Alliance for a Just Society brings you an Institute for Pragmatic Practice’s symposium
Building Progressive Power in Rural America
March 28-30th 2012, Seattle Washingt
In order to win progressive change in the U.S. we can not concede rural areas to the right-wing. Those working in small town America are the ones making this fight. In order to advance, we must share best practices, methods, ideas and strategies to gain ground.
The Institute for Pragmatic Practice’s primary goal is to initiate provocative discussions on both social justice ideas and methods of action. Join activists, analysts, visionaries and revolutionaries from around the country working in small towns, small cities and rural areas to explore these questions and more:
- What about the economic meltdown is particular to rural America?
- What are our ideas and practices for rebuilding and strengthening local economies and living wage jobs?
- What are the shifts in demographics that we are seeing in our states and how are we building alliances?
- What agenda is the right-wing moving that particularly impacts our areas? How are we responding?
Guest speakers include: Marcy Westerling, Rural Organizing Project; Devin Burghart, Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights; Carol Burnett, Mississippi Low Income Childcare Initiative; Scott Douglas, Greater Birmingham Ministries; Ed Whitfield, Fund for Democratic Communities; Niel Ritchie, League of Rural Voters; Edwin Bender, National Institute on Money in State Politics; Kate Kanelstein, Vermont Workers Center.
For more information and to register click here!