Monday, August 22, 2011

Reports from Democracy Convention

The First Annual Democracy Convention
August 24-8 / Madison, WI

If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most -- in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution -- you will find something inspiring in Madison this August.
More than one conference, this first Democracy Convention will house at least nine conferences under one roof. As the great progressive reformer Fighting Bob La Follette said, "democracy is a life," and "involves constant struggle" in all sectors of society. With the 2011 Democracy Convention, we recognize the importance of each of these separate democracy struggles, as well as the need to unite them all in a common, deeply rooted, broad based, movement for democracy. More than 500 people have already registered.

I’ll be participating in 3 workshops during the Convention:
At the EARTH DEMOCRACY Conference
Water: A Fundamental Right for People and Nature: Local to Global
Lessons from the Past: Abolitionists, The Women’s Movement, Organized Labor
Democratizing Money
[the list of presenters has changed]

Between workshop presentations, I’ll be attending many sessions at the Constitutional Reform Conference , which is sponsored by Move to Amend (the organization formed last year to amend the US Constitution to abolish never-intended corporate constitutional rights).

Reports (hopefully daily) will be posted here.
Links will be at:!/groups/123055735045/

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