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Saturday, February 16
 

9:30am

Timeline and Triumph: Celebrating & Visualizing Our Success
Starting our day the Indivisible way: ACTION!
An interactive session to meet other Indivisibles, share your group successes from the last year, and celebrate the collective effort and passion that brought us to today's Summit.

Speakers
BM

Bobby Michaels

Senior Regional Organizer, West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing
avatar for Chloe Stryker

Chloe Stryker

Senior Regional Organizer, West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing


Saturday February 16, 2019 9:30am - 10:10am
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

10:10am

Summit Welcome New Opportunities & New Objectives
Our promise to each other - Why we're here, what norms we follow, how we define success for our Summit.
Going on offense - What's up for 2019? For 2020?

Speakers
avatar for Patti Crane

Patti Crane

Team Lead, Indivisible-to-Indivisible, Indivisible Beach Cities, Indivisible South Bay LA
I'm the Indivisible-to-Indivisible team lead for both my local LA groups: Beach Cities & South Bay LA. Recently retired as a marketing communications CEO, I moved to CA from Atlanta, thrilled to finally live in a blue state. Working to make this country better and bluer for my gr... Read More →
avatar for Duane Bindschadler

Duane Bindschadler

Leader, Indivisible CA33
I'm a leader in one of the Hosting Indivisible Groups for this Summit. Talk to me about anything you have questions about. And if you have some upward feedback for National Indivisible, be sure to attend the Listening Sessions D6 or E6 on Day 2.
avatar for Carolyn Chriss

Carolyn Chriss

Group Leader, Indivisible Sherman Oaks
Leader of The Indivisibles of Sherman Oaks, Part of CA State Strong, Federal Policy Committee. New Delegate to the Central Committee of the Dem Party for AD 46. Talk to me about COALITIONS and Indivisible's megaphone. “If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part of Your Revolution... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Manire Fowle

Michelle Manire Fowle

Founder and Chair, The Resistance-Northridge, Indivisible
On November 7, 2016, I barely knew who my Senator was and thought the name “Feinstein” sounded familiar. On November 9, 2016, I could professionally teach an advanced course in civics. With a background in marketing, sales, and advertising leading award-winning campaigns nationally... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 10:10am - 10:40am
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

10:45am

Local Groups "On Offense": Sharing Our Goals
Share your goals for yourself, your local group and your time at the Summit.
Breaking up into groups of 3, all participants have a chance to share their goals and hear from fellow Indivisibles about their priorities for these two days and beyond.

Speakers
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Zacharie Boisvert

Senior Organizer, CA Elections, Indivisible National - Organizing


Saturday February 16, 2019 10:45am - 11:10am
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

11:20am

How Indivisible National Supports Groups Now & Future: Presentation + Q&A
From Local to National - A Unified and Powerful Indivisible
Indivisible National Organizing Director Susannah Hook-Rodgers leads a conversation with Co-Executive Director Ezra Levin and National Political Director Mari Uribina on Indivisible's theory of change, resources for groups, and plans for the field.
Prepare your questions for all 3 - 30 minute Q&A portion will end the session!

Speakers
avatar for Maria Urbina

Maria Urbina

National Political Director, Indivisible National - Political
I love to dance joyously and love my small rescue dog. Let's chat about reframing winning in 2020 but also rejecting harmful frames around race, class and electability.
SH

Susannah Hook-Rodgers

National Organizing Director, Indivisible National - Organizing
EL

Ezra Levin

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Indivisible Project


Saturday February 16, 2019 11:20am - 12:15pm
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

12:15pm

LUNCH
Saturday February 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Courtyard Eating Area Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

1:05pm

Focus Group Discussion: National Coordinating Network
From a Google Doc to a thousand plus network of activists and leaders, what's the next step for our national movement?
Join a focus group conversation on the power of coordinated actions at major movement movements. Learning from our major wins and occasional flops, come help apply those lessons nation-wide.

Speakers
KM

Kim McMurray

National Field Director, Indivisible National - Organizing


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:05pm - 2:00pm
Room 120

1:05pm

Fostering Healthy Partnerships: Hallmarks, Pitfalls, and Examples
Cooperation karma
Lessons from the wildly successful Westside HQ in LA and how your region can do the same.

