Keli Carender

The New Discontent: The Tea Party Movement from the Ground Up

Public Lecture

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.

Event Details:
Thursday, December 9, 2010
7:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall
Free and open to the public

Student Leadership Seminar

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.
Preregistration required


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.


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