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Monday, February 17, 2014

United Opt Out, March 28-30 in Denver

Join United Opt Out, March 28th – 30th, 2014 in Denver, CO.
“Why Denver?” Good question.
 We are coming to Denver because we have many friends that need our help. We are devoting the entire event to action on three themes: union organizing, corporate education reform basics, and next steps. When we leave, Denver will have a plan of action stating exactly what parents will do, what students will do, what teachers will do, and what community members will do. They will be ready. And others in attendance will have strategies and new knowledge to take back to their own communities.
 We will combine the efforts of all who attend to do some of the heavy lifting. Are you ready? If so, join us and we’ll get to work. Register today.
900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204
National Activists in attendance to offer their support include: Bess Altwerger, Sam Anderson, Anthony Cody, Tracey Bowen Douglas, Angela Engel, Stefanie Fuhr, Michelle Gunderson, Jeremiah James Henderson, Jim Horn, Rosemarie Jenson,  Denisha Jones, Alex Kasch, Larry Lawrence, Rick Meyer,  Mark Naison, Monty Neill, Kris Nielsen, Meg Norris, Tom Poetter, Susan Horton Polos, Becca Ritchie, Ricardo Rosa, Pasi Sahlberg, Carmen Scarfaro III, Jocelyn Weeda, Lois Weiner, and Pam Zich.
And of course, the UOO crew: Shaun Johnson, Morna McDermott McNulty, Peggy Robertson (local to Denver), Ruth Rodriguez, Tim Slekar, and Ceresta Smith.
Bios to follow soon for all activists. UOO bios can be found here on our website under “About.”
Keynote by Pasi Sahlberg.
And once again, our focus, keeping our eye on the ball – as we always do at UOO:  Reclaiming Our Unions at the Grassroots Level,  Corp Ed Reform – What you Need to Know in Order to Take it Down, and What’s Next? The Solutions
Detailed schedule and locations for each day’s activities to follow soon.
Recommended hotel: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver (phone number and info in link!) When you call, they will ask for a confirmation number (give them #81614934) and a phone number used for reserving the block of rooms ( give them #720-810-5593).  10 King Suites have been reserved – each will hold four people. Space is limited we are told – this appears to be a busy weekend in Denver so reserve your hotel room now!
 Registration required for this event in order to secure your attendance -  $20 at eventbrite.

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