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Friday, June 1
 

8:30am

Doors Open
Check-in, grab some coffee, and get ready to #TURNUP!

Friday June 1, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Teen Vogue Summit #TurnUp 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

9:30am

Hello! You Are Amazing
Speakers
avatar for Desmond is Amazing

Desmond is Amazing

Drag Kid
Hi! 


Friday June 1, 2018 9:30am - 9:35am
Tishman Auditorium

9:35am

Democracy, But Make It Fashion
Moderators
JA

Jessica Andrews

Fashion Features Editor, Teen Vogue

Speakers
avatar for Aurora James

Aurora James

Founder and Creative Director, Brother Vellies
A Toronto-native and New York transplant, Aurora James went from model agent to curator to now, Founder and Creative Director of Brother Vellies.   James grew up with an acute awareness of the importance of culture and diversity. This led her to travel throughout Africa in 2013... Read More →
avatar for Cameron Russell

Cameron Russell

Supermodel, Activist, Writer
Cameron has spent the last fifteen years working as a model for clients like Prada, Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Vogue and Elle. With over 21 million views and counting, she gave one of the top ten most popular TED talks on the power of image. Since 2009, she has been... Read More →
avatar for Rio Uribe

Rio Uribe

Founder and Creative Director, GYPSY SPORT
GYPSY SPORT founder and creative director Rio Uribe grew up in Los Angeles and Mexico City, but decided to set off with a one-way ticket to New York City immediately after high school. With dreams of becoming a fashion designer, in 2005 he landed a visual-merchandising position at... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 9:35am - 10:00am
Tishman Auditorium

10:00am

Defending Free Speech + Democracy Around the World
Democracy is a fragile institution. In this conversation, hear from three young women who are working to defend it—and its assurances of free speech and the right to vote—in countries across the globe.

Speakers
AL

Anastasia Lin

Human Rights Advocate, Actress, Beauty Pageant Titleholder
avatar for Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Executive Editor, Teen Vogue
RM

Rosa María Payá

President, Latin American Network of Youth for Democracy


Friday June 1, 2018 10:00am - 10:20am
Tishman Auditorium

10:20am

Why We Must, and How We Can, Get Out the Vote
Moderators
avatar for Zerlina Maxwell

Zerlina Maxwell

Senior Director of Progressive Programming, SiriusXM
Zerlina Maxwell is the Senior Director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM. She is also the co-host of the radio show “Signal Boost” with Jess McIntosh. Signal Boost airs Saturdays at 10am ET/1PM PT on SiriusXM Progress Channel 127. She was formerly the Director of Progressive... Read More →

Speakers
JK

Jason Kander

President, Let America Vote
RR

Rashad Robinson

Executive Director, Color of Change


Friday June 1, 2018 10:20am - 10:45am
Tishman Auditorium

11:05am

Breakout Session (For Parents, Teachers, Chaperones): Don’t Want to Talk to Your Kids About Sexual Harassment? Time’s Up!
Limited Capacity full

Attending the Summit with your teen? While they're in a breakout session of their choice, join us here--in a session designed for you.

More than one in ten girls is catcalled before their 11th birthday, and more than one in six kids in elementary and secondary school deals with gender-based harassment. Discrimination like this can have lasting effects, and we can’t afford to be quiet about it any longer. In this session, the Girl Scouts of the USA’s chief family engagement officer Andrea Bastiani Archibald will share insights on the best way to approach topics of gender-based discrimination with your kids no matter their age, and will reveal why you can’t afford to wait to have these important conversations.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Bastiani Archibald

Andrea Bastiani Archibald

Chief Girl and Family Engagement Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA
Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D. and developmental psychologist, is the Chief Girl and Family Engagement Officer for Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).  In this position, she helps develop and implement national strategic initiatives to effectively serve girls and their families.  She... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Workshop Room 202

11:05am

Breakout Session: A Crash Course in Communication Skills, with the Upright Citizens Brigade and Eleanor's Legacy
Limited Capacity filling up

Interested in improving your public speaking, thinking-on-your-feet, or fielding tough questions skills? In this workshop, the comedy experts at Upright Citizens Brigade team up with political organization Eleanor’s Legacy to give you tips and tricks to help you navigate any conversation, from the classroom to the campaign trail.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Clarke

Chelsea Clarke

Teacher and Performer, UCB
Chelsea Clarke has been a teacher and performer at UCB Theater since 2006. In her role as director of corporate learning, she has taught improv to companies all across the country and internationally. She performs twice a week at the UCB, has been featured on Adult Swim, HBO and Comedy... Read More →
avatar for Marjorie Velázquez

Marjorie Velázquez

Former candidate for New York City Council
Marjorie Velázquez was born into a Bronx home that embodies the opportunities provided by this great borough and city. As the daughter of Puerto Rican parents who moved here in the 1970’s to create a better life, she learned the value of hard work, dedication and education from... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Workshop Room 602

11:05am

Breakout Session: How to Draft Legislation
Limited Capacity full

After personally experiencing how daunting, confusing, and broken the justice system can be for sexual assault survivors, Amanda Nguyen and her organization, Rise, created a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, which was written and unanimously passed through the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Obama. In this workshop, Amanda will explain how legislation goes from draft to law, through the lens of Rise’s continual to work to pass their Bill at both the state and international levels.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Nguyen

Amanda Nguyen

Rise, CEO and Founder
Amanda Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Rise, a national nonprofit working to implement a Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights. After Nguyen’s rape kit was on the verge of destruction after only six months of retention, she decided to create a Sexual Assault Bill of Rights, not... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Workshop Room 601

11:05am

Breakout Session: Learn How to Be Your Own Role Model
Limited Capacity full

Activists Blair Imani and Mars Sebastian want to talk to you about self love and representation. This workshop will touch on how to be an ally and intersectional feminist and give you tips on how to use your influence to elevate diverse voices, tackle privilege, and how to look to yourself for empowerment and inspiration.

