2nd Annual Florida College Activist Conference

Starting Date: 08-06-2004
Ending Date: 08-08-2004
Address

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
United States
407-595-3731
Description
FLORIDA COLLEGE ACTIVIST CONFERENCE
AUGUST 6 - 8 2004 (Friday - Sunday)
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
Hosted by Florida College Activist Coalition and FSU Students United for Peace and Justice
$25 Registration fee, includes all weekend activities, materials and some meals
Scholarships and housing available

Join 500 college activists from around the state - in partnership with dozens of progressive organizations - as we...
* Build coalition on our campus, in our region, and across our issue-based work to strengthen our individual and collective work
* Receive training from experts for voter registration, education, and mobilization
* Hear exciting, motivating speakers, including INVITED speakers Elaine Brown, former leader of the Black Panthers, and Dennis Kucinich, Democractic Presidential Candidate (speakers to be confirmed)
* Build relationships with other activists, learn from their successes and struggles, and share your frustrations and accomplishments, so that we may begin to work together, around the state, as a strong and active network of local activists

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE - CHARTER BUSES WILL BE LEAVING FROM SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - email us to join the bus!

Please see our tentative schedule below, and contact me with any questions (emilyruff@msn.com
; 407.595.3731). To register, or for more information about the Coalition, visit our website: www.floridacollegactivist.org.

peace,
emily ruff

Tentative Schedule:
FRIDAY
10 - 4 Pre-Event CANVASS TRAINING
Learn how to canvass, and get out in the streets of Tally.
4 - 6 Conference Registration
6 - 7:30 Opening Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 Opening (introductions, history, overview of schedule)
8:30 Opening Speaker (invited: Elaine Brown and Khalil Osiris)
9:30 - 11:30 Plenary 1

SATURDAY
9 - 10 Breakfast
10 - 11 Speaker (invited: Andrew Gillum)
11 - 1 Voter Training: Large group overview
- Campaign
- Power
- Campus Power
1 - 2 Lunch
2 - 3:15 Workshop A
3:30 - 4:45 Workshop B
5 - 6:15 Workshop C
Workshops include: Election Day Action; Local Resources; Mobilization Tactics; Coalition Building; Programming; Voter Tools; Education; College-friendly tactics
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 Speaker
8:30 - 11 Plenary 2
10 - Entertainment

SUNDAY
9 - 10 Breakfast
10 - 10:45 Announcements, Plenary Reports, Explanations of Coalition Building Sessions
11 - 12:15 Regional Coalition Building
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch by schools (Voting due at end of lunch)
1:30 - 2:15 Issue Based Caucus
2:30 - 3:15 Voting Reports, Wrap Up, Where do we go from here, Post election info
3:15 - 4:00 Closing Speaker

* PLENARY SESSIONS: This year, we will be working as a plenary to construct the mission and structure of the Coalition. Submissions for organizational mission, structure, programming can be submitted by email to floridacollegeactivists@hotmail.com
, and will be posted on our website as
received for review prior to conference. Plenary sessions will discuss and consolidate proposals, and the large body will vote on the proposals on Sunday of the conference. *

For more information, or to register, visit www.floridacollegeactivist.org or email emilyruff@msn.com

Geographical Scope: State
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