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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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.

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One Comment

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

    # by EJ :: July 18th, 2014 at 3:43 PM