Democracy Convention

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DEMOCRATIZING THE CONSTITUTION CONFERENCE

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The U.S. Constitution provides the basic framework for how our government is structured, and defines the relationship between the federal government, the states, and all people within the United States. Any movement that wants to make systemic and fundamental change in this country --and that takes itself seriously-- must grapple with the fact that the United States is not currently a functioning democratic republic.

The Democratizing the Constitution Conference at the 2017 Democracy Convention will provide space for attendees to discuss, debate and strategize how to ensure that the growing U.S. democracy movement takes itself seriously enough to attempt to write our political and cultural victories into the governing law of this country.

The Move to Amend coalition is the principal convener of the Democratizing the Constitution Conference. Contact Move to Amend for more info.

If you haven't already done so, be sure to register now!

Conference Sessions

Registration

When:
Where:
Willy Hall
229 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454

CONVENTION PLENARY: Opening Ceremonies and Keynotes

When: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 125 Willey Hall
229 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454

Move to Amend Leadership Meeting and Training Sessions

When: Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Opening Plenary: Why We Need to Democratize the U.S. Constitution

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Building a Democracy Movement Rooted in Gender Justice

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 220 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Lessons from Past Movements that Inform our Current Movement: Abolitionists, Seneca Falls, Populists, ERA struggle

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 240 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Federal Accountability Amendment - Changing the Rules to Make Government More Accountable

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 230 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Move to Amend Outreach Action

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

The 2-Step Parallel Approach to Ending Corporate Constitutional Rights and Money as Speech

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Exploring Direct Action As a Tactic to Amend the Constitution

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 220 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Introduction to Move to Amend and the Movement for the 28th Amendment

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 230 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Looking at Current Events Through the Lens of Corporate Rule

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 240 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Plenary: The 28th Amendment: What Should it Say and How Will We Make It Happen?

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 5:45pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

CONVENTION PLENARY: Overcoming Oppression, Building Inclusion: Jen Epps-Addison, Keith Ellison, Jacqui Patterson, and Jill Stein

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 125 Willey Hall
229 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454

CONVENTION PLENARY: Democracy's Struggle with Rep. Pocan

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 125 Willey Hall
229 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454

Congressional Roundtable: Lessons for How to Move the 28th Amendment Forward in Congress

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Ensuring Muslims Have Constitutional Protections: Challenging Islamophobia & Racism

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 220 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tips and Tools to Fundraise for Your Cause

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 240 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

How Judicial Review and Lifetime Appointments make the Supreme Court a Democratic Threat

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 230 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Plenary: Queer and Trans Concerns Around Democracy and Money in Politics

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Engaging Workers, Artists and People of Faith in Ending Corporate Rights & Big Money in Elections

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 230 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Revolution, Resistance, and Resilience - Staying Whole in Our Divided Communities

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Building an Intergenerational Democracy Movement

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 220 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Rejecting Preemption, Building Local Power: Why we should fight for a Community Democracy Amendment

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 240 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Constitutional Revolutions: How, When, and Why

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 240 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

A People's Guide to Environmental Action

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 220 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Building a Multiracial Democracy Movement

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 230 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dangers of Corporate Personhood: It’s Way Beyond Just $ in Elections

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Factory Hog Farm Puppet Show

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 310 Anderson
257 19th Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Concert: Emma's Revolution

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Where:
Pipefitters Local 539
312 Central Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

Decentralizing the Food System and Stop the Spread of Zombie Soils

When: Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 220 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Wolf-Pac's Case for the Convention Path to a Democracy Amendment

When: Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 230 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Giving the People Constitutional Power Over War: Rediscovering the War Referendum Amendment

When: Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 240 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

CONVENTION PLENARY: People's Movement Assembly (PMA)

When: Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 125 Willey Hall
229 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454