Jan. 19, 2017
Update: More speakers for the teach-in have been confirmed and are listed below. View information about the program.
Jan. 21 #WeRise Teach-In: A Day for Activism, Inspiration, Learning and Movement Building
WHAT: On the anniversary of Citizens United and a day after Donald Trump is sworn into office, Public Citizen and dozens of allies will host a teach-in that complements and is endorsed by the Women’s March on Washington.
The teach-in will focus on the critical grassroots campaigns for the coming year − from campaigns rooted in protecting the rights of women, immigrants, Muslims and people of color to campaigns geared toward demanding democracy, economic justice and a healthy environment. The day will launch a serious conversation about what it means to have a democracy in an America where corporate interests dominate and the constitutional rights of millions are publicly threatened by our elected leaders.
The goal of the teach-in is to help Women’s March attendees plug into grassroots campaigns and acquire skills to take home to their communities.
WHEN: 1:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21
WHERE: 1500 Harvard St. NW, Washington, D.C.
WHO: Public Citizen and dozens of allies. See a list of endorsing organizations.
SPEAKERS: Cornell Brooks, president, NAACP
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president, National Education Association
Tara Houska, national campaigns director, Honor the Earth
Tefere Gebre, executive vice president, AFL-CIO
Ilyse Hogue, president, NARAL Pro-Choice America
Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, lawyer and author
U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)
Robert Weissman, president, Public Citizen
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, president, Hip Hop Caucus
See a full list of speakers on the program.