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  •  I agree... (17+ / 0-)
    Allow me to suggest that this is a problem; not anyone's fault, to be sure, but something important is being overlooked.
    We definitely need to get this on the agenda for NN13. Especially since it will be in the bay area. Husband and I hope to make it since it's in our back yard. Can't wait since we are NN virgins.

    What a ton of great info in this diary will need to dig in once I get home tonight.

    May 9, 2012 - Evolution Day

    by cooper888 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:03:05 PM PDT

    •  A bunch of us (10+ / 0-)

      are going to put together a panel proposal; you're more than welcome to join :-)

      (hint, hint)

      Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.

      by MBNYC on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:06:13 PM PDT

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      •  put together more than one panel suggestion (8+ / 0-)

        also, if there are any diaries about writing panel proposals, find them.  

        a lot of the panels that made it this year were sponsored by large orgs.  like sierra club.  

        •  Oh, absolutely. (7+ / 0-)

          I have very good ties to GMHC here in NYC, I'm sure they'd be interested. And the people at Netroots itself are good friends, as well.

          Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.

          by MBNYC on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:12:42 PM PDT

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          •  we give voice to the voiceless (5+ / 0-)
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            that is my big takeaway from this year.  you might want a global perspective too.  

            •  Honestly (5+ / 0-)

              And you are absolutely right, a global perspective is missing here, but this is practically a novel by itself, and incomplete even domestically.

              But for a panel, yeah. Absolutely required.

              Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.

              by MBNYC on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:21:11 PM PDT

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              •  I've been surprised in my time here on how (4+ / 0-)
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                with the very clear LGBTQ presence amongst Kossacks HIV/AIDS was rarely mentioned.

                Not that other issues are not worthy, but with all the info that rolls across the pixels I was surprised. OK, truthfully I noticed, but I'm not a fanatic on the subject.

                Speaking of the voiceless, I really think there should be more panel(s) on American Indians. MB and navajo may propose again, and as you said, AIDS is a big issue there.

                So the question is, how do panels not put on by Sierra Clubs or Greenpeace get picked? Who are these 'staff and volunteers' Adam keeps mentioning? I did see one comment by a volunteer pre-NN12, but that was it, and she was involved in exhibits.

                Adam B wrote a good piece on the process. Following the guidelines he listed, I do not understand why MB and Navajo were turned down, especially in Minneapolis.

                And yes, I will continue to beat this dead horse down to molecule status.

                So I will be very interested in seeing how MBNYC proceeds.

                •  I'll keep y'all posted. (4+ / 0-)
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                  But how these panels get picked, I do not know.

                  Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.

                  by MBNYC on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:45:52 PM PDT

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                •  From what I understand (5+ / 0-)
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                  One of the choices the staff has to make is whether to allow panels that overlap in topic, and whether for example to choose a panel on a narrow topic in addition to or instead of the broader topic.

                  So for example, if there's a strong proposal for a panel about access to health care, and your panel is about access to HIV care, they may find the topics redundant and feel the broader proposal will have more general appeal and cover more people's needs than yours.

                  It's worth noting that NN never covers every topic of interest or importance to progressives. There's only so much time in three days. It doesn't mean no one cares about clean water, for example.

                  Meanwhile, don't be afraid to keep writing great diaries about it and getting the word out to everyone.

                  Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

                  by elfling on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 05:18:47 PM PDT

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                  •  elfling - are you the tech goddess who helped (2+ / 0-)
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                    get the LIGHTS thing straightened out?

                    Kudos!!!!!!!!! You rock!!!

                    (and if you are not her, just pretend and accept graciously)

                  •  Like I said (2+ / 0-)
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                    and I hope I was clear in pointing this out, I'm not saying Netroots Nation should have done anything differently. I work with those folks, they're pretty amazing people. All of them.

                    What irks me is that the LGBT community itself isn't really talking about a disastrous health problem, for us and others, and that fact is ultimately reflected in what NN gets offered and the pool of material it chooses from.

                    Hence this diary ;-)

                    Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.

                    by MBNYC on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 05:31:31 PM PDT

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                •  Geez. Read the program (2+ / 0-)
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                  online here.   2012 Agenda Selection Team:

                  Aniello Alioto
                  Dan Ancona
                  Jen Ancona
                  Emilie Aries
                  Mudcat Arnold
                  Greg Basta
                  Nick Berning
                  Zahra Billoo
                  Adam Bonin
                  Kate Brock
                  Raven Brooks
                  Matt Browner-Hamlin
                  Charlie Chamberlain
                  Nathaniel Charny
                  Natasha Chart
                  Laura Clawson
                  Will Coley
                  Abel Collins
                  Robert Cruickshank
                  David Dayen
                  Digby
                  Dawn Euer
                  Matt Ewing
                  Karl Frisch
                  Christie George
                  Julielyn Gibbons
                  Sarah Granger
                  Richard Graves
                  Kaili Joy Gray
                  Adam Green
                  Marce Gutierrez
                  Abel Habtegeorgis
                  Josh Harkinson
                  Liz Havstad
                  Lisa Hayes
                  Nathan Henderson-James
                  Christina Hollenback
                  Sunny Hundal
                  Larry Huynh
                  Dave Johnson
                  Whit Jones
                  Keith Kamisugi
                  Cindy Kang
                  Mahwish Kahn
                  Timothy Karr
                  Barry Kendall
                  Karoli Kuns
                  Rachel LaBruyere
                  Tina Lee
                  Charles Lenchner
                  Benjamin Lennett
                  Austen Levihn-Coon
                  Elana Levin
                  Cynthia Liu
                  Lynne Lupien
                  Mike Lux
                  Jackie Mahendra
                  Nirmal Mankani
                  Amanda Marcotte
                  Chris Massicotte
                  Zerlina Maxwell
                  Joan McCarter
                  RL Miller
                  Alex Moore
                  Adam Mordecai
                  Mike Moschella
                  Josh Nelson
                  John Neurohr
                  Will Neville
                  David Nir
                  Denise Oliver-Velez
                  Matt Ortega
                  Josh Orton
                  Christine Pelosi
                  Adam Quinn
                  Kelly Rand
                  Mary Rickles
                  Chuck Rocha
                  Mike Rogers
                  Julia Rosen
                  Jason Rosenbaum
                  Melissa Ryan
                  David Segal
                  Anat Shenker
                  Kate Sheppard
                  Sabrina Stevens Shupe
                  Richard Smith
                  Joe Sudbay
                  Tim Tagaris
                  Nolan Treadway
                  Tracy Van Slyke
                  David Waldman
                  Marcy Wheeler
                  Lauren Wolfe
                  Murshed Zaheed
                  Elijah Zarlin

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