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IPS 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion

October 11, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - October 13, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

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IPS 50th Anniversary - Harry Belafonte, Barbara Ehrenreich, Danny Glover, Amy Goodman, Katrina Vanden Heuvel

The Institute for Policy Studies invites you to IPS’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion highlighting bold, progressive social movements over the last five decades. From October 11th-13th, 2013, we will host a weekend of events in Washington, DC honoring activists and activism and envisioning a plan for a bold, progressive future. The 50th Anniversary Celebration will open dialogue for activists to envision “The Next 50 Years” of our movements. All events will be intergenerational with an emphasis on the next generation of public scholars.

Table of Contents

We will begin with an alumni opening reception on Friday, October 11th, 2013 at the Liaison Hotel. This will be a great opportunity for old friends to reconnect and for the extended group of the IPS family to come together. This will be followed by the Opening Plenary session featuring Barbara Ehrenreich and is free and open to the public.

The Ideas Into Action Festival on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th, 2013 will feature fast-paced, inclusive conversation with notable activists, interactive workshops, forums, artistic expressions, and more. Activities will be ongoing both inside and outside forum rooms. The Ideas Into Action Festival will be a “pay-what-you-can” event so that no one will be turned away. We suggest a donation of $75 for the Festival to begin to off-set the cost of these two-days of dynamic conversation on the past, present, and future of social movements. (view festival agenda)

The Festival will conclude with an innovative “Idea Slam” at 12:00 noon on Sunday, October 13, 2013 which will provide a chance for new and experienced activists to present their ideas to change the world in brief, entertaining bursts — and win cash prizes! (contest details)

That evening, we will gather for a Ticketed Dinner at Busboys and Poets. IPS will honor long-time progressive champions Harriet Barlow, and Cora and Peter Weiss as we celebrate, reminisce, party, and further develop our progressive community.

The celebration will culminate with an interactive Gala at the historic Union Station on Sunday evening, to include notable progressives from major social movements of the past 50 years and rising young activists and public scholars of today.

Harry Belafonte photo by Pamela Belafonte

IPS 50th Anniversary Events

Ideas Into Action Festival (Festival details)
Saturday, October 12th 9:00 am – Sunday, October 13th, 2013 2:00 pm
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IPS Alumni Reception
Friday, October 11th, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
(Reunion for IPS Alumni)
Please RSVP

IPS Welcome Plenary
Friday, October 11th, 2013 from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Please RSVP

IPS Celebration of Saul Landau
Saturday, October 12th, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please RSVP

IDEA SLAM (Contest Details)
Sunday, October 13th, 2013 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Please RSVP

IPS Ticketed Dinner – SOLD OUT
Sunday, October 13th from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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50th Anniversary Gala at Union Station
Sunday, October 13th from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
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Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel

Hotel Information:

IPS has reserved a block of rooms exclusively for you at the amazing Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, located at 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001. We have secured a special group rate of only $179. Please reserve your room by calling the Liaison at 202-434-0103 or emailing kkoizumi@[email protected] and mentioning the Institute for Policy Studies room block.

The Liaison Hotel is located a few blocks from Union Station. On Sunday, October 13th, there will be a IPS 50th Anniversary bus shuttle operating between the Liaison Hotel (location of most 50th events), Busboys and Poets (location of Ticketed Dinner) and Union Station – East Hall (location of Gala Celebration) from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am for your convenience.

Other ways to get connected now:

  1. Facebook: Please join our IPS Community: Celebrating 50 Years.
  2. IPS Community List: Have a friend in the IPS family who you would like to add to our IPS Community List? Or want to add yourself? Just go to the IPS Alumni Outreach page and fill in name, address, email, etc, and we’ll send them a message.
  3. IPS Memory Wall: Do you have an IPS memory that you want to share online and have displayed during the celebratory weekend? What to give your two cents and your role in the movement? Please visit or IPS Memory Wall and share your memory with us.
  4. IPS Historical Timeline: We’ve been a part of a lot of historical moments in 50 years. View the IPS Timeline to see highlights.
  5. IPS Connections: If you would like to help with planning and preparation or know of IPSers and friend of IPS we should be contacting, please email Rachel Queirolo, IPS Development Associate, at [email protected] or call 202-787-5237.

