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UPDATE: THE REVEREND JESSE JACKSON HAS AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR PANEL=
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ON THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL RIGHTS INITIATIVE
=09THE DEADLINE FOR PRE-REGISTRATION IS RUNNING OUT...AFTER MARCH=20
17, REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE WILL NO LONGER BE $65, BUT WILL GO UP=
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TO $95
=09PLEASE FAX, MAIL, OR E-MAIL REGISTRATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
 
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The Communitarian Network presents:
 
A Movement for the Future:
The Communitarian Challenge
 
2nd Annual Conference of The Communitarian Network
 
Key Bridge Marriott--Arlington, Virginia--April 9-10, 1995
 
 
Featured Speakers:
 
William Galston, The White House
George Stephanopoulos, The White House
The Reverend Jesse Jackson, The Rainbow Coalition
Paul Weyrich, President, Free Congress Foundation
Thomas Wood, Co-Author of the California Civil Rights Initiative
Don E. Eberly, National Fatherhood Initiative, Civil Society
Project
Jeff Eisenach, President, Progress & Freedom Foundation
Charles J. Cooper, former U.S. Assistant Attorney General
Ronald Walters, Howard University=20
Melinda Hudson, Corporation for National Service
Virginia Hodgkinson, Independent Sector
Charles Kamasaki, Director of Policy, National Council of La Raza
Ilene Nagel, University of Maryland
Lawrence Mitchell, National Law Center
Jim Wallis, Editor, Sojourners
Thomas Wood, Co-Author of the California Civil Rights Initiative
Amitai Etzioni, Founder and Chairman, The Communitarian Network
 
Further speakers to be announced.
 
TOPICS INCLUDE:
 
THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL RIGHTS INITIATIVE
"IT'S NOT JUST THE ECONOMY, STUPID!"
SHARING STORIES: REBUILDING COMMUNITY
VOLUNTARISM AND NATIONAL SERVICE: NEW DIRECTIONS
 
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Dear [log in to unmask] subscribers,
 
      I am pleased to invite you to participate in The Communitarian
Network's Second Annual Conference, "A Movement for the Future: The
Communitarian Challenge," on April 9-10, 1995, at the Key Bridge
Marriott in Arlington, VA, just a few minutes away from downtown
Washington, D.C.
 
      The upcoming conference is a unique opportunity to participate
in person, to discuss the communitarian ideas and issues you have
seen here.  Featuring such stimulating speakers as George
Stephanopoulos and William Galston from the White House,
conservative activist Paul Weyrich, Professor Ronald Walters of
Political Science at Howard University, Don E. Eberly of the
National Fatherhood Initiative and Civil Society Project, and Jeff
Eisenach of the Progress & Freedom Foundation.  Amitai Etzioni,
Founder and Chairman of the Communitarian Network, will give a
keynote address on "The New American Unity."
 
      Please find below a version of the tentative agenda and a pre-
registration form.  Hotel accomodations are provided by the Key
Bridge Marriott.  As we are running our conference in conjunction
with that of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics,
you may receive a reduced rate on hotel rooms ($110/night) when you
write "SASE" when you register.  If you are interested in attending
the SASE conference as well as ours, you can receive a $10 discount
on their conference and should contact SASE at the University of
New Mexico, Onate Hall, Albuquerque, NM 87131, (505) 277-5081.
 
      Pre-registration for the conference is $65.  After March 17,
all registrations are $95.  To secure your place at the
communitarian table, please register as soon as possible.  You may
print out this mailing and fill out the registration form at the
end, or you may contact me to request a hard copy of this
information.  Should you have any questions, please call, fax, or
mail me.  I look forward to seeing you there.
 
                             Sincerely,
 
                             Matthew Reed Baker
                             Conference Coordinator
                             The Communitarian Network
                             2130 H Street N.W., Suite 714J
                             Washington, D.C. 20052
                             Phone: (202) 994-7997
                             Fax: (202) 994-1606
                             E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
                                   [log in to unmask]
 
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THE COMMUNITARIAN NETWORK
2nd Annual Conference
 
April 9-10, 1995
 
Key Bridge Marriott Hotel -- Arlington, Virginia
 
A MOVEMENT FOR THE FUTURE: THE COMMUNITARIAN CHALLENGE
 
      Repairing our moral, social, and political environment =FE
moving beyond the old dialogue of rights and entitlements, and the
old left-right debates of a paralyzed political system =FE is the
greatest challenge of our time.  Communitarians believe that this
challenge must be met head on.  We believe that there can be no
rights without responsibilities, and that the key to repairing our
moral and civic culture is in strengthening the basic institutions
of family, school, community, and the community of communities.
      On April 9-10, we will gather across the Potomac River from
Washington, DC, in order to address the issues at the heart of this
challenge, to compare notes on successful work in communities
across America, and to plan together for the future of this fast-
growing and influential movement.  The Communitarian Network's 2nd
Annual Conference will mark an important moment in the history of
one of the most influential social movements of our time.
      With participants including prominent newsmakers like Deputy
Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy William Galston,
conservative activist Paul Weyrich, senior White House advisor
George Stephanopoulos, this conference will be a stimulating
meeting of the minds.
 