Speakers
avatar for Blair Imani

Blair Imani

Author, Activist, and Executive Director, Equality for HER
Blair Imani is an author and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. Living at the intersection of Black, Queer, and Muslim identity, Imani is the author of Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History. She is the founder and Executive Director of Equality for... Read More →
avatar for Mars Sebastian

Mars Sebastian

Social Community Manager, DoSomething.org
Mars Sebastian is the co-creator of the award-winning hastag movement #BlackoutDay, which aims to create sustainable online positivity spaces for Black people to express their Blackness on their own terms. She is also the creator of the viral hashtag #LoveforLeslieJ, created in summer... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Workshop Room 201

11:05am

Breakout Session: Learn Speechwriting with Michelle Obama's Former Chief Speechwriter
Limited Capacity full

As chief speechwriter to First Lady Michelle Obama, Sarah Hurwitz helped craft words that inspired people around the world. In this workshop, Sarah will reflect on her time in the White House, teach you the fundamentals of a great speech, and prepare you to share your own inspiring messages.  

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hurwitz

Sarah Hurwitz

Former Chief Speechwriter for Michelle Obama
Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then serving as chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama.  Hurwitz worked with the First Lady to craft widely-acclaimed addresses, traveling... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Workshop Room 622

11:05am

Breakout Session: The A-Z of Organizing on Campus with Planned Parenthood of NYC
Limited Capacity full

Whether you are a student organizer or aspiring activist, organizing involves creating a game plan with your allies and supporters. A good organizing model wins concrete improvements in people’s lives by giving them a sense of their own power and altering the relations of power. In this session, participants will learn how to devise strategies and tactics in efforts to create multi-faceted campaigns addressing a wide range of issues from reproductive justice, to economic and racial justice.

Speakers
avatar for Sharmin Hossain

Sharmin Hossain

Manager of Youth Organizing, Planned Parenthood of New York City
Sharmin Hossain a queer Muslim feminist organizer and rabble rouser. As the Manager of Youth Organizing at Planned Parenthood of New York City, she is working to build and uplift Generation Action youth organizing initiatives with leaders, campus groups, and coalition partners... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Murray

Danielle Murray

Founder, Voices for Planned Parenthood
Danielle Murray is a model, activist and founder of Voices for Planned Parenthood at NYU. Find her  @daniellemareka on Instagram.


Friday June 1, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Workshop Room 617

11:05am

Breakout Session: Thinking of Running for Office? Emily's List Will Show You Where To Start
Limited Capacity full

Join Emily’s List and former NYC Council candidate Amanda Farias for a crash course in getting started running for office.  They’ll reveal questions to ask yourself if you’re thinking about taking the plunge into running, tips on how to find the right race for you, and best practices to set yourself up for success.  

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Farias

Amanda Farias

Former Candidate for NYC Council
Amanda Farias is a lifelong Bronxite with a passion for public service. Born and raised in the Soundview section of the Bronx, Amanda is a second-generation American of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. Soon after graduating from St. John’s University with a Master’s Degree... Read More →
avatar for Mŭthoni Wambu Kraal

Mŭthoni Wambu Kraal

Vice President of National Outreach and Training, EMILY’s List
Mŭthoni Wambu Kraal is the Vice President of National Outreach and Training where she oversees the implementation of EMILY’s List training programs and developing strategic partnerships. Raised by two passionate educators who met through community activism, she attributes her... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Workshop Room 600

11:05am

Breakout Session: Town Hall on Voter Engagement
Limited Capacity filling up

Zerlina Maxwell, senior director of Progressive Programming at SiriusXM, and Amanda Brown Lierman, political and organizing director for the Democratic National Committee, will open up about their work in organizing and engaging voters across the country, sharing best practices and learnings from elections past. After that, the floor is yours! Bring questions for Zerlina and Amanda about voter engagement in the digital age, how to get your start in political and politically-adjacent careers, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Brown Lierman

Amanda Brown Lierman

Political & Organizing Director, The Democratic National Committee
avatar for Zerlina Maxwell

Zerlina Maxwell

Senior Director of Progressive Programming, SiriusXM
Zerlina Maxwell is the Senior Director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM. She is also the co-host of the radio show “Signal Boost” with Jess McIntosh. Signal Boost airs Saturdays at 10am ET/1PM PT on SiriusXM Progress Channel 127. She was formerly the Director of Progressive... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Tishman Auditorium

12:05pm

Lunch + Break
If your breakout session was in the 6th Floor Workshop hub, your lunch will be available in the 5th Floor Café.

If your breakout session was in Tishman Auditorium or on the 2nd Floor, your lunch will be available in the 2nd Floor Café.

Friday June 1, 2018 12:05pm - 1:20pm
Multiple Locations

1:20pm

"The Read," Featuring Kid Fury + Crissle
Speakers
avatar for Kid Fury + Crissle

Kid Fury + Crissle

Co-hosts, The Read
Kid FuryKid Fury is a media mouthpiece with nerve. In June 2006, he created an urban news/gossip site called The Fury, which has since become an award-winning blog. With over hundreds of thousands of hits a day, The Fury has become a staple in daily pop culture news for the snarky... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 1:20pm - 1:32pm
Tishman Auditorium

1:32pm

Fact Check on #FakeNews
Speakers
avatar for Katie Sanders

Katie Sanders

Deputy Editor, PolitiFact
Katie Sanders is the deputy editor of PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked talking heads and opinion-shapers for PunditFact as well as the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott for PolitiFact Florida, reporting from the Tallahassee bureau of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 1:32pm - 1:42pm
Tishman Auditorium

1:42pm

Can Journalism Be Activism?
Moderators
avatar for Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Executive Editor, Teen Vogue

Speakers
avatar for Mona Chalabi

Mona Chalabi

Data Journalist, Data Editor, Guardian U.S.
Mona Chalabi is a journalist who really loves numbers. Her job is Data Editor at The Guardian U.S., but she also draws and presents numbers on film. Chalabi has written and presented TV shows for the BBC, National Geographic, Channel 4 and VICE, and is one half of the team that... Read More →
avatar for Katie Notopoulos

Katie Notopoulos

Senior Tech Reporter, Buzzfeed News
Katie Notopoulos is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News, covering tech and digital culture. She is a cohost of the podcast Internet Explorer and an organizer of IRL Club, a Brooklyn-based speaking series about the internet.
avatar for Betsy Reed

Betsy Reed

Editor-in-Chief, The Intercept
Betsy Reed is Editor-in-Chief of The Intercept, launched in 2014 to provide an outlet for fearless, adversarial journalism. The Intercept has won dozens of awards, including National Magazine and Polk Awards for its impactful reporting on national security, politics, civil liberties... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 1:42pm - 2:07pm
Tishman Auditorium

2:07pm

Inside Net Neutrality and Media Regulation (Trust Us—You Should Care)
Moderators
avatar for Symone Sanders

