Tarbell Cocktails and Conspiracy is a political salon for the 21st century, where this generation's writers, artists, activists and innovators can come together to hatch schemes in the spirit of revolutionary leisure. It currently exists as an invitation-only series of pop up events and parties, but one day we'll settle into a permanent space for daily conspiring.
Tarbell C&C will be wired for podcasts, web videos, screenings, hackathons and online collaboration -- but it will also recapture what's been lost in our gadget-driven age: meaningful relationships and a sense of place.
Tarbell C&C is a project that emerged out of my experiences with the 2008 Obama campaign, as well as with journalism -- at CNN, Vice, ProPublica, Frontline and MSNBC. Its primary mission is to connect people who care deeply about justice and equality, about exposing wrongdoing, and about empowering regular people to take back their democracy.
Tarbell believes in the power of cocktails to rebuild the progressive infrastructure.