Friday, October 12, 2012

PAST: FESTIVAL: The Institute for Policy Studies Celebrates 50 years of turning "Ideas Into Action" with a Free Festival featuring Barbara Ehrenreich, Amy Goodman and others! Remaining events SUN, Oct 13th, Free, donations welcome and appreciated, please give as you can, RSVP Required

IPS Celebrates 50 years of turning "Ideas Into Action" - Festival this Weekend!
featuring Harry Belafonte, Barbara Ehrenreich, Amy Goodman and others!
Friday, October 11th - Sunday, October 13th
Free, donations appreciated, please give as you can!
RSVP here and view facebook invite here

Join the Institute for Policy Studies in celebrating 50 years of turning ideas into action for peace, justice, and the environment! Come to the Ideas Into Action Festival this Saturday & Sunday! The festival will feature fast-paced, inclusive conversation with notable activists, interactive workshops, forums, artistic expressions, and more. Activities will be ongoing both inside and outside forum rooms.  The Festival will conclude with an innovative "Idea Slam" from 12:00pm - 2:00pm on Sunday, which will provide a chance for new and experienced activists to present their ideas to change the world in brief, entertaining bursts — and win cash prizes!

Friday, October 11th - RSVP

Welcome Plenary: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Future of the Progressive Movement(s) with May Boeve, Ai-jen Poo, Jamie Raskin, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Robert Greenstein. Moderated by John Cavanagh

Saturday, October 12th - RSVP

Networking and Breakfast: 9:00am - 9:30am

Sessions during the day: 9:30am - 11:00am 

  • Bridging the Labor-Climate Divide with Janet Redman, Joe Uehlein
  • Building Peace, Striking Back At Empire: U.S. Foreign Policy Examined with Peter Certo, Rep John Conyers, Cora Weiss, and Emira Woods
  • Communicating Creatively for Change Writing Workshop with Tope Folarin, Pages Matam, Jonathan Tucker, the Youth Slam Team
Sessions during the day: 11:15am - 12:30pm 
  • Proving America is Not Broke with Robert Borosage, John Cavanagh, Miriam Pemberton, Daphne Wysham and Noel Ortega
  • Ending Inequality & Creating a New Economy with Sam Pizzigati, Dedrick Muhammad, Dean Baker, Leah Hunt-Hendrix, and Karen Dolan
  • Divesting 2.0: From Apartheid to Fossil Fuels with Chuck Collins, Ellen Dorsey*, Ramah Kudaimi, and Jodie Evans
  • Bringing the Fun(k): Making Activism and Social Change Fun with Naomi Pitcairn,* Alli McCracken, Andy Shallal, John Feffer, and Janet Redman

Lunch Break: 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Sessions during the day: 1:45pm - 3:00pm
  • Protesting Globally: Civil Society as the Second Superpower? with Manuel Perez-Rocha, Phyllis Bennis, Amy Goodman, Samantha Corbin, and Emira Woods
  • Challenging Corporate Power with George Goehl and Peter Weiss
  • Examining Power and Privilege with Netfa Freeman, Harriet Barlow, Dany Sigwalt, Sanho Tree, and Joy Zarembka
  • Confronting the National Security State with Medea Benjamin, Shahid Buttar, Seymour Hersh, Carl LeVan, and Miriam Pemberton
Coffee/Tea Break & Networking from 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Plenary: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • The Change Agenda: Building on the Past for a New Future with Harry Belafonte, Amy Goodman, Sarita Gupta, Katrina vanden Heuvel, and Phyllis Bennis.
Evening Celebration of Saul Landau: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Sunday, October 13th - RSVP

Networking and Breakfast: 9:00am - 9:30am

Sessions during the day: 9:30am - 11:00am 
  • The Role of Artists in Social Change, a conversation between Ariel Dorfman and E. Ethelbert Miller, moderated by Angelique Been
  • Looking Back on Today: "Now" from an Historical Perspective, a conversation between Sanho Tree and Gar Alperovitz, moderated by Laura Flanders
Early Lunch Break & Networking: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Idea Slam! 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Ticketed $ events in the eve - dinner at Busboys and Poets 5th & K St NW and/or the Gala at Union Station. More about those events here.

All events listed above will take place at the
Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Center
415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Metro: Union Station

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