( Ambassador Joe Wilson at a previous Mary Pallant speaking event)
I have been impressed with Mary Pallant's ability to bring in speakers to Ventura County. Between Mary Pallant, CAPC, and The Reagan Library there are many great events to attend. Go check them out and show support to local organizers.
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Here is the announcement...
Mary Pallant's Ventura County Speaker Series Presents...
Bernie Horn - Author of "Framing the Future"
Save the Date:
May 23rd for Speaker and Author, Jeffrey Feldman
Bernie Horn is the policy director at the Center for Policy Alternatives and author of "Framing the Future: How Progressive Values can Win Elections and Influence People.
Bernie takes George Lakoff to task in asking that progressives reject many of the framing issues George has addressed. Bernie states that George utilizes too many neo-con popular phrases and progressives must create their own. Further, if progressives are to move beyond the neo-con definitions they have to frame issues with their own unique language: language intended to promote progressive values, not defend.
"Freedom is the cornerstone of America's value system. And yet, progressives shy away from the word freedom, allowing the right wing to abuse the term as a justification for preemptive war, extrajudicial imprisonment, warrantless searches, corporate giveaways and environmental devastation. Freedom is in danger of becoming a meaningless platitude. It's time to stage a rescue." - Bernie
Bernie's book will be available to purchase and he will be signing following his talk.
Date: Friday, April 11th, 2008
Venue: Oak Park Community Center - 1000 Kanan Rd in Oak Park
Time: 7pm to 9pm
As always, this event is free and open to the public. However, a small $3.00 donation is appreciated to cover venue cost.
See you then!
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