Democracy Convention In Madison Wisconsin

More than one conference, this first Democracy Convention houses nine conferences under one roof. As the great Wisconsin progressive 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.

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Featured speakers on the opening night: Cheri Honkala & Tom Hayden with a welcome from Madison Mayor Paul Soglin.

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The Big Picture: The Corporatization of Higher Education
In this session, 3 people with a broad range of experience addressing the corporatization and privatization of the University and education as an institution will speak about “how” and “why” this is happening. Leading the session through stories and explaining historical context, presenters will interact with attendees in a discussion which will get to WHAT we can do in the face of this major corruption to protect & advocate for PUBLIC education.

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Classified for Their Protection
Government/defense transparency—ability of defense dept to classify information to prevent the public from information and to protect themselves from prosecution. Black programs—budgeting. No whistle-blower protection for military. Panel: Coleen Rowley & Ray McGovern

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Wisconsin Revolution

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Corporate Censorship

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Raging Grannies

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Friday 9:30 am Session

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General Strike

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Friday 3pm Session

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ALEC Exposed

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Friday Night Session

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Friday night session part 2

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Racial Justice

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Sunday Morning Session

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Using Social Media Workshop

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