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RootsCamp

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RootsCamp

RootsCamp is an open forum on any topic related to the Fall 2006 elections, including local, state and national races. Anyone can suggest a topic for discussion. Participants initiate conversations by (1) attending the event and (2) writing their discussion ideas on a whiteboard.

The primary goal will be to collectively answering the following:

  1. What did we learn in 2006?
  2. How can we apply those lessons in 2008 and beyond (See Politic Exchange)?
  3. What are our next steps to strengthen political engagement?

This is managed through many small conversations of interest to those in attendance. Come prepared to talk. Please register by adding your name to the attendee list, or email Kevin Makice.

While this is an implementation of a progressive idea, the Bloomington Roots Camp is not meant to be a "progressive" event in terms of political bias. The intent of this camp is to facilitate open discussion that includes all perspectives.


Where & When

Friday, November 17

SESSION 1: Campaigns

Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood (Rooms 1B-1C)
9a-Noon

SESSION 2: Legislation

Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood (Rooms 1B-1C)
1p-4p

SESSION 3: Activism

School of Informatics, Indiana University
10th & Woodlawn (Main Lobby)
7p-10p

Saturday, November 18

SESSION 4: Local Politics

Ivy Tech Community College
200 Daniels Way (Student Commons)
9a-Noon

SESSION 5: What's Next?

Ivy Tech Community College
200 Daniels Way (Student Commons)
1p-4p

See the full schedule.

What can you do?

  1. ) Add yourself to the attendee list
  2. ) Print and distribute promotional materials
  3. ) Propose a Conversation to suggest at the Camp
  4. ) Help organize this event

Join our Google group.