Green Party of the U.S. holds national meeting at Macalester College

The Green Party of the United States will hold its annual meeting in St. Paul this week, as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Greens from around the country are expected at the meetings Thursday through Sunday at Macalester College.

Officials say the party’s first national get-together was held in 1984, also at Macalester.

Some highlights:

Thursday

1:30 p.m. workshops:

  • Campaign School: Media & Social Media
  • Awakening the Dreamer Symposium
  • National Green Party Lobby

3:30 workshops:

  • Campaign School: Lifecycle of a Campaign
  • Awakening the Dreamer Symposium
  • Facilitation and Consensus Decision Making
  • ­Extreme Fuel Nightmare in the Northeast and the new Green Party Pipeline Resistance

7 p.m. 30th Anniversary Celebration with Cam Gordon honoring Founders of the Green Party, including Rhoda Gilman, Holle Brian, Mike Feinstein, John Rensenbrink

Friday

9 a.m. workshops:

  • ­ Anti­Oppression: A Workshop on Race, Class, Gender and Sexual Oppression
  •  Campaign School: Coordinating A Statewide Campaign: Minnesota As a Case Study
  • Climate Change: Imperial Foreign Policies and Future Citizens
  • TaxPayer Voter Identification Act & Malapportioned Representation
  • ­ Climate Change: The Impact of the TransPacific Pipeline and Militarism


10:30 ­ a.m. workshops:

  • A Workshop on Race, Class, Gender and Sexual Oppression
  • Campaign School: Public Speaking
  • ­Crisis in Ukraine
  • Actions for a Green Social Movement
  • Belonging to the Land


1 p.m. Business Meeting

3:30 p.m. workshops:

  • American Militarism (Ghosts of Jeju film screening)
  • ­ Move to Amend

7:30 p.m. ­ Panel of Elected Greens, including Cam Gordon, City Council, Minneapolis; Annie Young, At ­Large Member, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board; Laura Libby, City Council, Crystal; John Matheson, City Council, Hilltop

Saturday

8:45 a.m. How to reach out to Millennials

9 a.m. workshops:

  • Education something with School Board candidate [sic]
  • Say no to GMOs and reclaim our food system
  • What does it mean to be a “party of a different kind”?

10:15­ workshops:

  • Climate Convergence
  • Race and Class Bias On The Left
  • Building, Not Burning, Bridges: Allying with Indigenous people


11:30 a.m. Keynote Speech with Charles Eisenstein: “The Revolution Is Love” ­

3 p.m. workshops:

  • Sulfide Mining: Threats to Clean Water, Health, Tribal Rights & Sustainability
  • Sawant’s Victory in Seattle: Lessons for Future Green/Socialist Alliances


4:15­ p.m. workshops:

  • Hemp as an Economic and Environmental Solution
  • From Foreclosure to Blight: Eminent Domain, Local Principal Reduction, and Wall Street Accountability
  • Debunking MN wolf policy myths

Sunday

10 a.m. National Political Strategy (John Andrews)
11:45­ a.m. Synthesizing Membership & Diversity with Political Strategy

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