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50th Anniversary of the Institute for Policy Studies features celebrities, workshops, gala, reunion, food, and dancing

September 23, 2013

Speakers include Seymour Hersh, Harry Belafonte, and Amy Goodman

Who: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!; Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation; Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research; George Goehl, National Peoples Action; Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist; Ariel Dorfman, Argentine-Chilean writer, scholar, activist; Harry Belafonte, American actor, artist, activist; John Cavanagh, Institute for Policy Studies; over 600 activists, students, and scholars.

What: 50th Anniversary Celebration, Reunion, Gala, Idea Slam, Festival, Workshops, Tribute to the Life of Saul Landau, Food, Dancing
When: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 through Sun, Oct 13, 2013 – CLICK HERE FOR FULL SCHEDULE

Where: Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC; Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington DC.; Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Sts. NW.

Washington DC – The Institute for Policy Studies will host a weekend of activities to celebrate 50 years of turning ideas into action for peace, justice, and the environment! The weekend includes a reunion, festival, Idea Slam, ticketed dinner, gala, and tribute to the life of IPS filmmaker Saul Landau. The weekend will feature an Ideas Into Action Festival from Friday evening, October 11, through Sunday, October 13th, 2013. The festival will feature energetic conversations, inclusive forums, a protest, and an innovative Idea Slam, a fast-paced competition of ideas with celebrity judges, a dinner, and a gala at Union Station.

"We will have some of the most creative leaders of the past half century in dialogue with dynamic young leaders of the next generation, and together they will chart a path to real change over the next 50 years,” said John Cavanagh, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies. “For 50 years, IPS has been bringing progressives together around bold ideas. We hope that our 50th Anniversary celebration weekend will mark another milestone on the journey to a better world.”

Speakers and participants in the event include: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!; Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation; Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research; George Goehl, National People’s Action; Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist; Ariel Dorfman, Argentine-Chilean writer, scholar, activist; Harry Belafonte, American actor, artist, activist; and John Cavanagh, Institute for Policy Studies.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION on the IPS 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend, including FULL SCHEDULE: http://www.ips-dc.org/events/50th 

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The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is a think tank celebrating its 50th year of turning ideas into action for peace, justice, and the environment.