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LIVE from Detroit: Netroots Nation 2014’s opening night, in photos

Good evening from the Motor City, where the first day of Netroots Nation 2014 has just concluded! The team at NPI is unwinding after a long day of panels, trainings, and finally, keynotes, capped by an incredibly inspirational speech from Reverend Dr. William Barber II of North Carolina.

When we have more time, we’ll be sharing more highlights and perhaps even transcripts of tonight’s speeches. For the time being, we’ve put together a photo collage of tonight’s speakers for your enjoyment. We hope you enjoy these pictures. As you can see, Netroots Nation is a gathering of Americans who look like America. All of these photos were taken by Rennie and myself.

Chris Savage

Chris Savage of Electablog welcomes attendees of Netroots Nation to Detroit

Cristina Jiménez

United We Dream cofounder Cristina Jiménez explains that families torn apart by deportations can’t wait any longer for justice.

Joel Silberman

Joel Silberman of Media Talent 2.0 talks about the problems that stem from concentrated media ownership.

Ilyse Hogue

Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, explains what progressives are doing to overturn the Supreme Court’s awful Hobby Lobby decision.

Chuck Schumer

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer implores Netroots Nation to put pressure on House Republicans to demand a vote on comprehensive immigration reform this year.

Lily Eskelsen Garcia

National Education Association President-elect Lily Eskelsen Garcia denounces the education industry and its attempt to privatize schools and force standardized testing on parents, teachers, and students.

Representative Stacey Adams

Representative Stacey Adams, the Democratic Leader in the Georgia General Assembly, explains what needs to be done to turn states in the Deep South blue (educate, activate, and agitate!)

Reverend William Barber

The Reverend Dr. William Barber II provides a history of civil rights advances throughout American history, beginning with the first reconstruction in the wake of the Civil War, and a powerful, eloquent pitch for bold progressive action to address injustice and poverty.

A quick programming note: Tomorrow, the great Senator Elizabeth Warren will be the featured speaker at the morning general session, which begins around 7 AM Pacific Time. We’ll be bringing you live coverage and you can also watch the speech online from home on UStream if your Internet connection supports streaming.

One Comment

  1. EJ
    Posted July 18th, 2014 at 3:43 PM | Permalink

    When will you post Rev. Barber’s keynote address?