2017 Green Party National Convention

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Join Greens from across the country at our 2017 Green Party US Annual Meeting in Newark, New Jersey, Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16! Candidates nationwide seeking office in 2018 will be on hand and veteran organizers will be hosting campaign schools for all interested parties!


Meeting Dates: July 13 – 16, 2017

Registration for the ANM and Reservations for housing must be made here


Tentative Schedule

Thursday July 13 Registration begins at noon (Ballroom B)

Afternoon workshops (Rooms and exact times TBD) * Modern Monetary Theory (Economics 101) - The Future is Already Here Train-the-trainers working session Media Workshop America's Oppressive Legacy of Alternative Facts Budgeting & tracking/reporting Science: The Problem or The Solution? Eco-Socialism

Dinner on your own (Continuous Dining Hall)

Opening Reception with Panels sponsored by GPNJ Black Caucus (Ballroom A)

Friday July 14 Registration (Ballroom B)

Breakfast on your own (Continuous Dining Hall)

Morning Workshops (Rooms and exact times TBD) * Essentials of Feminism Running for Office 101 Building Green Party Power Building a Labor Committee Criminalization of Homelessness Voter Targeting Towards Greater National Organizing and Party Building Capacity Organizing for a Green Future

Lunch on your own (Continuous Dining Hall)

Afternoon Workshops (Rooms and exact times TBD) * Green Alternatives to Militarism and War How to Look Pro When Money Is Low Fighting Neo-Fascism: A Primer and Imperative for Green Organizing Strategic Organizing: Progressive Alliance Spiritual Activism: How to be a Warrior for Truth and Justice without Losing Your Soul Social Media Revitalizing your GP Chapter GreenEnter Open Mic Discussion Forum Local organizing for the environment (FWW) Volunteer management Fix Our Broken System: Ranked Choice Voting Local Economy

Dinner on your own (Continuous Dining Hall)

Film: TBD
GPNJ Kaper-Dale for Governor Fundraiser

Saturday July 15 All sessions and registration in the Atrium until afternoon breakouts

8:00 am – Continental breakfast (donations accepted)

8:30 – 9:00 – Welcome and icebreaker

9:00 – 12pm Meeting in Atrium (exact times approximate)*

Reports

Treasurer report / Fundraising report — Year in review and projections International Committee report — Global Greens report, strength of GPs worldwide BAC report — priorities for 2018, 2020 CCC report — campaigns, campaign schools Media report — Our GNN, social media strategy International Committee Short presentations from potential ANM 2018 hosts

Steering Committee Candidate Panel — speaking on their particular vision for the party and what they plan to do to implement it

Speakers

12:00 pm Breakout group discussions (Move to conference rooms)

Dues-paying membership model Reimagining GP structure Media strategies Diversity outreach

1:15 – Lunch (provided – donations accepted)

2 pm – 5 pm - Committee and Caucus Fair (Breakout rooms) Opportunity for Caucuses and Committees to pull in new members and members to explore new options"

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm - GPUS Fundraiser Dinner Party (off-site) (private bus and car transportation provided)

Sunday July 16 Location TBD

8:30 am – Continental breakfast (donations accepted)

9:00 am – Jill Stein for President campaign de-brief and wrap-up

12:00 pm – Meeting adjourned

*Exact times will be determined by June 15. We are waiting to confirm all speakers, workshop presenters and need to confirm exact meal times with NJIT for Thursday and Friday.

The tentative schedule can also found here.


Diversity Waver

The Green Party has allocated at least 15 waivers for the registration fee for individuals who are traditionally disenfranchised. This includes women, people of color, youth and LGBT persons. Waivers and subsidies will only be granted to people eligible to be a member of one of the GPUS caucuses. These are Women’s, Black, Latinx, Youth, or Lavender.

Applications were due no later than May 20, 2017. 

Any applications received after May 20, 2017 will be considered ONLY if there are available resources.

The Diversity Application is located here. Questions can be directed to diversity_anm@gp.org.

WHEN
July 13, 2017 at 12pm - July 16, 2017
WHERE
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Laurel Hall 141 Summit Street
Newark , NJ 07103
United States
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