Local Democracy Convention, Sept 28-Oct 1

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Fri Sep 15 11:18:56 CDT 2006

From: "Julie Andersen" <andersen.julie at gmail.com>

LOCAL DEMOCRACY CONVENTION: The Community Power Road to Democracy

September 28-October 1, 2006

Campus of University of Wisconsin, Madison

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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/*
<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 at LibertyTreeFDR.org*<LocalDemocracy at LibertyTreeFDR.org>

The Local Democracy Convention is a project of the Liberty Tree Foundation
for the Democratic Revolution, a Madison-based national non-profit
organization.  Major sponsors include the Transnational Institute, Havens
Center, Cities for Progress, and UW-Madison International Studies Program;
sponsors include the Student Labor Action Coalition, Green Institute,
Progressive Dane, Four Lakes Green Party, UW-Madison Green Progressive
Alliance, New England Alliance for Democracy, Progressive Populist Journal,
and others.

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