WASHINGTON, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrating the 50th anniversary year of Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed, the Center for Study of Responsive Law announces four days of civic mobilization at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on May 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2016.
Unsafe at Any Speed unleashed fresh energies and sparked the creation of numerous advocacy organizations leading to major consumer, environmental and worker safety protections.
Speakers include: Ralph Nader, Phil Donahue, Patti Smith, Jim Hightower, Chris Hedges, Winona LaDuke and scores of other citizen activists. The complete list of speakers is available at: www.breakingthroughpower.org/
The theme of this citizen mobilization will be discovering ways to break through power to secure long-overdue democratic solutions made possible by a new muscular civic nexus between local communities and Washington, D.C. On these four days, speakers will present innovative ideas and strategies designed to take existing civic groups to higher levels of effectiveness.
This "Civic Mobilization" will involve thousands of people at Constitution Hall and around the country and connect long-available knowledge to long-neglected action for the necessities and aspirations of people from all backgrounds. Many of the presentations will feature reforms and redirections for the common good that enjoy Left/Right support.
Breaking Through Power: How it's Done—May 23, 2016 will feature presentations by seventeen citizen advocacy groups.
Breaking Through Power: The Media—May 24, 2016, brings together for the first time a large gathering of authors, documentary filmmakers, reporters, columnists, musicians, poets and editorial cartoonists.
Breaking Through Power: War—May 25, 2016 is dedicated to enhancing the waging of peace over the waging of war. We will assemble leading scholars having military and national security backgrounds, veterans groups such as Veterans for Peace, and long-time peace advocacy associations, to explain how peace is more powerful than war.
Breaking Through Power: Congress—May 26, 2016 will unveil a new Civic Agenda to be advanced by engaged and enraged citizens in each Congressional district.
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SOURCE Center for Study of Responsive Law