Green Party of Idaho announces state convention
BOISE, Id – The Inaugural Green Party of Idaho State Convention will be held during October 18, 19 and 20 at The Gem Center for the Arts located at 2417 Bank Drive inn Boise, Idaho.
Presenters include a number of speakers on community organizing, environmentalism, creating social equity, and peace.
There are two signature events.
First, the Green Party POTUS debate, where most of the Green Party POTUS candidates will talk about party building, ballot access, their platforms and how they support the Green Party ideals. So for Sedinam Moyowasiza-Curry, Howie Hawkins, Dario Hunter, Dennis Lambert and David Rolde have confirmed they will attend.
The second is the Veterans as Community Activists panel, where several local veterans will be telling their stories, the ones that inspire their activism and continued service to their communities.
The topics cover a broad base of the Green Party issues, to highlight that the Green Party is not a single issue platform. Many of the speakers are from non-partisan organizations, and their presence is not an endorsement of the party, but a recognition that our values are consistent with theirs. Speakers represent the diverse culture of the Treasure Valley, Tai Simpson of Indigenous Idaho Alliance, Nimiipuu Nez Perce Tribe, Shadi Ismail with the IRC and a Syrian Army Veteran, and Phillip Thompson of the Idaho Black History Museum.
- Guest speakers
- Green Party POTUS Candidate debates
- Ratification of the State Party Bylaws
- Ballot Access Signature collection
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Green Party Business
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Social Time/ Band TBD
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. TBD
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Veteran and Community Activist Panel: Erin Dominguez, Shadi Ismail, Daniel Ortiz-Lopez, Dan McKnight & Tecle Gebremicheal
12:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch (Food Trucks outside)
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Poetry Reading: Amanda Ranth
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Green Party POTUS Debate: Moderated by Jayson Prettyboy, Indigenous Idaho Alliance, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eco-Agriculture and Livestock Rewilding: Natalie Fleming, US Senate Candidate
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Medical Marijuana and Hemp Legalization in Idaho: Serra Frank, Idaho Cannabis Coalition
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Break/dinner
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. TBD
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Unfuck Yourself: Decolonization for Political Change: Tai Simpson, Indigenous Idaho Alliance, Nimiipuu, Nez Perce Tribe
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Entertainment/Social Hour with DJ Hobbz
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Veganism and Fitness; Lindsey Brown, Lindsey Brown Fitness and Training
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Moving to Zero Waste Lifestyles: Jillien Morga Eijckelhof, Zero Waste Boise Institute
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Carbon Tax as a Path to environmental Reform: Nancy Basinger, Citizen Climate Lobby
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Building a Grassroots Movement for Environmental Change, Jyoni Schuler, Sunrise Movement Boise
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Community and Urban Gardening: Dana Lomen, Boise School District Garden programs
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. TBD
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies/Silent Auction Awards
Veteran and Community Activist Bios
US Army Veteran, Social Worker, Homeless advocate, Domestic Violence Advocate,
Syrian Army Veteran, Refugee Advocate, LGBQT Activist
US Navy Veteran, PTSD Advocate, LGBQT Activist, Deported Veteran Advocate
US Marine Corp, Idaho National Guard, Peace Advocate, BringOurTroopsHome.US
Ethiopian Refugee, US Army Reserves, Soccer Coach, IRC Gardens, City Council Candidate