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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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Sports

Check out our conversations with trailblazers expanding opportunities for athletes on and off the field.

Speakers

Julien Baker

Julien Baker

Musician (she/her)

Julien Baker

Musician (she/her)

Rachel Balkovec

Rachel Balkovec

Minor League Hitting Coach, New York Yankees (she/her)

Rachel Balkovec

Minor League Hitting Coach, New York Yankees (she/her)

Layshia Clarendon

Layshia Clarendon

Point Guard, Minnesota Lynx (he/she/they)

Layshia Clarendon

Point Guard, Minnesota Lynx (he/she/they)

Jennifer Gerson

Jennifer Gerson

Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Jennifer Gerson

Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Errin Haines

Errin Haines

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

Errin Haines

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

Abby Johnston

Abby Johnston

Deputy Editor, The 19th (she/her)

Abby Johnston

Deputy Editor, The 19th (she/her)

Jeremy Kessler

Jeffrey L. Kessler

Antitrust, Sports Law and Trial Lawyer (he/him)

Jeremy Kessler

Antitrust, Sports Law and Trial Lawyer (he/him)

Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King

Sports Icon, Champion of Equality (she/her)

Billie Jean King

Sports Icon, Champion of Equality (she/her)

Jennifer King

Jennifer King

Asst. Running Backs Coach, Washington Football (she/her)

Jennifer King

Asst. Running Backs Coach, Washington Football (she/her)

Jessica McDonald

Jessica McDonald

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion (she/her)

Jessica McDonald

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion (she/her)

Amna Nawaz

Amna Nawaz

Chief Correspondent, PBS NewsHour (she/her)

Amna Nawaz

Chief Correspondent, PBS NewsHour (she/her)

Andrea Nix Fine

Andrea Nix Fine

Oscar-Winning Director, Producer, and Writer (she/her)

Andrea Nix Fine

Oscar-Winning Director, Producer, and Writer (she/her)

Lucy Rushton

Lucy Rushton

General Manager, D.C. United (she/her)

Lucy Rushton

General Manager, D.C. United (she/her)

Schedule

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Sports

The trailblazers expanding opportunities for athletes on and off the field.

 
Welcome | 1 p.m. ET

  • Amanda Zamora, Publisher, The 19th

Keynote

A conversation with Layshia Clarendon | 1:10 p.m. ET

Layshia Clarendon is the WNBA’s first nonbinary and transgender player. The 19th’s Errin Haines explores their journey from the University of California, Berkeley to the big leagues and what pro teams can do to make sports more gender inclusive.

  • Layshia Clarendon, Point Guard, Minnesota Lynx

Moderator:

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

Panel

Equal pay for equal play | 1:45 p.m. ET

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team is an undisputed global powerhouse, with four World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals to their name. The 19th’s Jennifer Gerson examines how their battle for pay equity echoes the struggles of women in other fields.

  • Jessica McDonald, 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, Forward for the North Carolina Courage
  • Andrea Nix Fine, Oscar-Winning Director, Producer and Writer
  • Jeffrey L. Kessler, Antitrust, Sports Law and Trial Lawyer

Moderator:

Jennifer Gerson, 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.

Panel

Calling the shots | 2:35 p.m. ET

Meet three women who have shattered glass ceilings across the professional sports world. The 19th’s Abby Johnston analyzes a new generation of leadership, with lessons from on and off the field.

  • Lucy Rushton, GM and Head of Technical Recruitment and Analysis, D.C. United
  • Jennifer King, Assistant Running Backs Coach, Washington Football Team
  • Rachel Balkovec, Minor League Hitting Coach, New York Yankees

Moderator:

Abby Johnston, Deputy Editor, The 19th

Performance

Julien Baker performs ‘Sprained Ankle’ | 3:20 p.m. ET

Indie singer and songwriter Julien Baker performs the title track from her 2015 breakout album, “Sprained Ankle.”

Keynote

A conversation with Billie Jean King | 3:30 p.m. ET

The sports icon has been a proud advocate for equality over decades of slaying the competition — and the patriarchy. PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz speaks to King about the future of gender and racial equity in sports.

  • Billie Jean King, Sports Icon, Champion of Equality

Moderator:

Amna Nawaz, Chief Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Special Thanks

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