On Tuesday, September 27th, Public Banking Institute founder, attorney, and author Ellen Brown will speak at Ralph Nader’s Breaking Through Power conference in Washington D.C. She will lead a presentation on Public Banking at 3:20pm at the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
On Saturday, September 24th, at 12:00pm Pacific, Ellen will also be a guest on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour.
The Breaking Through Power gathering commemorates the 50th anniversary year of Ralph Nader’s Unsafe at Any Speed, a book that unleashed fresh civic energies and sparked the creation of numerous advocacy organizations that led to major consumer, environmental and worker safety protections.
Conference speakers will present innovative ideas and strategies focusing on the ways we can break through power to secure long-overdue democratic solutions to our nation’s problems.
The themes for the four-day conference in Washington, DC are:
Building Civic Skills, Breaking Through Apathy, September 26, 2016 (Carnegie Institution of Washington) will feature presentations by our nation’s leading citizen advocates and scholars to discuss successful strategies and techniques that can strengthen our civic culture and democracy.
Controlling What We Own, Shifting Power, September 27, 2016 (Carnegie Institution of Washington) brings together leaders from business, corporate governance, organized labor, and academia, to discuss initiatives that will make corporations accountable to shareholders and stakeholders.
Citizen Action and D.C. Statehood, September 28, 2016 (DAR Constitution Hall) will showcase national leaders who have pioneered sustainable advocacy models, grassroots citizen activists, and elected officials who are championing the drive for D.C. Statehood.
Celebrating Tort Law and Civil Justice, September 29, 2016 (DAR Constitution Hall) will convene leading practitioners and scholars from around the country who will provide unique insights and practical advice on protecting and expanding Tort Law.
Scholarships are available for anyone who would like to attend the conference. Information on obtaining scholarships can be found on breakingthroughpower.org.
Please visit breakingthroughpower.org for a complete list of speakers, a detailed agenda, and registration information.