Breakout Sessions 2019 State Convention

From Veronica Martinez, Exec Director, Mass Democratic Party

“One reason this is a great year to attend the MassDems Convention is that we’ll be hosting breakout sessions after the main programming to focus on organizing around important issues. While we’re excited to share our full agenda with you soon, we wanted to hear from you about the break out sessions we’ve planned. These sessions will occur concurrently after our main program and will conclude by 4 pm on Saturday. We have provided a title and description of each breakout session below. Be sure to look out for our breakout registration form in the coming weeks, along with our confirmed speaker’s list!”

The Green New Deal and a Brighter Future: Taking on Climate Change, Sustainability and Clean Energy
This panel will focus on the mechanics of the Green New Deal and how we can fight for a greener future on the local, state and federal level.

Building Bridges Not Walls: Understanding the Real Facts on Immigration
Hear from lawyers, undocumented voices and others about the realities of the immigration process and learn what you can do to support our friends, family and neighbors in this fight.

Sh*thole Countries, Muslim Bans & ‘Very Fine People’: Combating Bigotry, Racism & White Supremacy in American Politics
This panel will focus on enduring racism in both American politics and policy. It will explore the historic and modern impact of racism on communities of color, white privilege, being an ally, and how we can collectively fight back against a President that promotes white supremacy.

Inclusive Economic Prosperity: Challenges and Opportunities
Hear from a panel of economic development experts about transformative approaches that can strengthen job creation and small businesses in our urban, suburban and rural communities throughout Massachusetts. Help us develop an action agenda that will narrow the racial wealth divide in the Commonwealth!

In This Fight Together: Spotlighting the Work of Coalitions and Allies
No one should march alone– meet our partners in the fight for Democratic values including women’s rights advocates, labor leaders and others to learn how we can best support one another.