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Tuesday, October 11 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Millennials, Movements & America
In 2016, race, civil rights and diversity continue to emerge as defining factors in the American social landscape. The renewed perspective offered by the voices of Millennials has proven powerful in creating space for honest dialogue that provokes change in our society. Moving beyond the singular issue of race, this forum considers the implications of class, LGBT, and women’s issues by engaging journalists and grass roots activists in evaluating the structure of modern day movements in America and the role of Millennials in leading change.

Moderators
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Ashley Spillane

President, Impactual
Ashley Spillane is a youth voter engagement strategist whose expertise bridges the political, technology and entertainment industries. As a leader and entrepreneur, Ashley has over a decade of experience turning trends into action, which she currently applies as President of a... Read More →

Speakers
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DeRay McKesson

Activist
DeRay Mckesson  is  a  protestor,  activist,  and  educator  focused  primarily   on  issues  of  innovation,  equity  and  justice.  Born  and  raised  in  Baltimore,   Maryland,  he  graduated  from  Bowdoin  College  and  has  advocated  for  issues... Read More →
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Liz Plank

Senior Producer and Correspondent, Vox.com
Liz Plank is a Senior Producer and Correspondent at Vox.com where she hosts a weekly series on the 2016 Presidential campaign reporting from the many stops along the campaign trail, with a particular focus on the way identity shapes politics. In 2015, Liz was a correspondent for MSNBC's... Read More →
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Jose Antonio Vargas

Journalist & Filmmaker, Define American
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media publisher whose work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigr... Read More →

Sponsors
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WC Smith

WC Smith is a multidisciplinary real estate firm grounded in the District of Columbia and respected for its community building capabilities. The company has provided integrated real estate services to the Washington metropolitan area and beyond for 47 years. What sets WC Smith apart... Read More →



Tuesday October 11, 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Arena Stage 1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024