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The 19th Represents

Virtual Summit

This event took place August 16-20, 2021

This summer, our second annual #19thRepresents Summit explored why #RepresentationMatters in democracy, sports, business, culture and voting. You can watch the full summit to hear from leaders, history-makers and rising stars — as well as performances from Julien Baker, Gina Chavez, The Linda Lindas, and the Broadway cast of Jagged Little Pill.

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Culture

Did you miss our conversations with the creators elevating underrepresented stories in their work? Watch now!

Speakers

Amanda Becker

Amanda Becker

Washington Correspondent, The 19th (she/her)

Amanda Becker

Washington Correspondent, The 19th (she/her)

Leigh Davenport

Leigh Davenport

Creator, “Run The World” (she/her)

Leigh Davenport

Creator, “Run The World” (she/her)

Errin Haines

Errin Haines

Editor-at-Large, The 19th (she/her)

Errin Haines

Editor-at-Large, The 19th (she/her)

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter, The New York Times Magazine (she/her)

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter, The New York Times Magazine (she/her)

Jagged Little Pill

Jagged Little Pill

Broadway cast

Jagged Little Pill

Broadway cast

Adele Lim

Adele Lim

Writer and Producer, “Crazy Rich Asians” (she/her)

Adele Lim

Writer and Producer, “Crazy Rich Asians” (she/her)

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

Global Recording Artist (they/them)

Demi Lovato

Global Recording Artist (they/them)

Shefali Luthra

Shefali Luthra

Health Care Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Shefali Luthra

Health Care Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Niketa Patel

Niketa Patel

Senior Director of Partnerships, The 19th (she/her)

Niketa Patel

Senior Director of Partnerships, The 19th (she/her)

Lauren Ridloff

Lauren Ridloff

Actor, “The Walking Dead” and “Eternals” (she/her)

Lauren Ridloff

Actor, “The Walking Dead” and “Eternals” (she/her)

Kate Sosin

Kate Sosin

LGBTQ+ Reporter, The 19th (they/them)

Kate Sosin

LGBTQ+ Reporter, The 19th (they/them)

Tina Tchen

Tina Tchen

President and CEO, Time’s Up Foundation (she/her)

Tina Tchen

President and CEO, Time’s Up Foundation (she/her)

Siera Teller Ornelas

Sierra Teller Ornelas

Showrunner, “Rutherford Falls” (she/her)

Siera Teller Ornelas

Showrunner, “Rutherford Falls” (she/her)

Schedule

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Culture

The creators reflecting underrepresented groups in their work.

 
Welcome | 1 p.m. ET

  • Amanda Zamora, Publisher, The 19th

Keynote

A conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones | 1:10 p.m. ET

Last year, our country confronted two pandemics: the coronavirus and systemic racism. What role does the news media play in exposing injustice, advancing racial equity and writing a new chapter for people of color in America?

  • Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter, The New York Times Magazine

Moderator:

Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large, The 19th

One-on-one

A conversation with Tina Tchen | 1:40 p.m. ET

Time’s Up was borne out of the #MeToo movement and its mission is to create a society free of gender-based discrimination in the workplace and beyond. But co-founder Roberta Kaplan’s role advising New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he considered publicly discrediting one of his accusers has cast a shadow over the organization, and Kaplan has since resigned. Time’s Up President Tina Tchen speaks to Amanda Becker about the organization’s challenges, missteps, relationship to power and future.

  • Tina Tchen, President and CEO, Time’s Up

Moderator:

Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent, The 19th

Panel

Our stories, our way | 2:00 p.m. ET

Three stars share their stories of breaking the Hollywood mold and ushering in narratives that reflect modern America. Here’s why these stories need to be told — and why they’re the ones to do it.

  • Adele Lim, Co-Writer, “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Raya and the Last Dragon”
  • Sierra Teller Ornelas, Showrunner, “Rutherford Falls”
  • Leigh Davenport, Creator and Co-Executive Producer, “Run The World”

Moderator:

Niketa Patel, Senior Director of Partnerships, The 19th

 
Take a breath | 3:00 p.m. ET

Join us each day for a breathing, stretching and movement break led by yoga instructor and body positivity expert Jessamyn Stanley.

One-on-One

Making Hollywood accessible | 3:05 p.m. ET

Over the past few years, Hollywood has diversified its ranks — in front of and behind the camera. We’ll examine what the entertainment industry can do to be more inclusive of people living with disabilities.

  • Lauren Ridloff, Actor, “Eternals” and “The Walking Dead”

Moderator:

Shefali Luthra, Health Care Reporter, The 19th

Performance

The cast of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill performs ‘All I Really Want’ | 3:35 p.m. ET

“Jagged Little Pill” is a ‘90s feminist anthem written by Canadian singer, songwriter and actor Alanis Morissette. The songs on her hit album were adapted for and premiered on the stage in 2018, scoring 15 Tony Award nominations and a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

Keynote

A conversation with Demi Lovato | 3:40 p.m. ET

Grammy-nominated musician Demi Lovato got their musical start with the debut single “This Is Me” in 2008. Their seventh studio album, “Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over” debuted in April, hitting No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. In May, Lovato came out as nonbinary. In addition to numerous entertainment awards, they were honored with a GLAAD Vanguard Award for their LGBTQ+ advocacy.

  • Demi Lovato, Global Recording Artist

Moderator:

Kate Sosin, LGBTQ+ Reporter, The 19th

Special Thanks

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