Speakers
DN

Dani Negrete

Senior Political Associate, Indivisible National - Political
avatar for Andy Lewandowski

Andy Lewandowski

Indivisible OC 46 & Together We Will OC
TM

Tamara Melzer Levenson

Co-Manager and Field Director, Westside Democratic HQ


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:05pm - 2:00pm
Room 116

1:05pm

Leveraging Our MoC Relationships, Part I: How to Develop & Maintain Impactful MoC Relationships
How accountability works
What's the ideal relationship with our senate, congressional, or state rep's office? How do we pressure reps through our relationships? How might office staff try to co-opt our power?

Speakers
ZB

Zacharie Boisvert

Senior Organizer, CA Elections, Indivisible National - Organizing


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:05pm - 2:00pm
Room 102

1:05pm

Getting Ready for EveryAction
Prepare for liftoff
What's coming with the EveryAction software? How do we ready our data for the launch and what could this tool do for our groups.

Speakers
CD

Charles Douglas

National Data Manager, Indivisible National - Data
avatar for Andrew Greenberg

Andrew Greenberg

Organizing Data Manager, Indivisible National - Organizing and Data


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:05pm - 2:00pm
Room 104

1:05pm

Impactful Political Tech: How to Use Click-to-Act Tools to Activate More of Your List
Getting the Most out of Your List
Using "Click to Act" software to fuel greater engagement in our groups and make our email communications as user friendly as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Aram Fischer

Aram Fischer

Indivisible SF, Indivisible Middle Tier, Frame4Congress
Aram Fischer became an activist fighting the immigrant scapegoating policies of Pete Wilson-era California and protesting the Iraq War. He is now a member of Indivisible SF, host of the statewide call for Indivisibles in California, and co-founder of the Indivisible Middle Tier, a... Read More →
AJ

Alicia Jones

Associate Organizing Director - West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:05pm - 2:00pm
Room 106

1:05pm

Sustaining Your Group: How to Attract, Onboard, and Retain Members
Growing and persisting
Battling group fatigue and inaction? Needing to attract new members to your group to stay impactful? Come learn organizational development principles any one of us can use to attract and sustain membership.

Speakers
OL

Olga Liapis-Muzzy

Associate Organizing Director - Training, Indivisible National - Organizing and Training
avatar for Pamela Schure

Pamela Schure

Orchard City Indivisible


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:05pm - 2:00pm
Room 118

2:10pm

Building Bridges: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - 101
Do you know whose land we stand on? We will begin with a common understanding on the background and history of oppression. We will focus on how to dismantle these behaviors and how we can work towards ending the racist and oppressive systems we live within.

NOTE: CA Indivisible asks all participants who have not attended prior equity training through Indivisible to join this session.

Speakers
MB

Maxx Boykin

Racial Justice Organizer and Trainer


Saturday February 16, 2019 2:10pm - 3:25pm
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

2:10pm

Collaboration Across a Federation: How Autonomous Groups Can Work Together Respectfully & Impactfully
Strength in numbers
How sign-on letters, coordinated campaigns, and targeted days of action come together. Discuss communication and decision-making processes for determining statewide priorities.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Morgan

Susan Morgan

Indivisible Marin
avatar for Chloe Stryker

Chloe Stryker

Senior Regional Organizer, West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing
TP

Tudor-Vlad Popescu

Indivisible CA43


Saturday February 16, 2019 2:10pm - 3:25pm
Room 104

2:10pm

State Advocacy 101: How to Influence Legislation in Sacramento
How the CA Legislature works
Come learn how we can advance legislation in Sacramento in 2019! From building an effective state advocacy campaign to knowing how a bill becomes a law in California, we'll be reviewing all the basics of state advocacy for our state.

