May 3, 2018

Program features Michelle Obama in conversation with Tracee Ellis Ross

6,000 Diverse Changemakers Gather for Summit on May 5 and 6 

Los Angeles--On Saturday and Sunday, the United State of Women is bringing together more than 6,000 women and allies to turn their passion into action. The program will feature women leaders, including former First Lady Michelle Obama in conversation with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross and Journalist and Editor Elaine Welteroth moderating a conversation with Actress and Activist Yara Shahidi, Activist, Educator, Writer, and Co-Founder of Campaign Zero Brittany Packnett, and U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris. The program will also include performances by artists FLETCHER and DJ Young1.

The program will also be available via live stream at facebook.com/theunitedstateofwomen or unitedstateofwomen.org.

“Women know their power, and by coming together we are growing the movement for change,” said Jordan Brooks, managing director of the United State of Women. “We are thrilled to bring together women from across the country who are ready to collaborate and get the skills they need to make their vision of the future a reality.”

Speakers throughout the day will be featured from the eight United State of Women intersectional issue pillars: Economic Empowerment, Women’s Health and Reproductive Justice, Supporting Survivors of Gender-Based Violence, Access to Education, Art & Culture, Civic Engagement, Human Rights, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

The sessions will showcase women and allies who have defined a powerful vision through their trailblazing work, and will continue to inspire all of us to keep working towards change. These women break down barriers and build bridges.

Welcome Remarks and Opening: What Does a More United State of Women Look Like? Featuring:
Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
Jordan Brooks, United State of Women
Alicia Jay, United State of Women and The League
Ange-Marie Alfaro, University of Southern California

Blessing and Warrior Women Song, featuring:
Tongva and Indigenous Women (feat. Tina and Jessa Calderon)
Piper Perabo
Olga Segura
Natalia Cordova Buckley

Vision Statements, featuring:
Sarah Eagle Heart, Native Americans in Philanthropy
Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Monica Ramirez, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations
Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Tiffany Lopez, Jeanette Antolin (U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team)
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and First Lady Amy Wakeland
Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action
Amber Goodwin, Community Justice Reform Coalition
Journey Jamison, Teen Gun Violence Activist
Mei-Ling Ho-Shing and Tyah-Amoy Roberts, Parkland Student Activists
Jess Weiner, Talk To Jess
Richard Dickson, Mattel
Ibtihaj Muhammad, U.S. Fencing Team

Featured performances, featuring:
Maytha Alhassen, Poet

Conversations, featuring:
Actress and Activist Jane Fonda with Black Lives Matter Co-Founder and Author of When They Call You a Terrorist Patrisse Cullors.
Journalist and Editor Elaine Welteroth moderating a conversation with Actress and Activist Yara Shahidi, Activist, Educator, Writer, and Co-Founder of Campaign Zero Brittany Packnett, and U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris.

United State of Women T-Shirt Reveal, featuring:
Danita Short, Founder Land of Distraction

Closing remarks speakers:
Jenn Brown, Civic Nation
Tracy Sturdivant, United State of Women and The League

After a day of inspiring speakers and big questions, consider this your official call to action. Hear from leading changemakers on how you can take everything you've heard today back home, to continue the conversations with your family, friends, and neighbors so that we can all create a more united state of women.

Performance, featuring:
DJ Young1

Afternoon Opening: Consider This Your Call to Action, featuring:
Tina Tchen
Taylor Barnes, United State of Women

Elected official welcome, featuring:
Vice President of the Minneapolis City Council Andrea Jenkins
Representative Ilhan Omar

Calls to Action, featuring:
Surina Khan, California Women’s Foundation
Kalisha Dessources and Joanne Smith, Young Women’s Initiative
Rubi Martinez, DACA activist
Lillibeth Navarro, Communities Actively Independent and Free
Elise Buik, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Julie Miller-Phipps, Kaiser Permanente
Vanessa Daniel, Groundswell Fund
Sue Dunlap and Jennifer Torres, Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles
Saru Jayaraman, Restaurant Opportunities Center United
Tarana Burke, MeToo and Girls for Gender Equity

Conversations featuring:
Actress and Activist Connie Britton
Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, Cindy Holland
Valerie Jarrett and CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, Sallie Krawcheck
Tina Tchen and Actress and Time’s Up Activist Jurnee Smollett

Keynote Conversation, featuring:
Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama in Conversation with Actress and Activist Tracee Ellis Ross

Closing Remarks, featuring:
United State of Women Team

For detailed information on Day One breakout sessions and Day Two site visits, please visit: https://theunitedstateofwomen2018.sched.com/


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