Rock the Congress: East Bay

Mark your calendars to join us on Saturday, September 7th at Berkeley City College!
Rock the Congress events engage new and experienced activists and facilitate collaboration among progressive grassroots group leaders to win elections. In the 2018 cycle, Rock the Congress held successful one-day events in North Bay, San Francisco/Peninsula, and Napa Valley. On September 7th, Rock the Congress is coming to the East Bay!

 

PLEASE JOIN US

SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE

 
 

WHAT DO WE WANT TO ACCOMPLISH?

  • Reinforce progressive activism grounded in the strength of diversity and the power of unity 

  • Engage new activists and recharge seasoned activists and leaders with an array of local and national opportunities to broaden the progressive movement’s impact in 2020

HOW WILL WE DO THAT?

Keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interactive breakouts featuring national and local leaders in electoral and issue-based advocacy

  • Panelists and presenters from diverse organizations include the following leaders, and many more:

    • Aimee Allison, Founder and President of She the People

    • Kathryn Durham-Hammer, President, Diablo Valley Democratic Club and Lead, Indivisible ReSisters Walnut Creek

    • Demnlus Johnson, Councilmember, City of Richmond, CA

    • Shawn Kumagai, City Council Member, City of Dublin

    • Donald Lathbury, Communications Director and Strategist, Flip the West

    • Mallory Long, Training Director, All On The Line

    • Colleen McCarthy, Northern California Regional Field Director, Swing Left

    • Shawna McKnight, Public Affairs Officer, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

    • Raquel Ortega, Organizer, ACLU of Northern California

    • Tamisha Walker, Executive Director, Safe Return Project

  • Interactive breakouts include the following, and more:

    • <30, Leading Change

    • Adventures in Building and Sustaining Grassroots Groups

    • Border Crisis, Immigration Policy, and the 2020 Elections

    • Census 2020:  Everyone Counts

    • Centering Community Care in Social and Racial Justice Advocacy

    • Exploring the Relationship between Grassroots Activism and the Democratic Party

    • Keeping Central Valley Blue

    • Out-of-State Electoral Strategies