana.
    Cost: Free and open to the Public
    Attendance: 150
    Carl raised some questions about the motivation and tactics of the
    sponsoring organizations. In particular he raised objections about the
    invasion of Libya and current actions in Syria and Iran. Others said
    it could be an opportunity to raise important questions and dialogue
    was needed. Those on the call felt they needed more information before
    making a decision. The sponsoring organizations have websites that can
    be accessed easily. We decided to share information by email and have
    another IPJN conference call on Feb 15th at 8:00pm to discuss further
    IPJN being a sponsor of this Summit and of having a Midwest Peace &
    Justice Summit and a State-wide meeting at the same location on the
    same day in the morning.

    May 18-20th NATO/G8 Protest in Chicago: Carl reported that Lobo from
    Chicago sent him information stating that Veteran for Peace, Iraq
    Veteran Against the War, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Military
    Families Speak Out are part of the groups organizing this protest.
    They expect 200 peace keepers. Bob mentioned his concern about
    violence at past NATO and G8 Summits.

    Bob suggested checking out IIRON at: http://nwinfederation.org as a
    resource of people we should network with in NW Indiana.

    NEXT IPJN CONFERENCE CALL ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15th AT 8:00PM.
    Toll-free: 1-866-256-1242
    Access Code: 60614549

    Notes submitted by Sheila
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