Speakers at Democracy Convention

We are excited to provide the following list of confirmed speakers, session leaders, and artists at the 2011 Democracy Convention. This listing will be expanded and otherwise updated in advance of the convention:

Tom Hayden, Keynote
Cheri Honkala, Keynote
Michelle Shocked, Musician
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin
Gar Alperovitz, Professor, University of Maryland
Anne Feeney, Musician
John Nichols, The Nation
Emma's Revolution
Adam Porton, Wisconsin Wave
Ald. Joe Moore, Chicago
Ben Manski, Liberty Tree
Beverly Speer, WI Democracy Campaign
Bill Thorington, Banker
Bryan Kennedy, President, AFT-Wisconsin
Carl Gibson, U.S. Uncut
Cynthia Lin, Freedom, Inc.
Dace A. Zeps, Progressive Dane
David Cobb, Program on Corporations Law and Democracy
Diane Farsetta, WI Network for Peace and Justice
Erika Wolf, United Council of UW Students
Frank Emspak, Workers Independent News
George Friday, Independent Progressive Politics Network
Heidi Wegleitner, Progressive Dane
Jeff Clements, Free Speech for People
Jerome Scott, League of Revolutionaries for a New America
John Bonifaz, Free Speech for People
Kabzuag Vaj, Freedom, Inc.
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County
Kevin Zeese, It's Our Economy
Leah Bolger, Veterans for Peace
Lisa Graves, Center for Media and Democracy
Maram Abdelhamid, Free Speech for People
Margaret Flowers, It's Our Economy
Mary Bottari, Center for Media and Democracy
Matt Nelson, Color of Change
Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive
Mike McCabe, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Molly Stentz, WORT 89.9FM Community Radio
Monica Adams, Freedom, Inc.
Nancy Price, Alliance for Democracy
Norman Stockwell, WORT 89.9FM Community Radio
Riki Ott, Ultimate Civics
Rob Richie, Fair Vote USA
Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association
Ruth Coniff, The Progressive
Sam Munger, Center on Wisconsin Strategy
Sarah Manski, WI Positive Business Alliance
State Rep. Michael Fisher, Lincoln, Vermont
Ted Glick, Independent Progressive Politics Network
Victoria Collier, VoteScam
Z! Haukeness, Groundwork
 . . . with many more to be announced . . .


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