Photography in Action (2:50 pm Room 219)

This workshop is intended to share best practices for photography on the streets during political and civil rights events. No matter the camera used, from phone to dslr, we can maximize the quality of the images and their usefulness in telling the story of the events unfolding in front of us. This workshop will include […]

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Raise Up Missouri/Prop B and CLEAN/Amendment 1 (2:50 pm Room 218)

Want to learn more about progressive ballot initiatives?  This workshop will get you up to date on the latest information about Raise Up Missouri/Prop B and CLEAN/Amendment 1 and will feature some small group work. Raise Up Missouri/ Prop B will gradually raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. Why do we […]

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The St. Louis Workers’ Education Society’s summer outreach program: “Expanding opportunities for women in the trades.” (2:50 pm Room 123)

Part of our mission as a 501(c)3, AFL-CIO chartered Workers’ Center is to create a bridge between the building and construction trade unions and members of our community, especially women of color, in Ward 20 though outreach and strategic partnerships with union-based pre-apprenticeship training programs. We are working with BUD (Building Union Diversity), a project […]

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What’s at Stake: To Fight To Stop Kavanaugh (2:50 Room 120)

People across the country are rising up to demand that their Senators stop Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, and protect our most fundamental rights. Everyone agrees: the balance of the Supreme Court is on the line with this lifetime appointment. There’s no doubt: Kavanaugh would rule to gut Roe and criminalize abortion, gut health care, attack voting […]

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Intersectionality and the Climate Crisis (2:50 Room 118)

“Intersectionality and the Climate Crisis” will explore the global climate crisis in the context of its influence on a broad range of social justice issues. After establishing a common understanding of the causes and impacts of global climate change, we will examine how the impacts of accelerating climate change are felt earlier and more strongly […]

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Not for Sale – Airport and Other Municipal Privatization (1:40 pm Room 219)

St. Louis: Not For Sale is a citizen action group made up of volunteers that oppose the sale/privatization of our city’s valuable public assets. We oppose the privatization efforts at Lambert International Airport and any upcoming attempts to privatize our water department or other public services. Only a few years ago, we turned back an […]

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The Fourth Estate: Enemy of the Trump Administration (1:40 pm Room 123)

In the American political system, the unofficial fourth branch of government refers to a group that influences the other three branches of the US federal government defined in the American Constitution (Legislative, Executive and Judicial). Maybe the most important of this group, besides the American people themselves, is the press, or the Fourth Estate. On […]

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What is (Team) TIF?: Opportunities to Engage around Tax Incentive Reform (1:40 pm Room 120)

Across the St. Louis region, TIF and other tax incentives have diverted hundreds of millions of dollars from city budgets and school budgets. This presentation will provide an overview of tax incentive use, focusing on opportunities to engage with Team TIF, a volunteer group seeking to bring greater transparency and racial equity to incentive use. […]

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Practicing Intersectional Movement Work (1:40 pm Room 118)

The presenter will build an understanding of intersectionality as a concept and practice and use her work throughout the state of Missouri as an example of how movement work can be intersectional. Then attendees will work in groups to go through a thought exercise on an issue and how it can be approached intersectionally in […]

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Bargaining for the Common Good in Higher Education (11:10 am Room 219)

For several years, higher education has energized organized labor, building membership density at a breakneck pace. SEIU’s Faculty Forward campaign leads this wave, and St. Louis is an early epicenter—after a successful faculty unionization campaign at Washington University in St. Louis in 2014, similar successes followed at three other schools, with more on the way. […]

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Inside the August 2018 Primaries with Campaign Staffers from Across the Region (11:10 am Room 120)

Panel discussion of the process and events leading up to the August 7th primaries from the perspective of campaign staffers working on major campaigns in the St. Louis region. Looking back, assessing the present, and moving forward. Presenters: Jen Nahlik is the director of operations for Mobilize Missouri, Ben Conover is the president of Chat […]

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Economic Justice and Repro Health and Rights: Forging a Path to Liberation (11:10 am Room 120)

We’ll use a popular education approach to build an analysis of how reproductive health and economic security impact Planned Parenthood patients and how we can help people gain the liberation they seek. Through story telling and discussion we’ll examine how intersecting identities and oppressions impact these two issues. Outcomes of this session include: · Individuals […]

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Close the Workhouse (11:10 am Room 118)

Close The Workhouse is a collaborative campaign started by Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), St. Louis Action, Arch City Defenders, and The Bail Project. The campaign is centered around and led by formerly incarcerated individuals with the purpose of closing the Medium Security Institution in St. Louis City, also known as “The Workhouse”. […]

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Homes for All: Housing is a Human Right (Tenants’ Rights) (10:00 am Room 219)

Homes for All St. Louis is a coalition of community and leftist political organizations seeking to build power around the shared value that “housing is a human right.” We reject the notion that housing be viewed as a commodity, and that developers, investors, and other corporate interests are able to shape communities they have no […]

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Local Government 101 (10:00 am Room 218)

Local Government 101 will provide information on Missouri’s local government structures, elected v. appointed offices, and requirements, including campaign finance, to run for those offices; plus a primer on school boards and special taxing districts, including community college districts. This workshop will be useful to future candidates, campaign managers and volunteers, and anyone interested in […]

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From Protests to the Polls: Using Social Media for Effective Resistance (10:00 am Room 123)

Love it or hate it, social media plays a significant role in all aspects of our society. Street protesters, advocates/lobbyists for policy changes, and candidates for elected office all need to use social media as a tool to achieve their goals. In this short workshops, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their own […]

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Winning Campaigns: Using your Strengths (10:00 am Room 123)

This workshop will address campaign communication, voter contact, and fundraising to successfully win a campaign. Presented by Rosetta Okohson, a native of Saint Louis, and Co-Founder & Principal of Fundraising Consultant at MO Political Consulting, LLC. Most recently Rosetta was a part of Tishaura O. Jones run for Mayor. Previously, Rosetta worked for Jake Zimmerman […]

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Climate Change & Public Health: What you can do in St. Louis (10:00 am Room 118)

On September 8, the Peoples’ Climate Movement Day of Action is calling for a national day of action for Climate, Jobs & Justice. This workshop will give participants the tools to engage in this national effort. Carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants and vehicles is driving climate change, while causing substantial public health problems in […]

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