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Saturday, June 3
 

10:00am

Welcome and Opening
Speakers
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Ivette Alfonso

President, Citizen Action of New York
President, Citizen Action of New York
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Karen Scharff

Executive Director, Citizen Action of New York
Executive Director, Citizen Action of New York


Saturday June 3, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
King Street Ballroom

11:00am

Featured Speaker: J. Phillip Thompson
"A Movement Building Strategy for These Times"

Speakers
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J. Phillip Thompson

Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
J. Phillip Thompson III, Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University in 1977, a M.U.P. from Hunter College in 1986, and a PhD. in Political Science from the City University... Read More →


Saturday June 3, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
King Street Ballroom

11:45am

Performance: Climbing PoeTree
Artists
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Climbing PoeTree

Based in Brooklyn, NY with a dedication to the whole planet, Climbing PoeTree harnesses creativity as the antidote to destruction through their award-winning spoken word, boundary-breaking music, and multimedia hip hop theater. Co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman have independently... Read More →


Saturday June 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:00pm
King Street Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday June 3, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fort Orange Courtyard

1:15pm

Candidate & Campaign Management: What to Consider Before Running for Office & Creating a Campaign Plan
These trainings are for campaign managers candidates, or individuals interested in running in the near future. We teach candidates the nuts and bolts of running—and winning—a progressive campaign. This track covers the following topics, with a combination of customized presentations, exercises, individual coaching and group discussions: Making a Campaign Plan and Budget, Crafting an Effective Campaign Message, Creating a Stump Speech, Life of a Candidate, Fundraising and Managing Call Time, Canvassing, Targeting and Direct Voter Contact, GOTV (Get Out The Vote), Candidate Management

Speakers
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Aaron Abel

New York Field Director, Working Families Party


Saturday June 3, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Fort Orange 5

1:15pm

Finding our Voice: Spoken Word and Storytelling
This interactive workshop surges from the collective wisdom and collaborative power of our communities using S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D., a growing tapestry of Stories, Testimonies, Intentions, Truths, Confessions, Healing, Expressions, and Dreams that we have collected and stitched together from more than 5,000 audience members and workshop participants across the country. Participants will interact with and contribute to S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D., undergo a writing exercise that stretches the imagination to conceive of new possibilities for liberation, and co-create a group poem.

Speakers
avatar for Climbing PoeTree

Climbing PoeTree

Based in Brooklyn, NY with a dedication to the whole planet, Climbing PoeTree harnesses creativity as the antidote to destruction through their award-winning spoken word, boundary-breaking music, and multimedia hip hop theater. Co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman have independently... Read More →


Saturday June 3, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Fort Orange 9

1:15pm

Health Care is a Human Right
As the radical right wing in Washington plays politics with health care, lives hang in the balance. Our vision for universal care is one where our communities have the health care they need, when and where they need it. Where health care workers are able to focus on patients, not profits, and provide culturally competent care. Where we tackle the complex effects of housing, nutrition and poverty on health. Where immigration status or zip code doesn’t determine access to care. It’s a big, multi-faceted struggle, with no one, easy answer. We must fight together to save the lives threatened right now and create a system where holistic, universal care is truly a right, not a privilege. How do we do it? Together.

Speakers
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LeeAnn Hall

Co-Executive Director, People's Action


Saturday June 3, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Fort Orange 7

1:15pm

Justice for All: Introduction to Building an Anti-Racism Movement
Structural racism is the blind interaction between institutions, policies, and practices that perpetuate long-standing inequities. Whether we acknowledge it or not, racism remains a pervasive problem in our society. To dismantle structural racism, we need to break through the collective amnesia that blinds us to our nation’s history. Together, we'll work to promote the building of multi-racial social justice movements.

Speakers
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Stanley Fritz

Communications Associate, Citizen Action of New York
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Colin O'Malley

Organizing Director, Metro Justice


Saturday June 3, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Town Hall Amphitheater

1:15pm

Leading Meetings That Inspire Action
Meeting facilitation is one of the most important skills a group leader can possess. These types of process-oriented skills help to guide and direct key parts of our organizing work. Learn best practices for running more effective and dynamic meetings, training events, and planning sessions.

Speakers
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Michaela Lovegood

Field Director, People's Action
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Eve Shippens

Board Member, Citizen Action of New York


Saturday June 3, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
The Lodge

1:15pm

Lessons of the Fighting Labor Movement: The Fight for the Eight Hour Day
This workshop will look at the lessons of the labor movement's fight for rights during the Gilded Age. It will cover the Knights of Labor, the Haymarket Martyrs and the rise of the American Federation of Labor. It will examine the role of immigrant workers and women in these battles and draw lessons for the unions and workers today.

Speakers
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Mark Emanatian

Senior Field Coordinator, Capital District Area Labor Federation


Saturday June 3, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Shaker Room

1:15pm

Reversing Runaway Inequality - Focus on Money in Politics
The economy is a mess for everyone except the super rich. Those with power have designed a system to rip wealth from our commnuities and leave us behind. They've decided that poverty should be our way of life and are doing everything they can to keep us down. Join us as we look at the root causes of runaway inequality in this interactive workshop.

Speakers
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John O'Malley

Legislative Coordinator, CWA Local 1180


Saturday June 3, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
High Street 24

3:30pm

3:30pm

Beyond the Idea of 'Sanctuary' - What Protection Looks Like for Queer, Black, and POC Communities
New York City has been considered a safe place for immigrant communities for a long time, and lately, has taken on the name of a "Sanctuary City." However, the idea of "sanctuary" has mostly been a facade to the city's reality: a place that criminalizes Black, Brown, and Queer bodies through the continuation of unnecessary arrests for low-level offenses cannot be called a "sanctuary" space. Many of individuals who enter the system and are also immigrants and end up placed into a pipeline for deportation. This workshop will discuss the dichotomy of the term Sanctuary City and the current politics while also highlighting proactive solutions that New York City and New York State can take in order to become a real Sanctuary city/state.

Speakers
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Mateo Guerrero

Leadership Development Coordinator, Make the Road NY


Saturday June 3, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Town Hall Amphitheater

3:30pm

Building Strong Solidarity: Lessons from Beyond the Moment & The Majority
This year an unprecedented collective effort took place that brought together organizations from the Movement for Black Lives, Immigrant Rights, Indigenous Rights, Latinx Rights, Muslim and South Asian communities, the LGBT community, and low wage workers under the banner of "Beyond the Moment." Groups from various communities all marched together under the banner "The Majority."

Through merging Dr. King's elevation of the three evils of Capitalism, Anti-Blackness, and Militarism with the urgency of today's resistance, we have a unique opportunity to bring together communities and movements that have yet to build deep national and local collaboration

Join an interactive workshop of the opportunities, challenges, and needs for strong, durable solidarity where we confront our differences, not hide them, in the age of neo-fascism and high-tech white supremacy.

Speakers

Saturday June 3, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Fort Orange 7

3:30pm

Candidate and Campaign Management: Field and Targeting
These trainings are for campaign managers candidates, or individuals interested in running in the near future. We teach candidates the nuts and bolts of running—and winning—a progressive campaign. This track covers the following topics, with a combination of customized presentations, exercises, individual coaching and group discussions: Making a Campaign Plan and Budget, Crafting an Effective Campaign Message, Creating a Stump Speech, Life of a Candidate, Fundraising and Managing Call Time, Canvassing, Targeting and Direct Voter Contact, GOTV (Get Out The Vote), Candidate Management

Speakers
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Aaron Abel

New York Field Director, Working Families Party


Saturday June 3, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Fort Orange 5

3:30pm

Lessons of the Fighting Labor Movement: The Strikes of the 1930s and the Rise of the CIO
This workshop will look at the great battles of the 1930s, including the general strikes, the organizing drives, the Unemployed Leagues. We'll discuss the role of African American workers in the struggle and the challenges of building an united labor movement. Participants will view pictures and film of the actual struggles and discuss how history relates to today's struggles.

