Thursday, April 16, 2009

Movement Re-Imagining Change May 2nd conference in Chicago

Re-Imagining Change: A Movement Summit

Saturday, May 2

10am - 5:30pm Program
9:30am Doors open for on-site registration.
Little Village Lawndale High School for Social Justice
3120 S. Kostner, Chicago, IL
$10-50 Donation requested, sliding scale, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Gather with Activists to Analyze the Political Moment and Shape a Progressive Agenda!

Save the date! Please attend and participate in a large gathering of activists in Chicago on the day after the historic May Day march for worker rights. On Saturday May 2, ARC ’09 is convening a "Movement Summit†in Chicago at the Little Village Lawndale High School for Social Justice. ARC ’09 (A Movement Re-Imagining Change) was launched last fall by a group of activists and educators committed to making a stronger and more connected social justice movement. We wrote a ten point “people’s platform†to promote a progressive analysis during the presidential campaign (see People's Platform ) and have been convening a series of dialogues and workshops bringing together activists across a range of issues and constituencies.

Our goal is build relationships, sharpen our analysis, and promote collaborations and connections across the broad swath of social justice issues and organizations.

Why May 2? Marking the close of the first one hundred days of the Obama administration, the Movement Summit is intended to provide an opportunity for progressive activists to come together and take stock of the state of the world and the state of our movement. And with every passing day, the need for this kind of gathering and assessment is all the more urgent. We know we cannot rely on Washington to find the answers. As Obama often said during the campaign, change begins with us, and it is up to us to demand and push for changes that meet human needs, not corporate agendas

Whether the issue is building a just economy, providing health care for all, ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, or ending the death penalty, the insights and experiences of grassroots organizers are vital to moving the nation in a progressive direction

Please join activists from Chicago and across the country as we grapple with ways to address the many crises we face, and most importantly, to promote solutions.

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