A high-energy program focusing on the vital role that young people play in AFSCME will bring together new and young members from across the country for the 2013 AFSCME Next Wave Conference in Detroit, Mich. After Gov. Rick Snyder rammed through a right-to-work (for-less) bill and robbed communities of their democratic rights with his Local Dictator Law, Michigan has become ground zero for attacks on workers.
From July 12 - 14, young, fired-up activists will exchange strategies at a series of workshops on issues ranging from cutting-edge digital media tactics to best bargaining practices, all with the goal of better fighting the attacks we face from anti-worker politicians across the country.
Attendees will hear from AFSCME leaders, including Pres. Lee Saunders and Sec.-Treas. Laura Reyes. Key allies will be on hand to discuss best practices of partnerships. Direct action experts will share their compelling stories and insights. A dynamic, new open space portion of the conference will provide participants with the opportunity to present and hear about issues important to them. And, of course, Next Wavers will once again share their gifts at Open Mic Night.
View highlights from the 2011 Next Wave Conference in Atlanta, Ga., here.
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