Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    Peterborough Town Library in Peterborough, NH

    What Does it Mean to be an American?

    The Peterborough Town Library is proud to sponsor "Open Questions", a new series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. On Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 pm, Dr. Max Latona and Dr. Josh Tepley of Saint Anselm College, will facilitate a discussion on the question, What Does It Mean To Be An American? The event is free and open to the public.  A snow date has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30.

    The Open Questions series is dedicated to exploring essential questions about meaning and life that are important to Granite Staters and is part of the New Hampshire Humanities To Go Program.

    Max Latona, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselm College, and Executive Director of the College’s Center for Ethics in Business and Governance. He is also co-founder and President of Inti Academy, a non-profit that serves refugee, immigrant, and underprivileged children in the Manchester, NH area. Having earned his doctorate in philosophy from Boston College in 2001, Dr. Latona has published numerous articles in philosophy and has been teaching philosophy and ethics for nearly 20 years.

    Dr. Joshua Tepley is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselm College, where he has worked since 2012. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Bucknell University (2004) and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame (2013). His current research interests include Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy (especially Heidegger and Sartre) and Analytic Metaphysics (especially ontology and free will).

    This event is free and open to the public.  Please visit the library website for more information.

  • Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 09:00 AM · $15.00 USD · 12 rsvps

    2020 Democracy in Action Conference

    As you may have heard, Open Democracy Action is launching six regional democracy teams around the state.  Teams are an effective way to build power within our activists' communities, but at the same time build power around the state.

    To equip those teams to be successful, we are hosting a Democracy in Action Conference on Saturday, April 4 for the 2020 Democracy in Action Conference at NHTI-Concord's Community College from 9 am to 4 pm in the Beverly Grappone Hall.   We invite you and members of your organization to participate in this important conference for activists in New Hampshire. 

    Cost is only $15.00 per person for a day-long conference!   RSVP Below!

    Reasons to come to the 2020 Democracy in Action Conference

    • If your organization currently has teams or regional chapters, help train up new or existing leaders.  Workshop leaders will be experts in developing teams.
    • If you organization is considering teams, this will be a good introduction to the concepts, and the workshops will be on the introductory end, perfect for new members who need know what to do getting started.
    • If you have members you are developing to be organizers, we'll have one track focused on organizing basics, including Digital Organizing, What Every Organizer Must Know
    • If one of your issues is Democracy reform, we'll have another track to educate you on Gerrymandering and redistricting, SuperPACs, Dark Money, publicly-financed elections, pay-to-play state contractor politics, and the solutions to these problems.   This information is critical to converse with your state legislators.
    • Do your members talk to legislators?   We have a workshop, led by a legislative activist and two legislators on how to be effective in moving legislators. 
    • Have trouble recruiting volunteers?    Learn how to recruit and keep the volunteers you need to accomplish your mission.
    • Communication to the public is critical, but increasing difficult as conventional press outlets have diminished.  Learn how to get your message out through other methods, and even by making your own media.

    [See the Workshops & Schedule]

    The College is located at 31 College Drive, Concord, NH and Grappone Hall is located at the edge of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center parking lot.   Please note that you cannot park in the Discovery Center Parking lot.  Most anywhere else on campus is fine.

    Registration will begin at 9:00 (We'll have coffee!)

    Our keynote speaker will be Gerri King, Ph.D., a nationally recognized organizational consultant and facilitator working with CEOs and senior management on major organizational changes, strategic planning processes, board development, and training issues at all levels. [Learn More about Gerri]  Gerri will do one session on "Managing a Team" in the morning, and another on "The Art of Facilitation" in the afternoon.

    Another special guest is Steve Scudder, who will be presenting on recruiting and effectively using volunteers.  Steve has extensive experience running the New Hampshire Pro Bono Program.

     

     

    Lunch will be provided.  Please email doreen@opendemocracy.me if you have dietary issues, i.e. gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, etc.

     

     

  • Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Granny D: The Power of One - Durham

    Throughout April, communities across New Hampshire will be treated to performances of “Granny D: The Power of One” a play which portrays the efforts of one woman to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy.  

    The play chronicles the 1998 cross country walk, at age 89, by Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock, a lifelong New Hampshire activist, from Santa Monica, CA to Washington, D.C.  The trek included crossing more than 1,000 miles of desert, climbing the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions, and even skiing 100 miles after an historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible. 

    Actress and playwright Dixie Tymitz brings Haddock and her legendary feat to life.  Tymitz, who received Haddock’s blessing for the project, quickly worked to study her subject’s mannerisms.  Reflecting on what inspired her she joked, “Doris ruined my life as it was, because I never could say again that I was too old to make a difference. She was as willing to give her life as any soldier. I feel compelled to tell her story.” 

    The performance is sponsored Concord-based Open Democracy. Open Democracy, initially founded by Haddock, is a non-partisan organization working to reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics to ensure an equal voice for all. Olivia Zink, Executive Director, said “The Power of One project is a legacy of ‘Granny D.’  We are continuing her work to restore democracy and ‘escort the bullhorns of big money from the room.’”

    Zink added, “Our democracy is in the middle of an historic upheaval. Last year, political donors spent more than $62 million on New Hampshire elections -- and that’s not even counting the presidential race.  Never before has it been more clear that ‘the ends of government are perverted and public liberty manifestly endangered.’ With billionaires and special interests controlling our elections, a hostile foreign power meddling in our elections, it’s time for a solution.”

    Haddock has also inspired justice advocates nationwide. “Across the country people have come together in cities, counties, and states to show that we can limit the power of big money. When we pass bold, smart solutions like small-donor public financing we give everyday people a voice,”said Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of Every Voice Center. “If Washington DC won’t act to safeguard our democracy from the billions of dollars big donors and powerful interests are spending to drown out the voices of everyday Americans, then the rest of the country can take action to put political power into the hands of the people.”

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Sponsored by Open Democracy. 

  • Monday, April 06, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Baker Free Library in Bow, NH

    Granny D: The Power of One - Bow

    Throughout April, communities across New Hampshire will be treated to performances of “Granny D: The Power of One” a play which portrays the efforts of one woman to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy.  

    The play chronicles the 1998 cross country walk, at age 89, by Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock, a lifelong New Hampshire activist, from Santa Monica, CA to Washington, D.C.  The trek included crossing more than 1,000 miles of desert, climbing the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions, and even skiing 100 miles after an historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible. 

    Actress and playwright Dixie Tymitz brings Haddock and her legendary feat to life.  Tymitz, who received Haddock’s blessing for the project, quickly worked to study her subject’s mannerisms.  Reflecting on what inspired her she joked, “Doris ruined my life as it was, because I never could say again that I was too old to make a difference. She was as willing to give her life as any soldier. I feel compelled to tell her story.” 

    The performance is sponsored Concord-based Open Democracy. Open Democracy, initially founded by Haddock, is a non-partisan organization working to reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics to ensure an equal voice for all. Olivia Zink, Executive Director, said “The Power of One project is a legacy of ‘Granny D.’  We are continuing her work to restore democracy and ‘escort the bullhorns of big money from the room.’”

    Zink added, “Our democracy is in the middle of an historic upheaval. Last year, political donors spent more than $62 million on New Hampshire elections -- and that’s not even counting the presidential race.  Never before has it been more clear that ‘the ends of government are perverted and public liberty manifestly endangered.’ With billionaires and special interests controlling our elections, a hostile foreign power meddling in our elections, it’s time for a solution.”

    Haddock has also inspired justice advocates nationwide. “Across the country people have come together in cities, counties, and states to show that we can limit the power of big money. When we pass bold, smart solutions like small-donor public financing we give everyday people a voice,”said Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of Every Voice Center. “If Washington DC won’t act to safeguard our democracy from the billions of dollars big donors and powerful interests are spending to drown out the voices of everyday Americans, then the rest of the country can take action to put political power into the hands of the people.”

  • Wednesday, April 08, 2020 at 12:30 PM
    Gibson Senior Center in N Conway, NH

    Granny D: The Power of One - N. Conway

    Throughout April, communities across New Hampshire will be treated to performances of “Granny D: The Power of One” a play which portrays the efforts of one woman to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy.  

    The play chronicles the 1998 cross country walk, at age 89, by Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock, a lifelong New Hampshire activist, from Santa Monica, CA to Washington, D.C.  The trek included crossing more than 1,000 miles of desert, climbing the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions, and even skiing 100 miles after an historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible. 

    Actress and playwright Dixie Tymitz brings Haddock and her legendary feat to life.  Tymitz, who received Haddock’s blessing for the project, quickly worked to study her subject’s mannerisms.  Reflecting on what inspired her she joked, “Doris ruined my life as it was, because I never could say again that I was too old to make a difference. She was as willing to give her life as any soldier. I feel compelled to tell her story.” 

    The performance is sponsored Concord-based Open Democracy. Open Democracy, initially founded by Haddock, is a non-partisan organization working to reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics to ensure an equal voice for all. Olivia Zink, Executive Director, said “The Power of One project is a legacy of ‘Granny D.’  We are continuing her work to restore democracy and ‘escort the bullhorns of big money from the room.’”

    Zink added, “Our democracy is in the middle of an historic upheaval. Last year, political donors spent more than $62 million on New Hampshire elections -- and that’s not even counting the presidential race.  Never before has it been more clear that ‘the ends of government are perverted and public liberty manifestly endangered.’ With billionaires and special interests controlling our elections, a hostile foreign power meddling in our elections, it’s time for a solution.”

    Haddock has also inspired justice advocates nationwide. “Across the country people have come together in cities, counties, and states to show that we can limit the power of big money. When we pass bold, smart solutions like small-donor public financing we give everyday people a voice,”said Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of Every Voice Center. “If Washington DC won’t act to safeguard our democracy from the billions of dollars big donors and powerful interests are spending to drown out the voices of everyday Americans, then the rest of the country can take action to put political power into the hands of the people.”

    This event is free and open to the public.  

    Sponsored by Open Democracy and We The People Mt. Washington Valley

  • Friday, April 10, 2020 at 07:30 PM · $15.00 USD
    Franklin Opera House in Franklin, NH

    Granny D: The Power of One - Franklin

    Throughout April, communities across New Hampshire will be treated to performances of “Granny D: The Power of One” a play which portrays the efforts of one woman to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy.  

    The play chronicles the 1998 cross country walk, at age 89, by Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock, a lifelong New Hampshire activist, from Santa Monica, CA to Washington, D.C.  The trek included crossing more than 1,000 miles of desert, climbing the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions, and even skiing 100 miles after an historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible. 

    Actress and playwright Dixie Tymitz brings Haddock and her legendary feat to life.  Tymitz, who received Haddock’s blessing for the project, quickly worked to study her subject’s mannerisms.  Reflecting on what inspired her she joked, “Doris ruined my life as it was, because I never could say again that I was too old to make a difference. She was as willing to give her life as any soldier. I feel compelled to tell her story.” 

    The performance is sponsored Concord-based Open Democracy. Open Democracy, initially founded by Haddock, is a non-partisan organization working to reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics to ensure an equal voice for all. Olivia Zink, Executive Director, said “The Power of One project is a legacy of ‘Granny D.’  We are continuing her work to restore democracy and ‘escort the bullhorns of big money from the room.’”

    Zink added, “Our democracy is in the middle of an historic upheaval. Last year, political donors spent more than $62 million on New Hampshire elections -- and that’s not even counting the presidential race.  Never before has it been more clear that ‘the ends of government are perverted and public liberty manifestly endangered.’ With billionaires and special interests controlling our elections, a hostile foreign power meddling in our elections, it’s time for a solution.”

    Haddock has also inspired justice advocates nationwide. “Across the country people have come together in cities, counties, and states to show that we can limit the power of big money. When we pass bold, smart solutions like small-donor public financing we give everyday people a voice,”said Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of Every Voice Center. “If Washington DC won’t act to safeguard our democracy from the billions of dollars big donors and powerful interests are spending to drown out the voices of everyday Americans, then the rest of the country can take action to put political power into the hands of the people.”

