Schedule

REGISTER NOW FOR THE MARCH 2012 OCCUPY AIPAC SUMMIT!

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Friday, March 2: Evening Film Screening

5:00pm – 7:00pm: Sneak preview screening of clips from Roadmap to Apartheid with a discussion led by Nehad Khader Roadmap to Apartheid explores in detail the apartheid comparison as it is used in the enduring Israel-Palestine conflict. Click here for more details  (Busboys and Poets on 5th&K)

Saturday, March 3: Occupy AIPAC Summit

Unless noted otherwise, all events will take place at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (900 Massachusetts Ave). To attend the summit, you must register in advance.

8:00am – 9:00am: Registration

9:00am – 10:30am: Welcome with Codepink co-founder Medea Benjamin, Rev. Grayland Hagler and a live video call with Yousef M. Aljamal and Dr. Hani Albasous from the Gazan Center for Political Development Studies (CPDS)

10:30am – 12:00pm: Preventing War, Promoting Peace: Shifting US Policy Toward Real Diplomacy with Iran Featuring Sanam Anderlini, Jamal Abdi, Kate Gould, and Robert Naiman 

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Catered lunch from The Jerusalem Restaurant  Note: Lunch included in registration cost

1:00pm – 2:30pm: US Policy on the Arab Uprisings: Supporting Democracy or Israel’s interests? Featuring Bassam Haddad, Dina Darwish, Cathy Schneider, and Ramah Kudaimi

2:30pm – 4:00pm: Palestine, Israel & the U.S. – Changing Discourse, Challenging Policy Featuring Roane Carey, Omar Baddar, Phyllis Bennis, and Felicia Eaves

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Closing with Chris Hedges, Rae Abileah, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood

5:30-7:30: AIPAC – What it is, who its allies are, why it’s dangerous and how to stop it A workshop organized by CNI, If Americans Knew, and the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) featuring Hatem Bazian, Grant F. Smith, Janet McMahon, Jeffrey Blankfort, and Alison Weir. Click here for more details  

8:00pm – 10:00pm: Poets, Comedians and Musicians – Tears and Laughter for Palestine A night of culture featuring Suad Amiry, Remi Kanazi, Said Durrah, and Noel Isama Click here for more details (Busboys and Poets on 5th&K)

Sunday, March 4: Main Action Day

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7:00am – 11:00am: Greet the Obama Motorcade and AIPAC attendees on their first conference day (corner of Massachusetts and 9thplease come early to help with visuals set-up, email occupyaipac@gmail.com with any questions

11:00am – 2:00pm: Rally at the Convention Center, All Out for NO WAR ON IRAN during AIPAC Convention Click here for more details (corner of Massachusetts and 9th)

12:30pm – 1:00pm: Create Group Visual

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Ongoing creative actions outside AIPAC conference

3:15pm – 3:45pm: Performance by Head-Roc Click here for more details (corner of Massachusetts and 9th)

4:00pm – 6:00pm: Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere: Palestine and the African American Experience An event organized by Interfaith Peace Builders featuring Bill Fletcher Jr., Rev. Carolyn Boyd, Rev. Heber Brown, Sterling Pack, Darryl Jordan, and Felicia Eaves Click here for more details  (900 Massachusetts Ave)

7:00pm – 9:00pm: War and Diplomacy – Navigating Between Theory and Practice in the Middle East  An event to examine the perspective of  discourse and actions practiced by practical options ways in which individuals practice alternatives to war in their daily lives with Dr. Mohammed Abu Nimer, Shahrazad Kablan, and others Click here for more details (Busboys and Poets on 5th&K)

Monday, March 5: A Gala Affair

11:00am – 12:00pm: Press Conference (National Press Club)

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Demonstration outside of the White House during Obama and Netanyahu meeting (White House)

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Ending Military Aid to Israel - A workshop on how to challenge U.S. military aid to Israel featuring Josh Ruebner  Click here for more details (Busboys and Poets on 5th&K)

5:00pm – 7:00pm: Creative action preparations: art-making & non-violence training (corner of Massachusetts and 9th)

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Creative action outside the AIPAC Gala Banquet (corner of Massachusetts and 9th)

Tuesday, March 6: Lobbying Day

7:30am – 9:00am: Greet the GOP presidential candidates – Santorum, Romney, Gingrich (corner of Massachusetts and 9th)

11:00am – 3:00pm: Group lobby to Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committee Members (Rayburn CafeteriaNo advance appointments necessary, though you are welcome to make a meeting with your member

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Armed and Dangerous: U.S. Weapons Transfers to Israel An event organized by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation featuring Josh Ruebner Click here for more details (The Palestine Center)