Monday, October 09, 2006

Powerhouse of Solutionary Women Speaking at the Green Festival

I've been to the Green Festival in San Francisco for the past four years and each year I look forward to it. It's affordable, the tickets are $15, and it's super fun. I took my parents last year and they are coming out again this year to go again.

The Green Festival is October 14-15 in Washington DC, November 10-12 in San Francisco, and April 21-22, 2007 in Chicago.

There are tons of amazing speakers at all of the events, including some fabulous visionary, activist and social entrepreneurial women.

Check out some of the women speaking at the Green Festival in San Francisco:

* Alice Walker will be speaking about "We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For."
* Alisa Gravitz, Co-op America's Executive Director, will be talking about "Solar Future: Making It Happen Now."
* My friend, Alli Chagi-Starr, will be talking about arts activism and her organization Art in Action.
* Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! will speak about "Independent Media in a Time of War."
* Joan Blades, co-founder of, will speak about,"Motherhood: The Next Political Movement."
* Lisa Day of Participant Productions is on a panel entitled, "Changing Minds Through Media."
* Medea Benjamin, Founding Director of Global Exchange will talk about Code Pink, which she co-founded.

If you live on the West Coast, East Coast or in the Midwest, it's worth the trip to check out your local Green Festival.


  1. Anonymous10:27 AM

    Will Joan Blades also tell her audience how Jews control the media, Jews manipulate U.S. foreign policy, the Jews and/or Bush blew up the World Trade Center on 9/11, and African-American soldiers are all potential mutineers who should be segregated and disarmed?

    Every single one of the above positions were stated at MoveOn's Action Forum, and they received overwhelming approval from the other participants.

    More at today's Washington Times

  2. Anonymous10:42 AM


    I am sure the above comes as an unpleasant surprise but if you Google for and "anti-Semitism" (or and "racism") you can verify what I said. Also, if you try to access the Action Forum, you will see that it has been taken down.

    "To conserve bandwidth" is a flimsy excuse as no one who is trying to influence an election disables part of his Web site just before an election. The real problem is that does not want anyone to follow the links to specific hate speech examples (and the corresponding votes of support) at their Action Forum.

    In fact, MoveOn took the site down on 8 September and brought it back online two days later, after I publicly proclaimed the disablement of the forum the equivalent of a headlong battlefield rout. MoveOn apparently felt it had to try to keep the forum going to avoid exactly this perception, but it could not stand its ground amid the widening scandal and took the forum down again two weeks later.

    Organizations like (and previously the Million Mom March) have no problem in lying to prospective supporters like you to get you to donate time and money to an unworthy cause.


  3. Anonymous4:26 PM

    Eli Pariser of MoveOn.Org told Mr. Foxman of the ADL that the MoveOn.Org forum was open to anyone and that they didn't control the posts. This is a lie.

    Back in April, 2004, I complained on the Forum and in letters to MoveOn.Org that they were allowing anti-Semitism. (Note: saying Jews control the media is not anti-Israel, it is anti-Semitic.)

    So, what happened? My posts were erased and I was banished. The anti-Semitic posts and posters were allowed to stay.

    So, if you like anti-Semitism, support MoveOn.Org and accept support from MoveOn.Org.


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