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: FLETCHER, Singer 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON PLENARY INFORMATION: 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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