Speakers
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Mark Emanatian

Senior Field Coordinator, Capital District Area Labor Federation
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Jamaica Miles

Lead Organizer, Citizen Action of New York


Saturday June 3, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Shaker Room

3:30pm

Power Dynamics and Social Change
What is power and how does it work? What distinguishes a winnable campaign from an unwinnable one? Learn all about power mapping - an excellent tool for understanding power dynamics and planning your campaign strategy.

Speakers
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Sara Alpert

Lead Organizer, Citizen Action of New York
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LeeAnn Hall

Co-Executive Director, People's Action


Saturday June 3, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
High Street 28

3:30pm

Relationship Building Through One-on-Ones
Changing the world starts with organizing, and organizing starts with one-on-one conversations that form the foundation of the strong, public relationships where power is built for our organizations and our movement. In these conversations we work to identify self-interest, use that as the basis for a call to action, and engage people in the meaningful work of changing their lives and the world for the better. In this participatory workshop, we will explore techniques that you can take back home and use to build or strengthen your base.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Andreotta

Kristina Andreotta

Deputy Organizing Director, Citizen Action of New York
With more than a decade of experience in leadership training, Kristina has incorporated storytelling and public narrative into every aspect of movement building, from grassroots outreach to executive coaching. Kristina has a diverse campaign background that includes everything from... Read More →
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Semhar Dory

Community Organizer, Citizen Action of New York


Saturday June 3, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
The Lodge

3:30pm

Reversing Runaway Inequality - Focus on Institutional Racism
The economy is a mess for everyone except the super rich. Those with power have designed a system to rip wealth from our commnuities and leave us behind. They've decided that poverty should be our way of life and are doing everything they can to keep us down. Join us as we look at the root causes of runaway inequality in this interactive workshop.

Speakers
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John O'Malley

Legislative Coordinator, CWA Local 1180


Saturday June 3, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
High Street 24

3:30pm

Tools of Civic Engagement
New York has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the county. Educating and inspiring our communities to participate in elections continues to be one of the greatest challenges to changing the face of elected power in our state. In this workshop we will explore training games used to initiate conversations regarding the history of the vote and voter turnout in NY. We will also brainstorm new ways to overcome obstacles we face in the field while engaging potential voters. This will be an opportunity for participants to explore new tools and to share best practices with fellow activists from across the state.

Speakers
MB

Marcela Barrientos

Training and Leadership Development Director, New York Civic Engagement Table
Training and Leadership Development Director, New York Civic Engagement Table


Saturday June 3, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
High Street 26

3:30pm

What is the Economy For? The Radical Potential of Human Rights
This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of macro economics with a focus race and gender. Join us to learn a new way to think about why we have an economy and how it should be used to achieve human rights.

Speakers
avatar for Radhika Balakrishnan

Radhika Balakrishnan

Faculty Director, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University
Radhika Balakrishnan, faculty director at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and professor in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University. She is Commissioner for the Commission for Gender Equity for the City of New... Read More →


Saturday June 3, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Fort Orange 9

5:30pm

6:30pm

Featured Speaker: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
"States Are Where The Action Is: Resistance in the Trump Era."

Speakers
avatar for Eric Schneiderman

Eric Schneiderman

NYS Attorney General
Eric was elected the 65th Attorney General of New York State on November 2, 2010. As the highest ranking law enforcement officer for the State, Eric has taken on the tough fights to protect New Yorkers – because he believes there has to be one set of rules for everyone, no matter... Read More →


Saturday June 3, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
King Street Ballroom

6:30pm

Featured Speaker: Radhika Balakrishnan
"What is the Economy For? The Radical Potential of Human Rights"

Speakers
avatar for Radhika Balakrishnan

Radhika Balakrishnan

Faculty Director, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University
Radhika Balakrishnan, faculty director at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and professor in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University. She is Commissioner for the Commission for Gender Equity for the City of New... Read More →


Saturday June 3, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
King Street Ballroom

6:30pm

Dinner
Saturday June 3, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
King Street Ballroom

8:30pm

 
Sunday, June 4
 

7:30am

8:15am

Breakfast
Sunday June 4, 2017 8:15am - 8:30am
King Street Ballroom

8:30am

Keynote Address: Glenn E. Martin
"Building Power: Those Closest to the Problem are Closest to the Solution"

Speakers
avatar for Glenn E. Martin

Glenn E. Martin

President and Founder, JustLeadershipUSA
Glenn E. Martin, President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA, an organization dedicated to cutting the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030. He is part of the vanguard of advocates working to make that future a reality. His goal is to amplify the voice of the people most impacted... Read More →


Sunday June 4, 2017 8:30am - 9:45am
King Street Ballroom

10:00am

Candidate and Campaign Management: Fundraising Training & Life of a Candidate
These trainings are for campaign managers candidates, or individuals interested in running in the near future. We teach candidates the nuts and bolts of running—and winning—a progressive campaign. This track covers the following topics, with a combination of customized presentations, exercises, individual coaching and group discussions: Making a Campaign Plan and Budget, Crafting an Effective Campaign Message, Creating a Stump Speech, Life of a Candidate, Fundraising and Managing Call Time, Canvassing, Targeting and Direct Voter Contact, GOTV (Get Out The Vote), Candidate Management

Speakers
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Aaron Abel

New York Field Director, Working Families Party


Sunday June 4, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fort Orange 5

10:00am

Criminal Justice Reforms in New York State
Our criminal justice system is broken. Over the past four decades the prison population in this country has quadrupled, and our systems of bail, parole, and trial have been used to keep individuals from reclaiming their dignity and rebuilding their lives. This workshop will explore the various issues under the criminal justice umbrella and discuss what must be done to create a more fair and equitable system.

Speakers
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Cynthia Herriott

Leader, Rochester Community Task Force on School Climate
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Rosemary Rivera

Statewide Organizing and Training Director, Citizen Action of New York
Organizing Director, Citizen Action of New York
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Jason Walker

Community Organizer, VOCAL NY
Jason L. Walker is a Washington, DC native and a graduate of the University of Louisville, earning his Bachelors of Science in Pan-African Studies while minoring in Cultural Anthropology.  During his matriculation, he served as the President of the University’s chapter of the... Read More →


Sunday June 4, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fort Orange 9

10:00am

Digital Security: What You Need to Know
We are in turbulent times when it comes to digital security with massive ransomware attacks, Congress rolling back internet privacy rules, and net neutrality at risk. We will take a closer look at the current threats to our digital privacy and security. You will also learn about risk assessment and what you can do to protect yourself including two-factor authentication, password managers, VPNs, social media settings, and other strategies.

Speakers
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Neal Hussein

Freelance Data and Cyber Consultant
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Sonya Reynolds

Data Director, New York Civic Engagement Table
Data Director, New York Civic Engagement Table


Sunday June 4, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Town Hall Amphitheater

10:00am

Lessons of the Fighting Labor Movement: Today's Struggles
This workshop will be a lively panel discussion that will include strike leaders and organizers confronting the battle for rights and living standards in today's age of runaway inequality. Participants will discuss issues facing working people today and how to continue building and expanding the labor movement.

Speakers
ME

Mark Emanatian

Senior Field Coordinator, Capital District Area Labor Federation
JM

Jamaica Miles

Lead Organizer, Citizen Action of New York


Sunday June 4, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shaker Room

10:00am

Protecting New York: Stopping a Constitutional Convention
New York voters will decide in November whether or not to have a Constitutional Convention next year. With a Trump administration in control and an empowered conservative right in New York and beyond, it's essential that we protect our rights. During this workshop, we'll explore what's at risk for New Yorkers if there is a Constitutional Convention and how we can organize in our communities to stop it.