Symone Sanders

CNN Political Commentator
A champion for women, communities of color and those in need, Symone D. Sanders is a democratic strategist, communications consultant, CNN Political Commentator and a Spring 2018 Resident Fellow at Harvard's Institute for Politics at the Kennedy School. Symone rose to prominence during... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Rosenworcel

Jessica Rosenworcel

FCC Commissioner
Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel believes that the future belongs to the connected. She works to promote greater opportunity, accessibility, and affordability in our communications services in order to ensure that all Americans get a fair shot at 21st century... Read More →
avatar for Maya Wiley

Maya Wiley

VP of Social Justice, The New School
Maya Wiley is a nationally renowned expert on racial justice and equity. She has litigated, lobbied the U.S. Congress, and developed programs to transform structural racism in the U.S. and in South Africa. Ms. Wiley is currently the Senior Vice President for Social Justice at the... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 2:07pm - 2:27pm
Tishman Auditorium

2:27pm

Sponsor Session: Inside Online Safety
*Presented by Facebook Messenger

Speakers
avatar for Antigone Davis

Antigone Davis

Head of Global Safety, Facebook
Antigone Davis is Head of Global Safety at Facebook, where she works with internalteams at Facebook and with external safety organizations and government bodies toensure that Facebook remains a leader in online safety and that stakeholdersunderstand the steps Facebook takes to promote... Read More →
avatar for Vera  Papisova

Vera Papisova

Wellness Editor, Teen Vogue


Friday June 1, 2018 2:27pm - 2:42pm
Tishman Auditorium

2:42pm

How Dear Evan Hansen Cultivates a Conversation Around Mental Health
Moderators
avatar for Phillip Picardi

Phillip Picardi

Chief Content Officer, Teen Vogue and THEM

Speakers
avatar for Phoenix Best

Phoenix Best

Actress, "Dear Evan Hansen"
avatar for Laura Dreyfuss

Laura Dreyfuss

Actress, "Dear Evan Hansen"
After originating the role of Zoe in both the Arena Stage and Second Stage productions, Laura was part of the Original Broadway Cast of Dear Evan Hansen. Her past theatre credits include Once (Broadway); Hair (Broadway and first national tour); What’s It All About? (Off-Broadway... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Sciandra

Stephanie Sciandra

Creative Strategy Supervisor, Situation NYC
Stephanie Sciandra is the Creative Strategy Supervisor at Situation Interactive, a digital-first marketing agency that connects people to a mazing experiences. Over the past decade, she has worked with some the biggest names in live entertainment (Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls), arts... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 2:42pm - 3:05pm
Tishman Auditorium

3:20pm

Breakout Session (For Parents, Teacher, and Chaperones): How To Talk to Your Kids About Traumatic Events
Limited Capacity seats available

Attending the Summit with your teen? While they're in a breakout session of their choice, join us here--in a session designed for you.

Sandy Hook Promise is a national movement of parents, schools, and community organizations dedicated to delivering gun violence prevention programs. In this session, founder and managing director Mark Barden, along with his daughter Natalie Barden, will share how both students and adults can be better equipped to recognize the signs of gun violence, offer thoughts on talking to your kids after national tragedies like the mass shootings in Sandy Hook or  Parkland, FL, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Barden

Mark Barden

Managing Director, Sandy Hook Promise
Since the tragic loss of his son Daniel, one of 20 first-graders murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School along with six educators, Mark has dedicated himself to bringing people together to find sensible solutions that will prevent future tragedies and spare other families the pain... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Barden

Natalie Barden

Activist
Natalie Barden is a sophomore at Newtown High School in Newtown, CT. In 2012, she lost her first-grade brother Daniel in the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Following the loss of her brother, Natalie has become outspoken about gun violence across the country. She is a member of the... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Workshop Room 202

3:20pm

Breakout Session (For Parents, Teacher, and Chaperones): The New School on How to Help Your Activist Prepare for College
Limited Capacity seats available

Attending the Summit with your teen? While they're in a breakout session of their choice, join us here--in a session designed just for you!

Hear from admission professionals on how your child can leverage their activist interests in the admission process. We will discuss how student's can utilize essays, activities, and artistic aspects of the application process to showcase their passions.


Speakers
avatar for Candice MacLusky

Candice MacLusky

Director of Admission, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School
Candice MacLusky has 16 years of higher education administration experience. She is currently the Director of Admission for Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. Prior to joining The New School she served as Associate Director of Admission at New York University as... Read More →
avatar for Erin Stine

Erin Stine

Director of Undergraduate Admission, Parsons School of Design at The New School
Erin Stine is currently the Director of Undergraduate Admission at Parsons School of Design at The New School. Erin is an photographer and educator with ten years of experience in the design education field.  Prior to coming to Parsons in 2009, Erin taught digital design and photography... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Workshop Room 201

3:20pm

Breakout Session: A Mentor Session with Reproductive Rights Activist and Comedian Lizz Winstead
Limited Capacity full

As the co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead has made a career of fusing her love for making people laugh with raging against hypocrisy. Now Lizz is using her power to expose misogyny and sexist extremism as founder and Chief Creative Officer of Lady Parts Justice League—a coven of hilarious badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against bodily autonomy and reproductive rights. Lizz will drive a passionate and illuminating conversation about how you can use comedy to change the way people think, from the stand-up stage, the TV studio, or as a feminist trailblazer in the area of reproductive rights!  Bring your questions for Lizz about starting and running a creative activist organization, building and communicating your personal story, and finding success combining your creativity to impact the social good.


Speakers
avatar for Lizz Winstead

Lizz Winstead

Founder, Lady Parts Justice League


Friday June 1, 2018 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Lower Level Café

3:20pm

Breakout Session: Designing For All, with The New School
Limited Capacity full

Grace Jun, professor at The New School and head of Open Style Lab, will lead a workshop on how technology-based solutions can help make fashion more inclusive for people with disabilities. See examples of past projects by New School students that exemplify the potential of inclusive design, and then get a hands-on introduction to the basic principles of circuit engineering through an activity with LED lights.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Jun

Grace Jun

1. Assistant Professor of Fashion at The New School and executive director of the Open Style Lab, The New School


Friday June 1, 2018 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Workshop Room 622

3:20pm

Breakout Session: Exercising Your Right to Protest, with Amnesty USA
Limited Capacity full

Everyone has a role in creating a world in which everyone’s human rights are respected and protected. Whether you plan to bring your voice into the streets or have a different role, this workshop is a beginning to educating and supporting each other to raise our voices against hate, to defend and protect human rights.


Speakers
avatar for Prachi Rao

Prachi Rao

Field Organizer, Amnesty USA
As a Field Organizer for Amnesty USA, Prachi Rao works to build a grassroots activist base in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania that understands Amnesty’s mission--engaged in action, and governance.Originally from Australia, Rao holds a Bachelor of Laws, with a focus on International... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Workshop Room 601

3:20pm

Breakout Session: Fundraising for Your Cause
Limited Capacity filling up

In this breakout workshop, Trista Murphy from Save the Children and Matt Johnson from DialogueDirect will break down all things fundraising for your cause. This one-hour crash course will reveal what you need to think about to develop an effective multi-platform fundraising strategy from how to target the right audiences and what statistics to consider to how to canvass, craft messaging and more.

Speakers
MJ

Matt Johnson

National Trainer, DialogueDirect
Matt is the National Trainer for DialogueDirect, a leader in international face-to- facefundraising that advocates for some of the world’s most prestigious non-profits. Heoversees the training and development of all of DialogueDirect’s US teams, ensuresthat all operational systems... Read More →
avatar for Trista Murphy

Trista Murphy

Associate Director, Sponsorship Acquisition Marketing, Save the Children
Trista Murphy is the Associate Director of Sponsorship Acquisition Marketing at Save theChildren. Save the Children is an international humanitarian organization that works to reachmore than 157 million children in 120 Countries, including the U.S. In her current role, shedirects... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Workshop Room 617

3:20pm

Breakout Session: How to Be a Witness
Limited Capacity full

The majority of the world’s population now has a camera in their pocket. People everywhere are turning to video to document and tell stories of abuse. But all too often, they are not filming safely or effectively, and their videos don’t make a difference. In this workshop, Pali Makam of WITNESS will teach you how you can use your phone to document injustice—like potential voter suppression at the polls this November. If you have a camera phone, bring it along for hands-on practice and real-time feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Pali Makam

Pali Makam

U.S. Program Coordinator, WITNESS
Makam is a media activist from Chicago using video as a tool for change. She is the U.S. Program Coordinator at WITNESS, a human rights nonprofit based in Brooklyn that trains activists, organizers and community members to film human rights abuses and use the footage as evidence and... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Workshop Room 602

3:20pm

Breakout Session: Town Hall on Mental Health
Limited Capacity filling up

As First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray has made mental health, and access to care and resources around the topic, a central focus of her work. In this session, she’ll join forces with activist and model Munroe Bergdorf to talk about why and how communities can better support those who struggle with mental illness. Halfway through the hour, Dear Evan Hansen’s Laura Dreyfuss and Phoenix Best will join them onstage and open up for a Town Hall-style Q&A  with the audience—so bring your questions!

Moderators
avatar for Vera  Papisova

Vera Papisova

Wellness Editor, Teen Vogue

Speakers
avatar for Munroe Bergdorf

Munroe Bergdorf

Model and Activist
Munroe Bergdorf is a model and social activist best known for channelling a unique kind of honesty while raising awareness of social issues affecting thousands of people across the world. Through public speaking, digital and mainstream media, Bergdorf shares her experience talking... Read More →
avatar for Chirlane McCray

Chirlane McCray

First Lady of New York City
As First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray has redefined the role of First Lady, managing a robust portfolio to advance an ambitious agenda in support of all New Yorkers.Ms. McCray created ThriveNYC, the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Tishman Auditorium

3:20pm

Breakout Session: Knowing Your Self-Worth is Power. Learn How to Use It.
Limited Capacity full

At some point, we will all find ourselves in situations where we are in the minority--but that doesn't mean we don't have a wealth of knowledge, perspective, and skills to offer. And for Sue Obeidi, an American Muslim woman working to improve the portrayal of Islam and Muslims in television and film, there is no tool more important in such situations than knowing her own value. For this workshop, Sue will engage participants in identifying, honoring, and cultivating the unique values they bring to the world and prepare them to carry that self-worth into their lives and careers.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Obeidi

Sue Obeidi

Director of the Hollywood Bureau, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
We are experiencing a new kind of Golden Age in Hollywood. The movement for inclusion of all marginalized communities is changing the landscape of the silver screen and television before our eyes, and an influx of talent and fresh perspectives are energizing this powerful media. A... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 3:20pm - 4:30pm
Workshop Room 600

4:35pm

Sponsor Session: Lessons in Following Your Gut
Presented by Lifeway Foods

Speakers
avatar for Leah Burdeen

Leah Burdeen

Student and Activist
Leah Burdeen is the granddaughter of Lifeway Foods founders Michael and Ludmila Smolyansky and the daughter of Lifeway CEO, Julie Smolyansky. She has spearheaded several lemonade stands and bake sales with her younger sister and friends to raise money for various organizations such... Read More →
avatar for Julie Smolyansky

Julie Smolyansky

CEO, Lifeway Foods
Julie Smolyansky became the youngest female CEO of a publicly held firm when she took overLifeway Foods at the age of 27 in 2002. Since then, Julie has continued the company’s growthtrajectory with creative product development and marketing, bringing an Eastern Europeanproduct into... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 4:35pm - 4:45pm
Tishman Auditorium

4:45pm

On Representation and The Stories We Tell
Moderators
avatar for Akilah Hughes

Akilah Hughes

Crooked Media

Speakers
avatar for Logan Browning

Logan Browning

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Logan Browning moved to Los Angeles when she was 14 to pursue a career as an actress. She quickly found success, cast as recurring characters on the Television shows, Summerland and Ned’s Declassified. Despite such an immediate and positive... Read More →
avatar for Diane Guerrero

Diane Guerrero

Actress, Activist, Author
Diane Guerrero is an actress, activist, and author known for her roles as “Maritza Ramos” on the award-winning, Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated Netflix series Orange is the New Black (for which she received three Screen Actors Guild awards), as "Lina" in CW's break-out hit, Jane... Read More →
avatar for Aja Naomi King

Aja Naomi King

Actress
Aja Naomi King currently stars as Michaela Pratt in the hit ABC drama “How To Get Away With Murder.”  Other recent work includes the feature film “The Upside” opposite Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, and Bryan Cranston, a lead role in Fox Searchlight's “The Birth of a Nation... Read More →
avatar for Amara La Negra

