Agenda 2012

Our agenda is still in development. Any information on this page is subject to change.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

8:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Welcome
11:00 – 12:30 Workshops I
Ballroom C Educate NY Now!
Capital Room Criminal Justice in New York State
Ten Broeck Room Engaging Voters: Best Practices for Voter Contact
Ballroom D Telling Our Economic Story
Beverwyck Room The Strategy Salad: How to Build a Winning Plan
Ballroom E We’ve Got You Covered: The Fight for Quality, Affordable Health Care After the Supreme Court Decision
Van Rensselaer Room Elected Officials Only
12:30 – 12:45 Break
12:45 – 1:30 Ballroom A/B Lunch

Albany County District Attorney David Soares
Special Guest Speaker
Albany Common Council President Carolyn McLaughlin
Special Guest Speaker
1:30 – 2:45 Ballroom A/B Keynote Address: Tim Wise
Racism, Criminal Justice and the Politics of Solidarity

Plenary – Criminalizing Race: How Racism Drives Public Policy
A plenary discussion on the intersection of racial and criminal justice, including Tim Wise, Dr. Alice Green, Julianne Hing (moderator), New York City Councilmember Jumaane Williams, and Candis Tolliver.

2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 5:00 Workshops II
Beverwyck Room Breaking: Progressive Groups Hold Newsworthy Press Conference
Ballroom E Teamwork! Managing Teams and Building Capacity
Capital Room Listening to New Yorkers: Our Strategy for Winning the Fight for Quality, Affordable Health Care
Van Rensselaer Room Elected Officials Only
Ten Broeck Room Putting Our Kids First: Early Childhood Education
Ballroom D Growing Student Power: Changing Public Higher Education in New York
Pearl Street Room Building a More Just Economy for All– How Did We Get Here and How Do We Move Forward Together?
Ballroom C On the Road to Full Gender Equality in New York state: the Movement for Transgender Rights
5:00 – 5:30 Break
5:30 – 6:00 Kelsey’s Bar Book Signing
Authors Tim Wise and Richard Kirsch will be autographing copies of their latest works. Copies of their books will be available for purchase.
5:30 – 6:30 Kelsey’s Bar Cocktail Hour
Light hors d’ouvres will be served. Cash bar available.
6:45 – 7:15 Ballroom A/B Keynote Address: Deepak Bhargava
Change Takes Courage: How Our Communities Are Leading the Fight for Immigrant Justice
7:15 – 8:30 Ballroom A/B Dinner
8:30 – ??? Ballroom C/D Progressive Fashion Show & Karaoke
We’ve put together a fun, historical way to learn about the history of the progressive and labor movements. Join us as we take a trip back in time to learn about how our movement has grown strength. After, we’ll celebrate with karaoke and a party you won’t want to miss. Cash bar available.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

7:30 – 8:30 Capital Room Interfaith Service
8:00 – 9:00 Pearl Street Room Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 Ballroom A/B Citizen Action At-Large Director Election
Only dues-paying members of Citizen Action of New York are eligible to attend.
9:00 – 10:00 Ballroom A/B Money in Politics
Review of this year’s fight on Fair Elections and plans for making money in politics a key election issue.
10:00 – 11:30 Workshops III
Ballroom E Fracking: Bad for the Environment, Bad for our Economy
Capital Room Fair Elections: Look Ma! Actual Donor Diversity!
Beverwyck Room An Economy that Works for All of Us
Ballroom C Implementing Social Media in Local Campaigns
Ten Broeck Room New York Suspended: The Fight to Keep Students in School
Van Rensselaer Room Power to the People: Recruiting Top Volunteers
Ballroom D Getting to Work: Neglected Neighborhoods in Transit Planning and the Consequences
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 11:55 Ballroom A/B New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli
Special Guest Speaker
11:55 – 1:00 Ballroom A/B Plenary – It’s Our Economy: The Progressive Movement’s Fight Against Economic Injustice
A plenary discussion about economic inquality, and what the progressive movement can do to diminsh it. Panelists include Deepak Bhargava, Camille Rivera (moderator), Senator Liz Krueger, Khalid Pitts, Colin Donnaruma, and Bhairavi Desai.
1:00 – 2:00 Ballroom A/B Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 Campaign Meetings
Ballroom C Fair Elections
Ballroom D Federal Tax Policy
Ballroom E Councils