Sunday June 4, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
High Street 24

10:00am

Shifting the Dominant Worldview: A Vision for Justice
People use stories to help make sense of the world around them. These stories help to explain our experiences, and the stories that we all share are what make up our society's 'dominant worldview.' In this workshop, we'll look at how hate, greed and power have influenced the way that we all make sense of the world, and how we can communicate differently to work against systems of oppression and build systems of justice.

Speakers
avatar for Libero  Della Piana

Libero Della Piana

Director of Digital Organizing, People's Action
Libero Della Piana is the Director of Digital Organizing for People’s Action, a new national organization bringing together affiliate organizations from the Alliance for a Just Society, National People’s Action and USAction organizing networks. Libero previously worked for organizations... Read More →
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Gabe Strachota

New York Communities for Change


Sunday June 4, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fort Orange 7

10:00am

Tools of Civic Engagement (Spanish)
New York has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the county. Educating and inspiring our communities to participate in elections continues to be one of the greatest challenges to changing the face of elected power in our state. In this workshop we will explore training games used to initiate conversations regarding the history of the vote and voter turnout in NY. We will also brainstorm new ways to overcome obstacles we face in the field while engaging potential voters. This will be an opportunity for participants to explore new tools and to share best practices with fellow activists from across the state. This training will be conducted in Spanish.

Speakers
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Gabriela Castillo

Coordinator, Long Island Civic Engagement Table
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Alejandra Sorto

Organizer, Long Island Civic Engagement Table


Sunday June 4, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
High Street 28

10:00am

Trumpian Budgets and How To Stop Them
A safe place to live, food on the table, heat in the winter, pre-school for our children, research to break through the next big solution to HIV/AIDS, cleaning up the toxic waste site in our neighborhood, job training - these are the real life benefits from a moral budget. But the Trump regime and Congress prioritize corporate profits over people. Our only option is to organize a massive movement for justice. Join us to hear from the experts on the process, timing, politics and impact on our state budget. Be a part of the statewide and national team of agitators and resistors ready to fight for the fabric of our society – a moral budget that is about people, not profits.

Speakers
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Mary Clark

Regional Director, Citizen Action of New York
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Ellen Nissenbaum

Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Center for Budget & Policy Priorities


Sunday June 4, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
High Street 26

12:00pm

12:00pm

Lunch
Sunday June 4, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
King Street Ballroom

1:30pm

Block by Block Organizing
With Trump and the Republicans in control of the presidency and both houses of Congress (and the GOP-aligned IDC blocking legislative progress in NYS), the only way we are going to win on the issues is by building the infrastructure to sustain a prolonged fight for power. We must work strategically in our communities to win the hearts and minds of our neighbors, and we must start now, working to mobilize supporters and shift the worldview of those in the center by repeatedly engaging them in deep conversations and building the community power necessary to WIN in 2018 and beyond. Join us, for a look at the strategy and tools you will need to succeed in organizing your neighborhood, block by block.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Andreotta

Kristina Andreotta

Deputy Organizing Director, Citizen Action of New York
With more than a decade of experience in leadership training, Kristina has incorporated storytelling and public narrative into every aspect of movement building, from grassroots outreach to executive coaching. Kristina has a diverse campaign background that includes everything from... Read More →
avatar for Rashida Tyler

Rashida Tyler

Member, Citizen Action of New York


Sunday June 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
High Street 24

1:30pm

Candidate and Campaign Management: Stump Speech and Messaging
These trainings are for campaign managers candidates, or individuals interested in running in the near future. We teach candidates the nuts and bolts of running—and winning—a progressive campaign. This track covers the following topics, with a combination of customized presentations, exercises, individual coaching and group discussions: Making a Campaign Plan and Budget, Crafting an Effective Campaign Message, Creating a Stump Speech, Life of a Candidate, Fundraising and Managing Call Time, Canvassing, Targeting and Direct Voter Contact, GOTV (Get Out The Vote), Candidate Management