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Merrimack Public Library in Merrimack, NH

    Granny D: The Power of One - Merrimack

    Throughout April, communities across New Hampshire will be treated to performances of “Granny D: The Power of One” a play which portrays the efforts of one woman to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy.  

    The play chronicles the 1998 cross country walk, at age 89, by Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock, a lifelong New Hampshire activist, from Santa Monica, CA to Washington, D.C.  The trek included crossing more than 1,000 miles of desert, climbing the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions, and even skiing 100 miles after an historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible. 

    Actress and playwright Dixie Tymitz brings Haddock and her legendary feat to life.  Tymitz, who received Haddock’s blessing for the project, quickly worked to study her subject’s mannerisms.  Reflecting on what inspired her she joked, “Doris ruined my life as it was, because I never could say again that I was too old to make a difference. She was as willing to give her life as any soldier. I feel compelled to tell her story.” 

    The performance is sponsored Concord-based Open Democracy. Open Democracy, initially founded by Haddock, is a non-partisan organization working to reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics to ensure an equal voice for all. Olivia Zink, Executive Director, said “The Power of One project is a legacy of ‘Granny D.’  We are continuing her work to restore democracy and ‘escort the bullhorns of big money from the room.’”

    Zink added, “Our democracy is in the middle of an historic upheaval. Last year, political donors spent more than $62 million on New Hampshire elections -- and that’s not even counting the presidential race.  Never before has it been more clear that ‘the ends of government are perverted and public liberty manifestly endangered.’ With billionaires and special interests controlling our elections, a hostile foreign power meddling in our elections, it’s time for a solution.”

    Haddock has also inspired justice advocates nationwide. “Across the country people have come together in cities, counties, and states to show that we can limit the power of big money. When we pass bold, smart solutions like small-donor public financing we give everyday people a voice,”said Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of Every Voice Center. “If Washington DC won’t act to safeguard our democracy from the billions of dollars big donors and powerful interests are spending to drown out the voices of everyday Americans, then the rest of the country can take action to put political power into the hands of the people.”

  • Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Granny D: The Power of One - Milford

    Throughout April, communities across New Hampshire will be treated to performances of “Granny D: The Power of One” a play which portrays the efforts of one woman to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy.  

    The play chronicles the 1998 cross country walk, at age 89, by Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock, a lifelong New Hampshire activist, from Santa Monica, CA to Washington, D.C.  The trek included crossing more than 1,000 miles of desert, climbing the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions, and even skiing 100 miles after an historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible. 

    Actress and playwright Dixie Tymitz brings Haddock and her legendary feat to life.  Tymitz, who received Haddock’s blessing for the project, quickly worked to study her subject’s mannerisms.  Reflecting on what inspired her she joked, “Doris ruined my life as it was, because I never could say again that I was too old to make a difference. She was as willing to give her life as any soldier. I feel compelled to tell her story.” 

    The performance is sponsored Concord-based Open Democracy. Open Democracy, initially founded by Haddock, is a non-partisan organization working to reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics to ensure an equal voice for all. Olivia Zink, Executive Director, said “The Power of One project is a legacy of ‘Granny D.’  We are continuing her work to restore democracy and ‘escort the bullhorns of big money from the room.’”

    Zink added, “Our democracy is in the middle of an historic upheaval. Last year, political donors spent more than $62 million on New Hampshire elections -- and that’s not even counting the presidential race.  Never before has it been more clear that ‘the ends of government are perverted and public liberty manifestly endangered.’ With billionaires and special interests controlling our elections, a hostile foreign power meddling in our elections, it’s time for a solution.”

    Haddock has also inspired justice advocates nationwide. “Across the country people have come together in cities, counties, and states to show that we can limit the power of big money. When we pass bold, smart solutions like small-donor public financing we give everyday people a voice,”said Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of Every Voice Center. “If Washington DC won’t act to safeguard our democracy from the billions of dollars big donors and powerful interests are spending to drown out the voices of everyday Americans, then the rest of the country can take action to put political power into the hands of the people.”

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Sponsored by Open Democracy.