Speakers
RT

Renee Trochet

CA StateStrong
avatar for Jiggy Athilingam

Jiggy Athilingam

State Policy Manager, Indivisible National - Policy


Saturday February 16, 2019 2:10pm - 3:25pm
Room 102

2:10pm

Golden Rules & Golden Tools: How to Be the Best Leader You Can Be
Getting even better at the basics
Tips on running a good meeting, using 1:1 communication, delegating, inviting new ideas while still getting things done.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Schure

Pamela Schure

Orchard City Indivisible
BM

Bobby Michaels

Senior Regional Organizer, West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing
AA

Amanda Altice

Indivisible Santa Cruz
NT

Nick Travaglini

Indivisible East Bay


Saturday February 16, 2019 2:10pm - 3:25pm
Room 106

3:35pm

Building Bridges: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - 102
Do you know whose land we stand on? We will expect a common understanding on the background and history of oppression and dive deeper dismantling these behaviors. How we can work towards ending the racist and oppressive systems we live within, especially as Indivisbles in the Progressive Movement.

NOTE: CA Indivisible asks all participants who do not attend the 101 session, to join this session.

Speakers
MB

Maxx Boykin

Racial Justice Organizer and Trainer


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:35pm - 4:50pm
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

3:35pm

Indivisible On Offense: How to Influence Legislation & Oversight in House Committees
Clout through Committees
Using nationally shared monitoring of Congressional committees to move legislation.

House Committee Descriptions – Descriptions of each Committee and links to more
Constituent Lobby Database – Loads of information about your rep and each committee
Constiutent Lobby Project Plan – The project plan for the Constituent Lobby
Constituent Lobby Group Signup –  Sign your group up for the Constituent Lobby!

Speakers
avatar for Aram Fischer

Aram Fischer

Indivisible SF, Indivisible Middle Tier, Frame4Congress
Aram Fischer became an activist fighting the immigrant scapegoating policies of Pete Wilson-era California and protesting the Iraq War. He is now a member of Indivisible SF, host of the statewide call for Indivisibles in California, and co-founder of the Indivisible Middle Tier, a... Read More →
avatar for Kenia Leon

Kenia Leon

Nevada Statewide Organizer, Indivisible National - Organizing
Hello, my name is Kenia and I'm from Las Vegas. I was a former group leader before joining national, so I've been where you are! I am a strong advocate for social and racial justice. My key areas of advocay are civil, immigrant and reproductive rights. Ask me aything! Feel free to... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:35pm - 4:50pm
Room 118

3:35pm

State Advocacy 101: How to Influence Legislation in Sacramento
How the CA Legislature works
Come learn how we can advance legislation in Sacramento in 2019! From building an effective state advocacy campaign to knowing how a bill becomes a law in California, we'll be reviewing all the basics of state advocacy for our state.

Speakers
RT

Renee Trochet

CA StateStrong
avatar for Jiggy Athilingam

Jiggy Athilingam

State Policy Manager, Indivisible National - Policy


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:35pm - 4:50pm
Room 102

3:35pm

Golden Rules & Golden Tools: Helping You Be the Best Leader You Can Be
Getting even better at the basics
Tips on running a good meeting, using 1:1 communication, delegating, inviting new ideas while still getting things done.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Schure

Pamela Schure

Orchard City Indivisible
BM

Bobby Michaels

Senior Regional Organizer, West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing
AA

Amanda Altice

Indivisible Santa Cruz
NT

Nick Travaglini

Indivisible East Bay


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:35pm - 4:50pm
Room 106

3:45pm

Getting Ready for EveryAction
Here is a repeat!

If you missed the EveryAction breakout earlier, then join us again!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Greenberg

Andrew Greenberg

Organizing Data Manager, Indivisible National - Organizing and Data
CD

Charles Douglas

National Data Manager, Indivisible National - Data


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Room 104

5:05pm

Indivisible in Year 3 & Beyond: A Presentation & Discussion With Indivisible Guide Co-Founder Ezra Levin
Ezra Levin keynote
Indivisible co-founder Ezra Levin on the big picture.

