Local Democracy Convention

Posted by on September 15, 2006

From: “Julie Andersen”

LOCAL DEMOCRACY CONVENTION: The Community Power Road to Democracy

September 28-October 1, 2006
Campus of University of Wisconsin, Madison
REGISTER NOW: http://www.LocalDemocracy.org

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The Local Democracy Convention will feature some of the most cutting-edge local democracy organizing going on in the US and around the world. Learn, share, network, and strategize together about how to build the democracy movement in this country from the grassroots up!

Convention participants will have opportunity to attend plenaries, panels, skills-building workshops, strategy sessions, and a party or two.

Keynote speaker for the convention will be Juan Barreto, Mayor of Caracas, Venezuela, recently featured in the New York Times and BBC. Other international presenters will come from Brazil, Uruguay, the Philippines, the UK, and Hungary.

The convention also features American presenters including Reverend Lennox Yearwood, who appeared in Spike Lee’s recent documentary on New Orleans, Karen Dolan of Cities for Progress, and Reverend Ed Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan. Local presenters will include Marsha Rummel of the Marquette Neighborhood Association, Alfonso Zepeda Capistran of LUChA, John Nichols of the Capital Times, and many more. Workshops will address topics such as Participatory Budgeting, Racial & Community Justice, Community Cable & Wireless, and Municipal Health & Food. On Saturday evening, David Rovics will provide musical entertainment.

Registration cost: $10-$50 on a sliding scale; free for students.

Log on to http://www.localdemocracy.org/ for more details about the Convention, to register, and for a Convention schedule. Questions and requests for sponsorships may also be directed to (608) 257-1606 or LocalDemocracy@LibertyTreeFDR.org.

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