Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights

Summit At A Glance

Over the last ten years members from the Make it Safe Coalition (MISC) have arranged an assembly of whistleblowers in Washington, DC each year for an annual conference originally known as Washington Whistleblower’s Week. All whistleblowers and their advocates, as well as the entire civil rights community are invited to participate. Host committee members—ACORN 8 (www.ACORN8.com), Coalition for Change (C4C), Project Censored, Justice Integrity Project and Federally Employed Women Legal Education Fund (FEW-LEF), will co-host this year’s Whistle Blower Summit for Civil & Human Rights on Capitol Hill. The theme for the annual conference this year is—Whistleblowers Protect Freedom and Democracy.

 

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Schedule of Events

 

 

Wednesday  July 26, 2017

  11:00—1:00

Press Conference and Panel Discussion

 

The National Press Club

529 14th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20045


 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

Schedule of Events

 

 

Thursday July 27, 2017

 

9:00—4:00

 

The Kennedy Caucus Room

Washington, DC 20002

 

10:00—11:30

 

Wildlife and Whistleblower Protection

 

 

11:30—1:30

 

NWC Whistleblower Luncheon

1:30—2:30

 

Whistleblower Legislative Campaigns in the 116th Congress

 

3:00—4:00

 

The State of the First Amendment:

 

 

6:00—7:30

7:309:00

Whistleblower Book Signing

Busboys & Poets (14th & V. Street)

Washington, DC

 

The conference includes a historic panel discussion with distinguished authors of whistleblower books who will be present to autograph and discuss their books.

Potential participants include –

  • Tom Devine—The Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide
  • Stephen Kohn—The Whistleblower’s Handbook
  • Michael McCray—ACORN 8: Race, Power & Politics
  • Marcel Reid—ACORN 8: Race, Power & Politics
  • Andrew Kreig—Presidential Puppetry
  • Brad Birkenfield—

Whistleblower Film Screening

In-house film screening of ACORN And The Firestorm


This documentary focuses on ACORN, a national group devoted to empowering disadvantaged communities, that was targeted by right-wing undercover journalists. When a video involving a fake prostitute surfaces on Youtube, the small community organization is thrust into the center of a fight illuminating America's great political divide. Directed by Sam Pollard and Reuben Atlas.


 


 

 


Schedule of Events

 

 

Friday July 28, 2017

 9:30—5:00


 

The Stewart E. Mott House

Maryland Ave.

Washington, DC 20515

 

10:00--11:00

12:001:00

1:002:00

2:00—3:00

Closing Plenary

USDA Minority Coalition Panel

Judicial Integrity Panel

OSC/MSPB Panel

 


 

3:30—5:00

Awards Reception: Pillar Award Presentation

Sponsored by the Government Accountability Project

 

Presentation by Marcel Reid, Pacifica Whistleblower Liaison-- The Pillar Award given at the Capitol Building. An annual awards presentations for notable Civil Rights and Human Rights champions. 


 

6:00—7:30

Whistleblower Solidarity Dinner

 

The National Press Club

529 14th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20045

 

This semi-formal dinner is the capstone event of the conference to promote solidarity within the public interest community.