- The USDA Coalition of Minority Employees (http://www.agcoaliation.org) and watchdog group ACORN 8 (http://www.acorn8.com)
united with 40 national and international coalitions of good government,
open government, civil rights and human rights groups as well as hundreds of
individual Occupy Wall Street protesters from across the country,
announce an assembly at the Washington DC Capitol to be held May 20-22, 2012. We are proud
to announce that MSNBC Host Dylan Ratigan has agreed to moderate and
the PACIFICA Radio Network has committed to broadcast the historic event
Over the last six years members from the Make it Safe Coalition (MISC) have arranged an assembly of whistleblowers in Washington, DC each year for an annual conference originally known as Washington Whistleblower's Week. The USDA Coalition of Minority Employees will co-host this year's Whistleblower Summit--Civil & Human Rights Conference , in Washington, DC. The Coalition has been very active at the US Department of Agriculture since 1994, regarding their continued widespread racism, sexism, reprisal, intimidation, sexual assault, hostile work environment, and other abuses against USDA employees and minority farmers.
The week's events will include an Opening Plenary, New Media Panel Discussion, No FEAR Anniversary Reception, Civil and Human Rights Roundtable, Book Signing, Movie Night, Citizen's Tribunal, Press Conference, Peace & Justice Demonstration, Congressional Lobby Day, Solidarity Dinner and much, much, more. Featured speakers will include some of the following:
Charles "Chuck" Grassley, U.S. Senate (R-IA)
Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project
Stephen Kohn, President, National Whistleblower Center
Arlene Englehart, Executive Director, Pacificia Foundation
Marcel Reid, Board of Directors, Pacifica Foundation
Lawrence Lucas, President, USDA Coalition of Minority Employees
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