2014 will be the 30th anniversary of the first national get-together of Greens which was held in St. Paul at Macalester College. The first national Green organization was founded at that meeting, the decentralized Green Committees of Correspondence, which had the goal of organizing local groups and to work towards a Green political organization.
The 10 key values were put forth during that meeting. In 1984, the spirit was very much grounded in grassroots democracy.
Today, in Minnesota the grassroots spirit is very strong and could potentially be one focus of the meeting. Coalitions between different movement-based organizations are also getting more prominent.
We are also excited about planning special workshops and events around the anniversary.