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Friday, September 21
 

9:00am

OK, You're Awake, Now What?
Ok, you, the "Dreamer", have been Awakened to the profound need to bring forth a Thriving, Just and Sustainable World. How do you do that? How does one "Get into Action"? What actions, inner and outer, simple and profound can you take, NOW! Let's create a loving and thriving future for us all.

Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

10:00am

Industrial Wind in Rural Maine: Issues & Answers
An open discussion of the issues raised when industrial scale wind development is proposed for Maine's most undeveloped lands. What are the benefits? What are the impacts? What are the rights of those who must live with the developments? Audience participation is encouraged.

Speakers
AM

Alan Michka

Friends of the Highland Mountains


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

11:00am

Cooperatives 101: What You Need to Know
A short overview of Co-ops-- why they make sense, now more than ever!

Speakers
DH

Deborah Hawkins

Cooperative Maine


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

12:00pm

Build Local Resilience with the Transition Model
The Transition model effectively enables a small group of people to engage their community's positive creativity in re-localizing the economy and food production, and in saving energy, as a means to directly tackle economic instability, changing climate, and lower energy availability beforehand.

Speakers
AL

Alastair Lough

Tohidu Transition


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

1:00pm

STOP THE CORRIDOR
A presentation of the arguments opposing the corporate project to build a private trucking/utility/pipeline corridor through Maine for the purpose of multinational corporations transporting products (mostly raw materials) to global markets...and why this will irreversibly damage rural Maine.

Speakers
SM

Sidney Mitchell

Friends of Piscataquis Valley


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

2:00pm

Connecting Through Conflict
Specific restorative practices based in Nonviolent Communication that will help families, intentional communities and social action groups grow closer through holding conflict in new ways. Topics include NVC based mediation, Restorative Circles and the uses of empathy.

Speakers
PS

Peggy Smith

Maine Non-Violent Communication Network


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

3:00pm

A Radical History of Maine
Radical History of Maine covers time period from 1600 to present day and is presented in a "history from the bottom-up approach" as advocated by Howard Zinn and other radical historians. Presenter, Roger Leisner, has a degree in American history from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Speakers
RL

Roger Leisner

Radio Free Maine


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

4:00pm

Bring Our War $$ Home
Discussing the need to end massive Pentagon and war spending so that our national resources could be better utilized here at home for education, health care, environmental programs and the like

Speakers
BG

Bruce Gagnon

Maine Veterans For Peace


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

5:00pm

The Occupy Movement in Maine - Present & Future
Will begin by briefing participants on the history of the Occupy movement beginning in NYC and its inception in Maine. We will have a small panel of representatives to engage and give perspective on the issues, tactics and next steps for Occupiers and allies around the state.

Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent
 
Saturday, September 22
 

9:00am

Empathy: the Great Connector
Speakers
PS

Peggy Smith

Maine Non-Violent Communication Network


Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

10:00am

Industrial Wind in Rural Maine: Issues & Answers
An open discussion of the issues raised when industrial scale wind development is proposed for Maine's most undeveloped lands. What are the benefits? What are the impacts? What are the rights of those who must live with the developments? Audience participation is encouraged.

Speakers
AM

Alan Michka

Friends of the Highland Mountains


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

11:00am

The Future of the Occupy Movement
What's the future of the Occupy Movement in Maine and beyond? What has it accomplished, and where is it going? This discussion will focus on how people can become involved and change the focus from power politics to "power to the people" thru the Occupy Movement.

Speakers
LD

Larry Dansinger

Resources for Organizing and Social Change


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

12:00pm

Hot Topics in Civil Liberties
What are the biggest threats to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in 2012? This discussion will focus on the most current civil liberties issues -- from new restrictions on voting, to the struggle for same-sex marriage, to racial justice and over-incarceration.

Speakers
SB

Shenna Bellows

ACLU of Maine


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

1:00pm

The Occupy Movement in Maine - Present & Future
Will begin by briefing participants on the history of the Occupy movement beginning in NYC and its inception in Maine. We will have a small panel of representatives to engage and give perspective on the issues, tactics and next steps for Occupiers and allies around the state.

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

2:00pm

What it Means to be Green - Politically
The Maine Green Independent Party has been working to transform politics in Maine ever since its inception in 1984 as a broad political movement. Learn what green activists are doing to make the Green Party a viable alternative, including candidates running for office.

Speakers
AP

Asher Platts

Maine Green Independent Party


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

2:40pm

Independent Politics in Maine
I will talk about Maine's history and future in independent and progressive politics and how every voter can contribute to and receive beneficial political and social capital in Maine. What the state has accomplished and what still needs to be achieved will be discussed.

Speakers
TK

Tom Kelley

Maine Green Independent Party


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:40pm - 3:20pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

3:20pm

Green Politics - Shaking Up the Maine Legislature
More than 30,000 voters in Maine are now registered Green Independent, and several legislative districts are within reach for Maine's largest third party. Brunswick's District 66 nearly elected a Green state representative in 2010. Find out what will happen if Brunswick goes Green in 2012.

Speakers
FH

Fred Horch

Maine Green Independent Party


Saturday September 22, 2012 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

4:00pm

Charting Maine's Future: Making Headway

An update to the strategic plan for Maine. Our goal is to unite Mainers in a shared vision for the state, empowering folks to action across sectors to advance our common goal of economic prosperity without sacrificing the qualities we each hold dear.


Speakers
NS

Nancy Smith

GrowSmart Maine


Saturday September 22, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

5:00pm

A Radical History of Maine
Radical History of Maine covers time period from 1600 to present day and is presented in a "history from the bottom-up approach" as advocated by Howard Zinn and other radical historians. Presenter, Roger Leisner, has a degree in American history from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Speakers
RL

Roger Leisner

Radio Free Maine


Saturday September 22, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent
 
Sunday, September 23
 

9:00am

Cooperatives 101: What You Need to Know
A short overview of Co-ops-- why they make sense, now more than ever!

Speakers
DH

Deborah Hawkins

Cooperative Maine


Sunday September 23, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

10:00am

OK, You're Awake, Now What?
Ok, you, the "Dreamer", have been Awakened to the profound need to bring forth a Thriving, Just and Sustainable World. How do you do that? How does one "Get into Action"? What actions, inner and outer, simple and profound can you take, NOW! Let's create a loving and thriving future for us all.

Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

12:00pm

Bring Our War $$ Home
Discussing the need to end massive Pentagon and war spending so that our national resources could be better utilized here at home for education, health care, environmental programs and the like

Speakers
BG

Bruce Gagnon

Maine Veterans For Peace


Sunday September 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

2:00pm

Alternatives to 'Trail 'em, Nail 'em, Jail 'em'
Community-based restorative responses to crime and wrong-doing works. How? Accountability, giving victims a voice, & building on the best of what's happening in our hometowns to bring people up, build on their strengths, honor their experiences and find a collective way forward. Come hear more!

Speakers
SM

Sarah Mattox

The Restorative Justice Project Of The Midcoast


Sunday September 23, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

4:00pm

STOP THE CORRIDOR
A presentation of the arguments opposing the corporate project to build a private trucking/utility/pipeline corridor through Maine for the purpose of multinational corporations transporting products (mostly raw materials) to global markets...and why this will irreversibly damage rural Maine.

Speakers
SM

Sidney Mitchell

Friends of Piscataquis Valley


Sunday September 23, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent