You’re invited to WDN Connect: Rising to the Moment, November 16-18. We’re planning powerful programming to showcase the impact of our collective funding, understand the outcomes of the election, and talk about what comes next.
ABOUT WDN CONNECT
Our annual conference brings together activists, thought leaders, and our mighty network of members to explore some of the most pressing issues of our time, from the future of our democracy to the future of our planet. COVID-19 may keep us from meeting in person this year, but it won’t stop us from having these critical conversations virtually.
While we aren’t able to gather in person, this year is too important for us to not meet at all. You can look forward to inspiring content, featuring a keynote or panel each day, along with opportunities for informal networking and connection with your WDN community. Our program will take place in these time blocks:
Monday, November 16
2:45-4 pm PT / 5:45-7 pm ET: Welcome and Opening Keynote with Isabel Wilkerson
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson* will give our opening keynote address, plus you’ll hear from WDN President & CEO Donna Hall.
4:15-5:30 pm PT / 7:15-8:30 pm ET: Icebreaker Social
Catch up with friends new and old through a fun platform called Icebreaker.
Tuesday, November 17
8:45-10 am PT / 11:45 am-1 pm ET: Community Meetups
Join a small group gathering to connect with other WDN members in the network.
11 am-12 pm PT / 2-3 pm ET: Reform or Revolution?
Join Reflective Democracy Campaign Director Brenda Choresi Carter, Anathea Chino of Advance Native Political Leadership, Chinyere Tutashinda of BlackOUT Collective, and Cindy Wiesner of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance for a panel on how we shape a new vision for action and rebuild our democracy.
5-6 pm PT / 8-9 pm ET: Comedy Hour with Francesca Fiorentini
Take an evening comedic break with activist and comedian Francesca Fiorentini and others.
Wednesday, November 18
8:30-10 am PT / 11:30 am-1 pm ET: The Social Change Ecosystem and You
In this interactive workshop, Deepa Iyer will guide us through a framework for tapping into our individual roles and our collective power in the social change ecosystem.
10-11 am PT / 1-2 pm ET: Our Collective Power and the Path Forward
In this session, we’ll hear from WDN Board Member Maggie Kulyk about our collective impact, and United We Dream’s Greisa Martinez Rosas will close out our conference by challenging us to bring our individual voices and power together to create the world we want to see.
Keynote Speakers & Workshop