Join us for our Summit for the Public Good, a gathering led by communities of color, women and unions committed to building long-term power and resistance.
Through a series of meetings and member assemblies across the state, a diverse team of women with nearly 400 years of organizing experience combined developed a shared analysis of the current political climate. Together, we drafted a statewide 10-year agenda that is meant to be both aspirational and concrete, based on commitments to each other on how we need to move differently in this work, and rooted in our values and vision for a just world. Our hope is that having a long-term agenda will strategically increase our power on the ground and proactively set the terms of debate with concrete policy recommendations and corporate campaigns that reflect our struggle to build a movement truly led by working-class communities.
Join us to help develop this vision, ratify the agenda, take collective action and celebrate!
If you have any questions contact Lidsay McCluskey: firstname.lastname@example.org
DRAFT Program—Member Congress (10 Year Agenda)
Saturday, December 9th 9:30am-5:00pm
Arrival & Breakfast
People arrive, sign in, get breakfast
Music is playing, the room is set up so that there is a section for each organization
Welcome, Overview Day, Why we need a 10 Year Agenda
Rally Style: hit main points about what the right is doing, how we need to grow our power, etc. reinforce that this has been a women-led process
Visuals: Signs in different languages that reinforce a couple key words, highlighting themes from the agenda
Call and response: MC reads off the name of each organization, the members cheer when name is called
MC, Delegation leaders
Quick run through of expectations for all participants, ask for an affirmation from the crowd
How we got here
Video that tells the story of the Regional Gatherings, testimony from leader from each of regions
MC introduces video, 1 leader from each Regional Gathering
Synthesis from Regional Gathering
Report out what are the common threads that came out of the gatherings
MC or other spokesperson
Tell the story of the South African Freedom charter and how this inspired us, present our own agenda (each organization will have seen this already
1 person to present South Africa story (Isabel?), 1 person nominated from each organization to read a plank of the agenda
Regional Breakouts + lunch
There will be a breakout for each region, participants will discuss: 1) What does this look like in your region? 2) What commitment are we making to this agenda?
Lunch will also be served at this time either in the breakout spaces or people get their food on their way to the breakout rooms
1 facilitator for each Region (will need an experienced, strong facilitator who understands and is invested in the agenda—ideally from the Steering Committee)
Report back from each region on their commitment, a "ratification" of the agenda (a vocal affirmation that someone reads and everyone repeats), a section on "Next steps" to move the agenda forward
Facilitators from each Regional breakout, MC
Fun, festive action on a target or series of targets
Action Leader (Khalida?) and Action Team (volunteer team), delegation leaders
We’ll wrap up the day with a celebration downtown