Speakers
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Ezra Levin

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Indivisible Project


Saturday February 16, 2019 5:05pm - 5:45pm
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

5:45pm

Wrap Up
Feedback and wrap-up

Speakers
avatar for Patti Crane

Patti Crane

Team Lead, Indivisible-to-Indivisible, Indivisible Beach Cities, Indivisible South Bay LA
I'm the Indivisible-to-Indivisible team lead for both my local LA groups: Beach Cities & South Bay LA. Recently retired as a marketing communications CEO, I moved to CA from Atlanta, thrilled to finally live in a blue state. Working to make this country better and bluer for my gr... Read More →
avatar for Duane Bindschadler

Duane Bindschadler

Leader, Indivisible CA33
I'm a leader in one of the Hosting Indivisible Groups for this Summit. Talk to me about anything you have questions about. And if you have some upward feedback for National Indivisible, be sure to attend the Listening Sessions D6 or E6 on Day 2.
avatar for Carolyn Chriss

Carolyn Chriss

Group Leader, Indivisible Sherman Oaks
Leader of The Indivisibles of Sherman Oaks, Part of CA State Strong, Federal Policy Committee. New Delegate to the Central Committee of the Dem Party for AD 46. Talk to me about COALITIONS and Indivisible's megaphone. “If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part of Your Revolution... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Manire Fowle

Michelle Manire Fowle

Founder and Chair, The Resistance-Northridge, Indivisible
On November 7, 2016, I barely knew who my Senator was and thought the name “Feinstein” sounded familiar. On November 9, 2016, I could professionally teach an advanced course in civics. With a background in marketing, sales, and advertising leading award-winning campaigns nationally... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 5:45pm - 6:05pm
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

6:30pm

Social Party !
Come mix and mingle with CA Indivisible Group leaders from across the state, and Indivsible National staff from across the country!

Saturday February 16, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Embassy Suites - South 1440 East Imperial Ave, El Segundo CA. 90245
 
Sunday, February 17
 

9:35am

Welcome & Overview of Day Two
Takeaways and shout-outs from Day One. Review the agenda and get Day Two started!

Speakers
avatar for Patti Crane

Patti Crane

Team Lead, Indivisible-to-Indivisible, Indivisible Beach Cities, Indivisible South Bay LA
I'm the Indivisible-to-Indivisible team lead for both my local LA groups: Beach Cities & South Bay LA. Recently retired as a marketing communications CEO, I moved to CA from Atlanta, thrilled to finally live in a blue state. Working to make this country better and bluer for my gr... Read More →
avatar for Duane Bindschadler

Duane Bindschadler

Leader, Indivisible CA33
I'm a leader in one of the Hosting Indivisible Groups for this Summit. Talk to me about anything you have questions about. And if you have some upward feedback for National Indivisible, be sure to attend the Listening Sessions D6 or E6 on Day 2.
avatar for Carolyn Chriss

Carolyn Chriss

Group Leader, Indivisible Sherman Oaks
Leader of The Indivisibles of Sherman Oaks, Part of CA State Strong, Federal Policy Committee. New Delegate to the Central Committee of the Dem Party for AD 46. Talk to me about COALITIONS and Indivisible's megaphone. “If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part of Your Revolution... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Manire Fowle

Michelle Manire Fowle

Founder and Chair, The Resistance-Northridge, Indivisible
On November 7, 2016, I barely knew who my Senator was and thought the name “Feinstein” sounded familiar. On November 9, 2016, I could professionally teach an advanced course in civics. With a background in marketing, sales, and advertising leading award-winning campaigns nationally... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 9:35am - 9:50am
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

9:50am

CA State Strong: How to Advance Policy in Sacramento in 2019
A closer look at Indivisible CA: StateStrong for 2019
Join this 30-minute discussion about our California-specific advocacy, including goals, key dates, and markers of success. What's our best way to build on the achievements of 2018?

Speakers
avatar for Jiggy Athilingam

Jiggy Athilingam

State Policy Manager, Indivisible National - Policy


Sunday February 17, 2019 9:50am - 10:20am
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

10:30am

CA StateStrong: Strategically Lobbying Your State Legislators
Practical tools: Learning about legislators
When it comes to State Legislators, we've got the power! Come learn how to prepare for an in person meeting with your legislator, what research you need to do, and how to stay current with legislation.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Saltveit

Lori Saltveit

CA StateStrong
avatar for Jiggy Athilingam

Jiggy Athilingam

State Policy Manager, Indivisible National - Policy


Sunday February 17, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 118

10:30am

Electoral Action: Learning from 2018 to Win Big in 2020
The Main Event: Indivisible priorities for the 2020 elections
Come learn how Indivisible National is looking at the 2020 elections. We'll discuss the 2020 map and the important role the CA primary will play.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Urbina

