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Day One will engage women, girls, and allies from across the country through inspiring mainstage sessions, issue-breakouts, opportunities to connect with leading fellow changemakers, and an interactive center with organizations and women-owned businesses. You’ll choose 2 breakouts on Saturday: 1 from Session A and 1 from Session B. When you’re not in your breakouts, you’ll be able to take a break for lunch and explore The Center, where over 150 organizations and businesses are hosting activations!

On Day Two, attendees will fan out across Los Angeles to attend skills-based trainings or Community Teach-In’s hosted by a range of organizations that are making change on gender equity in Los Angeles. Please keep an eye out for an email from your Day Two Host with location instructions.

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Day 1 - Session B [clear filter]
Saturday, May 5

1:50pm PDT

Answering the Call: Public Service In Today's World
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One thing we know for sure: there are many ways to create change. Be it running for office, working as campaign staff, serving your country or government, or organizing in your community, there are no shortage of ways to be an agent of change. The leaders on this panel demonstrate that being of public service can take many forms, and is one of the most noble and rewarding paths to choose as woman looking to make a difference in the world. Get ready to be inspired, and most importantly, to take their lessons back for your own playbook.

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Valerie Jarrett

Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

Andrea Jenkins

Vice President, Minneapolis City Council
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Ilhan Omar

State Representative
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Jennifer Palmieri

New York Times Best Selling Author

Saturday May 5, 2018 1:50pm - 2:45pm PDT
Pavillion 2

1:50pm PDT

By "Trust," You Meant "Support," Right? The Importance of Investing in Black Women
When Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election last December, hashtags like #ThankBlackWomen and #TrustBlackWomen went viral, sparking a conversation about Black women’s power. Black women are trendsetters and trailblazers who routinely shape American culture and politics, but they’re still underrepresented at decision-making tables. How do we ensure “thanking” Black women means investing in them? How do we ensure “trusting” Black women means listening to them when they’re advocating for themselves and their communities? This panel of experts will explore those questions, looking at what it will take for all Black women to have access to all levels of political and social power.

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Mayor Aja Brown

Mayor of Compton
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LaTosha Brown

Political Strategist, Organizer and Cultural Activist
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Bre Campbell

Executive Director, Activist, Actress, Trans Sistas of Color Project-Detroit
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Glynda C. Carr

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Alicia Garza

Black Futures Lab, Principal

Saturday May 5, 2018 1:50pm - 2:45pm PDT
Auditorium (First Floor)

3:05pm PDT

The Ballot Box and Beyond: Taking the Reigns of Our Democracy
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Voting is the heart of democracy. Many have fought, and are still fighting, for the right to vote. And, casting a ballot is just one piece of our political process. In order for democracy to thrive, we have to think about how it fits into our broader civic life. How do we make sure elections aren’t the only time people get engaged? And what happens when people become disconnected or disheartened from our decision-making processes? The good news: these innovators, who are encouraging Americans to get hands-on with democracy through the ballot box and beyond, are here to share their insights and concrete strategies for action.

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Tanzila Ahmed

Political Activist, Podcaster and Writer
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Angie Jean-Marie

Managing Director, #VoteTogether
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Amanda Litman

Executive Director, Run for Something
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Carmen Perez

Executive Director, National Co-Chair, The Gathering for Justice, Women's March on Washington
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Ramla Sahid

Executive Director
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Karla Zombro

Field Director, California Calls

Saturday May 5, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm PDT
Expo Hall Mezzanine B