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Friday, October 19 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Organizing Strategies: How To Be Effective Activists
We've been seeing an outpouring of new energy in broad-based social and political mobilizations: Black Lives Matter; the Women's Marches; the extraordinary Never Again youth movement to curb gun violence; organizing to defend immigrants' rights; grassroots efforts to elect progressive candidates, and many more. Leading figures from different generations and very diverse and highly effective campaigns will share their strategies. With May Boeve, Executive Director, 350.org; Jacqueline Garcel, CEO of the Latino Community Foundation; Cat Brooks, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project and Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network; Edna Chavez, March for Our Lives youth leader. Hosted by Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA. 

Keynote Speakers
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May Boeve

Executive Director, 350.org
May Boeve is the Executive Director of 350.org, an international climate change campaign whose creative communications, organizing and mass mobilizations strive to generate the sense of urgency required to tackle the climate crisis. Previously, May co­founded the Step It Up 2007... Read More →
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Jacqueline Martinez Garcel

CEO, Latino Community Foundation
Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO of the Latino Community Foundation (LCF), has, at LCF, helped create one of the largest networks of civically engaged Latino philanthropists in the country, led highly effective Latino voter engagement campaigns and collaborated with Google to launch... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
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Cat Brooks

Cat Brooks, an “artivist,” mother, community leader and co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project, whose mission is to rapidly respond to and eradicate state violence in communities of color, is the Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network, a California statewide project... Read More →
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Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard, a longtime dedicated activist, is the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, which uses research, communication, non-violent direct action and people-power to advance environmental solutions. She is also the world-renowned creator of The Story of Stuff, the highly influential... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Veterans Memorial Auditorium (VMA)