National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Please join us in Asheville for the next National War Tax Resistance Gathering and Coordinating Committee Meeting

Taxes for War? Rethinking, Refusing, Redirecting

Asheville conference posterMay 3–5, 2013
Asheville, North Carolina

plus a counselor training, Monday, May 6

**Come for the whole weekend or one session**


The Courtyard Gallery will be featuring a display of Iranian art at the time of this gathering.

Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, May 3

2:00 p.m. Registration begins and is ongoing throughout the conference. 
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Welcome Circle at Pump Gallery — Community Pot Luck Dinner
david swanson8:00 p.m. “Lessons from an Overlooked Antiwar Movement” with David Swanson with Q&A — Flood Gallery
Writer, speaker, activist David Swanson is author of War is a Lie and When the World Outlawed War

Saturday, May 4

9:00 a.m. Breakfast — Federal Building on Patton Ave.
10:00–11:00 a.m. Presentation of grants of redirected war taxes by the Conscience and Military Tax Campaign and other alternative funds around the country
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Picket walk against the theft from the poor, with stops at agencies bearing the burden of federal military spending (end at Phil Mechanics Building)
Noon — Lunch, Phil Mechanics Building (Flood Fine Arts Center), 109 Roberts St
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Workshops, Flood Fine Arts Center:

2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m. (Workshops repeat)
4 p.m.–5 p.m. Panel: How militarism Impacts the Work We Do. Discussion by members of the Firestorm Workers Collective, Beloved Community Center, Earth First!, Migrant and Immigrant Rights Organizations, Blove from the Peace Garden, and others about how militarism impacts their goals and objectives.
5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

Workshops 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Dinner at Pump Gallery
cindy sheehan at court
8 p.m. — Cindy Sheehan on “War Tax Resistance IS Courage”
Cindy Sheehan’s son U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq in 2004, leading her from heartache to activism. She will be in the midst of the Tour de Peace when she joins us in Asheville.

9:30 p.m. until ? Explore Asheville Nightlife

Sunday, May 5

8:00 a.m. Breakfast — Top Floor, Battery Park Apartments, 1 Battle Square
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. NWTRCC business meeting (all welcome) — Roof Top Room
Noon Lunch
Evening Dinner Out in Asheville

Monday, May 6 (Optional, for experienced war tax resisters)

10 a.m.–3 p.m., War Tax Resistance Counselor Training, lunch provided, for new and experienced war tax resistance counselors. You must have had some experience as a war tax resister to participate. Review information, techniques, and problems that might occur during a counseling session. Please sign up in advance on the registration form. (Courtyard Gallery, Flood Fine Arts Center, 109 Roberts St.)

Travel, Housing, Meals

Carpools: Please let us know if you are driving and can offer rides or might be able to stop and pick others up at nearby airports or bus/train stations. Contact: or (800) 269‒7464

If you fly, the Asheville airport is the most convenient although can be more expensive. From the Asheville Airport you can take the city bus to Pritchard Park and get picked up there. Cost approx: $1.

If the flight cost to Asheville is prohibitive, the Greenville, S.C, airport is the next closest, and shuttles will be arranged on Friday and Sunday or Monday for pick ups and drop offs. You may have to wait for a group to gather.

Important: Call NWTRCC in advance to see if others are flying near the times you arrive or depart. Charlotte, N.C., is cheaper but farther. Call in advance if it is your only option, and we will try to figure out carpools.

The Greyhound bus station is very convenient for pickups and returns.

Amtrak to Greenville, S.C., from some locations is convenient; for others connections may be problematic, but check it out. We will help with shuttles from Greenville.

Housing: In homes of local hosts. Please register as early as possible if you need housing to facilitate arrangements.

Meals: All meals are at the meeting place, with simple, vegetarian menus. Everyone will be asked to share in preparation or cleanup.

Cost: We ask $15 registration fee in advance for those who can afford it to cover food and facility costs, and we may need to ask for additional donations. But, no one is turned away for lack of funds! Those who come for part of the weekend are asked to make a contribution in advance or on site.

Full travel and housing details will be sent after you register

Click here for Registration Form (fill in Word document or print and mail PDF) or fill out and mail the form below.

More information from NWTRCC, or (800) 269‒7464.

Registration Form

For full or partial weekend — Copy and print form below or download PDF version of registration information)

Deadline: April 19, 2013

I am (we are) coming to the war tax resistance gathering in Ashville

City, State, Zip_____________________________________________________

# attending: _____Adults _____Children for:         Full weekend         Partial weekend

____ We will be staying for the Counselor Training on Monday, May 6.

If partial, please circle the meals you will need:

Friday:         Dinner

Saturday:     Breakfast        Lunch         Dinner

Sunday:       Breakfast         Lunch         Dinner

Monday:       Breakfast         Lunch

Accommodations and Costs:

Housing will be in homes of local hosts depending on availability.

Registration Fee: $15 (helps with meals, outreach, organizing, and scholarships)

I can offer to help with:

___Housing for ___ person(s) in Asheville.

___Pick-ups/drop-offs at Asheville/Greenville/Charlotte airports.

___Carpool/shared travel to Asheville. Please connect me with others in my region.


___I/we need a bed ( __ beds)

___Floor is OK (Organizers will contact you if you need to bring your own bedding)

___ I/we will find our own accommodations.

___ I/We need housing these nights:        Thurs.         Fri.         Sat.         Sun.         Mon.

Special needs: ____ Vegan         ____Cat/Dog Allergies         ____ASL needed

I will be arriving by         Air         Car         Train         Bus

Airline/Flight Number: ___________________________ Airport: ________________________

Bus/Train Info: _____________________________

Date/approx. arrival time: ___________________________

Air/bus/train departure date and time_______________________

____ I need driving directions.

____ I need public transportation directions from the train or bus station to the Friday vigil or meeting site

____ It is difficult for me to walk up many steps and/or use public transportation.

Registration Deadline: April 19, 2013 (mail, phone, fax, email)

___Enclosed is (please make checks payable to NWTRCC): $15 registration fee.


RETURN THIS FORM BY April 19, 2013 TO:
NWTRCC, P.O. Box 150553, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Fax: (718) 768‒4388 or Email:
or phone in this information: (800) 269‒7464