Maria Urbina

National Political Director, Indivisible National - Political
I love to dance joyously and love my small rescue dog. Let's chat about reframing winning in 2020 but also rejecting harmful frames around race, class and electability.
avatar for Aaron McCall

Aaron McCall

Community Organizer - Chairman, Indivisible OC48
I am a community Organizer for Indivisible in California's 48th District.Talk to me about how your blue district wants to help turn red districts, GOTV strategies, Rallies, or our Debate Series and our New system to focus candidate fundraising on in district donations (or the Voter... Read More →
DN

Dani Negrete

Senior Political Associate, Indivisible National - Political


Sunday February 17, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 120

10:30am

Indivisible On Offense: How to Influence Legislation & Oversight in House Committees
Clout through committees
Using nationally shared monitoring of Congressional committees to move legislation.

Please check out these useful resources:
Read the Constituent Lobby Project Plan
Sign your group up for the Constituent Lobby
Check out some key data about your Member of Congress, Committee Assignments, and more
Read descriptions of each Congressional Committee

Speakers
avatar for Aram Fischer

Aram Fischer

Indivisible SF, Indivisible Middle Tier, Frame4Congress
Aram Fischer became an activist fighting the immigrant scapegoating policies of Pete Wilson-era California and protesting the Iraq War. He is now a member of Indivisible SF, host of the statewide call for Indivisibles in California, and co-founder of the Indivisible Middle Tier, a... Read More →
avatar for Kenia Leon

Kenia Leon

Nevada Statewide Organizer, Indivisible National - Organizing
Hello, my name is Kenia and I'm from Las Vegas. I was a former group leader before joining national, so I've been where you are! I am a strong advocate for social and racial justice. My key areas of advocay are civil, immigrant and reproductive rights. Ask me aything! Feel free to... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 104

10:30am

Upping Your Digital Game, Part I: Social Media
Digital primer Part I
Take your social media effectiveness to the next level! Choose the right tools, build a team, and influence change via Twitter, Facebook (or its successors), Instagram, email, and more. Social media pro Joe Moreno shows us how.

Speakers
avatar for Duane Bindschadler

Duane Bindschadler

Leader, Indivisible CA33
I'm a leader in one of the Hosting Indivisible Groups for this Summit. Talk to me about anything you have questions about. And if you have some upward feedback for National Indivisible, be sure to attend the Listening Sessions D6 or E6 on Day 2.
JM

Joe Moreno

Social Media Trainer


Sunday February 17, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 102

10:30am

Happy Members, Productive Group: Sustaining Engagement Through Celebration & Community
Retaining the human touch
Relational organizing to deeply embody support and engagement within your group. Come learn how to use celebration and community to build an even more powerful and impactful Indivisible group. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Manire Fowle

Michelle Manire Fowle

Founder and Chair, The Resistance-Northridge, Indivisible
On November 7, 2016, I barely knew who my Senator was and thought the name “Feinstein” sounded familiar. On November 9, 2016, I could professionally teach an advanced course in civics. With a background in marketing, sales, and advertising leading award-winning campaigns nationally... Read More →
OL

Olga Liapis-Muzzy

Associate Organizing Director - Training, Indivisible National - Organizing and Training


Sunday February 17, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 116

10:30am

Meeting Time: Informal Leader-to-Leader Meetups & Listening Sessions with Staff
Meetings
Hold meetings with leaders from across CA and plan for action.
Bubble-up conversations
Local group leaders facilitate feedback sessions to surface any issues your group wishes to share with Indivisible staff members.

Sunday February 17, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 106

11:35am

CA State Strong: Tracking Bills Like a Pro
Wading through the wonkery
Learn how to track bills through the Legislature and wade through wonky language.

Speakers
SH

Spencer Hudson

CA StateStrong
avatar for Jiggy Athilingam

Jiggy Athilingam

State Policy Manager, Indivisible National - Policy


Sunday February 17, 2019 11:35am - 12:45pm
Room 118

11:35am

Leveraging Our MoC Relationships, Part II: Improving & Using MoC Report Forms and Report Cards
Real-time updates = intel for influence
How can multiple Indivisible groups deploy standardized real-time Meeting Reports to streamline information-sharing, track moves, and log discrepancies with our MoCs? How might we develop a Report Card system that encourages our advocates, challenges adversaries, and offers consistently valuable feedback to all our representatives?