Together, we can bring together the IPS community for a truly amazing weekend!

Media Sponsors:

Black Star News Washington City Paper We Act Radio WPFW Washington Informer Image Map

Friend Sponsors:
Teaching for Change

Full Schedule

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Day One: Friday, October 11, 2013

IPS Alumni Reception and Welcome Plenary

3:00–6:00 pm

Ongoing

Out-of Town Arrival

Liaison Hotel Ballroom Lobby

415 New Jersey Avenue NW

6:00–7:30 pm IPS Alumni Reception

Liaison Hotel Farm-To-Fork Private Room

7:30–9:00 pm Welcome Plenary

The Future of the Progressive Movement(s)

May Boeve, Ai-jen Poo, Jamie Raskin, Barbara Ehrenreich, Robert Greenstein

Moderator: John Cavanagh

Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Center

Day Two: Saturday, October 12, 2013

IDEAS INTO ACTION FESTIVAL

9:00–9:30 am Networking and Breakfast

Liaison Hotel Ballroom Lobby

415 New Jersey Avenue NW

9:30–11:00 am
Bridging the Labor-Climate Divide

Ananda Lee Tan, Joe Uehlein
Moderator: Janet Redman

Metropolitan West

Building Peace and Striking Back At Empire: U.S. Foreign Policy Examined

Peter Certo, Rep. John Conyers, Cora Weiss, Emira Woods
Moderator: Phyllis Bennis

Metropolitan Center

Communicating Creatively For Change Writing Workshop

Tope Folarin, Jonathan B. Tucker
Moderator: Emily Norton

Metropolitan East

11:15 am–12:30 pm Proving America Is Not Broke

Robert Borosage, Emily Schwartz Greco, Miriam Pemberton, Daphne Wysham
Moderator: Noel Ortega

Metropolitan West

Ending Inequality & Creating a New Economy

Sam Pizzigati, Dedrick Muhammad, Dean Baker, Leah Hunt-Hendrix
Moderator: Karen Dolan

Metropolitan Center

Divesting 2.0: From Apartheid to Fossil Fuels

Chuck Collins, Ellen Dorsey, Ramah Kudaimi
Moderator: Jodie Evans

Metropolitan East

Bringing the Fun(k): Making Activism and Social Change Fun

Naomi Pitcairn, Alli McCracken, Andy Shallal, John Feffer
Moderator: Sarah Browning

Hub/Grid

Overlapping Event: Power for People Public Protest at the World Bank Headquarters
12:30–1:45 pm Networking and Open Lunch at Area Restaurants

(Also kickoff time for local protests)

1:45–3:00 pm Protesting Globally: Civil Society as the Second Superpower?

Amy Goodman, Manuel Pérez-Rocha, Phyllis Bennis
Moderator: Emira Woods

Metropolitan East/West

Challenging Corporate Power

George Goehl, Peter Weiss, Britton Loftin, Fiona Dove
Moderator: Sarah Anderson

Metropolitan Center

Examining Power and Privilege

Netfa Freeman, Harriet Barlow, Dany Sigwalt
Moderator: Joy Zarembka

Hub/Grid

Confronting the National Security State

Medea Benjamin, Seymour Hersh, Shahid Buttar, Carl LeVan
Moderator: Miriam Pemberton

The Hill

3:00–4:00 pm Networking Coffee/Tea Break

Ballroom Lobby

4:00–5:30 pm Saturday Plenary

The Change Agenda: Building on the Past for a New Future

Harry Belafonte, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Phyllis Bennis, Sarita Gupta

Moderator: Amy Goodman

Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Ballroom

6:00–8:30 pm Celebration of Saul Landau

Landau family members, Ariel Dorfman, Harry Belafonte, Peter Weiss, John Cavanagh, Marcus Raskin, and other friends will pay tribute to longtime IPS Fellow Saul Landau, who died on September 9.

Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Ballroom

Day Three: Sunday, October 13, 2013

IDEAS INTO ACTION FESTIVAL (cont), IDEA SLAM,

TICKETED DINNER and GALA CELEBRATION

9:00–9:30 am Networking and Breakfast

Liaison Ballroom Lobby

9:30–11:00 am The Role of Artists in Social Change

A Conversation between Ariel Dorfman and E. Ethelbert Miller
Moderator: Angelique Been

Metropolitan East/West

Looking Back on Today: “Now” from an Historical Perspective

A Conversation between Sanho Tree, Dawn Nakano, and Gar Alperovitz
Moderator: Sanho Tree

Metropolitan Center

11:00 am–noon Networking and Open Lunch at Area Restaurants
12:00–2:00 pm IDEA SLAM

Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Ballroom

2:00–5:30 pm BREAK

Our shuttle buses from the Liaison Hotel to Busboys and Poets will begin running at 5:00 pm

5:30–8:00 pm TICKETED DINNER

Honoring Harriet Barlow, Cora Weiss and Peter Weiss

Busboys and Poets

Location: 5th and K Street NW

Shuttle buses from Busboys to Union Station

8:00 pm–midnight IPS GALA CELEBRATION

Union Station, East Hall

Location: 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE

Shuttle buses from Union Station to the Liaison Hotel and Busboys

This agenda is subject to change.

Detailed Schedule

Day One: Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013 7:30–9:00 pm

Welcome Plenary: The Future of the Progressive Movement(s)
Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Ballroom

For 50 years, IPS has helped bring progressives together around bold ideas. What issues are defining progressive movements as we move into the next 50 years? This discussion will kick off efforts to chart a path to transformative change led by new generations of progressive leaders. May Boeve and Ai-Jen Poo will share lessons they’ve learned in their dynamic campaigns to unleash a movement to divest from fossil fuels and win rights for low-wage workers. Jamin Raskin will discuss a string of new victories in Maryland and Barbara Ehrenreich and Robert Greenstein will examine new ways to be rethink poverty and tackle inequality.

Participants:
May Boeve, Executive Director and Co-Founder, 350.org
Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Jamin “Jamie” Raskin, Maryland State Senator (D-Montgomery County)
Barbara Ehrenreich, IPS trustee,best-selling author, and co-editor, Economic Hardship Reporting Project
Robert Greenstein, Founder and President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Moderator:
John Cavanagh, Director, Institute for Policy Studies

Day Two: Saturday, October 12, 2013

9-9:30 Networking and Breakfast – Liason Ballroom Lobby

Saturday, October 12, 2013 9:30–11:00 am

Bridging the Labor-Climate Divide
Liaison Hotel Metropolitan West

The moment is ripe for two of the nation’s most powerful movements — labor and climate — to find new ways of working together to build a long-term vision for a new economy that is good for workers and the planet. Our panelists — active at the intersection of both movements — will discuss strategies regarding immediate challenges, such as the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as hopeful initiatives and bold experiments to help bridge the historical gap between these important progressive players.

Participants:
Ananda Lee Tan, US and Canada Regional Coordinator, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives; activist, organizer and rabble-rouser
Joe Uehlein, Board President, Voices for a Sustainable Future

Moderator:
Janet Redman, Director, Climate Policy Program, Institute for Policy Studies

***

Building Peace and Striking Back at Empire: U.S. Foreign Policy Examined
Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Center

How can the paradigm of U.S. foreign policy shift from fighting terrorism to achieving meaningful security and building peace?

Participants:
Peter Certo, Acting Editor, Foreign Policy In Focus, Institute for Policy Studies
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 13th District
Cora Weiss, peace activist and former Director of the Samuel Rubin Foundation
Emira Woods, Co-Director, Foreign Policy In Focus, Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator:
Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies

***

Communicating Creatively For Change Writing Workshop
Liaison Hotel Metropolitan East

To win, you must be heard, you must be understood, you must inspire, and you must move people to action. This interactive writing skills workshop will delve into the overall discipline of writing and encourage participants to pursue a new world through the power of the pen.

