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ETAN San Francisco to Host Activist Training
From October 22 to October 25 the San Francisco chapter of the East Timor Action Network will host a regional training conference for all activists interested in learning about and working for human rights in East Timor and Indonesia. We will discuss the current situation in Indonesia and East Timor as well as the political scene in the U.S., sharpen our skills as organizers and human rights activists and discuss future West Coast activism and ways of improving regional coordination.
Skills workshops will focus on giving a presentation on East Timor/lobbying; planning a demonstration/CD/action; getting the message out through media work; and ways to strengthen and more effectively utilize local ETAN chapters.
$15 registration covers housing for out-of-towners and most meals; some travel subsidies will also be available for ETAN activists. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Send payment to P.O. Box 420832 San Francisco, CA 94142, and direct any questions to Ben Terrall at 415-626-3723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ETAN will be organizing similar meetings in the Northeast and Southeast, and has already held one in Chicago. If you are interested in helping make these happen, contact us.
Bella, Fernando and Allan, as well as other East Timorese and U.S. activists and analysts, will also participate in ETANs National Strategy Conference the following weekend (see page 12).
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