MOBILIZING OUR COLLECTIVE POWER
INSIDE THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION AND THE URGENCY OF NOW
As we gather two days after the election, we’ll get an inside look at the politics of protest and power and the fight for our democracy. We’ll kick off our conference with an intimate conversation featuring Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and President & CEO Donna Hall.
WE CHOOSE US: REFLECTIVE DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
WDN’s Reflective Democracy Campaign is changing the conversation on the demographics of power in our country. In this session led by Campaign Director Brenda Carter, we’ll look at what a reflective democracy means for key progressive issues: climate justice, healthcare, gun violence and police accountability, and centering the voices of communities in the political process.
TRANSFORMATIVE MOVEMENTS, TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE
From #MeToo to #FamiliesBelongTogether, hear from leaders who are doing more than resisting — they are dreaming up a future we can believe in and organizing for solutions. We will discuss how social movements uplift our humanity and power transformative change.
CAPSTONE WITH SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS
On Sunday afternoon, Senator Harris will join us for a capstone address where she will lay a path forward for all of us who value representation, opportunity, and a safe and sustainable future for all. She will share lessons from Washington, her progressive vision for our country, and ignite a call to action for 2019 and beyond.
SPOTLIGHT ON SEATTLE
Considered a hub of progressive activism and innovation, Seattle will be our focus on Friday afternoon. We’ll kick off with framing remarks by Kirsten Harris-Talley of Progress Alliance of Washington, and then move into breakout sessions with local leaders to learn more about how they are tackling critical issues, building coalitions, and connecting movements to good policy.
BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES
ANTI-SEMITISM, RACISM, AND BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES IN DIVISIVE TIMES
How do we create inclusive communities and become better allies? Our Sunday morning program will offer a chance to dig deeper into important topics of inclusion, featuring a plenary session and breakout discussions led by Cherie Brown and Joyce Shabazz from the National Coalition Building Institute.
OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS
NATIVE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AND STORIES OF RESILIENCE
Thursday morning, 9 am – 12:45 pm • Co-hosted by Women’s Funding Alliance
Join us for a special pre-conference program at the University of Washington’s wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House*, a gathering space dedicated to serving the university’s Indigenous community. We will hear from three incredible Seattle-based leaders as they share stories of resiliency and power. We will focus on the rich history and present-day experiences of urban Native women. Lunch provided by The I-Collective.
*The traditional name for wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House comes from the Luhshootseed language and is phonetically pronounced “wah-sheb-altuh.”