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Sapp recorded Carry It On, an album of movement songs, with Pete Seeger and Si Kahn. She was a civil rights movement leader, former director of Highlander Center and established the first museum at Penn Center in 1971. She now heads the cultural committee of the Southern Partners Fund, which helped fund our retreat.

She will be joined on stage Saturday by songster Lippman, who afflicts the complacent, takes the air out of windbags, and updates worn-out songs with parody. Song samples: All We Are Saying is End Corporate Crime, and I Hate Wal-Mart.


Come for the whole weekend, a day, or just part of the program. Overnight space is limited, so make your reservations now. If you need a ride or can share one, call 803-808-3384.

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Saturday, Oct. 19

9 am – Registration, Frissell Hall

10 – Welcome and introductions. Who’s at the table?

10:15 – US Sen. Bernie Sanders, followed by Q and A

11:15 – The SC Progressive Network: Who we are, why we are, how we win

11:45 - Current policy priorities: voting rights, ethics reform, Medicaid expansion, moral budget

12:30 – Catered lunch and free time for networking, policy caucuses, or sight-seeing

2pm – Network member organizations report on what they accomplished last year and what’s ahead

2:30 – Mass action planning, plenary session

4:30 – Breakout caucuses, to be decided by retreat-goers. Possible topics: public transit, labor organizing, gay rights, homeless policies, reproductive rights, animal  welfare, immigration reform, environmental protection

6:30 - Fish fry; music by Jane Sapp and Dave Lippman

Sunday, Oct. 20

8 am – Breakfast in cafeteria

9  – Sunday service. The proletarian vanguard, spiritual seekers, peace warriors, the curious are all welcome

9:30 – Cultural workshop with Jane Sapp

10:30 – Network business: elections, treasurer’s report, new Network chapters’ form and function

Noon – Lunch in cafeteria

1pm – Homework assignments, action plan recap and caucus reports

Adjourn c-3 portion of program

2pm – Progressive Voter Coalition update, projections and election strategies

3 – Adjourn

And the real work begins…


FULL WEEKEND package: $125

Day registration, no meals: $10

Saturday w/lunch & dinner: $35

Fish fry and entertainment: $15

Sunday registration and lunch: $20

If you want to come early, add $50 for Friday night room and Sat. breakfast.

Mail check to SCPN, POB 8325, Columbia, SC 29202. Or call 803-808-3384 to pay by credit card. To join the Network or update your membership, include $25 ($10 for students and seniors) in your fee.

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2 comments on this post.
  1. Leslie Lander Orr:

    This retreat is going to be wonderful! I absolutely can not wait.

  2. William Hamilton:

    Looks like a wonderful program.

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