Updates for Triennial Congress: July 31–Aug. 3, Detroit

by Congress Coordinator

START / END TIMES: The Congress begins on Thursday, July 31, 6 pm, with a dinner, followed by the opening ceremony at 7 pm. The Congress ends at noon on Sunday, August 3.

PROGRAM BOOK: Each Congress participant will receive a beautiful program book. Organizations, individuals, and WILPF branches are invited to place an ad. Would you or your branch like to honor a WILPF member or someone who has inspired you to become a peace activist? Memorialize a deceased member or loved one? Or highlight a branch project? Your ad will help defray the costs of the congress. Camera-ready copy is preferred, but we can design your ad for you. Click here for the order form. Or email tribute2014@wilpfus.org and we’ll send you the form. DEADLINE: JUNE 30.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Please help raise funds for scholarships for the congress. A scholarship can make the difference between “I wish I could attend the Congress” and “I’m attending the Congress!” We already have requests for scholarships. Please contribute today. You may donate online by clicking here. Scroll down the page, fill out your personal information, then go to the “Donation Amount” box. Here you will choose “Congress Scholarship” in the purpose box. Or you can write a check payable to WILPF-US, with “Congress Scholarship” in the memo line. Send checks to WILPF-US, 11 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116. 

WORKSHOPS: There’s still time to submit a workshop proposal. Click here to download the form. DEADLINE: June 15.  

TRANSPORTATION: Let us know your travel plans, whether you will be arriving at the airport, train station, or bus stop. Email CongressCoordinator@wilpfus.org with your destination and time of arrival. (Note that this e-mail is different from the one given in the original registration form.) The nearest airport is Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), and the nearest Amtrak train station is located at 11 W. Baltimore Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. The Megabus stops at Cass and Warren, at the Wayne State University campus. The Greyhound bus station is located at 1001 Howard Street, Detroit, 48226. If you arrive by train or bus, we’ll arrange to have a volunteer driver pick you up. Air travelers will be picked up by an airport transportation service.

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