Participants:
Tope Folarin, Former IPS Newman Fellow and 2013 Caine Prize winner
Jonathan B. Tucker, Youth Programs Coordinator, DC Youth Slam Team

Moderator:
Emily Norton, IPS Intern Coordinator and watercolor artist

Saturday, October 12, 2013 11:15 am–12:30 pm

Proving America Is Not Broke
Liaison Hotel Metropolitan West

How to eliminate the budget deficit while creating a more sustainable economy: The Institute for Policy Studies has identified 20 straightforward and creative ways to eliminate the budget deficit while making the United States more equitable, green, and secure. Our proposed reforms amount to $881 billion in potential new revenue and savings per year, none of which would shred our already threadbare safety net. We are also working to advance alternative, sustainable and more equitable economic systems at the state and local level.

Participants:
Robert Borosage, Co-Director, Campaign for America’s Future and former Director of IPS
Emily Schwartz Greco, Editor, OtherWords, Institute for Policy Studies
Miriam Pemberton, Research Fellow, Foreign Policy in Focus, Institute for Policy Studies
Daphne Wysham, Director, Genuine Progress Project, Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator:
Noel Ortega, Coordinator, New Economy Working Group, Institute for Policy Studies

***

Ending Inequality & Creating a New Economy
Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Center

In the 50 years before 1963, the United States became a fundamentally more equal nation. In the 50 years since, we’ve become fundamentally more unequal. Knowing what we know now, what should the left have done differently over the past 50 years? And what should we be doing now to build a more equal new economy?

Participants:
Sam Pizzigati, IPS Associate Fellow, and editor of Too Much, the IPS online weekly on excess and inequality.
Dedrick Muhammad, Senior Director, Economic Department of the NAACP and former IPSer
Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Leah Hunt-Hendrix, participant in Occupy Wall Street

Moderator:
Karen Dolan, Director, Economic Hardship Reporting Project, Institute for Policy Studies

Saturday, October 12, 2013 11:15 am–12:30 pm

Divesting 2.0: From Apartheid to Fossil Fuels
Liaison Hotel Metropolitan East

Modern activists are applying lessons from the divestment movement’s success in ridding South Africa of its apartheid regime, most notably to challenge Israel’s occupation and the fossil fuel industries. This panel will discuss what today’s campaigns can learn from earlier victories and the opportunities for new strategies created by changes in the communications landscape.

Participants:
Chuck Collins, Director, Inequality and the Common Good, Institute for Policy Studies
Ellen Dorsey,* Executive Director, Wallace Global Fund
Ramah Kudaimi, Membership and Outreach Coordinator, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Moderator:
Jodie Evans, IPS Trustee, IPS Gala Committee Chair and Co-Founder and Co-Director, CODEPINK

***

Bringing the Fun(k): Making Activism and Social Change Fun
Liaison Hotel Hub/Grid

Any DJ will tell you that if you want people to dance, you need the right beat. But what is that magic inspiring moment that makes people get on their feet? Movements need fun and inspiration. They need the right messaging to spur people to action, get out in the streets, and feel empowered to create progressive change. This inclusive, participatory session will explore those inspiring moments and ways to make them happen more often.

Participants:
Naomi Pitcairn, Creator of the Chalkupy and the Fresh Juice Party
Alli McCracken, National Coordinator, CODEPINK
Andy Shallal, Owner, Busboys and Poets and IPS Trustee
John Feffer, Co-Director, Foreign Policy In Focus, Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator:
Sarah Browning, Director, Split This Rock and DC Poets Against the War

***

Overlapping Event: Power for People Public Protest
World Bank Headquarters

Meet outside the Liaison Hotel at exactly 11:15 am to take cabs to the Power for People public protest outside the World Bank, denouncing the Bank’s financing for dirty energy and calling for truly clean power. Join grassroots voices from communities affected by World Bank projects in the global South from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at Edward R. Murrow park, 18th and H Sts NW (across Pennsylvania Ave. from the World Bank headquarters).

