Rights and Democracy Summit

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Rights & Democracy’s mission is to bring people together to make the values and needs of our communities guide the policies of our government. Join in skill-building and policy workshops and great guest speakers. 

AGENDA:

9:00 am REGISTRATION - LAKE LOBBY

 

9:15am - WELCOMING - FILM HOUSE

Who is Rights & Democracy - Why We Must Be Bold
Why we need a youth movement

9:40am - 10:50am  MORNING PLENARY

Tackling Inequality & Building A Moral Economy _ FILM HOUSE
-  Paul Cillo, Rev. Debbie Ingram, Michelle Salvador, Rep. Kiah Morris, Karen Lafayette, Rep. Chris Pearson, Erhard Mahnke


11:00am - 12:30am: WORKSHOPS: Session 1

Political Revolution 101: Political organizing 101, VT politics and movement building. THE ATRIUM
-  Allise Hewes, Andrew Tarwerdi, Elise Greaves

Jobs, Justice & Climate: Taking bold action to create good jobs & protect the environment LAKE LOBBY
-  Kathy Blume, Matt Burke, Isaac Grimm

Addressing Racial Justice in a Post Civil Rights Era:  Challenges and Solutions FILM HOUSE
-  Mark Hughes, Rachel Siegel, Alyssa Chen


12:30- 2:00pm LUNCH PLENARY - FILM HOUSE

Rights & Democracy’s  VT Governor and Lt. Governor candidate’s panel - Felicia Kornbluh and Sarah Launderville (co-moderators)

Matt Dunne, Sue Minter, Bruce Lisman, Kesha Ram, David Zuckerman


2:10pm - 3:50pm  WORKSHOPS: Session 2

Ready to Run? Basic orientation to being a candidate - LAKE LOBBY
-  Rep. Rachel Fields, Steve Hingtgen, Brittany Nevins, James Haslam

Criminal Justice Reform - THE ATRIUM
-  Suzi Wizowaty, Robert Appel

What’s next for VT’s Labor Movement? Basics in workers’ rights and the labor movement - FILM HOUSE
-  Michelle Salvador, Traven Leyshon, John Howe and David Mickenberg


4:00pm - 5:30pm: CLOSING PLENARY - FILM HOUSE

What would Bernie’s political revolution look like in Vermont?
-  Anthony Pollina, TJ Donovon, Jim Condos, Susan Hatch-Davis, Selene Colburn

 

PLEASE REQUEST childcare support and any accessibility accommodations by 12noon on Dec 3. 
Call James at 802-272-0882

WHEN
December 05, 2015 at 9am - 7pm
WHERE
Main Street Landing - Performing Arts Center
60 Lake St
Burlington, VT 05401
United States
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CONTACT
James Haslam · · 802-272-0882
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