SOURCE: Humphrey 100th Centennial
MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - On the 100th birthday of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, Minneapolis City Hall, where Humphrey launched his political career, will host a series of discussions focusing on how Humphrey worked to transform Minnesota from a conservative backwater to a progressive beacon. The day will conclude with a reunion of former Humphrey staff, friends and family members and the presentation of Humphrey Leadership awards to leaders who influenced Humphrey or carried on his work.
9:10-10 a.m.:HHH Life & Legacy Panel: Featuring Al Eisele, editor at large of "The Hill"; Hubert H. (Skip) Humphrey, III; film-maker Mick Caouette and Humphrey confidante, Tom Tipton.
- Founding of the DFL Party/Future of Parties Seeking Progressive Change
- Civil Rights/Civic Discourse, and Civic Responsibility in a High Tech World
- The Future of Labor and Worker Rights in a Global Economy
Noon-1 p.m.: Bell Concert: The landmark bells of Minneapolis City Hall and Hennepin County Courthouse will ring out from Noon to 1 p.m. in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hubert H. Humphrey.
1:30-2:15 p.m.: The Future of Liberalism: Congressman Keith Ellison
- The Future of U.S. in the World
- The Future of Liberty and Equality, and News and Privacy
- The Future of the Economy, Farms and Energy, and The Future of Learning and Information
4-5 p.m.:Roundtable: Former Vice President Walter Mondale, former Governor Arne Carlson and former Attorney General Hubert H. (Skip) Humphrey, III, moderated by The Honorable John R. Tunheim.
5-7 p.m.: Reunion: Speakers include Hubert H. (Skip) Humphrey, III,Mayor R.T. Rybak, Governor Mark Dayton, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Al Franken and former Vice President Walter Mondale. Humphrey Leadership Awards will be presented to leading Minnesotans including former Governor Arne Carlson.
Register at: http://humphreycentennial.eventbrite.com/. Voluntary fees: $15 Policy Forums; $10 Reunion