NEXT WISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL
11th ANNUAL GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL
MARCH 23, 2019
Wisconsin Heights High School
LINKS TO PAST FESTIVALS
10th Annual Mazomanie Grassroots Festival: 2018
Wausau Grassroots Festival: 2017
9th Annual Mazomanie Grassroots Festival: 2017
8th Annual Mazomanie Grassroots Festival: 2016
7th Annual Mazomanie Grassroots Festival: 2014
Eau Claire Grassroots Festival 2018
SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2018
OUR FUTURE OUR CHOICE
This is a conference style event designed to inform, engage, and inspire with thought-provoking speakers and breakout sessions on these topics, the four E's: Environment, Education, Economics, and Equality. Come meet organizations from around the state that are also working on the four E topics, and enjoy music, food and fun.
MORE THAT 2 DOZEN BREAKOUT SESSIONS ON THE 4 E'S
CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BREAKOUTS & BIOGRAPHIES
CALL FOR PEACE, HONORING THE THREADS OF ANCIENT WISDOM
Featuring, UW Eau Claire's historic Council Oak Tree
THE RAGING GRANNIES
THE DEVILS ADVOCATE RADIO WILL BE BROADCASTING THE FESTIVAL
Thank You Mary Bottari, Mike McCabe and John Nichols for your participation in the fest, and for your daily work in rebuilding our Wisconsin. Thank You George Lakoff, your generous sharing of your time and work helped make this year special. All of the Presenters, Raging Grannies, Solidarity Singers, Groups that tabled, volunteers and attendees, with out you there would be no festival.
Thank You to Full Compass Sound for providing the sound system, Crossroads Coffeehouse for the coffee.
You all make it possible for the WGN Task Force to organize the festival, Thank You All
George Lakoff is the country’s leading expert on the framing of political discourse. His books on politics include the best selling "Don’t Think of an Elephant!," "The Political Mind," "Moral Politics, Thinking Points, and Whose Freedom?
Professor Lakoff helps progressive citizens’ groups, activists, and policy makers think through their values and general principles, strategically formulate their policies, and effectively frame the full gamut of issues to express their deepest beliefs more effectively. He has also advised many Democratic officeholders and candidates, and has spoken at the caucuses and retreats of both Senate and House Democrats. He has spoken widely, both here and abroad, is frequently interviewed on radio and television, and regularly blogs on topics of current interest. He spent over a decade as senior fellow at the Rockridge Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Berkeley, Calif., and is now on the International Advisory Board of Prime Minister Zapatero of Spain. One of the world’s most renowned linguists, he is Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972. Before that, he taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan, and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.
Professor Lakoff is a founder of the fields of Cognitive Science and Cognitive Linguistics. He has published hundreds of technical articles, as well as books on Linguistics, Politics, Psychology, Poetics, Philosophy, and Mathematics. He specializes in the study of the mind and language, and has published the following books in that area: Metaphors We Live By (with Mark Johnson); Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things; More than Cool Reason (with Mark Turner); Philosophy in the Flesh (with Mark Johnson); and Where Mathematics Comes From (with Rafael Núñez).
For over two decades, he was Co-Director of the Neural Theory of Language Project at the International Computer Science Institute at Berkeley. His current technical research is on the theory of how the neural circuitry of the brain gives rise to thought and language.
The Wisconsin Grassroots Network was pleased to have Professor Lakoff as the featured keynote speaker at its Sixth Annual Grassroots Festival, held March 22, 2014, at Wisconsin Heights HS, in Mazomanie, WI. In addition to his keynoter duties, Prof. Lakoff hosted two sectional sessions on messaging and addressed a dinner group of almost 70 guests at the Old Feed Mill Restaurant.
Over the next several days, Professor Lakoff held both public and private seminar meetings sponsored by the Forward Institute, the University of Wisconsin and The Havens Center. One of these sessions was titles "Organizing and Communications based on Framing." Another, more technical, academic presentation was “Neural Politics: Cognitive and Material Power,” the first public presentation of his latest research.