Conference: Open Space Whistleblowers & Transparency Conference
Fresh Juice Party
Contact: Naomi Pitcairn
Cell Phone: 510/684-4680
WHISTLEBLOWERS TO OCCUPY THE TRUTH
February 17-19, Berkeley
On the weekend of February 17, 2012, an unusual mix of notable experts from surprisingly disparate backgrounds will meet at UC Berkeley for a three-day conference. The conference will focus on discussion and creative innovation concerning the importance of truth and transparency to a free society. The “Occupy The Truth” Conference is open to the public.
The conference will begin Friday night with an esteemed panel of speakers, featuring Daniel Ellsberg, Ray McGovern and Ret. Colonel Ann Wright, followed by a sermon from Reverend Billy Talen. Saturday and Sunday will be broken up into 'unconference' style workshops, wherein attendees will collaboratively create and manage the conference’s agenda and work flow.
The host organization, FRESH JUICE PARTY, is a politically prejudiced media group best known for interrupting President Obama at a fundraiser to protest the illegal treatment of accused WikiLeaker, Bradley Manning. Now they say they are set to hold their own party, where they will welcome constructive interruption, performance, and innovation. You should definitely expect the unexpected.
Co-sponsors are KPFA 94.1 Listener Sponsored Free Speech Radio, the Voice of the 99%.
Confirmed participants include: Filmmaker Mikko Allane, Strategist Celia Alario, Performance Artist Larry Bogad, Whistleblower Thomas Drake, Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, Former FBI Special Agent, Current ACLU Policy Council Mike German, Organizer and widow of the late great Abbie Hoffman Johanna Lawrenson, Filmmaker Carol Leigh, Longtime Medical Marijuana Activist Dr. Frank Lucido, Ex-CIA Analyst and Writer Ray McGovern, Actress/Activist Alexandra Paul, Attorney for Government Accountability Project Jesselyn Radack, Social Entrepreneur Peter Samuelson, Artist and Media Hoaxer Joey Skaggs, Activist David Solnit, Artist, Filmmaker and Former Porn Star Annie Sprinkle PhD, Activist Andy Stepanian, Professor Elizabeth Stephens, Reverend Billy Talen, and Ret. Army Colonel Ann Wright.
The conference will take place at UC Berkeley’s historic International House. Admission is free; however, a donation to either Bradley Manning’s defense fund or to the conference itself is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated.
More information and the complete schedule are available at: