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E-M:/ PowerShift in Kalamazoo: Conference on Peak Oil Issues

Enviro-Mich message from jmgear <jmgear@acd.net>


Former CIA Director James Woolsey and others will join in Kalamazoo on Sat, April 1 to discuss America’s oil dependency.
Doors at WMU open at 9:00 a.m. Conference and food are FREE. See below


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*Contact: Tom Collina *Michael Rader

Executive Director Regional Director

202.833.2020 804.475.9196

tcollina@2020vision.org <mailto:tcollina@2020vision.org> _wanderlights@yahoo.com_

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*Former CIA Director to Speak at PowerShift 2006 in Kalamazoo*

/R. James Woolsey to discuss dangers of U.S. oil addiction and promising solutions and lead Oil ShockWave Executive Crisis Simulation/

*Kalamazoo, MI (Grassroots Newswire) – *

*Who:* R. James Woolsey, Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton and former Director of Central Intelligence

*Where:* Western Michigan University

Fetzer Center (Main Ballroom)

Kalamazoo, MI

*When:* Saturday, April 1, 2006. Doors will open at 9 a.m.

*What: *PowerShift 2006 National Tour, a public education effort designed to engage Americans on energy security. * *

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Woolsey, an internationally known expert on national security and biofuels, will deliver the speech, “Energy, Security and the Long War of the 21st Century” and lead a unique executive crisis simulation called Oil ShockWave College Tour.

20/20 Vision has organized the PowerShift conference series to better understand the dangers of U.S. oil dependency to our economy, security and environment, while exploring promising solutions.

This will be the first stop for the 2006 PowerShift National Tour. Other locations include Portland, OR; Fort Wayne, IN; and Lawrence, KS. For more information, please visit www.power-shift.org <http://www.power-shift.org/>.

*About 20/20 Vision*

20/20 Vision, celebrating its 20^th year, is a national, nonpartisan, independent organization dedicated to educating the U.S. public on connections between the environment, energy, and global security.



PowerShift National Tour
Kalamazoo, MI
April 1, 2006


DRAFT 3/21/06

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Congressman Fred Upton (invited)

Kalamazoo Mayor Hannah McKinney

Tom Z. Collina, Executive Director, 20/20 Vision
Michael Rader, Regional Director, 20/20 Vision, WMU
Ann Bordetsky, Natural Resources Defense Council
Kira Christie, Americans for Informed Democracy

9:30 AM
Panel Discussion
Key Problems: Rising Gas Prices, Trouble in the Middle East, Global Warming and Jobs

Moderator: Tom Collina, 20/20 Vision
Professor Howard Dooley, WMU History Department
Walter McManus, Director, Automotive Analysis Division
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Ann Bordetsky, Policy Analyst, Air & Energy Program, NRDC
11:00 AM

11:15 AM
Concurrent Workshops #1
Student Organizing, Media Work and Congress

Workshop #1: Media—Ron Zucker, 20/20 Vision, Fetzer 1060
Workshop #2: Messaging 101— Kira Christie, AID, Fetzer 1040/50
Workshop #3: Student Activism—Sarah Gudorf, 20/20 Vision, Fetzer 2020

12:00 PM

12:15 PM
Lunch Served
Keynote speaker: R. James Woolsey, former CIA director

1:30 PM
Concurrent Workshops #2
Student Organizing, Media Work and Congress

Workshop #1: Media—Ron Zucker, 20/20 Vision, Fetzer 1060
Workshop #2: Organizing 101—Kira Christie, AID, Fetzer 1040/50
Workshop #3: Working Congress 101—Ann Bordetsky, NRDC, Fetzer 2020

2:15 PM
Panel Discussion
Promising Solutions: Alternative Fuels, New Automobile Technologies, Fuel Efficiency and Smart Growth

Moderator: Michael Rader, Regional Director, 20/20 Vision, WMU

, Auto Project Director, Ecology Center

Brad Markell, Research Department, United Auto Workers Union

, Communications Director, Ethanol Promotion and Information Council

Brad Garmon, Land Programs Director, Michigan Environmental Council

3:45 PM
Break - Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Served

4:15 PM
Oil ShockWave College Tour Simulation
Opening remarks

Tom Z. Collina
R. James Woolsey

4:30 PM
Simulated oil supply crisis run by professors and students

6:15 PM
Simulation Discussion/Q & A

7:00 PM

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