Amara La Negra

Singer
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Amara La Negra, born Diana Danelys De los Santon, channels the Sunshine State for inspiration as musical direction to connect globally with her fans. She conveys a vibrant collage of Spanish and Caribbean experience while channeling R&B- and hip... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 4:45pm - 5:10pm
Tishman Auditorium

5:10pm

Performance: Amara La Negra
Speakers
avatar for Amara La Negra

Amara La Negra

Singer
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Amara La Negra, born Diana Danelys De los Santon, channels the Sunshine State for inspiration as musical direction to connect globally with her fans. She conveys a vibrant collage of Spanish and Caribbean experience while channeling R&B- and hip... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 5:10pm - 5:15pm
Tishman Auditorium

5:15pm

Performance: “Voting in a Black Hole”
Speakers
avatar for William Lohier

William Lohier

2018 New York City Youth Poet Laureate
William Lohier is the 2018 New York City Youth Poet Laureate. He is a current sophomore at Stuyvesant High School, and boasts a remarkable resume that includes leadership positions for both the Black Students League and the Debate Team at Stuyvesant High. A new member to Urban Word... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 5:15pm - 5:17pm
Tishman Auditorium

5:17pm

Dolores Huerta Talks Organizing + Activism
Speakers
avatar for Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta

President and Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Dolores Huerta is President and Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). She is a celebrated Latina labor leader, activist and community organizer. She has worked for civil rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, Huerta and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm... Read More →
avatar for Maria Teresa Kumar

Maria Teresa Kumar

CEO, Voto Latino
María Teresa Kumar is the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino and an Emmynominated contributor with MSNBC. Under her leadership, Voto Latino has become a key factor in national elections by registering over half a million voters and garnered several prestigious awards including... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 5:17pm - 5:45pm
Tishman Auditorium

5:45pm

#TurnUp For the Future
Speakers
avatar for Naomi Wadler

Naomi Wadler

Activist
Naomi Wadler is an 11 year old student activist who gained national attention for her speech at the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018.  She enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her little sister and singing, loudly. Prior to the March... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 5:45pm - 5:50pm
Tishman Auditorium

6:00pm

Off-Site Activity: Teens Take the Met!
Day One of the Teen Vogue Summit may be over, but the fun continues uptown!
 
Grab your friends and head up to The Met  as teens take over for the night. Drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum including art-making, performances, music, and more.
 
Teens Take The Met! is free and open to all Summit attendees age 13+ with a middle or high school ID.
 
Directions from The New School: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train from Union Square, uptown to the 86th Street stop. 


Friday June 1, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
 
Saturday, June 2
 

7:15am

Off-Site Activity: Rooftop Yoga with Outdoor Voices
Limited Capacity full

Start your day with TrillYoga--a yoga class designed for people who never thought yoga was for them (and everyone who already loves it as well!)

Outdoor Voices and yoga influencer Claire Fountain will lead a 30 minute class on the rooftop of The Freehand Hotel. The class will be a guided flow with Claire’s signature style of unorthodox and traditional movement with the best curated soundtrack to vibe to. All levels are welcome.

Mats and a special gift will be provided by Outdoor Voices.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Fountain

Claire Fountain

CB Quality


Saturday June 2, 2018 7:15am - 7:45am
Freehand Hotel Rooftop 23 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

8:30am

Doors Open
Check-in, grab some coffee, and get ready to #TURNUP!

Saturday June 2, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
Teen Vogue Summit #TurnUp 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

9:45am

9:50am

Rowan Blanchard + Emma Gonzalez on the Power of the Youth Voice
Speakers
avatar for Emma González

Emma González

#NeverAgain
High school senior Emma Gonzalez has become one of the most visible faces of the #NeverAgain movement after she called out lawmakers and the National Rifle Association at a press conference just days after 17 students were killed at her school in Parkland, Florida. Much attention... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 9:50am - 10:05am
Tishman Auditorium

10:05am

Fighting for a Safer America
Speakers
avatar for Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords

Cofounder, Giffords
A dedicated public servant, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was the youngest woman ever elected to the Arizona State Senate, representing her community in the Arizona Legislature from 2000-2005, and then in Congress from 2006-2012. Congresswoman Giffords represented a diverse... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 10:05am - 10:08am
Tishman Auditorium

10:08am

Why We March
Saturday June 2, 2018 10:08am - 10:10am
Tishman Auditorium

10:10am

#NEVERAGAIN: The Movement Against Mass Shootings
Moderators
avatar for Phillip Picardi

Phillip Picardi

Chief Content Officer, Teen Vogue and THEM

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Barden

Natalie Barden

Activist
Natalie Barden is a sophomore at Newtown High School in Newtown, CT. In 2012, she lost her first-grade brother Daniel in the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Following the loss of her brother, Natalie has become outspoken about gun violence across the country. She is a member of the... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Chadwick

Sarah Chadwick

#NeverAgain
The shooting that Chadwick survived, in Parkland, Florida, has inspired a new generation of teen activists, and she is now one of the most vocal. Prior to this moment, she was already engaged with social justice issues, saying, “I've been an advocate for a lot of things like gun... Read More →
avatar for Jaclyn Corin

Jaclyn Corin

#NeverAgain
Jaclyn Corin is junior class president and one of many who lost a friend during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine’s Day. She mobilized immediately afterward, planning a trip to Tallahassee for 100 students so they could meet... Read More →
avatar for Emma González

Emma González

#NeverAgain
High school senior Emma Gonzalez has become one of the most visible faces of the #NeverAgain movement after she called out lawmakers and the National Rifle Association at a press conference just days after 17 students were killed at her school in Parkland, Florida. Much attention... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 10:10am - 10:30am
Tishman Auditorium

10:30am

#NEVERAGAIN: Gun Control Beyond Mass Shootings
Moderators
avatar for Phillip Picardi

Phillip Picardi

Chief Content Officer, Teen Vogue and THEM

Speakers
avatar for Nza-Ari Khepra

Nza-Ari Khepra

Cofounder, Project Orange Tree
Chicago is where Nza-Ari was born and raised, and where she lost her 15-year-old friend Hadiya Pendleton to gun violence in 2013. “She was basically trying to get cover from the rain with a couple of her other friends about five minutes away from our high school,” she tells Teen... Read More →
avatar for Clifton Kinnie

