Jubilee USA
Building an economy that serves, protects and promotes participation of the most vulnerable 

Conference Schedule


7:00 Welcome and Keynote Address
Emira Woods, Co-Director of Foreign Policy In Focus and Liberian Activist

8:15 African Dance Performance and Lessons, followed by World Dance Party*
*Featuring family-friendly dance music from all over the world   

SATURDAY (9am-5:15pm)

8:00-9:00 Breakfast and Registration

9-9:30 Welcome

9:30-10:45 Plenary Session: The Global Debt Movement

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:15 Workshop Session I

  • Debt 101
  • Debt 201
  • Odious Debt
  • Robbing the Poor: Strategies to End Vulture Funds
  • Debt to Health: Connecting Debt & Global AIDS
  • Stand Against Poverty: How Can We Reach the MDGs?

12:15-1:10 Lunch


  • Local Group Training
  • Jubilee Congregation Training
  • Campaign ’08 Outreach Training

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:10 Plenary: Jubilee and the Movement to End Extreme Poverty

4:10-5:10 Workshop Session III

  • Case Studies: Haiti and Zambia
  • Meeting Your MOC: Grassroots Lobbying and Advocacy
  • The Inside Story: Doing Effective Grassroots Media
  • Taking it Home! Starting a Local Group or JC
  • Understanding IMF, World Bank and Conditionality
  • Campaign 2008: Putting Debt on the Agenda
  • Debt and the Diaspora: Economic justice and immigration
  • Just Generosity: How Faith Funds Community Renewal
  • Predatory Lending: In Ohio and Around the Globe

5:10pm Dinner (On your own)

6:30pm World Refugee Day Film Festival at OSU campus

SUNDAY (1pm-4pm)

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:10-2:30 Workshop Session IV

  • How a Bill Becomes a Law
  • North-South Solidarity: Building a Global Movement for Economic Justice
  • Making Trade Fair
  • Art & Resistance
  • Pedagogies of Change: Organizing Teach-ins and House Parties
  • Creating Community Wealth
  • Fueling a Movement: Tips for Grassroots Fundraising

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00 Final Plenary: 2008 and Beyond: Strategies to Promote the Jubilee Act

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