Green-Rainbow Party Convention 2017
Building the Party and Expanding the Green-Rainbow Tent
Date: Sat. May 13, 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester.
Be sure to get Tickets and do your
Pre-registration at the bottom of this page.
Ticket price includes an awesome Lunch (vegan and vegetarian).
We will be unable to process credit and debit cards on site this year - cash or check only for walk in registrants
Schedule for the day is now available HERE
Workshop descriptions are now available HERE
Our theme this year, Building the Party and Expanding the Green-Rainbow Tent, accentuates the need for us to continue building our party in the face of today's reality of a broken political system in America. Rosa Clemente spoke in 2008 of the Green Party as no longer the alternative, but the imperative, for us to live with social justice, freedom, and democracy. Her words were true in 2008 and still ring true today.
Upholding the Beloved Community: Advancing A Just Transition
Environmental and climate injustices result when we have an economic system predicated on a profit driven focus achieved through exploitation and extraction with a pervasive disregard for human and civil rights. We therefore have development that doesn’t take environmental or human impacts into account. While entities amass wealth and use profits to suppress democracy from voting rights to policies that protect the environment and communities, to corruption of our judicial system while polluters dump and burn toxins in communities of color and low income communities with impunity.
Our second speaker will be Patricia Montes – Executive director of Centro Presente.
Established in 1981, Centro Presente is a member-driven, state-wide Latin American immigrant organization dedicated to the self-determination and self-sufficiency of the Latin American immigrant community of Massachusetts.
Operated and led primarily by Central American immigrants, Centro Presente struggles for immigrant rights and for economic and social justice. Through the integration of community organizing, leadership development and basic services, Centro Presente strives to give our members voice and build community power.
Also featuring a panel and open mic session
A panel of invited speakers (Gordon Davis, Jamie Guerin, Jill Stein, Megan Corry) will briefly share stories of how they became engaged with green politics, and their thoughts about how Green-Rainbow action has helped them to advance their own political beliefs and principles. Then, visitors and newcomers to the party will be invited to take the microphone for 30-45 seconds apiece, to express their hope for the future and how they imagine Green-Rainbow electoral work might support that hope.
Series 1 ELECTORAL ACTION
|Series 2 ISSUES AND ACTIVISM|
|∙ RUNNING FOR OFFICE - for anyone considering a run for local office. Led by Greg Williams||∙ Everybody’s Movement: How Each of Us Has a Role to Play in Advancing a Just Transition- led by Jacqui Patterson, NAACP|
|∙ HELP ELECT Green-Rainbow CANDIDATES - learn how to help local candidates running for office. Led by Joseph Carvalho||∙ IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE - Led by Patricia Montes, Centro Presente|
|∙ THE CAMPAIGN FOR RANKED CHOICE VOTING - become involved in a "Maine-style" RCV referendum in Massachusetts. Led by Voter Choice Massachusetts||∙ Common Strategies and Actions for Fighting Fracked Gas Expansion in the Commonwealth, Led by Cathy Kristofferson|
Be sure to Pre-register below. Ticket price includes an awesome Lunch.
The First Unitarian Church is wheelchair accessible. Please notify us if you require other special accommodation in order to attend. More information about accessibility details at this link.
Please also note that federal law requires contributors to be either citizens of the United States of America or federally recognized permanent residents.
- May 13, 2017 at 9:00am – 5pm
First Unitarian Church of Worcester
90 Main St
Worcester, MA 01608
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- $5.00 USD
- 47 people are going