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John Simkin

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Message from COPA:

Just a reminder to put us on your calendar for the annual regional meeting in Dallas November 18-20 with Moment of Silence on the Grassy Knoll on the 22nd (Tuesday). If you haven't yet reserved your room at the Hotel Lawrence, now is a good time, there are still single bed no smoking rooms available and our room block is still holding. Call 214-761-9090 and ask for the COPA rates for a discount, $84/night single/double.

There's lots to talk about. New developments in the RFK and JFK cases. Archiving the assassinations. The ML King Records Act. 9/11 Research, and Rep. Cynthia McKinney will keynote.

Other confirmed speakers include Walt Brown, Dick Russell, Billy Sol Estes, Brad Ayers, Joan Mellen, Bill Kelly, Nick Kotz (author of Judgment Days, about LBJ and MLK), Dr. William Pepper, Dick Gregory, Billy Sol Estes, Philip Melanson, PhD, Jerry McKnight, (Weisberg Archives), Ben Rogers (curator of the Penn Jones archives), Chris Pike (researching Penn Jones), Dave Starks (JFK Assassination Web), John Judge (Emcee).

Invited speakers: Michael Newton, Ronnie Dugger, Barr McCellan, Clay Carson (MLK Papers), the director of Malcolm X Museum, Paris Flammonde, Rex Bradford, Ed Tatro, Ralph Schoenman, Paul Krassner, Robert Groden, David Wrone, Stuart Wexler, T Carter.

Registration $50 or $20/day, payable at event.


Friday, November 18, Adolphus Hotel, 1321 Commerce Street (shuttle available from Hotel Lawrence)

5-7 pm Drinks and dinner at Bistro Lounge

7-10 pm Keynote: Rep. Cynthia McKinney

Saturday, November 19

Location to be announced

9 am - 5 pm Speakers and Panels

Hotel Lawrence, 302 S. Houston St.

7-10 pm videos

Sunday, November 20

Hotel Lawrence

9 am - 1 pm - Speakers and COPA discussion

Tuesday, November 22

12:30 pm - Moment of Silence at the Grassy Knoll

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