Clifton Kinnie

Ferguson protester and Black Lives Matter activist
In 2014, Clifton Kinnie was a student at Lutheran High School North in Ferguson, Missouri, mourning the death of his mother when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. Brown’s death sparked a movement that loudly declared that black lives matter, and... Read More →
avatar for Jazmine Wildcat

Jazmine Wildcat

Activist
“I gotta admit, my résumé is pretty long,” Jazmine tells Teen Vogue. She is a percussionist in the Wyoming all-state marching band, a swimmer, a soccer player, a Science Olympiad member, a volunteer with the Special Olympics, a Gen-I Ambassador with the Center for Native American... Read More →
avatar for Kenidra Woods

Kenidra Woods

Founder, CHEETAH Movement and Hope for Humanity Project
Kenidra has been a longtime advocate for mental health among teens and takes pride in her bold personality. “I command your attention,” the high school junior tells Teen Vogue. In February, after the Parkland shooting, she participated in a walkout with at least 50 classmates... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 10:30am - 10:50am
Tishman Auditorium

10:50am

Why We Need “The Hate U Give”: A Conversation About Social Justice and Activism
Speakers
avatar for Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg

Artist, Actress, Activist
AT

Angie Thomas

Author, "The Hate U Give"


Saturday June 2, 2018 10:50am - 11:10am
Tishman Auditorium

11:10am

To Be Announced
Speakers

Saturday June 2, 2018 11:10am - 11:15am
Tishman Auditorium

11:15am

"I'd Rather Be Me": The Message of Mean Girls on Broadway
Speakers
avatar for Gabe Bergado

Gabe Bergado

Entertainment Features Editor, Teen Vogue
avatar for Barrett Wilbert Weed

Barrett Wilbert Weed

Actress, Singer


Saturday June 2, 2018 11:15am - 11:23am
Tishman Auditorium

11:23am

The Cost of Carbon
Saturday June 2, 2018 11:23am - 11:27am
Tishman Auditorium

11:27am

How Environmental Activism as a Teen Fueled My Life in Public Service
Speakers
avatar for Representative Tulsi Gabbard

Representative Tulsi Gabbard

Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District
Tulsi Gabbard spent her life growing up in beautiful Hawaii. As a teenager, she co-founded an environmental non-profit called Healthy Hawaii Coalition, focused on educating children about protecting Hawaii’s environment. An environmental policy advocate, Gabbard was elected to... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 11:27am - 11:32am
Tishman Auditorium

11:32am

There's a Place for Everyone in the Climate Change Fight
Speakers
avatar for Haven Coleman

Haven Coleman

Environmental and Social Justice Activist
Haven Coleman, a young environmental and social justice activist, inspires youth to fight for the world they want to live in. Her activism journey began at 10 when she learned of the devastating role that climate change plays in the life of her favorite animal, the sloth. Coleman... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 11:32am - 11:37am
Tishman Auditorium

11:37am

How to Use Your Voice, and Your Vote, to Solve the Climate Crisis
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Former Vice President Al Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 11:37am - 12:07pm
Tishman Auditorium

12:07pm

Two Approaches to Climate Policy
Speakers
avatar for Kiera O’Brien

Kiera O’Brien

Vice President, Students for Carbon Dividends
Kiera O’Brien is Vice President of Students for Carbon Dividends, a national bipartisan coalition of student groups advocating for a free-market climate solution and bipartisan climate action. Originally from Ketchikan, Alaska, she spent much of her childhood outdoors and became... Read More →
avatar for Varshini Prakash

Varshini Prakash

Sunrise Movement
Varshini Prakash was born and raised outside Boston, MA. She got involved in the climate movement as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She joined the UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment campaign early in her time at UMass and lead the campaign for two years. In... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 12:07pm - 12:17pm
Tishman Auditorium

12:17pm

Lunch + Break
Listen for directions from the stage about when and where to go for lunch.  Plus, enjoy some fun interactive programming, check-out our sponsor pop-ups, and enjoy time to meet new friends!  

Speakers
avatar for Kat Cunning

Kat Cunning

Singer-Songwriter
avatar for Ruby Karp

Ruby Karp

Comedian, Actor, Writer
Ruby Karp, a 17-year-old comedian, actor, and writer whose book Earth Hates Me was recently released, runs the monthly stand-up show We Hope You Have Fun at UCB East. She has written for Hello Giggles, Mashable, Refinery29, won a MOTH slam, and gave a TEDx Talk on the meaning of... Read More →
avatar for Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega

Actress
Audiences are sticking with young actress Jenna Ortega, whose popular series “Stuck in the Middle” will soon come to an end this year.   Jenna starred as Harley, an engineering prodigy whose creative inventions help her navigate life as the middle child in a family of seven... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 12:17pm - 1:40pm
To Be Announced

1:40pm

What Does Queer Mean?
Saturday June 2, 2018 1:40pm - 1:44pm
Tishman Auditorium

1:44pm

Inside the Movement to Advance Trans Equality
In recent years, social media and pop culture have done much to advance trans visibility in the U.S. (thank you Pose, Orange is the New Black, and countless precursors). In contrast, the country now has its least LGBTQ+ friendly administration in modern history (see bans from the military to our bathrooms), and incidents of hate against trans people—especially Black and Latinx trans women and femmes—are on the rise.   In this conversation, hear from leaders across these spheres who will offer insight on why visibility doesn’t necessitate equality, where we go from here in propelling this movement forward.

Moderators
avatar for Meredith Talusan

Meredith Talusan

Executive Editor, them.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Ford

Tyler Ford

Editor, Writer, Speaker
Tyler Ford is an agender writer and speaker whose creative and critical writing on queer and trans identity inspires, comforts, and challenges a diverse spectrum of audiences. Tyler is an editor at Them, and is the grand marshal of NYC Pride for 2018.Crowned one of Dazed’s “100... Read More →
avatar for Jennicet Gutiérrez

Jennicet Gutiérrez

Founding Member, FAMILIA: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
Jennicet Gutiérrez, best known for shedding light on the plight of transgender women in immigration detention centers through her organization FAMILIA: TQLM (Trans Queer Liberation Movement), is a transgender activist from México who resides in Los Angeles. She burst onto the national... Read More →
avatar for Ashlee Marie Preston

Ashlee Marie Preston

Media Personality, Producer, Writer, Speaker, and Civil Rights Activist
Ashlee Marie Preston is a Media Personality, Producer, Writer, Speaker, and Civil Rights Activist. She is the host/producer of a podcast/vodcast entitled “Shook with Ashlee Marie Preston” which examines news, politics, entertainment and pop culture through a social justice lens... Read More →
avatar for Danica Roem