Saturday, October 12, 2013 1:45 pm–3:00 pm

Protesting Globally: Civil Society as the Second Superpower?
Liaison Hotel Metropolitan East/West

Turkey. Brazil. Egypt. Greece. The U.S. Occupy Movement. Why do people rise up? How do these rebellions signal a shift toward civil society as a superpower? And what do these popular uprisings mean for the future of our movements? These movement experts will examine the dynamics of modern revolution and protest.

Participants:
Amy Goodman, Executive Director and host, Democracy Now!
Manuel Pérez-Rocha, Associate Fellow, Global Economy, Institute for Policy Studies
Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism, Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator:
Emira Woods, Co-Director, Foreign Policy In Focus, Institute for Policy Studies

***

Challenging Corporate Power
Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Center

A conversation among campaigners, strategists, and legal experts on how to rein in excessive corporate power and advance real democracy.

Participants:
George Goehl, Executive Director, National People’s Action
Peter Weiss, President, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy
Britton Loftin, National Policy Coordinator, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Fiona Dove, Executive Director, Transnational Institute

Moderator:
Sarah Anderson, Director, Global Economy, Institute for Policy Studies

***

Examining Power and Privilege: 3 Social Movements Examined
Liaison Hotel Hub/Grid

Three of the most transformative social movements of the past 50 years have been the women’s movement, the civil rights movement, and the LGBT movements. What did they win and what do they still need to win? Where did they challenge power, privilege, and prejudice and where did they not? What can we learn from them as we challenge power, privilege and prejudice in our own circles and as we build new movements that are inclusive toward a better world?

Participants:
Netfa Freeman, Events Coordinator, Institute for Policy Studies
Harriet Barlow, Founder, Blue Mountain Center
Dany Sigwalt, Program Manager, Washington Peace Center

Moderator:
Joy Zarembka, Associate Director, Institute for Policy Studies

***

Confronting the National Security State
Liaison Hotel The Hill

Peace movement leaders and thinkers will discuss NSA spying, drone warfare, militarist propaganda, the surveillance state, and out-of-control military spending. This wide-ranging conversation will also delve into strategies for building peace.

Participants:
Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder, CODEPINK
Seymour Hersh, Investigative Journalist, The New Yorker
Shahid Buttar, Executive Director, Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Carl LeVan, IPS Associate Fellow and Professor, School of International Service, American University

Moderator:
Miriam Pemberton, Research Fellow, Foreign Policy In Focus, Institute for Policy Studies

Saturday, October 12, 2013 4:00–5:30 pm

Saturday Plenary: The Change Agenda: Building on the Past for a New Future

Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Ballroom

Legendary civil rights activist Harry Belafonte will join three of the leading media and movement leaders to discuss how to build on the lessons of the past as we continue to build new movements for peace, justice, and the environment.

Participants:
Harry Belafonte, Activist and actor
Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher, The Nation; Columnist, The Washington Post
Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies
Sarita Gupta, Executive Director, Jobs with Justice and American Rights at Work

Moderator:

Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now!

Saturday, October 12, 2013 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Celebration of Life for Saul Landau

Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Ballroom

Landau family members, Ariel Dorfman, Harry Belafonte, Peter Weiss, John Cavanagh, Marcus Raskin, and other friends will pay tribute to longtime IPS Fellow Saul Landau, who died on September 9.

Day Three: Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:30–11:00 am

The Role of Artists in Social Change: A Conversation between Ariel Dorfman and E. Ethelbert Miller
Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Center

How best can artists, and in particular, writers work in solidarity with social movements? How does the politics of language inform our work and in what ways are the literary spheres both personal and political?

