National War Tax Resistance Gathering - St. Louis

Event Dates: 
05/05/17 - 05/07/17

Raising the Stakes:
Resistance and Community Survival in Troubled Times

Hands Up for Peace mural in St. Louis, Photo by Paul Sableman, CC on Flickr

National War Tax Resistance Gathering
St. Louis, Missouri • May 5-7, 2017
Friends Meeting House • 1001 Park Ave., 63104

Hosted by the Dick Gregory Catholic Worker House & the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

 & co-sponsored by Veterans for Peace

Click here to download PDF flyer & registration form
Click here for the online registration form

Resist! is the word of the year. With the election of a president whose campaign promoted racism, sexism, and divisions, people of conscience are turning to community building, strengthening relationships, and intersectional organizing toward systemic change. There is new energy for skills sharing and direct action. War tax resisters participate in community building through the redirection of tax dollars from war to people and planet. We are also learning to raise the stakes of our own activism to build stronger relationships and a more united movement.

During this weekend we will share action and organizing stories from around the country, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of our work, and brainstorm new ideas as we strategize for the coming year.

Friday evening and Saturday include panels, workshops and discussion sessions, plus a special presentation of redirected tax dollars. As part of skills-sharing, we will participate in a WeCopWatch training on Saturday, and war tax resisters will offer how-to workshops for people newly interested in this form of resistance. NWTRCC’s business meeting on Sunday morning will be at a different location, followed by an in-depth war tax resistance counselors’ training for current resisters who would like to be part of the NWTRCC counseling network. Please RSVP in advance if you are interested in the Sunday afternoon training.

The gathering is open to everyone with an interest in  resistance for social change — come for all or part of the program. 

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 Click here for the online registration form or here for the PDF flyer and reg form