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Green Party-US Presidential Nomination Convention: July 12-15, 2012 in Baltimore, MD

07/12/2012 12:00
07/15/2012 12:00

The Green Party-US Presidential Nomination Convention will take place July 12-15, 2012 at the University of Baltimore; Baltimore MD

Online livestreaming of convention events: Green Party Livestream Channel http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

Schedule (subject to change):

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - University of Baltimore

Noon Registration Open (Law Center First Floor Lobby)

1:30pm-3:00pm Workshop Block 1 (Law Center Second Floor)
Planned Workshops:
* Don't Let the Right Steal the Constitution
* Media Skills for Candidates
* Youth, campus, college, and student Greens: Dare to win
* Committee/Caucus Meetings: Platform Committee Meeting

3:15pm-4:45pm Workshop Block 2 (Law Center Second Floor)
Planned Workshops:
* Part I: Social Media & Livestream/Video Training for Campaigns
* Campaign Messaging
* The Story of an Abandoned Mill
* Rethinking Green: Revisioning GPUS
* Committee/Caucus Meetings: Youth Caucus & Green Labor Network Meeting

7:00pm-8:30pm Welcome Reception with International Greens featuring Dr. Joachim Denkinger, Deputy Secretary General of the GREENS/EFA Group (Greens in the European Parliament), Toussaint Hinvi, Benin; Rick Leckinger, New Zealand; Keli Yen, Taiwan; and Jean Cloutier and Johan Hamels, Canada (Room: Law School Lobby)

Friday, July 13, 2012 - University of Baltimore

8:00am Registration Open (Law Center First Floor Lobby)
9:00am-10:30am Workshop Block 3 (Law Center Second Floor)
Planned Workshops:
* Occupy and the Peace Movement
* From Austerity to Prosperity: The Green New Deal and the Green Economy
* Database 101 and Managing Donor Lists
* Building Community to Build the Party
* Committee/Caucus Meetings: International Committee & Platform Committee Hearings

10:45am-12:15pm Workshop Block 4 (Law Center Second Floor)
Planned Workshops:
* Iran and the US: What’s Really Going On?
* Fundraising for Candidates
* A Low-Carbon, Green Diet: Food and the Environment
* A Proposed Open Letter to the American People
* Committee/Caucus Meetings: Latino/a Caucus & Platform Committee Hearings

12:15pm-2:00pm Lunch (on your own, please see our Food page for local restaurants)

2:00pm-3:30pm Workshop Block 5 (Law Center Second Floor)
Planned Workshops:
* Democratizing the Electoral College
* Part II: Social Media & Livestream/Video Training for Campaigns
* Alternative Voting Methods presented by Frank Atwood
* Rapid Solar Transition
* Running for the Mountains: Film about Jesse Johnson’s Campaign with Discussion
* Committee/Caucus Meetings: Green Party Peace Action (GPAX) Committee & National Committee Plenary (Moot Courtroom)

3:45pm-5:00pm Workshop Block 6 (Law Center Second Floor)
Planned Workshops:
* Abolish Corporate Personhood
* Achieving Equal Access in an Age of Political Discrimination
* Leveraging DC-Area Party Enthusiasts For National Gain: An Open Forum
* Get the Money Out of Politics
* Solidarity in Elections: Greens in government, Greens in the streets
* From Austerity to Prosperity: The Green New Deal and the Green Economy
* Committee/Caucus Meetings: National Committee Plenary (Moot Courtroom) (until 6 pm)

5:00pm Dinner (on your own, please see our Food page for local restaurants)

8:00pm-11:00pm Fundraiser at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street featuring Woven Green. Come out to hear from Green Party candidates at all levels. Enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar! $20 entrance fee to benefit the Green Party of the United States

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - Holiday Inn-Inner Harbor

9:00am-5:00pm Presidential Nominating Convention (Chesapeake Ballroom). Featuring:
* Speeches of the candidates for the nomination (Roseanne Barr and Jill Stein)
* Keynote: Gar Alperovitz
* Honorary Co-Chairs David Cobb and Colia Clark
* Colin Beavan
* George Martin
* Margaret Flowers, M.D.
* Supervisor Leland Pan
* 2008 Vice-Presidential nominee Rosa Clemente
* Mayor Pam Hartwell-Herrero
* Rev. Ed Pinkney
* Roll call vote of the states
* Vice Presidential acceptance speech
* Presidential acceptance speech

There will be a lunch break. Lunch will be on your own. Please see our Food page for local restaurants.

8:00pm-11:00pm Fundraiser to Support the Green Party Presidential Nominee; Chesapeake Ballroom, Inner Harbor-Holiday Inn. Enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar! $20 entrance fee to benefit our Presidential Nominee.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 - Holiday Inn-Inner Harbor

9:00am-12noon

9:00am Convention Plenary (Harbor II room)
* The Big Picture: How our presidential campaign will build the Green Party in 2012. Presented by the campaign team of the 2012 presidential nominee.

10:00am - Workshops:
* Ballot Access Brigade: The final push
* Spanish Language Outreach and Organizing

10:45am - Workshops:
* Campus and Student Greens in the 2012 presidential election
* Grassroots Fundraising for a $1 million campaign

11:30 am - Closing Plenary: A Call to Action

For more information, visit www.gpconvention2012.com.