Democracy Convention

Democracy is coming... to the U.S.A.

 

The current global political, legal and economic system - global capitalism - devastates communities, cultures, economies, ecosystems, and popular sovereignty, benefiting the extremely wealthy few and empowering their corporations at the expense of the vast many. Earth Rights and Global Democracy stand as principles of resistance and alternatives to policies that accelerate the transformation of people and planet into commodities controlled by major corporations.

Earth Rights are grounded in a recognition of the inherent rights of all living beings and of Mother Earth. Global Democracy challenges global corporate and state power to promote community sovereignty and participation, global economic federalism, and global human and ecological rights protections.

Join us as we build our global movement together, in sessions that take on:

  • the rise of national and international reactionary and progressive movements;
  • protecting the Earth by asserting the Rights of Nature and the right for ecosystems on which all life depends to thrive and survive;
  • efforts to reform the United Nation’s system of global governance and counteract UN corporatization;
  • alternatives for constructing a democratic global system of governance and economics based on human, ecological, civil and political rights;
  • false solutions to global warming that perpetuate corporate and profit-driven destruction of the plant rather than democratic alternatives for carbon sequestration; and more!

The Alliance for Democracy, Alliance for Global Justice, Universalizing Resistance Project, Mass Global Action, encuentro 5, and Global Climate Convergence are the principal conveners of the Earth Rights & Global Democracy Conference. Contact Nancy Price and Suren Moodliar for more information.

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

Transforming the United Nations

When: Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Where:
University of Minnesota,110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Enhance Global Governance: The 2020 Just Security World Governance Summit

When: Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Big Ag, Pesticides and Rural America: It's Not Just An Environmental Issue Anymore

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

From Alberta to Oklahoma: Aerial View of the Scale, Scope and Continuity of Permanent Land-Use Change by the Extreme Energy Industry

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 145 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Frac Sand Mining: Communities Mobilizing Against Corrupt Government and Corporate Power To End Environmental and Public Health Disasters!

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Planning a Campaign to End Frac Sand Mining and Fracking: Legal Tools and Grassroots Mobilizing

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 145 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Climate Change: Climate Refugee Migrants and Mother Earth Protector Martyrs

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Challenging Corporate Imperialism: Beyond NAFTA – Dumping Trump’s Free Trade Agenda

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Climate Change and Money: Hacking at the Root

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Caring for Mother Earth: Profiteers vs. Protectors: Land, Trees, Water and Seeds. Next Steps

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Designs for a Workable World

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 140 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Prosecuting the Global Arms Business for Crimes Against Humanity: Violation of International Law & Conventions: US/Saudi War Crimes in Yemen & Israeli Occupation of Palestine

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

Climate Crisis, Global Chaos and Impact on Democracy

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 145 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

Connecting the Dots: Bringing the Food, Climate, Natural Health & Democracy Movements Together into a Powerful Force for Revolution

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Emergency Call to Reject "False” Solutions to Global Warming

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Challenging Global Right-Wing Fascism

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Transforming the United Nations

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
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

Global Democracy

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Where:
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Universalizing Resistance, Building a Global Democracy Movement

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

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

Earth Rights & Global Democracy: Next Steps

When: Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:45am
Where:
University of Minnesota, 110 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