The Green Party of Rhode Island, one of the oldest in America, is pleased to announce it will be holding its 25th Anniversary Celebration and New England Regional Summit on December 2, 2017 from 1-5 pm at Bell Street Chapel in Providence. Keynote speakers Dr. Jill Stein and Mr. Ajamu Baraka, the 2016 presidential and vice-presidential nominees, will appear as will local activists the Party has chosen for recognition in thanks for their important efforts over the years. Greens and Green voters from across the state, region, and nation are welcomed to this historic summit.
Greens and Green voters from across the state, region, and nation are welcomed to this historic summit.
“There was never any illusion by our campaign that the struggle to build an independent democratic opposition would end on Election Day,” said Mr. Baraka, lead organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace and an editor/columnist with Black Agenda Report. “Today we continue that historic task as though our lives depend on it, because it does.”
With a political system that continues to exhibit dysfunction over a year after Election Day, the event is intended as a place where Greens from across New England and America can gather and celebrate while planning for 2018. The Convening Principles of the Summit are:
1. We are uniting as a Green Party in solidarity to recognize 25 years of dedication, commitment, and hard work so to plan for the future.
2. Peace, ecology, social justice, and democracy define our efforts.
3. Let us therefore stand together to build a better, safer, saner world in 2018 and beyond.
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There will be childcare provided and refreshments served during the day. Bell Street Chapel as a venue offers accessibility for the differently abled via stair chair lift and further accommodations can be made on request.