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Occupy The Truth; Whistleblowers Conference
Date Friday February 17
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley International House

2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, California
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorNaomi Pitcairn/Fresh Juice Party
Emailinfo [at]
Transparency needs your brain. Whistleblowers need your protection. Fresh Juice Party, Courage to Resist and Bradley Manning Support Network invite you to bring your ideas.

Please join journalists, former military personnel, academics, activists, policy makers, media experts, filmmakers and whistleblowers for an open discussion designed to encourage unexpected interdisciplinary alliances and action.

Join us Friday night for a mixer at 6pm, 7:00 -8:30 panel discussion about Bradley Manning, followed by a rousing sermon by Reverend Billy.

Saturday and Sunday will be a first of its kind activist/expert un-conference mix so expect to be surprised. This will be a unique participant driven environment where we will co-create the agenda for the day. Sharing, networking and creating new alliances will be central to providing strategies and support for whistleblowers.

Come and enjoy the freedom of discussion and mobility of an unconference where serious discussion interplays with an open space atmosphere of creativity and play.

Everyone who attends will receive a book of the proceedings shortly afterwards. Sensitive materials will be treated as such.

RSVP Today! Limited Space! $10 -->>


Who is the Conference for?

Anyone who really cares about truth and transparency. (Practitioners and academics in the information, communication, media, computer, and library domains, members of NGOs working on civil society and good governance issues, and all who are interested in ethical, legal and regulatory aspects of information and communication.)

Participants who have already committed, are in alphabetical order:

Filmmaker Mikko Allane, Strategist Celia Alario, Performance Artist Larry Bogad, Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Conrad, Performance Artist Savitri D, Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, Firebrand Teen Activist Erica Fernandez, Attorney Stephen Kohn, Organizer and widow of the late great Abbie Hoffman Johanna Lawrenson, Filmmaker Carol Leigh, Longtime Medical Marijuana Activist Dr. Frank Lucido, Ex-CIA Analyst and writer Ray McGovern, Actress/Activist Alexandra Paul, Communications Specialist Zach Pesavento, Social Entrepreneur Peter Samuelson, WikiLeaks Expert Micah L. Sifry, Artist and Media Hoaxer Joey Skaggs, Activist David Solnit, Artist, Filmmaker and Former Porn Star, Annie Sprinkle PhD, Activist Andy Stepanian, Professor Elizabeth Stephens, Reverend Billy Talen, Attorney Ben Wizner and Ret. Army Colonel Ann Wright.

Friday 6:00 pm Mixer, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Panel Discussion on Bradley Manning, 8:30 Reverend Billy Sermon

Saturday 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast, 10:00 am Opening Circle, Discussion Session 1, Noon to 1:00 pm Lunch, Discussion Sessions 2,3,4 and 5, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Closing Circle

Sunday 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast, 10:00 am Opening Circle, Discussion Session 1, Noon to 1:00 pm Working Lunch (Discussion Session 2), Discussion Session 3, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Closing Circle

RSVP Today! Limited Space! $10 -->>
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