Democracy Convention

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

More than one conference, this year's Democracy Convention houses eight conferences and two organizing tracks under one roof. As the great Wisconsin progressive Fighting Bob La Follette said, "democracy is a life," and "involves constant struggle" in all sectors of society. With the Democracy Convention, we recognize the importance of each of these separate democracy struggles, as well as the need to unite them all in a common, deeply rooted, broad based, movement for democracy.

Each Democracy Convention conference features a combination of workshops, panels, and plenary sessions convened by a separate coalition of organizations.

Below is the full program for Democracy Convention 2017, but we urge you to identify one or two conferences in which to focus your energies.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
University of Minnesota, 235 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Khalid el-Hakim
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Robert Koehler
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
University of Minnesota, 145 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Alex Halderman, Jill Stein
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 125 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Todd Price
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 205 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 140 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Marc Armstrong
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 145 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Laura Mann Hill, Maria Asp
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 145 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Rohan Grey
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 145 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Natalie Tennant
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 140 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Ken Pentel
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 215 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 125 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Todd Price
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 205 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Reg Flowers, Ruthi Engelke
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 125 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota,110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 215 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Farheen Hakeem
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 140 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): David Lionel
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Chelle Stoner, John Hayden
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 120
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Tim Schwartz
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 215 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 145 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
University of Minnesota, 310 Anderson
257 19th Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm
University of Minnesota, 310 Anderson
257 19th Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
University of Minnesota, 145 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Ken Schmitt, Ted Auch
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
University of Minnesota, 125 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Samantha Pree-Stinson
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Nils Palsson
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Ben Gubits, Joyce Sanchez
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 240 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 140 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Adam "Fuzzy" Konner
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 230 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Kenneth Lawler
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 220 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 205 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 125 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Rev. Delman Coates
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Emily Kawano
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 145 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 235 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Khalid el-Hakim
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 220 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Daniel Lee, Jessica Munger
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 240 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 215 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 230 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 205 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 140 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 125 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Signe Harriday
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 5:45pm
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Kathy Kelly
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 205 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Jillian Thomas
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Ginger Jentzen
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 140 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): David Lionel
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Kathy Kelly, Mary Dean
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 145 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 215 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 205 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Ben Manski
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 220 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): George Friday, Keyan Bliss
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 240 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Lydia Onimo
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Sarah Manski
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Nick Brana, Araquel Bloss
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 215 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Rich Whitney
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Jill Stein, Ronnie Cummins
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
University of Minnesota, 230 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): David Cobb, Greg Coleridge
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Jeanne Massey
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 215 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Bill Risner, John Brakey
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 125 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Zerlina Smith
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 215 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Brandon Klugman
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Victor Tiffany
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Richard Hobbs
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 220 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 125 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 230 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 215 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Bob Tracy
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 250 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Delphine Brody, Jan Rein
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): David Lionel
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 220 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Caitlin Zera, Brad Walker
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 140 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Raine Eisler, Sharon Sund
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 130 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 240 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 230 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lyndale Park PeacGarden across from the Rose Garden near Lake Harriet
4124 Roseway Road Minneapolis 55419
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
University of Minnesota, 310 Anderson
257 19th Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 7:30am to 8:30am
Lyndale Park PeacGarden across from the Rose Garden near Lake Harriet
4124 Roseway Road Minneapolis 55419
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:45am
University of Minnesota, 240 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Ben Manski, David Swanson
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:45am
University of Minnesota, 110 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:45am
University of Minnesota, 220 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speaker(s): Laura Hedlund
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:45am
University of Minnesota, 120 Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:45am
University of Minnesota, 230 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455