The New Discontent: The Tea Party Movement from the Ground Up
The Tea Party movement has grown from a scattered handful of protests against the stimulus package to a nationwide movement demanding greater accountability, transparency, and restraint in the practice of government. In her lecture, "The New Discontent: The Tea Party Movement from the Ground Up," Seattle resident and Tea Party organizer Keli Carender will examine the movement's early days, the Tea Party’s growing role in the political landscape, and the movement’s effects, intentional and otherwise, on the midterm elections of 2010. This lecture will pay special attention to the dominant role of women in the Tea Party movement, and what this could mean for American culture and politics.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall
Free and open to the public
Building a Movement: One Person Can Make a Difference
4:15 pm, Willits-Hallowell
Join Keli Carender for a discussion on movement building, personal convictions, and taking action.
Keli Carender held the nation’s first modern tea party protest on February 16, 2009, the day before the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law. She is the founder and co-chair of the Seattle-area activist coalition, The Seattle Sons & Daughters of Liberty, and is the author of the blog Redistributing Knowledge. Keli is the new National Director of Outreach and Education for State Budget Solutions, a project of Sunshine Review, as well as a staff member of Tea Party Patriots. Keli has lived and worked in Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, and received a graduate diploma in Education at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. Her interests include improv comedy, and she has performed with award-winning improv groups in Seattle, Oxford, Edinburgh, Chicago, and Austin. She is the host of the Twitter site LiberTBelle, Twitter @LiberTBelle.
Articles Written by Ms. Carender:
- Carender, Keli. "Deliberative Analysis: RIP." American Thinker.com, Nov. 22, 2009.
- Carender, Keli. "The All Purpose Tool." American Thinker.com, Sept. 17, 2009.
- Carender, Keli. "Time for a Military Suffrage Movement." American Thinker.com. July 31, 2009.
Articles About Ms. Carender:
- Kaste, Martin. "Tea Party Star Leads Movement on Her Own Terms." National Public Radio, Feb. 2, 2010.
- Zernike, Kate. "Unlikely Activist Who Got to the Tea Party Early." The New York Times, Feb. 27, 2010, U.S.
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