CHICAGO, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad cross section of progressive and community leaders and activists—including many who have participated in the Bernie Sanders campaign—will gather in Chicago Friday, June 17, through Sunday, June 19, for a forum on next steps for the populist upsurge that has characterized much of the 2016 Presidential race. More than 3,000 people are expected to join the Summit.
What: People's Summit
When: 7 p.m. Friday, June 17—noon Sunday, June 19, McCormick Place, Chicago
How to Get Involved: Via http://www.thepeoplessummit.org or firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/events/772454342884561/
(Press Registration – Lakeside Ballroom, McCormick Place. Best Parking – Parking Lot C)
Livestreaming available, times CST, at: http://www.thepeoplessummit.org/livestream/
- Naomi Klein, environmental/social activist, author
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, veteran, Meritorious Service Medal awardee
- RoseAnn DeMoro, Executive Director, National Nurses United
- Former Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner
- Rosario Dawson, actress/activist
- Gaby Hoffman, actress/activist
- Josh Fox, documentary filmmaker
- Frances Fox Piven, author, activist
- Heather McGee, President, Demos
- Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia
- Juan Gonzalez, co-host Democracy Now, author
- Jim Hightower, American populist
- Shaun King, New York Daily News columnist, Occupy activist
- Rev. Lennox Yearwood, President, Hip-Hop Caucus
- George Goehl, Co-Director, People's Action
- Tobita Chow, chair, People's Lobby
- Becky Bond, former Executive Director CREDO, director digital organizing Sanders campaign
- Michael Moore, filmmaker, via Skype
The Summit opens Friday with presentations by Naomi Klein, RoseAnn DeMoro, and Juan Gonzalez outlining visions of the progressive movement. Livestream, 7 p.m..
On Saturday, leaders will discuss how collective actions have led to social change. Presenters include Dante Barry from A Million Hoodies: Movement for Justice and Linda Sarsour founder of MPOWER. Livestream, 8:30 a.m.
Saturday afternoon, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, former Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, and John Nichols, of The Nation, will participate in a discussion on unifying movement activists. Livestream, 1 p.m.
Additional Saturday afternoon workshops: Livestream of the Media and the Moment and Building Independent Political Power, 2 p.m., and an economic critique of the writings of columnist Paul Krugman, 4 p.m.
Saturday evening will also feature a "People's Speak" of dramatic readings by actors including Rosario Dawson, Gaby Hoffman, Wallace Shawn, and Kendrick Sampson.
Sunday, the Summit concludes with a celebration of Juneteenth, anniversary of the abolition of slavery, and discussions of how to bring actions back to communities. Livestream, 8:30 a.m.
Summit endorsers/participants: National Nurses United, Peoples Action, Presente, People for Bernie, United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), 350.0rg, Food and Water Action Fund, MillionHoodies: Movement for Justice, Physicians for a National Health Program, Iowa Citizens for Community Involvement Fund, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Progressive Maryland, the United States Student Association, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), African Americans for Bernie, Working Families Party, HealthCare Now, and Friends of the Earth.
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SOURCE National Nurses United