Monday, March 30, 2009

April 11 in Massachusetts! Maintaining Democracy: Undermining the Corporate Agenda from the Bottom Up

More information on this event!

A conference for Northeast region AfD members, supporters, and allied activists! Join us!

SATURDAY APRIL 11, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Walker Center, 144 Hancock Street at Grove Street
Newton, Massachusetts
(Exit 22 off Rt I-95, or a 0.5 mile walk from Riverside Green Line station)

Registration ($15, early-bird rate of $5 by April 4)
Lunch and dinner available, with vegetarian option. Lunch $12, dinner $14.

CALL 781-894-1179 (AfD National Office, Waltham) to REGISTER NOW, or email

We look forward to seeing you there!

Speakers/presenters include:

  • NANCY LEE WOOD (Bristol Community College): Overview and Resource Depletion
  • JILL STEIN (MCHC: Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities): Taking on the Climate Crisis -- Local, State, and National
  • GARRET WHITNEY (Concord Climate Action Network) The 350ppm Campaign
  • Sustainable Community Initiatives: Reports from Aperion and Green Drinks of Rhode Island
  • MARY ROSSBOROUGH (Salem State College Lifelong Learning Institute): The Economy -- Pitfalls and New Directions
  • DAVID LEWIT (Dispatch): Participatory Budgeting & Trade Issues
  • PAT McSWEENEY (Citizens for an Informed Community): Militarism as a Tool for the Corporate Agenda
  • Radio hosts STAN ROBINSON & JOHN GREBE: The Local and Larger Independent-Media Presence
  • KATIE ROBBINS (Healthcare-NOW!): State Legislative Initiatives
  • BARBARA CLANCY (AfD Health Care Campaign): Action Tools
  • TONI SERAFINI (AfD) & SHERYL CRAWFORD (Mass Vote): Electoral Issues

Additional Media Initiatives:
  • COMMUNITY SHOWINGS/ACTIONS: David Whitty (Town of Ashland), Joan Ecklein (Women's International League for Peace & Freedom: WILPF), Sue Gracey (Boston Bio-Weapons Lab, WILPF), The Raging Grannies
  • COMMUNITY CABLE PROJECT: "OTHER VOICES": Ruth Weizenbaum (Overview with distribution team), Jane Lynn (Marlboro), Michael Bleiweiss (Methuen), Charlie Phillips (Concord), Bob Datz (Brimfield), Cornelia Sullivan (Boston), Joanna Herlihy (Cambridge & Somerville): editing & filming work, Leo Immonen (Wrentham)

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