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Monday, August 25, 2008

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Event Schedule from Progressive Central, at the
Central Presbyterian Church

1660 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203

PROGRAM SCHEDULE (all times listed are Mountain time)

SUNDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 24: PDAs "Progressive Welcome to Denver"

8:00 - 10:00 PM: Community, speeches, and music. Hosted by Mimi Kennedy, PDA Advisory Board Chair. Featuring Rep. Barbara Lee (CA), Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and PDA Advisory Board member; John Nichols, Washington correspondent, The Nation; Tom Hayden, author, activist; Jim Zogby, Arab American Institute and DNC member; Jim Hightower, journalist and PDA Advisory Board member: PDA-endorsed Healthcare NOT Warfare candidate Joan Fitz-Gerald. Music by Dan Reed.

MONDAY AUGUST 25: HEALTHCARE NOT WARFARE

--MORNING SCHEDULE

9:00 - 11:00 AM: Tabling and networking
9:40 - 9:50 PM: Jared Polis, Colorado 2nd Congressional District Congressional Candidate
9:50 - 10:00 AM: Bill Moyer, Backbone Campaign and friends.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Stephen Zunes, Middle Eastern scholar and journalist.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: The Nation Conversations Series-- Healthcare, Aids, and Africa
Moderated by author and The Nation journalist John Nichols with Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. John Conyers, House Judiciary Committee Chair, and Richard Kim.

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

12:30 - 1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 - 3:45 PM: PDA Panels--Healthcare NOT Warfare
Moderated by John Nichols.
1:00 - 2:05 PM: Healthcare Panel:
Rep. John Conyers, sponsor HR 676; Healthcare NOT Warfare campaign co-chairs Norman Solomon, author and PDA Advisory Board member and Donna Smith, star of SiCKO and founder of American Patients United; Dr. Rocky White, single payer Denver healthcare advocate, Geri Jenkins, RN, CNA/NNOC, Jim Hightower.
2:10 - 3:15 PM: NOT Warfare Panel:
Rep. Lynn Woolsey, Co-chair CPC and PDA Advisory Board member; Norman Solomon; Kathleen Snyder, Gold Star Mom; Ann Wright, retired United States Army colonel and retired official of the U.S. State Department; and a representative from Iraq Veterans Against the War.
3:15 - 3:45: Q & A
3:45 - 4:00: Housekeeping and Closing Comments: Tim Carpenter
4:15 - 5:15 PM: Community Conversation on healthcare, moderated by "Be the Change."

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26: MEDIA REFORM AND CLEAN, FAIR, TRANSPARENT ELECTIONS

MORNING SCHEDULE

9:00 - 11:00 AM: Tabling and networking
9:45 - 9:55 AM: Governor Don Siegelman
10:00 - 10:30 AM: STEAL BACK YOUR VOTE with Robert Kennedy, Jr. and Greg Palast
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: The Nation Conversations Series - Out of Iraq
Moderated by John Nichols with Rep. Lynn Woolsey (CA), Co-chair Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Jim McDermott, (WA), and Tom Hayden.

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

12:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 PM: PDA Panel--Media Reform:
Moderated by Jeff Cohen, author, and founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting; with John Nichols; Laura Flanders, journalist, Nation Radio and Grit TV; Shireen Mitchell, Digital Sistas; Maeve Conran, Associate News Dir. KGNU Community Radio Denver/Boulder, Chris Rabb, Afro-Netizen.
2:30 - 3:45 PM: PDA Panel--Clean, Fair, Transparent Elections:
Mimi Kennedy, moderator; with Steve Rosenfeld author and election integrity activist; John Bonifaz, legal director of Voter Action, founder of the National Voting Rights
Institute, and PDA Advisory Board member; Bob Edgar, Common Cause; Harvie Branscomb, Colorado election protection advocate; Brad Friedman, Bradblog.
3:45 - 4:00 PM: Housekeeping and Closing comments: Tim Carpenter

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27: ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND GLOBAL WARMING

MORNING SCHEDULE

9:00 - 11:00 AM: Tabling and networking
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: The Nation Conversations Series-- Immigration Reform and Economic Justice
John Nichols, Moderator; with Rep. Jim McGovern (MA), PDA Advisory Board member; and Bob Moser, contributing writer to The Nation.

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

12:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 PM: PDA Panel--Economic Justice/Ending Poverty:
John Nichols, Moderator; Rep. Barbara Lee; Rep. Jim McGovern; David Sirota, author, journalist; Lori Wallach, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch; Carmen Rhodes, Executive Director of the Front Range Economic Strategy Center.
2:30 - 3:45 PM: PDA Panel--Global Warming:
Norman Solomon, Moderator; with Medea Benjamin Founding Director Global Exchange, Founder of Code Pink and PDA Advisory Board member; Nancy La Placa, Energy Consultant with Bardwell Consulting Ltd.: Majora Carter, Sustainable South Bronx Director; Dr. Trenberth, IPCC Scientist:
3:45 - 4:00: Housekeeping and Closing Comments: Tim Carpenter

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW & CONGRESS AND PDA ONWARD FROM DENVER

MORNING SCHEDULE

9:00 - 11:00 AM: Tabling and networking
10:00 - 10:30 AM: Vincent Bugliosi, author of "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder"
10:35 -10:50 AM: Leslie Cagan and Judith LeBlanc, United for Peace and Justice
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: The Nation Conversations Series - Restoring and Maintaining our Constitutional Rights
Moderated by John Nichols with Rep. Robert Wexler (FL), Rep. Keith Ellison and Victor Navasky, publisher emeritus of The Nation.

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

12:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 PM: PDA Panel--Constitutional Law and Congress: John Nichols moderator; with Rep. Keith Ellison, Steve Cobble, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and PDA Advisory board member; Leslie Cagan, National Coordinator United for Peace and Justice; Jamie Raskin, Maryland State Senator, Law Professor at American University, and author.
2:45 - 3:45: PDA Panel--PDA Onward from Denver, Building the Progressive Movement, Working the Inside/Outside Strategy:
Mimi Kennedy, moderator; Steve Cobble; Tim Carpenter PDA National Director; Laura Bonham, PDA Communications Coordinator; Jodie Evans, CodePink founder and PDA Advisory Board member.
3:45 - 4:00: Housekeeping and Concluding Remarks: Tim Carpenter

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