Participants:
E. Ethelbert Miller, Poet, literary activist and Board Chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies
Ariel Dorfman, Author, playwright and professor at Duke University

Moderator:

Angelique Been, Director of Development, Institute for Policy Studies

***

Looking Back on Today: “Now” from an Historical Perspective: A Conversation between Sanho Tree, Dawn Nakano, and Gar Alperovitz

Liaison Hotel Metropolitan East/West

Our “now” is shaped by the past 20 years, the past 50 years, the past 200 years, even the past 2,000 years. This unique conversation will take a look at how movements of the past have shaped the world that we now live in — and discuss how the actions we take “now” are part of a historical tapestry that we are weaving every day.

Participants:
Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy, University of Maryland
Dawn Nakano, Program Manager, San Francisco Education Fund

Moderator:
Sanho Tree, Director, Drug Policy Project, Institute for Policy Studies

Sunday, October 13, 2013 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Idea Slam

Liaison Hotel Metropolitan Ballroom

As part of the fun, we’re hosting an Idea Slam, a fast-paced contest on stage where individuals bring their ideas on how to change the world. Winning ideas will be something new that has the potential to create real transformative change toward a progressive future. The ideas will challenge injustices and help save the planet. The best ideas are ones that are viable, creative, effective, and well-presented. The winning contestant will get the opportunity to spend some time over the next year making their dreams become realities as the honorary Ideas into Action Fellow at IPS.

Celebrity Judges:
Amy Goodman
Andy Shallal
Barbara Ehrenreich

Master of Ceremonies:
Bomani D. Armah

Transportation

Metro Access and Walking
The Liaison Hotel is a 7-minute walk from Union Station, which has a Red Line Metro stop, as well as Amtrak train and various bus services. To walk from Union Station to the Liaison Hotel, walk down E Street NE and turn left on New Jersey Avenue. Once you’ve passed the Kogod New York Deli and the fire station, you should find the Hotel at 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW. If you see the International Brotherhood of Teamsters building, you’ve gone too far

Cycling
The District’s Capital Bikeshare program makes bicycles available to anyone who signs up and would like to use a bike from one of the 154 stations in the greater DC area. The closest Bikeshare stations are located at Union Station, as well as on the corner of North Capitol and F Street. The 24-hour membership fee is $7 and a three-day membership fee is $15, plus usage fees. There are also “old–school” bicycles available for guests of the Liaison Hotel.

Parking
We hope you will consider some of the District’s alternative transportation options, but if you must drive, there’s metered street parking available near the Liaison Hotel. Parking at the Hotel is relatively expensive. Overnight parking is $48/night. Valet daytime parking is $22 for the first hour, $37 for two to ten hours and $48 thereafter.

Parking at Union Station is more affordable. It costs $7 for less than one hour, one to two hours costs $10, two to three hours costs $13, three to five hours costs $16, and five to twenty-four hours costly $22. It is well worth it to park at Union Station and walk over to the Liaison Hotel if you are unable to find metered street parking.

Shuttle Buses
For people attending the ticketed dinner and/or Gala on Sunday, October 13, we will run three 25-passenger shuttle buses in a loop between the Liaison Hotel, the 5th and K Busboys and Poets, and Union Station from 5 pm until 1 am. One of the buses is wheelchair and scooter accessible.

There is also a parking lot next to Busboys and Poets, which costs $15 during the day and $10 in the evening. Since the shuttle bus will return to Busboys and Poets after the Gala, individuals can retrieve their vehicles parked in that lot.

Venues

The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel (415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 Phone: 202-638-1616)
The Institute for Policy Studies chose to hold the Ideas into Action Festival at the Liaison Hotel because it’s one of the few in our city that’s both union-staffed and not part of a big chain. We thank UNITE HERE!/Hotel Workers Rising for guiding us in our search. The Art and Soul Restaurant, which is attached to the Liaison Hotel, has a new farm-to-table menu and we encourage you to check out their playful wall sculpture comprised of different types of beans. Art and Soul owner Art Smith, Oprah Winfrey’s former personal chef, forges partnerships with like-minded farmers, artisans and growers — who provide products that are sustainably sourced, whenever possible.

