Sixty organizers for groups affiliated with the Latin America Solidarity Coalition (LASC), met Thursday, Nov. 18, in Columbus, GA, in advance of the annual SOA Watch vigil at the gates of Ft. Benning, GA. The LASC conference was an action focused conference with the aim to build a stronger movement to oppose US militarism and the militarization of relations with Latin America. Break-out groups made specific proposals of campaigns and organizing tools to build the movement around issues such as US bases, the Pentagon budget, and the coups in Haiti and Honduras. Plans were also made to enlist greater support within key sectors such as students and youth, women, labor, etc. One of the most exciting proposals to come out of the conference was to organize an activist training school on confronting US militarism. In the final plenary participating organizations and individuals volunteered to take responsibility for various pieces or the proposed projects. The work of the conference will be deepened in a weekend conference in Washington, DC April 8-10, 2011.