Speakers
AA

Aaron Abel

New York Field Director, Working Families Party


Sunday June 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Fort Orange 5

1:30pm

Digital Tools for the Resistance
In the first 100 days of the Trump administration grassroots groups around the country engaged in unprecedented efforts to derail the Trump agenda. From confronting elected representatives at town halls to bird-dogging them at fundraisers to holding mock-gatherings with live-poultry standing in for MOCs, everyday people brought the heat to block attempts to repeal of Affordable Care Act and other disastrous pieces of legislation. In this presentation, we will discuss what worked, what didn't, and why based on examples from People's Action and its member organizations. We will dig into the ways digital tools helped mobilize and build grassroots people's power and then how on-the-ground organizing continued to fuel the digital work. And we will talk about what comes next as the grassroots works with the netroots to beat the anti-people agenda going forward.

Speakers
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Xoai Pham

Digital Organizer, People's Action
avatar for Libero  Della Piana

Libero Della Piana

Director of Digital Organizing, People's Action
Libero Della Piana is the Director of Digital Organizing for People’s Action, a new national organization bringing together affiliate organizations from the Alliance for a Just Society, National People’s Action and USAction organizing networks. Libero previously worked for organizations... Read More →


Sunday June 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Town Hall Amphitheater

1:30pm

Fighting Neoliberalism: Our Long Term Agenda

In this moment of crisis, we believe there is an unprecedented opportunity to change the narrative, lay the groundwork for major structural transformation, and to build our power through mass organizing. Join us to explore how forces of hate and greed have influenced our society and to work together in building our long-term agenda for change.


Speakers
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Harmony Goldberg

Political Education Program Coordinator, People's Action
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Emily Terrana

PUSH Buffalo


Sunday June 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Shaker Room

1:30pm

Foreign Policy, Militarism and Social Justice
Learn the fundamentals behind the US military budget and dive into the ways that these costs feed our global system of runaway inequality and the oppression of people. We'll explore data to develop a full understanding of how the dots are connected, and then discuss an action plan to fight back.

Speakers

Sunday June 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Lodge

1:30pm

How to Recruit, Retain, and Rally Volunteers
Volunteers are the driving force behind any effective grassroots organization. The role of an organizer is to grow the base of supporters and then turn those supporters into active and engaged volunteers. Understanding the reasons why people volunteer (and why they stop volunteering) is critical to mounting a successful campaign.

Speakers
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Benjetta Miller

Member, Long Island Progressive Coalition
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Blanca Villanueva

Education Organizer, Long Island Progressive Coalition


Sunday June 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
High Street 26

1:30pm

Low Wage Worker Table Meeting
Sunday June 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
High Street 28

1:30pm

Moving Beyond Trump and Creating a Positive School Climate
The Presidential Election elevated hateful rhetoric targeting young people in immigrant communities, young people from communities of color, young people with disabilities, LGBTQIA and young women. How can New York’s public schools move toward creating learning environments free from oppression and biases against young people?

Speakers
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Jasmine Gripper

Early Childhood Campaign Coordinator, Alliance for Quality Education
Legislative Director, Alliance for Quality Education
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Angelica Rivera

Member, Citizen Action of New York
Angelica Rivera is the Education Committee Chair of Citizen Action of Western New York as well as a mother of twin 4 year olds who attend Buffalo Public Schools.  Together with the Education Committee, Angelica played a prominent role in the work to revise the Code of Conduct in... Read More →


Sunday June 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Fort Orange 7

1:30pm

No Bills, No Drills: Visioning a Renewable Future
For years the movement for Climate Justice has been more about polar bears than people, more about technical jargon than a powerful opportunity to create an economy that works for all of us. New advances in technology have made a world where fossil fuel extraction can be extinct. We are in the midst of a transition in our economy that will define the future of this planet. To build and renewable future that creates justice for people and planet we must work to create a bottom up community base climate movement that brings real solutions for real people. A new world is possible and we have the tools to build a community based Climate Movement that means No Bills extracting money from our wallets and No Drills destroying the planet.

Speakers
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Amber Johnson

Organizer, Citizen Action if NY
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John Washington

PUSH Buffalo


Sunday June 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Fort Orange 9