The Put People First! PA (PPF-PA) Membership Assembly is the largest yearly gathering of PPF-PA, open to brand new and experienced members. Join us in celebrating a BIG milestone: Put People First! PA’s 10 year anniversary, from Friday, October 7th to Sunday, October 9th, 2022. We’re coming together from across the state and the country to build community, celebrate and learn from our ten years, strategize, share art and culture and envision the year ahead! Register here.
This year Put People First! PA will be holding our 10th Annual Membership Assembly as a hybrid event, due to the COVID pandemic. Friday and Saturday, October 7 – 8, members will meet in person for smaller, Regional Membership Assemblies, and Sunday, October 9, everyone will virtually convene for the final day of the Assembly online. More details to come for fully virtual attendance for members and national partners who are not able to attend a regional Assembly in person.
Each regional Membership Assembly will provide free of charge meals, snacks, childcare, transportation and housing (if required for Friday night to Saturday), as well as masks and COVID tests to take before gathering in person. All in person participants will be expected to mask, except when eating or socially distanced outside. PPF-PA’s COVID protocol will be sent to everyone who registers to review.
Exact locations for each in person Regional Assembly coming soon. These three regional Membership Assemblies are:
- Southeast PA convening in Montgomery County
- South Central PA and Northeast PA convening in Schuylkill County
- Southwest PA and Central Appalachia convening in Johnstown
Schedule (all times Eastern):
*This schedule has been UPDATED!* Schedules may vary slightly for each region and all participants will receive an updated, regional schedule closer to the Membership Assembly.
For those attending in person and staying overnight, housing is being provided for both Friday, October 7th AND Saturday, October 8th, so that people can travel home Sunday morning to participate virtually for Sunday’s programming, beginning at 11:00 am. No one is required to stay either night.
Friday, October 7 – Regional – In person @ Regional Membership Assemblies
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Cookout & Meet and Greet
Saturday, October 8 – In person / Virtual Hybrid @ Regional Membership Assemblies
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Opening Ceremony & Year-long review
10:30 am Break
10:50 am Workshop: Base Building, Projects of Survival, OR Leadership Development
12:30 pm Lunch & 1on1 conversations
2:15 pm Regional People’s History
3:45 pm Break
4:05 pm Panel & Workshop: Leadership Across Difference
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Art and Culture Night
8:30 pm Programming ends, informal social time
Sunday, October 9 Virtual Online on Zoom
11:00 am Opening
11:30 am Current Economic Crisis/Nonviolent Medicaid Army Panel
12:45 pm Lunch (virtual lunch tables)
1:30 pm Workshop: Campaign Intro OR Campaign Strategy Session
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Discussion & Close
5:00 pm Programming ends!