Danica Roem

Virginia House Delegate
Danica Roem is the Delegate representing the 13th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. Roem is a 33-year-old step-mom, lifelong resident of Manassas, and the former lead reporter of The Gainesville Times. She ran for office to bring a reporter's eye to Richmond and to speak... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 1:44pm - 2:10pm
Tishman Auditorium

2:10pm

Cynthia Nixon's Fight For a Fairer New York
Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon

Candidate for Governor of New York
Cynthia grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in Yorkville, where she was raised by her single mother in a one bedroom, fifth-floor walk-up apartment. She is a proud graduate of New York public schools and an even prouder public school parent. Cynthia began working as an... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 2:10pm - 2:15pm
Tishman Auditorium

2:15pm

Advocating for LGBTQ+ Equality from Within the GOP
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Longwell

Sarah Longwell

National Chairman, Log Cabin Republicans


Saturday June 2, 2018 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Tishman Auditorium

2:30pm

2:33pm

How Sasha Velour is "Changing the Motherf*cking World" with Drag
Moderators
avatar for Phillip Picardi

Phillip Picardi

Chief Content Officer, Teen Vogue and THEM

Speakers
avatar for Sasha Velour

Sasha Velour

Drag Queen


Saturday June 2, 2018 2:33pm - 2:55pm
Tishman Auditorium

2:55pm

On Culture + Identity in America
Moderators
avatar for Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Executive Editor, Teen Vogue

Speakers
avatar for Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Editor, MuslimGirl.com
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is one of the most visible Muslim faces in America. Her unprecedented immersion in mainstream audiences as an MTV host, Youtube Creator for Change Ambassador, Forbes contributor and more, has established her voice as an authority in Western media.  Her role as... Read More →
avatar for Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj

Comedian, Writer, Senior Correspondent, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, writer, and senior correspondent on the award-winning Comedy Central series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Later this year, Minhaj will host his own weekly comedy show on Netflix. The series, which has been picked up for a 32-episode order, will explore... Read More →
avatar for Francia Raísa

Francia Raísa

Actress
Francia Raísa appears in the Freeform original series Grown-ish, the spin-off ofABC’s award-winning hit series Black-ish. Raísa stars as Ana, an outspoken and conservative freshman, alongside Yara Shahidi’s Zoe as they try to navigate the world of college. The series, which... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 2:55pm - 3:20pm
Tishman Auditorium

3:20pm

My American Dream
Speakers
avatar for Halima Aden

Halima Aden

Model
Somali model Halima Aden is the first-ever hijab-wearing model in the fashion world.Aden was born in Kakuma, a Kenyan refugee camp, after her family fled civil war in Somalia. She lived there for seven years with her parents before traveling to the United States and settling in St... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 3:20pm - 3:25pm
Tishman Auditorium

3:25pm

Ask An Undocumented Girl
Saturday June 2, 2018 3:25pm - 3:30pm
Tishman Auditorium

3:30pm

Immigration Activism: Where We Go From Here
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Angelica Idrovo Castillo

Angelica Idrovo Castillo

Youth Organizer, CT Students for a Dream
Angelica Idrovo Castillo is undocumented, unafraid, and unapologetic. She is an advocate and organizer for immigrants’ rights, education equity, and communities of color. Castillo currently serves as a Youth Organizer for CT Students for a Dream (C4D), a youth-led, statewide... Read More →
avatar for Gabriela Hernandez

Gabriela Hernandez

Community Organizer, New Mexico Dream Team
Gabriela Hernandez is a community organizer with New Mexico Dream Team and an artist. She was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico where she lived until the age of seven; short after her mother, sisters, and herself migrated to the United States in search of a better future away from family... Read More →
avatar for Patrice Lawrence

Patrice Lawrence

Director, Policy and Advocacy, UndocuBlack Network
Patrice is the National Policy & Advocacy Director for the UndocuBlack Network where she leads the network’s advocacy efforts on immigrants’ rights, workers rights, and racial justice. Greatly committed to social, racial, gender and immigration justice, Patrice works along with... Read More →
avatar for Christine Park

Christine Park

Immigrant Rights Campaign Coordinator, Korean Resource Center
Christine Park is a Korean American DACA recipient who started as a volunteer at the Korean Resource Center organizing #CleanDreamAct and to protect DACA. She works as the Immigrant Rights Campaign Coordinator at NAKASEC’s Los Angeles affiliate, Korean Resource Center (KRC).  Christine... Read More →
avatar for Moises Rodriguez

Moises Rodriguez

Community Organizer, United We Dream
Moises (Mo) Rodriguez Cruz is a current second year at the University of Chicago double majoring in Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies, and minoring in Human Rights. At UChicago, Moises is involved with the UChicago Mock Trial Team, the University of... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tishman Auditorium

4:00pm

Mocktail Hour + Book Signing
Join us in the 2nd Floor Café to try Lifeway's new Elderberry Elixir: sparkling, organic, probiotic, non-dairy, low-sugar, and totally tasty!

Plus, meet former Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards, in the 5th Floor Café, as she signs copies of her new book, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead

Speakers
avatar for Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards

Author, "Make Trouble"


Saturday June 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Various

5:00pm

Periods and Power. Let’s Talk About It.
Speakers
avatar for Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okamoto

Founder and Executive Director, PERIOD


Saturday June 2, 2018 5:00pm - 5:05pm
Tishman Auditorium

5:05pm

5:35pm

Learning to Be An Ally
Speakers
avatar for Fletcher

Fletcher

Singer
Following her daring debut with her Number 1 Spotify viral track ‘War Paint’ FLETCHER was named one of Spotify’s spotlight acts alongside rising stars such as Troye Sivan and Gallant. With her Finding Fletcher EP having gained over 60 million streams to date, she’s already... Read More →
avatar for Vera  Papisova

Vera Papisova

Wellness Editor, Teen Vogue


Saturday June 2, 2018 5:35pm - 5:50pm
Tishman Auditorium

5:50pm

5:55pm

#Running: A Conversation with Candidates from Across the Country
Moderators
avatar for Joy Reid

