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NLG International Committee Retreat
Friday, March 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
The National Lawyers Guild International committee annual retreat will take place from Friday evening, March 1, through Sunday afternoon, March 3, in New York City. We invite ou to join us for 2 days of business meetings and interesting, informative discussions and programs.
We will hold our retreat this year in New York City. The exact location will soon be announced! Please join us! If you can't join for the whole retreat, we will also be holding special discussions and programs on Friday and Saturday evening and hope you can attend.
March 1-3, 2013
451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets)
New York, NY 10014
Arrival by 6pm
6:00 – 9:00pm Welcome reception and dinner at Camaradas, East Harlem (traditional Puerto Rican cuisine). Brief remarks by Councilwoman Melissa Mark Viverito.
2241 First Avenue (@115th Street), New York, NY 10029, http://www.camaradaselbarrio.com.
9:00 – 9:30am Arrive for first day!
9:30-10:00am Introductions and agenda setting (review agenda and check in with everyone)
10:00 – 11:15 am Subcommittee and Task Force report outs, updates on delegations and discussions of any substantive issues: TFA, Puerto Rico, Cuba and ILJWG
11:15 – 11:30 am Break
11:30a – 12:30pm Subcommittee reports cont’d: MENA, Iran, Free Palestine, South Asia
12:30p – 1:30p Lunch (will be brought in)
Discussion of World Social Forum: Tunisia
1:30 – 2:30p Subcommittee reports cont’d: Africa and Haiti
2:30 – 3:30p Subcommittee reports cont’d: Environmental Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Philippines and proposed new South Asia Committee
3:30 – 3:35p Bio break
3:35 – 5:00p Presentation by Michael Ratner, President Emeritus, Center for Constitutional Rights, on Julian Assange and Bradley Manning cases.
Action: How can the International Committee help?
6:30pm Reception at the home of Jeanne Mirer
3 Montague Terrace #2, Brooklyn, NY
*Discussion of the Commission on the Status of Women with special guests Evelyn Durmayer and Barbara Spinelli of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers.
*Discussion of drone warfare and the international law case against it.
9:30a Check in
9:45a – 11:00a Convention workshop planning and coordination
11:00 – 11:30a IADL updates
11:30- 12:30p Wrap-up
- Continued work of IC members participating in treaty body processes
- Convention presence and activities
- Continuation of any unfinished discussions
12:30 – 1:30p Lunch