- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 3, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Discussion with Australian leadeHuman rights in Iran — 12:30 p.m. — The National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates holds a discussion on human rights and the student movement in Iran. Rita Maran of the USA East Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association, Shaazka Beyerle of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and human rights activist Moslem Mansoori participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Lisagor Room. Contact: 202/487-6989.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Italian President Carlo Campi in Rome. Calls upon Pope John Paul II in Vatican City. Lays a wreath at the Ardeatine Caves memorial outside Rome. Meets with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Rome.

VICE PRESIDENT

Addresses the Police Office Association of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Ill. Attends a fund-raiser for Republican senatorial candidate Jack Ryan, Chicago.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the employment situation for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention holds a meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to discuss the final report of the White House Task Force for Disadvantaged Youth. Location: White House Conference Center, Truman Room, 726 Jackson Place NW. Contact: 202/514-2190.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on pending judicial nominations. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at noon in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Latino and faith-based issues# — all day — Esperanza USA holds a conference on Latino and faith-based issues. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 7:30 a.m. — Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; and Commerce Secretary Don Evans at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/684-3339.

Homeland security summit — all day — McGraw-Hill Companies hold a conference, “Homeland Security Summit and Exposition,” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Rep. Christopher Cox, California Republican, chairman, Select Committee on Homeland Security

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 800/240-7645.

Military personnel system — 9 a.m. — MIT Security Studies Program holds a news conference on a book, “Filling the Ranks: Transforming the U.S. Military Personnel System,” which states that the United States must reshape its policies on pay, benefits and career paths for people who serve in the armed forces. Cindy Williams, editor, participates. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 617/253-1965.

Teacher Unions and Charter Districts — 9:30 a.m. — Progressive Policy Institute holds a discussion on “Teacher Unions and Charter Districts: Opportunity or Oxymoron?” Bryan Hassel, Public Impact; Alex Medler, education policy consultant; Todd Zeibarth, Augenblick, Palaich and Associates; and Andrew Rotherhan, PPI, participate. Location: PPI, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Suite 400. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Farmer’s market — 10 a.m. — The Agriculture Department hosts the opening of the 2004 Agriculture Department Farmers Market season. The farmer’s market is open every Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through Oct. 29. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman participates. Location: Agriculture Department, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Religious institutions — 10 a.m. — Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on “Religious Institutions: Creating a Culture of Nonviolence in Burundi.” Bishop Jean Ntagwarara, Burundi Catholic Bishops Conference; Eugene Nindorera, Burundi Leadership Training Program; and Ozong Agborsangaya, Search for Common Ground, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Global economic rebalancing — 10 a.m. — New America Foundation holds a discussion on “Global Economic Rebalancing: Day of Reckoning or Another New Paradigm?” Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley; and Michael Calabrese, New America Foundation, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

“Is Child Marriage a Health Hazard?” — 10:30 a.m. — The United Nations Population Fund holds a discussion on “Is Child Marriage a Health Hazard?” Thoraya Ahmed Obald, UNFPA; Geeta Rao Gupta, International Center for Research on Women, participate. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 800/834-1110.

Liberia discussion — 11 a.m. — The Voice of America holds a discussion on Liberia. Gyude Bryant, chairman, National Transitional Government of Liberia, participates. Location: VOA, 330 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-7000.

Book discussion — noon — The Heritage Foundation and the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute hold a Conservative Women’s Network Luncheon and book discussion on “Women, Terrorism and the Failure of American Feminism.” Elinor Burkett, author, participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Actions to take against the war and torture — 7 p.m. — The Plymouth Congregational UCC holds a discussion on actions to take against the war and torture at home and abroad. Rahul Mahajan, journalist just returning from Fallujah, Iraq; the Rev. Graylan Hagler, Plymouth Congregational LLC; and Zein El-Amine, Critical Resistance, D.C., participate. Location: Plymouth Congregational UCC, 5301 North Capitol St. NE. Contact: 202/723-5330.

Celebrate the life, work and contributions of Edward W. Said — 7:30 p.m. — The U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation and Black Voices for Peace hold a meeting to celebrate the life work and contributions of Edward W. Said to the movements against apartheid, against racism, against occupation and for South African and Palestinian freedom. Miriam Said, widow of Edward Said; the Rev. Walter Fauntroy, New Bethel Baptist Church; Danny Glover, actor; Jeanette Ndhlovu, United Nations, participate. Location: New Bethel Baptist Church, Ninth and S streets NW. Contact: 202/232-5690.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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