Joy Reid

MSNBC Political Analyst and Host of “AM Joy”
Joy-Ann Reid is an MSNBC political analyst and host of “AM Joy,” which airs Saturdays and Sundays from 10 A.M. to Noon ET. She is also the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide (William Morrow/Harper Collins 2015), co-editor of We Are The... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gina Ortiz Jones

Gina Ortiz Jones

Congressional Candidate for Texas District 23
After a 14-year career in national security, Ortiz Jones is looking to serve her country and community again—this time in  Congress. The daughter of an educator who came to the U.S. as a domestic helper, Ortiz Jones understands first-hand the importance of hard-work, humility... Read More →
avatar for Paulette Jordan

Paulette Jordan

Candidate for Governor of Idaho
Paulette believes that Idaho’s future belongs to all of us, and as Idaho’s governor, she promises to use her leadership skills to depoliticize issues and focus resources into inclusive, common sense policies and legislation that work for everyone. A fierce advocate for investing... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Underwood

Lauren Underwood

IL-14 Congressional Candidate
Lauren Underwood grew up in Naperville, Illinois where she earned her first Girl Scout badge and attended Neuqua Valley High School. On her first day in Girl Scouts, Underwood made the pledge “to help people at all times.” Those early lessons in leadership formed a foundation... Read More →


Saturday June 2, 2018 5:55pm - 6:25pm
Tishman Auditorium

6:25pm

What Comes Next: Your Time To #TurnUp
Speakers
avatar for Phillip Picardi

Phillip Picardi

Chief Content Officer, Teen Vogue and THEM


Saturday June 2, 2018 6:25pm - 6:30pm
Tishman Auditorium

6:30pm

 
Sunday, June 3
 

9:00am

Day of Action: Rock the Vote
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Rock the Vote to become a trained community ambassador, capable of building an impactful, nonpartisan voter engagement campaign to ensure every voice is heard on Election Day. Attendees will learn successful methods to organize and mobilize, as well as explore new, innovative ideas, to engage their communities ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Come ready to think outside the box, build plans, and contribute to building your communities' political power!

Sunday June 3, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
TOMS Soho 264 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

9:00am

Day of Action: The New School
Limited Capacity filling up

Visit The New School's Making center for an activity centered around bringing activism to your community through art. There will be a short panel of artists and makers who will discuss what it means to bring activism into your day job and how that translates into community activism. After the panel, attendees will transition into different stations — screen printing, button making, and sticker making — where they can design a suite of packable materials to bring back to their community.

Sunday June 3, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
​The New School​, Arnhold Hall at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

10:00am

Day of Action: Patagonia
Limited Capacity full

Nestled between Soho and Little Italy, local residents are fighting to save this unique green space from development.

Help garden members transition it to summer by pruning spring bulbs and beautifying the garden. Learn from The Elizabeth Street Garden and Patagonia about their activism to preserve open space both in NYC and around the country and how you can help.

Meeting Location: Elizabeth Street Garden. Located on Elizabeth Street, between Prince and Spring Streets.

Sunday June 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Elizabeth Street Garden Elizabeth Street (between Spring and Prince), New York NY, 10012

10:00am

Day of Action: Save the Children
Limited Capacity seats available

Save the Children and Dialogue Direct will host a canvassing session where attendees will learn how to canvass and fundraise on behalf of the non profit. Attendees will learn how to engage potential donors in face-to-face conversations on the streets, educating people on the mission of Save the Children and how they can make a difference in the life of a child in need.

Sunday June 3, 2018 10:00am - 1:30pm
Dialogue Direct 351 West 39th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10018

10:30am

Day of Action: Democracy NYC
Limited Capacity seats available

Don’t boo, vote! And while you’re at it, learn how to help other people vote, too at this Day of Action activity hosted by DemocracyNYC, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 10-point plan to strengthen democracy in New York City. Attendees will receive training from experienced voter registration activists and then put that training into practice by traveling throughout the city in collaboration with the Office of the Mayor to register New Yorkers to vote.

Meeting Location: Outside the main entrance to Tavern on the Green, 67th and Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

Sunday June 3, 2018 10:30am - 1:30pm
Central Park Meet outside the main entrance to Tavern on the Green, at 67th and Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

11:00am

Day of Action: Downtown for Democracy
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Cultural super PAC, "Downtown for Democracy" for an afternoon Tee Party and button-making with artists at the group's Chinatown HQ. Learn about D4D’s unique fundraising and messaging initiatives, view artists’ editions and merchandise, and hear how our work is conceived, produced and distributed. The group’s artists and organizers will be there to share insight into the challenges presented by merchandise and political compliance, with attendees experiencing first-hand the process from sale to packing and shipping.


Sunday June 3, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Downtown for Democracy 75 East Broadway, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10002

11:00am

Day of Action: Planned Parenthood of NYC
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Planned Parenthood of New York City as we engage community members on fighting for Title X. As you may have heard in recent news, the Trump-Pence administration is enacting a gag order that will make it more difficult for people, particularly poor people and people of color, from having full access to reproductive healthcare. But this can be stopped by the power of the people! Please join Planned Parenthood of New York City as we encourage folks to sign the petition to stop the domestic gag rule.  

Where to Meet: Meet at the Pearl Street Triangle, which is located on the corners of Pearl Street and Water Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn.  (Take the F train to the York Street stop.)

Sunday June 3, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Brooklyn Flea, Dumbo 80 Pearl St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

12:00pm

Day of Action: Run for Something
Limited Capacity seats available

Help elect progressive candidates under 40 during the 2018 election cycle with Run for Something. Join Run for Something to engage in a phone banking activity aimed at electing the next generation of leaders and getting out the vote for candidates with primaries in June. The “down-ballot” races are sometimes decided by one or two votes and there's no substitution for direct contact with voters, so charge up for your phone and join on Run for Something on the Day of Action. Your calls will make the difference.

Note: This activity will involve use of your personal cell phone.
What to Bring: A laptop or tablet.


Sunday June 3, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
TOMS Soho 264 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

12:00pm

Day of Action: Lower East Side Girls Club
Limited Capacity filling up

Join the Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC), as they kick off Gun Violence Awareness month, for a youth panel featuring young women activists making real change in their community. This panel will discuss the LESGC anti-violence initiatives and the different ways LESGC has turned activism into action in their community. After the panel, LESGC and attendees will do screen printing, banner-making, and chalking activities.

Note: Attendees should bring a t-shirt or patch to screen print on.

Sunday June 3, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The Lower East Side Girls Club 402 East 8th Street, New York, NY 10009