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Dublin Community Center in Dublin, NH

    Granny D: The Power of One - Dublin

    Throughout April, communities across New Hampshire will be treated to performances of “Granny D: The Power of One” a play which portrays the efforts of one woman to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy.  

    The play chronicles the 1998 cross country walk, at age 89, by Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock, a lifelong New Hampshire activist, from Santa Monica, CA to Washington, D.C.  The trek included crossing more than 1,000 miles of desert, climbing the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions, and even skiing 100 miles after an historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible. 

    Actress and playwright Dixie Tymitz brings Haddock and her legendary feat to life.  Tymitz, who received Haddock’s blessing for the project, quickly worked to study her subject’s mannerisms.  Reflecting on what inspired her she joked, “Doris ruined my life as it was, because I never could say again that I was too old to make a difference. She was as willing to give her life as any soldier. I feel compelled to tell her story.” 

    The performance is sponsored Concord-based Open Democracy. Open Democracy, initially founded by Haddock, is a non-partisan organization working to reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics to ensure an equal voice for all. Olivia Zink, Executive Director, said “The Power of One project is a legacy of ‘Granny D.’  We are continuing her work to restore democracy and ‘escort the bullhorns of big money from the room.’”

    Zink added, “Our democracy is in the middle of an historic upheaval. Last year, political donors spent more than $62 million on New Hampshire elections -- and that’s not even counting the presidential race.  Never before has it been more clear that ‘the ends of government are perverted and public liberty manifestly endangered.’ With billionaires and special interests controlling our elections, a hostile foreign power meddling in our elections, it’s time for a solution.”

    Haddock has also inspired justice advocates nationwide. “Across the country people have come together in cities, counties, and states to show that we can limit the power of big money. When we pass bold, smart solutions like small-donor public financing we give everyday people a voice,”said Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of Every Voice Center. “If Washington DC won’t act to safeguard our democracy from the billions of dollars big donors and powerful interests are spending to drown out the voices of everyday Americans, then the rest of the country can take action to put political power into the hands of the people.”

    Tickets are $10 and available at: EVENTBRITE

  • Friday, April 24, 2020 at 01:30 PM
    Summerhill Assisted Living in Peterborough, NH

    Granny D: The Power of One - Peterborough

    Throughout April, communities across New Hampshire will be treated to performances of “Granny D: The Power of One” a play which portrays the efforts of one woman to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy.  

    The play chronicles the 1998 cross country walk, at age 89, by Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock, a lifelong New Hampshire activist, from Santa Monica, CA to Washington, D.C.  The trek included crossing more than 1,000 miles of desert, climbing the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions, and even skiing 100 miles after an historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible. 

    Actress and playwright Dixie Tymitz brings Haddock and her legendary feat to life.  Tymitz, who received Haddock’s blessing for the project, quickly worked to study her subject’s mannerisms.  Reflecting on what inspired her she joked, “Doris ruined my life as it was, because I never could say again that I was too old to make a difference. She was as willing to give her life as any soldier. I feel compelled to tell her story.” 

    The performance is sponsored Concord-based Open Democracy. Open Democracy, initially founded by Haddock, is a non-partisan organization working to reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics to ensure an equal voice for all. Olivia Zink, Executive Director, said “The Power of One project is a legacy of ‘Granny D.’  We are continuing her work to restore democracy and ‘escort the bullhorns of big money from the room.’”

    Zink added, “Our democracy is in the middle of an historic upheaval. Last year, political donors spent more than $62 million on New Hampshire elections -- and that’s not even counting the presidential race.  Never before has it been more clear that ‘the ends of government are perverted and public liberty manifestly endangered.’ With billionaires and special interests controlling our elections, a hostile foreign power meddling in our elections, it’s time for a solution.”

    Haddock has also inspired justice advocates nationwide. “Across the country people have come together in cities, counties, and states to show that we can limit the power of big money. When we pass bold, smart solutions like small-donor public financing we give everyday people a voice,”said Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of Every Voice Center. “If Washington DC won’t act to safeguard our democracy from the billions of dollars big donors and powerful interests are spending to drown out the voices of everyday Americans, then the rest of the country can take action to put political power into the hands of the people.”

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