Speakers
AK

Alex Kane

report card lead editor, Indivisible Santa Cruz
avatar for Carolyn Chriss

Carolyn Chriss

Group Leader, Indivisible Sherman Oaks
Leader of The Indivisibles of Sherman Oaks, Part of CA State Strong, Federal Policy Committee. New Delegate to the Central Committee of the Dem Party for AD 46. Talk to me about COALITIONS and Indivisible's megaphone. “If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part of Your Revolution... Read More →
avatar for Chloe Stryker

Chloe Stryker

Senior Regional Organizer, West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing
TP

Tudor-Vlad Popescu

Indivisible CA43


Sunday February 17, 2019 11:35am - 12:45pm
Room 116

11:35am

Upping Your Digital Game, Part II: Social Media
Digital primer Part II - a continuation from Part I
Take your social media effectiveness to the next level! Choose the right tools, build a team, and influence change via Twitter, Facebook (or its successors), Instagram, email, and more. Social media pro Joe Moreno shows us how.

Speakers
avatar for Duane Bindschadler

Duane Bindschadler

Leader, Indivisible CA33
I'm a leader in one of the Hosting Indivisible Groups for this Summit. Talk to me about anything you have questions about. And if you have some upward feedback for National Indivisible, be sure to attend the Listening Sessions D6 or E6 on Day 2.
JM

Joe Moreno

Social Media Trainer


Sunday February 17, 2019 11:35am - 12:45pm
Room 102

11:35am

Conflict Engagement & Resolution for Progressive Movements
Working through conflict
Progressive movements engaged in political and social change are simultaneously products, producers, and resolvers of conflict. While conflict is a fundamental part of social change, those of us in the progresive movement are also plagued with our own conflicts - both internally and externally. Join in learning and dialogue with internationally recognized conflict professionals. We'll begin building conflict literacy and conflict resiliency; gain tools to recognize and respond to conflict; and share and learn from participants’ experiences.

Speakers
SM

Scott Martin

Democracy Politics and Conflict Transformation Project (D-PACT)
KC

Kenneth Cloke

Mediator, Dialogue Politics and Conflict Transformation Project (D-PACT)
I work with Mediators Beyond Borders Dialogue - Politics and Conflict Transformation to increase conflict literacy, skills and capacity in progressive and social justice organizations.
avatar for Wendy Wood

Wendy Wood

Co-Founder & Leader D-PACT Team, Mediators Beyond Borders International- Democracy Politics and Conflict Transformation Project (D-PACT)
Progressive movements engaged in political and social change are simultaneously products, producers, and resolvers of conflict. By joining together, their members affirm the positive, creative role that conflicts can play in calling attention to injustice, supporting social change... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 11:35am - 12:45pm
Room 120

11:35am

Harnessing the Power of Deep Canvassing
Long-term community engagement
Wondering what deep canvassing is? Come learn how to apply canvassing techniques to building long-term connections in our communities and have conversations with our neighbors about the issues that matter most.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Greenberg

Andrew Greenberg

Organizing Data Manager, Indivisible National - Organizing and Data


Sunday February 17, 2019 11:35am - 12:45pm
Room 104

11:35am

Meeting Time: Informal Leader-to-Leader Meetups & Listening Sessions with Staff
Meetings
Hold meetings with leaders from across CA and plan for action.
Bubble-up conversations
Local group leaders facilitate feedback sessions to surface any issues your group wishes to share with Indivisible staff members.

Speakers
avatar for Aram Fischer

Aram Fischer

Indivisible SF, Indivisible Middle Tier, Frame4Congress
Aram Fischer became an activist fighting the immigrant scapegoating policies of Pete Wilson-era California and protesting the Iraq War. He is now a member of Indivisible SF, host of the statewide call for Indivisibles in California, and co-founder of the Indivisible Middle Tier, a... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 11:35am - 12:45pm
Room 106

12:45pm

LUNCH
Sunday February 17, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Courtyard Eating Area Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

1:35pm

Allyship Plenary: A Panel Discussion With Social Justice Partner Organization Representatives
The voice of experience
Partners from longstanding social justice organizations bring yesterday's allyship trainings to life. How can we support this work? How might we understand our roles as allies? NOTE: This session is followed by a breakout to workshop specific plans.