Busboys and Poets (1025 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 Phone: 202-789-2227)
IPS would like to thank IPS Trustee Andy Shallal, owner of the fantastic Busboys venues, for generously hosting the ticketed dinner at his 5th and K location for the 50th Anniversary weekend. Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted. A place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul. A space for art, culture, and politics to intentionally collide. Busboys and Poets is a member of the American Sustainable Business Council, whose mission is to advance public policies that foster a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy and a member of ROC UNITED and Restaurant Advancing Industry Standards in Employment (R.A.I.S.E.), which pushes legislators to increase the minimum wage for restaurant employees, including tipped employees. The minimum wage for Busboys and Poets’ employees is $10.25/hour. The closest Metro stations are the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station, (Green, Yellow and Red Lines) and the Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center Station (Green and Yellow Lines).

Union Station – East Hall (50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: 202-289-8300)
We chose to hold the Gala Celebration at Union Station because…well, we needed a huge space and there are few giant venues in DC that are not in non-union hotels or outrageously expensive. Union Station is 100 percent powered by wind energy but, alack and alas, the only thing really union about it is its name.

Food

Lunch
Box lunches have been prepared for the Ideas into Action Festival. Vegetarian options are available and you may purchase them at the Kogod New York Deli (441 New Jersey Ave., NW) for $10 during the lunch breaks on Saturday and Sunday. Kogod is located two doors to the right of the Liaison Hotel on the corner of New Jersey Avenue and E Street NW.

Other lunch options include:

Art and Soul Restaurant
415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 Saturday: 10:30 am-11 pm; Sunday: 10:30 am-10 pm On the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel premises

Starbucks
500 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 347-0364 240 ft from The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel (catty-corner)

Corner Bakery Cafe
500 N. Capitol St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 627-3139 Sat-Sun: 7 am- 9 pm .2 miles from The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel

Quiznos
80 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 783-2136 Saturday 10 am -9 pm; Sunday 11 am-8 pm .2 miles from The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel

Dinner
We will serve a mix of light and hearty appetizers and other fare at our evening events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There are also more than 35 establishments offering international cuisine and six full-service restaurants located at Union Station, including B. Smith’s, Thunder Grill, Center Cafe, East Street Cafe, Pizzeria Uno, The Station Grill and America. Most of the restaurants close at 9 or 10 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Other dinner options include:

Bistro Bis
15 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 661-2700 Saturday & Sunday: 7 am-10:30 pm .1 mile from The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel

Kelly’s Irish Times
14 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 543-5433 Saturday 11 am -3 am; Sunday 11 am-midnight .3 miles from The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel

Charlie Palmer Steak DC
101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 547-8100 Saturday 5–10:30 pm; Closed Sundays .3 miles from The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel

IPS Sponsorship: Today and Beyond

Global Reach Visionary – $50,000
Premier table for 25 guests at the ticketed dinner / Opportunity to host special surprise guest at your table / Acknowledgement of sponsorship from stage during the event / Cover ad in printed Official Ideas Into Action Festival Program / Premium ad in digital version of Program / Top Billing – banner and logo display at the Festival and Gala / Listing with the Host Committee at the ticketed dinner / Listing in the Festival Program / On-screen listing recognition at the 50th Anniversary Gala / 25 tickets for the Gala / Name or logo display in press and media releases and IPS publicity / Inclusion of items of your choice in Festival gift bags / Free display space at the Festival

Being and Doing Champion – $25,000
Priority table for fifteen guests at ticketed dinner / Full page ad in printed Official Ideas Into Action Festival Program / Premium ad in digital version of Program / Top Billing – Banner and logo display at the Festival and Gala / Listing with the Host Committee at the ticketed dinner / Listing in the Festival Program / On-screen listing recognition at the 50th Anniversary Gala / 20 tickets for the Gala / Name or logo display in press and media releases and IPS publicity / Inclusion of items of your choice in Festival gift bags / Free display space at the Festival

