The OC Progressive Summit returns this weekend under the community organizing motto of 'Engage, Empower and Expand!' The Delhi Center in SanTana will play host to lefties gathering Saturday for an all-day program of speakers and workshops aimed at building a movement for change.
Chris Hedges, my favorite Left prophet of doom, was originally scheduled to give the keynote address, but is double-booked. Former Ramparts writer, Los Angeles Times columnist and current editor of Truthdig Robert Scheer is stepping in for the pinch-hit!
Fifty organizations fighting the good fight will set up booths including the OC May Day Coalition, Military Families Speak Out, and CHIRLA.
When folks at the summit aren't perusing through their pamphlets and flyers, workshop sessions are scheduled throughout the day. Topics include how to put together an effective petition, using social media as a tool for organizing and protesting successfully against the powers that be.
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Take the opportunity to network with like-minded folk who want to band together and give the Lords of Orange County hell!
The 2014 Orange County Progressive Summit takes place at the Delhi Community Center, 505 E. Central Ave., Santa Ana. Sat., 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. $20. $10 students. For more info, visit www.ocprogressivesummit.org
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