NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.63
Timeslot: 
Session 4: Saturday, June 2nd: 4:00 - 5:50pm
Event Organizer: 
Description: 
Change happens from the bottom up. But what do you know about bottom-up? What are its characteristics, and those of it's opposite, top-down. Many people talk about how change happens from the bottom up. But not much is said beyond that. This Panel will go into depth on what bottom-up is, how it is different from top-down, and why we are going through a bottom-up revolution that offers opportunities to make change happen that were not available before. Bottom-up is egalitarian, cooperative, interdependent, local, systemic, culture is tolerant, transparent, inclusive, empathic, as compared to top-down culture which is narrow-minded, rigid, authoritarian, narcissism encouraging, hierarchical, and centralized, with inequality, domination and secrecy. Top down challenges and bottom-up solutions and improvements will be discussed, with solutions. Election reform, optimization and integrity issues and solutions will be explored. How top-down media and powerful influencers use framing, wording and mind games to hold back change and discourage activism.

Participants

Rob Kall is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, inventor and software architect. He hosts some of the world’s smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom-Up Radio Show, with over 500,000 downloads. Rob founded and publishes OpEdNews.com, which has seen over 23 million... Read more
Roy Eidelson, PhD, a practicing clinical, research, and political psychologist for over thirty years, is the author of the new book "POLITICAL MIND GAMES: How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding of What's Happening, What's Right, and What's Possible." Roy is the former... Read more
An election integrity activist since 2001, Marta Steele is by trade an academic indexer, editor, and former adjunct professor of English, Latin, and ancient Greek. She works as a freelancer and proud Senior Editor for Oped News and maintains her own websites, when she has the time, at wordsunltd.... Read more
Chuck Pennacchio, PhD, is associate professor of history and politics at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, former executive director and now senior advisor to Healthcare for All Pennsylvania, convener of the Our Revolution PA working group, and coordinator of the One Payer States (single-... Read more