CHIRLA - Immigrant Rights
FOOD & WATER WATCH - Issue Advocacy
EQUALITY CALIFORNIA - LGBTQ Coalition
CAIR - American Islamic Relations
LA VOICE - Faith-Based Coalition
CALIFORNIANS FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE - Justice System and Minorities

Moderators
avatar for Carolyn Chriss

Carolyn Chriss

Group Leader, Indivisible Sherman Oaks
Leader of The Indivisibles of Sherman Oaks, Part of CA State Strong, Federal Policy Committee. New Delegate to the Central Committee of the Dem Party for AD 46. Talk to me about COALITIONS and Indivisible's megaphone. “If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part of Your Revolution... Read More →
AJ

Alicia Jones

Associate Organizing Director - West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing
BM

Bobby Michaels

Senior Regional Organizer, West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing
DN

Dani Negrete

Senior Political Associate, Indivisible National - Political

Speakers
JV

Jasmin Vargas

Senior Organizer, Food and Water Watch
Jasmin comes from an environmental justice and climate justice background in organizing and building community power. Working in the nexus of labor and environment she is currently focused on envisioning a Just Transition for LA to a 100% clean energy economy. Her activism is supported... Read More →
AM

Apolonio Morales

Political Director, CHIRLA
Apolonio (Polo) Morales is proud to serve the immigrant community as the Political Director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. He attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with an English degree and an Education minor. After college... Read More →
FN

Fayaz Nawabi

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Fayaz Nawabi is the Policy and Advocacy Manager for the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American Islamic Relations. Mr. Nawabi has become an increasingly prominent voice in the American Muslim Community, is a Hafiz of Quran, community organizer, khateeb, civil rights... Read More →
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Jerron Jordan

#TimeDone/Second Chances Project Director, Californianz for Safety & Justice
Jay Jordan has worked at the intersection of social justice and politics throughout his career. During his tenure at LA Voice PICO, Jay was instrumental in recruiting and training churches in the South Los Angeles area. He served as one of the lead organizers for the Campaign to Ban... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 1:35pm - 2:50pm
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

3:05pm

Allyship Breakout: The Pathway to Partnership
What's worked, what hasn't
As a follow-up to the plenary panel on Allyship, we share case studies of effective partnerships and determine some strategies going forward.

Speakers
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Carolyn Chriss

Group Leader, Indivisible Sherman Oaks
Leader of The Indivisibles of Sherman Oaks, Part of CA State Strong, Federal Policy Committee. New Delegate to the Central Committee of the Dem Party for AD 46. Talk to me about COALITIONS and Indivisible's megaphone. “If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part of Your Revolution... Read More →
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Charles Douglas

National Data Manager, Indivisible National - Data
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Alicia Jones

Associate Organizing Director - West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing


Sunday February 17, 2019 3:05pm - 4:15pm
Room 102

3:05pm

Collaboration Across a Federation: How Autonomous Groups Can Work Together Respectfully
Strength in numbers
How sign-on letters, coordinated campaigns, and targeted days of action come together. Discuss communication and decision-making processes for determining statewide priorities.

Speakers
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Susan Morgan

Indivisible Marin
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Chloe Stryker

Senior Regional Organizer, West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing
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Tudor-Vlad Popescu

Indivisible CA43


Sunday February 17, 2019 3:05pm - 4:15pm
Room 118

3:05pm

Focus Group Discussion: National Coordinated Network
From a Google Doc to a thousand plus network of activists and leaders, what's the next step for our national movement?
Join a focus group conversation on the power of coordinated actions at major movement movements. Learning from our major wins and occasional flops, come help apply those lessons nation-wide.

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Olga Liapis-Muzzy

Associate Organizing Director - Training, Indivisible National - Organizing and Training
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Kim McMurray

National Field Director, Indivisible National - Organizing


Sunday February 17, 2019 3:05pm - 4:15pm
Room 116

3:05pm

CA State Strong: Planning Your Group's State Legislative Action
March kickoff with the Courage Campaign!
This session helps you plan your group's accountability visit to legislators' district offices and learn how to use the Courage Campaign scorecard.