Ideas into Action Advocate – $10,000
Reserved table for eight guests at ticketed dinner / Half page ad in printed Official Ideas Into Action Festival Program / Ad in digital version of Program/ Banner and logo display at the Festival and Gala / Listing on the Host Committee at the ticketed dinner / Listing in the Festival Program / On-screen listing recognition at the 50th Anniversary Gala / 16 tickets for the Gala / Name or logo display in press and media releases and IPS publicity / Inclusion of items of your choice in Festival gift bags / Free display space at the Festival

Progressive Challenger – $5,000
Four tickets for the ticketed dinner / Quarter page ad in printed Official Ideas Into Action Festival Program / Ad in digital version of Program/ Listing on the Host Committee at the ticketed dinner / Listing in the Festival Program / 8 tickets for the 50th Anniversary Gala / Onscreen listing recognition at Gala / Name or logo display in press and media releases and IPS publicity / Free display space at the Festival

Truth(s) to Power Partner – $2,500
Two tickets for the ticketed dinner / Business card size ad in printed Official Ideas Into Action Festival Program / Ad in digital version of Official Program / Listing in the Festival Program / Onscreen listing recognition at Gala / 4 tickets for the 50th Anniversary Gala / Free display space at the Festival

Social Movement Shaker – $1,000
One ticket for the ticketed dinner / On-screen listing recognition at Gala / Free display space at the Festival

WITH A PRINTED OR DIGITAL VERSION OF GREETING/AD:

The IPS 50th Celebration will feature both a print version of the Official Ideas Into Action Festival Program as well as a digital version of the Program. The printed Program will be distributed during the Ideas Into Action Festival and the digital version of the Program will be projected on screen at the Gala Celebration and also available to view on our IPS website, before, during and after the Celebration.

  • Inside front or back cover, full page (7.5″w x 10″h) + digital version of Official Program ad … $2,200
  • Full page ad (7.5″w x 10″h) in printed Official Program + digital version of Official Program ad … $2,000
  • Half page ad (7.5″w x 4.75″h) in printed Official Program + digital version of Official Program ad … $1,000
  • Digital version of Official Program large-screen ad only … $750 (800 x 600 pixels)
  • Digital version of Official Program small-screen ad only … $350 (400 x 300 pixels)
  • Digital version of Official Program message only … $150 (140 word count and name listing)
  • Name listing at Gala Celebration…$50

For credit card payments, overall information on sponsorship and the 50th Celebration, please contact Rachel Queirolo, Development Associate, at 202-787-5237, or via email at [email protected] You can also make your check payable to IPS, note 50th Anniversary Celebration in the memo line, and send it to 1112 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Please include: Name, Title, Organization, Address, City, State, Zip, Tel., Email, Name/Organization as it should appear on printed materials

Payment may be tax-deductible, depending on your tax situation.

IPS 50 Core Allies

350.org
AFL-CIO
AlterNet
American Sustainable Business Council
Americans for Financial Reform
Campaign for America’s Future
Center for Community Change
Center for Constitutional Rights
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Coalition on Human Needs
CODEPINK
Democracy Now!
Food & Water Watch
Friends of the Earth
Fund for Constitutional Government
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
GRITtv
Indigenous Environmental Network
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Institute for Public Accuracy
International Forum on Globalization
International Labor Rights Forum
Jobs with Justice
Jubilee USA Network
Labor Network for Sustainability
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National People’s Action
National Priorities Project
New Economy Coalition
Peace Action
Public Citizen
Rebuild the Dream
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Split This Rock
Story of Stuff
Teaching for Change
The Council of Canadians
The Democracy Center
The Democracy Collaborative
The Nation
The Real News
The South Centre
Third World Network
TransAfrica
Transnational Institute
United for Peace and Justice
Unity
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
USAction
Washington Office on Latin America
YES! Magazine

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Start:
October 11, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
End:
October 13, 2013 @ 11:00 pm
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Washington DC
Washington, DC United States
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