Working Families Summit STANDING TOGETHER. FIGHTING BACK

 

June 10, 2017

9:00                 Registration – first floor

Music – Iris Dement – auditorium

                        Mobile Museum – north entrance

10:00               Invocation

10:05               Welcome – Gary Kroeger  – Logistics, intro Charlie

10:15              Panel discussion: “From the Ground Up: Growing Iowa’s Resistance”

Moderator: Charlie Wishman, Secretary/Treasurer Iowa Federation of Labor

Panelists:

  • Megan Flynn, Iowa Women’s March
  • Dale Todd, father of son on Medicaid
  • Shane Peterson, West Lyons Education Association
  • Mazahir Salih, Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa

Noon                Lunch – Second floor (extra seating available in rooms 204-208; 299 & 275)

12:45 – 1:55    Turning issues into action: Break-out workshops (pick one of eight)

  • Having deep issue conversations (220)
  • Joining the fight for affordable health care (230)
  • Organizing your community for public education: On-line and in person (240)
  • Planning local direct actions to raise wages (260-262)
  • Preparing to run for local office (004)
  • Organizing locally to defend water quality (250/252)
  • Winning progressive legislation: Pregnant workers’ rights (150-154)
  • Building intersectional coalitions (167-179)

 

2:00 – 3:10      Break-out workshops round two (Pick a second workshop to attend)

3:10 – 3:20      Break / move back to Auditorium

3:20 – 3:45      Discussion: What Next?  Fill out surveys, post cards and open discussion. Kroeger

3:45                 Keynote address: “Seizing the Moment” – Larry Cohen, Our Revolution, introduced by Kay Pence, Communications Workers of America

Call to action –  Sue Dinsdale, ICAN, Iowa ARA and Main Street Alliance

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