Sat, May 10, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

PDA 10th Anniversary and Remembering Tim

Help mark our Birthday
and Remember Tim at a day of inspirational discussions of PDA's past and future with top progressives!

9am Panels
3:30pm Memorial
6pm Reception

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Lunch plus the all day event just $30!
Reception with guests of honor $100!

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Event Location

First Churches of Northampton
129 Main Street
Northampton, MA 

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-- AGENDA --

9am Mimi Kennedy, PDA National Board chair, welcomes and introduces Rev. Todd Weir Rev. Todd Weir welcomes us to the Church Mimi introduces Mayor of Northampton, David Narkewicz Mayor Narkewicz declares May 10 "Tim Carpenter" Day Mimi introduces Jim Hightower

9:30 – 10:00 Remarks from Jim Hightower about new populist moment and Tim's vision Introduction of Senator Bernie Sanders

10:00 – 10:45 Senator Sanders speaks

10:45 – 11:00 Break, meet and greet with Sanders

11:00 -- 12:00 Amplifying the Progressive Voice In Media and the Arts Moderated by Jeff Cohen Thom Hartmann Cole Stangler Mimi Kennedy

12:00 – 12:45p Conor Announces lunch and timing for rest of day Raging Grannies take us out to lunch

LUNCH Conor introduces next panel

12:45 – 1:45 pm Healthcare Not Warfare Getting From Here to There and Taking on the Military-Industrial Complex and helping move single payer forward. Moderated by Michael Lighty (with framing remarks from Michael) Michael will give each panelist a chance to make brief opening remarks and then ask questions of them Medea Benjamin Donna Smith Mark Dudzic Ben Day

1:45 – 3:00 Influencing Congress Conor introduces: Elizabeth Warren, Jan Schakowsky and Barbara Lee Tapes – 10 minutes Conor introduces Steve Cobble Cobble delivers remarks on insider/outside/politics – 10/15 minutes Cobble hands off to Tom Hayden Hayden speaks –10/15 minutes Cobble introduces Jim McGovern McGovern speaks on best strategies –20 minutes

3:00 – 3:30pm BREAK/set-up Music: Dave Dersham - Folk Songs 3:15-3:40

3:30 – 5:30p Memorial: Pics, intro remarks, open mic, Jazz band 5:30- 6pm BREAK/set-up

6-8p: Reception: Celebrating 10 Years of PDA (food will be served here) Music: Jazz Sketches: Doug MacMillan & Tim Atherton Michael Lighty welcomes and makes remarks Hands off to Conor and Andrea Hands off to Mimi who encourages any other remarks.

Host Committee
Katharine Baker and Peter Titelman, Kurt Bateman, Lisa Baskin, Bill Bianchi, Sherry & Thom Bohlen, Pat Church, John Bonifaz, Steve Cobble,  Jo Comerford, Frances Crowe (honorary), Allen & Judith Davis, Marcy Eisenberg, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, John J. Fitzgerald, Bev Fitzpatrick, Lisa & George Franzen, Russell & Martha Freedman, Michael Gilbreath, Michael Gordy, Bob & Maggie Greenberg, Russell Greene, Patty Healey, Bill Hess, Dr. Bill Honigman, Thomas Hutcheson, Rev. Peter Ives, Kelley Johnson, Walter Kloefkorn, City Councilor Marianne LaBarge, Marc Levin, Michael Lighty, Suzanne Lyon, Leo Maley, Don McKecnnie, Sarah McKee, State Representative Paul Mark, Sharon Moulton, Mayor David Narkewicz (honorary), Michele & Steve Marantz, Martha Nathan, MD, Jeff Napolitano, William Newman, Wendy & David Newton, Barb Njos, Peggy Lucey & Bill Noel, Mary Olberding,  Dan O'Neal, Carolyn Toll Oppenheim, Rudy Perkins, Roberto Reveles, Jeff & Karen Rich, Michelle Serra, Becky Shannon, Randy & Tina Shannon, Elizabeth Silver, J.M. Sorrell, Paul & Laura Stokes, State Representative Ellen Story,  District Attorney David E. Sullivan, Alice Swift, William Turomsha,  Diane Valentine and Rev. Todd Weir (honorary), Liz Warren.