The Nation Festival | Reimagining America

Featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben, Michael Bennett, Alicia Garza, Rick Steves, and many more!

Nov 19, 2020 – Nov 21, 2020

Event Details

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Festival Schedule
(All times EST)

Wednesday, November 18
12:00pm — Welcome to The Nation Festival!
12:15 – Iceland Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir
1:15 — WTF Just Happened? Election 2020 featuring Katrina vanden Heuvel, Joan Walsh, John Nichols, Elie Mystal, and Jeet Heer. D.D. Guttenplan moderating.
2:45 — Networking Lounge
3:00 — Confronting the Living History of the Civil Rights Struggle, a Nation film premiere with André Robert Lee
4:15 — Reading: Happy Thanksgiving! Serve Some Spaghetti Carbonara by Calvin Trillin
4:30 — Ken Klippenstein
5:15 — Networking Lounge
6:00 — Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Katrina vanden Heuvel: How Progressives Should Push for Change
7:00 — Welcome Reception (Backstage Pass ticketholders only)

Thursday, November 19
9:30am – Mark Hertsgaard: Covering Climate Now. Presented by Green Century
10:00 – Bill McKibben: The Future of the Planet. Presented by Green Century
11:00 — SCOTUS: Court Reform Now featuring Elie Mystal, Randall Kennedy, Nan Aron, and Rep. Jamie Raskin. John Nichols moderating.
12:00pm — Networking Lounge
12:00pm — Fireside Chat (Backstage Pass ticketholders only)
1:00 — Robert Reich: Fixing a Rigged System
2:00 — In Conversation: Ai-jen Poo and George Goehl
3:00 — Small Group Breakouts
4:00 — In Conversation: Alicia Garza and Elie Mystal
5:00 — In Conversation: Rep. Ro Khanna and Zephyr Teachout
6:00 — Sen. Bernie Sanders interviewed by John Nichols

Friday, November 20
10:00am — Reading: The Awkward Black Man by Walter Mosley
10:30 — History of The Nation with D.D. Guttenplan and Richard Kreitner
11:00 — Small Group Breakouts
11:00 — Fireside Chat (Backstage Pass ticketholders only)
12:00pm — Beyond Standing Rock featuring Naomi Klein, Tokata Iron Eyes, and Chase Iron Eyes. Moderated by Zoë Carpenter
1:15 — Networking Lounge
1:30 — The Future of Travel with Rick Steves and Sasha Abramsky
3:00 — Networking Lounge
3:30 — Moms Demand Action: Shannon Watts interviewed by Joan Walsh
4:30 — Networking Lounge
4:30 — Fireside Chat (Backstage Pass ticketholders only)
5:30 — Michael Bennett interviewed by Dave Zirin
7:00 — Evening Reception (BYO cocktail!)

Saturday, November 21
9:30am – Mónica RamírezJustice For Migrant Women
10:00 — Fergie Reid: Voting Rights and the Democratic Party
11:00 — Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren
12:00pm — Small Group Breakouts
12:00pm — Fireside Chat (Backstage Pass ticketholders only)
1:00 — Rev. William J. Barber II
2:00 — Closing: Katrina vanden Heuvel

Please note that all times and topics are subject to change.


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