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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
          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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