Speakers
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Jiggy Athilingam

State Policy Manager, Indivisible National - Policy
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Maria Schulman

CA StateStrong


Sunday February 17, 2019 3:05pm - 4:15pm
Room 106

3:05pm

Conflict Engagement & Resolution for Progressive Movements
Working through conflict
Progressive movements engaged in political and social change are simultaneously products, producers, and resolvers of conflict. While conflict is a fundamental part of social change, those of us in the progresive movement are also plagued with our own conflicts - both internally and externally. Join in learning and dialogue with internationally recognized conflict professionals. We'll begin building conflict literacy and conflict resiliency; gain tools to recognize and respond to conflict; and share and learn from participants’ experiences.

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Scott Martin

Democracy Politics and Conflict Transformation Project (D-PACT)
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Kenneth Cloke

Mediator, Dialogue Politics and Conflict Transformation Project (D-PACT)
I work with Mediators Beyond Borders Dialogue - Politics and Conflict Transformation to increase conflict literacy, skills and capacity in progressive and social justice organizations.
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Wendy Wood

Co-Founder & Leader D-PACT Team, Mediators Beyond Borders International- Democracy Politics and Conflict Transformation Project (D-PACT)
Progressive movements engaged in political and social change are simultaneously products, producers, and resolvers of conflict. By joining together, their members affirm the positive, creative role that conflicts can play in calling attention to injustice, supporting social change... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 3:05pm - 4:15pm
Room 120

3:05pm

Harnessing the Power of Deep Canvassing
Long-term community engagement
Wondering what deep canvassing is? Come learn how to apply canvassing techniques to building long-term connections in our communities and have conversations with our neighbors about the issues that matter most.

Speakers
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Andrew Greenberg

Organizing Data Manager, Indivisible National - Organizing and Data


Sunday February 17, 2019 3:05pm - 4:15pm
Room 104

5:05pm

Summit in Review: Statewide Goal Setting
Topping it off: Insights, learnings, and goals from our weekend together
An interactive session to articulate and affirm where we're headed and how we'll get there, both within our own groups and as a statewide coalition of Indivisibles.

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Bobby Michaels

Senior Regional Organizer, West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing
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Chloe Stryker

Senior Regional Organizer, West Coast, Indivisible National - Organizing
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Jiggy Athilingam

State Policy Manager, Indivisible National - Policy
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Zacharie Boisvert

Senior Organizer, CA Elections, Indivisible National - Organizing
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Tudor-Vlad Popescu

Indivisible CA43


Sunday February 17, 2019 5:05pm - 6:05pm
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

6:05pm

Next Steps and Closing
Wrap-up and thank yous

Speakers
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Patti Crane

Team Lead, Indivisible-to-Indivisible, Indivisible Beach Cities, Indivisible South Bay LA
I'm the Indivisible-to-Indivisible team lead for both my local LA groups: Beach Cities & South Bay LA. Recently retired as a marketing communications CEO, I moved to CA from Atlanta, thrilled to finally live in a blue state. Working to make this country better and bluer for my gr... Read More →
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Duane Bindschadler

Leader, Indivisible CA33
I'm a leader in one of the Hosting Indivisible Groups for this Summit. Talk to me about anything you have questions about. And if you have some upward feedback for National Indivisible, be sure to attend the Listening Sessions D6 or E6 on Day 2.
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Carolyn Chriss

Group Leader, Indivisible Sherman Oaks
Leader of The Indivisibles of Sherman Oaks, Part of CA State Strong, Federal Policy Committee. New Delegate to the Central Committee of the Dem Party for AD 46. Talk to me about COALITIONS and Indivisible's megaphone. “If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part of Your Revolution... Read More →
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Michelle Manire Fowle

Founder and Chair, The Resistance-Northridge, Indivisible
On November 7, 2016, I barely knew who my Senator was and thought the name “Feinstein” sounded familiar. On November 9, 2016, I could professionally teach an advanced course in civics. With a background in marketing, sales, and advertising leading award-winning campaigns nationally... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 6:05pm - 6:30pm
Cafeteria Lincoln Middle School at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403