 
 
                             TENTATIVE AGENDA
 
                              SUNDAY, APRIL 9
 
1:30 pm =FE Keynote Address: "The New American Unity"
           Amitai Etzioni, Founder and Chairman, The Communitarian
Network
 
2:00 pm =FE Panel Discussion I: "The California Civil Rights
Initiative"
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           CHAIR: Nell Minow, LENS Inc.      =20
           William Galston, Deputy Assistant to the President for
Domestic Policy, The White House
=09   The Reverend Jesse Jackson, The Rainbow Coalition
           Thomas Wood, Co-Author of the California Civil Rights Initiative
           Ronald Walters, Howard University
=09   Charles J. Cooper, former U.S. Assistant Attorney General
           Charles Kamasaki, Director of Policy, National Council of
La Raza
     =20
 
      Following in the wake of Proposition 187, the California Civil
Rights Initiative =FE declaring that no government decisions can be
made on the basis of race or gender =FE will be the focal point for
a heated political debate over the next year. There may be no issue
on which there is greater need for a reasoned debate on rights and
responsibilities than the question of affirmative action.  This
panel will feature a discussion with the Initiative's authors,
civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, and prominent Communitarian and
White House advisor William Galston.
 
 
4:00 pm =FE  Panel Discussion II: "It's not just the economy, stupid!"
 
           CHAIR: Francis Fukuyama, The Rand Corporation
           George Stephanopoulos, Senior Advisor for Policy and
Strategy, The White House
           Paul Weyrich, President, The Free Congress Foundation
           Jeff Eisenach, President, Progress & Freedom Foundation
           Don E. Eberly, Founder of National Fatherhood Initiative,
Director of Civil Society Project
           Virginia Hodgkinson, Vice President of Research,
Independent Sector
           Jim Wallis, Editor, Sojourners
           Ilene Nagel, Dean of Graduate Studies, University of
Maryland
 
      American public life is broken in many ways.  Our politics
treats the continuing breakdown of families and communities only as
fodder for negative campaign ads.  It is time for policymakers to
focus on the basics:  how to rebuild the American community and
restore the sense of common purpose and civic decency to our
national life.  This open discussion, featuring major political
figures from both sides of the partisan divide, will seek to build
a dialogue of trust and cooperation to put America's communities
ahead of political gamesmanship.=20
 
 
6:30 pm =FE  CONFERENCE GALA DINNER
 
           Ann McBride, President, Common Cause
 
 
8:00 pm =FE Organizational Meeting: "Building a Communitarian
Movement"=20
 
      As Communitarian thought continues to grow in influence, the
time has come to build a grassroots movement of Americans who want
to be a part of repairing their country's social and political
environment.  At this working meeting, Communitarians can compare
notes on organizational efforts, and make plans for our expansion
into a successful nationwide movement.
 
 
                             TENTATIVE AGENDA
 
                             MONDAY, APRIL 10
 
 
9:00 am =FE Roundtable Discussion: "Sharing Stories: Rebuilding
Community"=20
 
           CHAIR: Keith Canty, President, Ecological Janitorial
Services, former Executive Director of D.C. Service Corps
 
      All around the country, people are taking the work of
community-building into their own hands.  This exciting meeting
will give these grassroots activists the opportunity to share
experiences and compare methods with many of their counterparts.
 
 
11:00 am =FE Panel Discussion: "Voluntarism and National Service: New
Directions"
          =20
           CHAIR: Mary Boergers, Former Maryland State Senator
 
           Melinda Hudson, Director of Public Liaison, Corporation
for National Service
           Bruce Adams, former President of Montgomery County
Council, Maryland
           Lawrence Mitchell, Professor, National Law Center
=09   Steve Waldman, Newsweek, Author of "The Bill"
=09   Miklos Marschall, Executive Director, Civicus (invited)
           David Stevenson, Independent Sector (invited)
=09   Harry Boyte, Director, Reinventing Citizenship Project, Hubert=20
H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs (invited)
          =20
      Voluntarism, taking personal responsibility for communities,
is at the heart of the communitarian movement.  What is the future
for volunteer and national service programs?  The leading activists
and thinkers in this field have been invited for this open-ended
discussion on how communities can best be served.
 
_______________________
 
Pre-registration is $65, $45 for students.  After March 17th, all
registration is $95.  Members of SASE (Society for the Advancement
of Socio-Economics) receive a $10 discount on pre-registration and
registration.  Attendees of the Communitarian Network conference
receive a $10 discount on the SASE conference.  Registration for
the SASE conference is $85 for members, $110 for non-members.=20
Registrations are not refundable, but will carry over to other
further events.  Hotel accomodations are provided by the Key Bridge
Marriott (703-524-6400), and participants must write "SASE" when
registering at the hotel to receive the discount rate of
$110/night.  Please call 994-7997 for further information.
 
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