National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Schedule for NWTRCC Gathering

“Social Justice Networking
for Sustained Resistance”

Mini-conference Friday, May 6–Saturday, May 7
Open Business Meeting, Sunday, May 8
Berkeley/Oakland, Calif.

Come for the whole weekend or one session
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Program Schedule and Locations

Friday, May 6
Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento St., Berkeley, Calif. 94702

6:00 p.m. — Dinner

7:00 p.m. — Program including panel and discussion on “Innovative Social Justice Networking Techniques” including Mira Luna from the Bay Area Community Exchange, and Maritza Schäfer of PointsFive online publicity and strategic communications

Saturday, May 7
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
, 1330 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, Calif. 94606

9:00 a.m. Introductions, war tax resistance action reports and campaigns

lake merritt oakland ca10:45 a.m. — Concurrent sessions: Outreach strategies & social justice networking with Elizabeth Boardman, Steve Leeds and others; Introduction to simple living with Alice Green, David Gross and others; Confrontational war tax resistance with Ed Hedemann

Noon - 2:30 p.m. — “Walk & Talk” Workshops: Social Networks that Sustain our Resistance—small group sharing with bag lunches at Lake Merritt; followed by a debrief back at the church.

2:30 p.m. — WTR 101: Introduction to War Tax Resistance
WTR 202: Update for current WTRs

4:30 p.m. — Concurrent sessions: Michael Eisenscher on the developing campaigns to cut the military budget through the New Priorities Network; Selective Service Resistance with Edward Hasbrouck; Swadeshi Homebrew with David Gross; Teaching Thoreau with Bill Ramsey

6:00 p.m. — DinnerTony Serra

7:00 p.m. — People’s Life Fund Granting Ceremony, including at talk by criminal defense attorney and anarchist J. Tony Serra on “Tales of Resistance and Doing Time” (see profile), and performance with Francisco Herrera. (Flyer for Saturday evening program)

Sunday, May 8
9:00 a.m. to Noon — NWTRCC business meeting (All Welcome)
Berkeley CoHousing, 2220 Sacramento St., Berkeley, Calif.

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For more information please contact NWTRCC at or (800) 269-7464.


Northern California War Tax Resistance (NCWTR) provides information and support for conscientious war tax resisters in Northern California (primarily the San Francisco Bay Area). We operate the People’s Life Fund (an alternative fund for resisted taxes), offer informational workshops, provide individual counseling, do public outreach, and hold demonstrations. The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is a coalition of local, regional, and national groups supportive of war tax resistance. The office is based in Brooklyn, N.Y., with network members around the country.