Monday, May 21, 2007

Growth and Justice event, Thursday in Minneapolis

So, I've gotten involved in a little blog and comments skirmish with Charlie Quimby, who I honestly like (even though he drives a Jaguar) and who probably also likes me (even though I sleep in a van, down by the um, water feature - no lakes/rivers in Vegas). Charlie's made a new post about the hypocrisy of Wolfowitz. I've made lots of snooty, wild comments on Charlie's blog, and intentionally or unintentionally dissed the organizing effort of Growth & Justice. And I am sorry, but that doesn't mean that I won't continue to be difficult.

I promised to plug their next event, so here it is:
Thursday, the 24th at the OpenBook Center, Jeffrey Feldman.
6:30 - 8:00 PM

RSVP and go see it! Tell them that the "Erica Campbell" blog sent you! Here is the whole press release:

Changing the Conversation, Changing Minnesota's Future
Growth & Justice sponsors May 24th discussion with author Jeffrey Feldman

Minnesota conservatives throw out billboards and radio ads decrying "Liberalism 101." Progressives respond by citing tax incidence studies and early childhood education outcomes. Guess which strategy seems to be working.

Political success doesn't rest entirely on how issues are framed, but as communication experts like George Lakoff have pointed out, a powerful advantage belongs to whichever side establishes the metaphor the public accepts as representing the issue.

In his book, Framing the Debate: Famous Presidential Speeches and How Progressives Can Use Them to Change the Conversation (And Win Elections), Jeffrey Feldman applies the theories of Lakoff in two directions. First, he analyzes how past politicians have framed issues to advance their agendas. Then, he describes how candidates, advocacy groups and interested citizens can use framing as a better way to communicate with each other, experience the world and solve problems.

Feldman — who studies political speech and comments about it on his blog, The Frameshop, and on Air America Radio — is featured at a discussion moderated by Growth & Justice:

Changing the Conversation, Changing Minnesota's Future
Thursday, May 24th, 6:30-8:00 pm
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
1011 Washington Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN

The evening is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for sale through the shop at Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Please RSVP to mark (at ), or by calling Mark Tundel at 651-917-6037.

Any more complaints, and that's the last thing I do for you rich folks for free... always coming around with your hand out, expecting sympathy from the rest of us, etc. You help one or two of them out (Ford Bell, Becky Lourey) then they all come begging for assistance, en masse. Sheesh!


Blogger Victor Bravo Monchego, Jr said...

How would a fellow like Victor Monchego make the Out of Iraq roll?

11:32 AM  
Blogger Charlie Quimby said...

But my other car is a bicycle...

Thanks for the handout.

2:37 PM  
Blogger P M Prescott said...

I saw him on Real Time with Bill Maher. He has an interesting approach.

7:51 PM  

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