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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.

Presented By

Democracy

Check out our exciting roundup of conversations with leaders working to uphold democracy at all levels.

Speakers

Amanda Becker

Amanda Becker

Washington Correspondent, The 19th (she/her)

Amanda Becker

Washington Correspondent, The 19th (she/her)

Lisa Desjardins

Lisa Desjardins

Correspondent, PBS NewsHour (she/her)

Lisa Desjardins

Correspondent, PBS NewsHour (she/her)

Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet, “Postcolonial Love Poem” (she/her)

Natalie Diaz

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet, “Postcolonial Love Poem” (she/her)

Deb Haaland

Secretary Deb Haaland

U.S. Department of the Interior (she/her)

Deb Haaland

U.S. Department of the Interior (she/her)

Margaret Hoover

Margaret Hoover

PBS’s “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover” (she/her)

Margaret Hoover

PBS’s “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover” (she/her)

Dr. Rachel Levine

Dr. Rachel Levine

Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (she/her)

Dr. Rachel Levine

Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (she/her)

Mattie Parker

Mayor Mattie Parker

Fort Worth, Texas (she/her)

Mattie Parker

Fort Worth, Texas (she/her)

Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Democrat, California (she/her)

Nancy Pelosi

Democrat, California (she/her)

Orion Rummler

Orion Rummler

Reporter, The 19th (he/him)

Orion Rummler

Reporter, The 19th (he/him)

Ritchie Torres

U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres

Democrat, New York (he/him)

Ritchie Torres

Democrat, New York (he/him)

Mauree Turner

State Rep. Mauree Turner

Democrat, Oklahoma (they/them)

Mauree Turner

Democrat, Oklahoma (they/them)

Secretary of State Kim Wyman

Secretary of State Kim Wyman

Republican, Washington (she/her)

Secretary of State Kim Wyman

Republican, Washington (she/her)

Schedule

Monday, August 16, 2021

Democracy

The officials working to uphold democracy at all levels.

 
Welcome | 1 p.m. ET

  • Amanda Zamora, Publisher, The 19th

Keynote

A conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi | 1:10 p.m. ET

As speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi has led the Congressional response to the pandemic, as well as the fight against misinformation and disinformation campaigns surrounding the 2020 election and the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Hear how she’s thinking about the future of American democracy.

  • U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, California

Moderator:

Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent, The 19th

Panel

First, not last | 1:40 p.m. ET

These groundbreakers represent significant firsts in elective office. The 19th’s Orion Rummler explores what their political ascension means, how their lived experiences impact their work and how they’re putting the “represent” in representative politics.

  • U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres, Democrat, New York
  • Dr. Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • State Rep. Mauree Turner, Democrat, Oklahoma

Moderator:

Orion Rummler, Breaking News Reporter, The 19th

 
Take a breath | 2:30 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

Leading at the local level | 2:35 p.m. ET

Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker narrowly defeated Deborah Peoples, Tarrant County’s Democratic Party Chair, in a June run-off — making her the last Republican mayor of a big Texas city. How will she lead an increasingly diverse city?

  • Mayor Mattie Parker, Fort Worth, Texas

Moderator:

Margaret Hoover, Host of PBS’s “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover”

One-on-one

Securing our elections | 3:05 p.m. ET

Election integrity has become a hot button phrase lately, but Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has been thinking about it for decades. The 19th’s Amanda Becker explores how Wyman got her state through the historic pandemic election and how she’s dealt with election fraud claims from within her own party.

  • Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Republican, Washington

Moderator:

Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent, The 19th

Performance

 
Natalie Diaz reads from ‘Postcolonial Love Poem’ | 3:30 p.m. ET

Celebrated Mojave poet Natalie Diaz, the first Latina to win a Pulitzer Prize, reads from “Postcolonial Love Poem.”

Keynote

A conversation with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland | 3:35 p.m. ET

Haaland is the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history, and was one of the first two Native American women to serve in Congress. Hear how she’s bringing her lived experiences to the work to combat climate change and protect the environment.

  • Secretary Deb Haaland, U.S. Department of the Interior

Moderator:

Lisa Desjardins, Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Special Thanks

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