Registration form--New England WTR weekend
Mailing address _______________________________________________________________
Enclosed is my deposit of $______ payable to
NEWTR. Cost for the entire weekend is $10-50 per adult. (See Registration section.)
__ I need housing: __ Fri. night __Sat. night. Contact me.
__ I will NOT need housing or will provide my own
__ I need childcare. Please list ages:_________. Register by Oct. 20th.
__ I need a ride from _____________________
__ I can offer a ride from __________________
Please indicate any special needs pertaining to diet, mobility, health concerns, or anything else we should know to make your stay comfortable:
Return this form, preferably by Oct. 20th, to:
Becky Pierce/NEWTR, 41A Brent Street, Dorchester, MA 02124, (617) 282-3783
Walk-in registration is also OK, but we encourage you to register in advance, which will help with planning, meals, and logistics. We can only guarantee childcare for those who pre-register by Oct. 20th. For last-minute questions or email registration:
Friday evening (Cambridge Friends)
5-7 pm: Registration and dinner
6:45-7:15 pm: Welcome and logistics
7:15-9:00 pm: Panel discussion. “Does WTR Have a Political Future?” trying to answer questions such as, Why resist? Why keep on resisting? Why stop resisting? Does WTR have a political future?
9-9:45 pm: Networking, informal discussions
Saturday (Cambridge Friends)
7:30-8:45 am: Breakfast
9-9:30 am: Welcome & introductions
9:30-noon: Morning semi-structured small groups (or one large one) looking at past and current WTR. What have been different “arcs” of participation in WTR? Is WTR in decline? How do we balance or compare resistance as personal action vs. social movement? Groups will report back on what they gleaned from discussion of past and current WTR efforts.
Noon -1 pm: Lunch
1:30-3:30 pm: Large/small-group discussions again: Is there a future for WTR in the coming years? How is WTR different in this “age of inequity?” Will many more “resist” by being under taxable levels? Is a new WTR movement needed, and possible?
4-5 pm: Q&A for new and potential WTRs,
planning for next year’s Gathering, OR
other small-group discussions (make an offer)
5-6 pm: Free time
6-7 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Talent show. Bring your instruments, voices, songs, poetry, jokes, skits, etc.
Sunday (Democracy Center)
8-9 am: Breakfast
9:15-11am: Local reports, national/NWTRCC report, Possible follow up initiatives to Saturday discussions, other next steps
11-11:45 am: A capella singing or dance or skit or ?
Noon-1:30 pm: Lunch and cleanup
Location & facilities
Friday and Saturday programs will be held at Cambridge Friends Meeting, 9 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, just off Brattle Street (about 6-8 blocks west on Brattle St. from Harvard Square and MBTA Red Line subway stop). The building is wheelchair accessible, and has a large meeting room, kitchen, and smaller rooms.
Sunday meetings take place at the Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA, very close to the Harvard Square stop on the MBTA’s Red Line. The Democracy Center is a meeting space for many progressive social change groups. The space, unfortunately, is not wheelchair accessible. Detailed directions to the sites will be sent to you upon receipt of registration.
Meals, housing & childcare
Six vegetarian meals will be provided from Friday supper through Sunday lunch. Participants will be asked to help with meal preparation and cleanup. Please indicate on the registration form any special dietary needs or restrictions. Joanne Sheehan and Rick Gaumer of Pacifeast Catering will be cooking.
Housing will be “on your own,” but we will have bed and couch spaces available for anyone who needs a place to stay overnight. Please note that on the registration form, and we will contact you to make those arrangements, either before the weekend or when you arrive at Cambridge Friends Meeting.
Childcare is available at no cost for Friday evening and Saturday activities at Cambridge Friends Meeting. You must register by Oct. 20th indicating your need for childcare to be guaranteed that it will be available.
Cost for the weekend is $10-50 per adult (sliding scale; less for those attending only part of the weekend). Children 12 and under are free. Pay less if necessary, more if possible. All are welcome, whatever you pay.
Mail registration form by October 20th if possible, with a deposit (you decide how much) payable to Becky Pierce/NEWTR, 41A Brent St., Dorchester, MA 02124. You may email your registration (without deposit) to Alan Clemence,firstname.lastname@example.org
and Larry Dansinger at email@example.com
. Questions? Contact Alan, 207-631-1158 or Larry, (207) 525-7776.