Be the Movement! Conference Schedule

DRAFT WORKING AGENDA (Updated 10-6-15)

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7:00 – 9:00 pm (Plenary)

  • Opening and Welcome – Bob Baskin
  • Special Speakers: Dot Maver and Sam Daley Harris
  • Fly By Light, One Common Unity: DC youth performance
  • Exercise to help get folks from within states and regions to know one another.


9:30 – 12:00 (Plenary) – Live Streaming

  • Overview and goals for the weekend
  • Humanizing Justice Systems Discussion + Audience Q&A
    • Marie Williams, additional speaker announced soon.
  • Group game-playing exercise (increasing lobbying skills)
  • Grassroots sharing: success stories (sprinkled throughout the weekend)

1:00 – 5:15 (Plenary) – Live Streaming

  • Congressional Peacebuilder Award Presentation & Keynote: Congressman Bobby Scott 1:00 – 1:30
  • Empowering Community Peacebuilding Discussion Forum + Audience Q&A
    1:30 – 3:00
    • Moderated by Michael Skolnik, featuring Whitney Richards-Calathes, Heart Phoenix, Jeffrey Weisberg and joined by Congressman Scott.
  • Fostering International Peace Panel Discussion Forum + Audience Q&A
    3:20 – 5:15
    • Moderated by Phil Donahue, along with Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, Diane Randall and Lena Slachmuijlder.

7:15 – 9:00 (Plenary) No Live Streaming

  • Training: (Reclaiming our Democracy) Sam Daley-Harris leads advocacy workshop activity/training for Monday and Tuesday lobbying


8:45 – Optional mindfulness practice/exercise
9:10 – 12:30 (Plenary)

  • Cultivating Personal Peace Discussion
    • Speakers: Sylvia Boorstein, Rabbi Gil Steinlauf
  • Investing in Peace
  • Keys to effective lobbying (staff and Sam Daley Harris)
    • Crafting your personal story and pitch
    • Group role-playing exercises, practice talking to Members of Congress. (small breakouts)

2:00 – 6:00 (Plenary and Breakouts)

    • Continue with above Skill building
    • Be the Movement: Taking the conference home with you – overview and breakouts
    • Breakouts:
      • Building the Movement Deep Dive
      • Community Peacebuilding
      • Department of Peacebuilding


  • CO Rep. Pete Lee and Lynn Lee (Restorative Justice Trailblazer Award)
  • Screening of OWN Networks Belief series.


Early morning ‘Pep Rally’ with special speaker (TBA)

Lobby meetings during day on Hill

 After 4:30: Afternoon: Space for people to come and do check-ins from day’s meetings

 7:00 – 9:30: Special Evening Program

  • TBD


 Lobby Meetings on Hill

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