Panels

UNAC Conference 2015 Panels
Panel 1: The War is at Home and Abroad
  • Friday, 6:30 pm
  • Co-Chairs: Monica Aguilar, Joe Lombardo
  • Panelists:
    • Medea Benjamin, Director of CodePink
    • William Camacaro, Founder Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle
    • Gerry Condon, Veterans For Peace
    • Jaribu Hill, Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights
    • Joe Iosbaker, Committee to Stop FBI Repression
    • Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
    • David Swanson, Author, Activist, RootsAction.org, Talk Nation Radio
Panel 2, Endless Imperial Wars
Panel 3, Free Political Prisoners
  • Saturday, 1:00 pm
  • Co-Chairs: Jeff Mackler, Margaret Kimberly
  • Panelists:
    • A message from the Cuban 5
    • Pam Africa, Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal
    • Mark Burton, Free Ricardo Palmera (Simon Trinidad)
    • Alejandro Molina, reading message from Oscar Louis Rivera
    • Mauri' Saalakhan-part1, part2, Peace Through Justice, Aafia Siddiqui
    • Sharmin Sadequee, Sister of Muslim Prisoner, Family Coordinator NCPCF
    • Lynne Stewart-part1, part2, Human Rights Lawyer, Former Political Prisoner
Panel 4, The Cost of Endless War and Austerity
  • Saturday, 2:30 pm
  • Co-Chairs: Christine Marie, Ana Edwards
  • Panelists:
    • Andre Francois, President of Boston School Bus Drivers Union
    • Ramiro Funez, Honduras Resistencia, NYU
    • Teresa Gutierrez, May 1st Workers & Immigrant Rights Coalition
    • Lawrence Hamm, People's Organization for Progress
    • Charles Jenkins, President, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
    • Antonia Juhasz, Author, Jourrnalist, Oil Energy Expert
    • Shafeah M'Balia, Black Workers for Justice, NC
    • Rolandah Cleopattrah McMillan, Raise Up for $15, VA
    • Clarence Thomas, ILWU Local 10, West Coast Port Shutdowns, CA
Panel 5, Tribunal:
  • Testimony on the Militarization of Police and Structural Racism
  • Saturday, 7:00 pm
  • Co-Chairs: Sara Flounders, Imani Keith Henry
  • Panelists:
    • Manzoor Cheema, Muslims for Social Justice, NC
    • Larry Holmes, People's Power Assemblies
    • Michelle Kamal, mother of Abdul Kamal, murdered by Irvington, NJ Police
    • Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Author, Activist, Pastor, FOR Organizer in Ferguson
    • Margaret Stevens, Dir. Urban Issues Institute, Essex City Community College, NJ
    • Kevin Zeese, Activist, Organizer with Popular Resistance
    • Marilyn Zuniga, Teacher from Orange, NJ
Panel 6, Their Power & Ours: Challenging the Imperial Warfare State
Panel 6.5, Greetings from International Guests and Others

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