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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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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, Tex

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

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

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Business

The people building a more representative business world.

 
Welcome | 1 p.m. ET

  • Emily Ramshaw, CEO, The 19th

Keynote

A conversation with Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo | 1:10 p.m. ET

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo joined the Biden administration to help build a care economy that works for everyone. PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff will explore what those efforts look like today — and how they’ve evolved over modern history.

  • Secretary Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Department of Commerce

Moderator:

Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour

Panel

Better than good | 1:40 p.m. ET

Meet women on the cutting edge of American philanthropy to learn how they define social good. How do leaders measure impact and what does it mean to bring about meaningful change in this moment?

  • Priscilla Chan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Moderator:

Kathryn Murdoch, Co-Founder and President, Quadrivium Foundation

 
Take a breath | 2:25 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

Yes we can | 2:30 p.m. ET

The pandemic exposed a lack of fair wages, protections and safety-net resources for millions of American workers. Hear how labor leaders across industries are working to reshape the fight for worker rights.

  • Mary Kay Henry, International President, Service Employees International Union
  • Saru Jayaraman, President and Co-Founder, One Fair Wage
  • Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO

Moderator:

Shefali Luthra, Health Care Reporter, The 19th

Performance

Gina Chavez performs ‘La Que Manda’ and ‘Let It Out’ | 3:15 p.m. ET

Gina Chavez is a queer, Catholic and Latinx artist based in Austin, Texas. Her 2020 hit “La Que Manda” (The Woman in Charge) is about waking up to the power within.

Sponsor Segment

From our presenting sponsor: The Impact Seat

The Impact Seat builds entrepreneurial ecosystems that create communities of inclusive innovation.

  • Barbara Clarke, Founder and President, The Impact Seat

Panel

Cracking the C-suite | 3:30 p.m. ET

Two innovative founders and CEOs explain how they built their businesses and what the for-profit sector can do to empower (and fund) leaders from underrepresented groups.

  • Whitney Wolfe Herd, Founder and CEO, Bumble
  • Beatrice “Bea” Dixon, Co-Founder and CEO, The Honey Pot Company

Moderator:

Chabeli Carrazana, Economy Reporter, The 19th

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

Friday, August 20, 2021

Voting

The leaders inspiring communities to engage and vote.

 
Welcome | 1 p.m. ET

  • Emily Ramshaw, CEO, The 19th

Keynote

A conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama | 1:10 p.m. ET

Michelle Obama created the national nonprofit When We All Vote to tackle barriers to voting access that limit electoral participation. Hear the former first lady talk about her passion for civic engagement and how she’s working to mobilize voters on the community level.

  • Michelle Obama, Co-Chair, When We All Vote

Moderator:

Valerie Jarrett, Board Chair, Civic Nation

Sponsor segment

From our founding sponsor: Supermajority Education Fund | 1:25 p.m. ET

The Supermajority Education Fund provides resources, education and training for young women and women of color. Hear three of their leaders discuss the transformative power of the women’s electorate.

  • Amanda Brown Lierman, Executive Director, Supermajority Education Fund
  • Cecile Richards, Co-Founder, Supermajority and Former President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-Director, Caring Across Generations

Panel

Voting rights: On the ground in Georgia | 1:35 p.m. ET

After taking center stage in the presidential election, Georgia put in place restrictive new voting measures, prompting several other states to do the same. The 19th’s Mariel Padilla talks to the people working to restore and preserve access for voters throughout the state.

  • Toni Watkins, Deputy Organizing Director, New Georgia Project
  • Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood, Executive Director, Asian American Advocacy Fund
  • Lauren Groh-Wargo, Chief Executive Officer, Fair Fight Action

Moderator:

Mariel Padilla, General Assignment Reporter, The 19th


Take a breath | 2:05 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

Voting rights: On the ground in Texas | 2:10 p.m. ET

During a special legislative session, Texas Republicans introduced one of the nation’s most restrictive voting bills. In response, to block a vote on the measure and to advocate for federal voting protections, Texas Democrats left the state and traveled to Washington, D.C. What happens next? Hear from state officials about what’s at stake in the Lone Star State and around the country.

  • State Rep. Nicole Collier, Democrat, Texas
  • Judge Lina Hidalgo, Harris County, Texas

Moderator:

Barbara Rodriguez, Statehouses Reporter, The 19th

Panel

Voting rights: On the ground in Virginia | 2:40 p.m. ET

Earlier this year, Virginia passed an expansive voting rights measure that restores many components of the federal Voting Rights Act, which had been stripped by the Supreme Court in 2013. The 19th’s Candice Norwood evaluates what those new rules mean for Virginia voters and how this state came to lead in the fight for voting rights.

  • State Del. Marcia “Cia” Price, Democrat, Virginia
  • Tram Nguyen, Co-Executive Director, New Virginia Majority

Moderator:

Candice Norwood, Reporter, The 19th

Performance

The Linda Lindas perform ‘Missing You’ | 3:10 p.m. ET

The Linda Lindas are a punk and power pop band who rose to fame with appearances in the movie “Moxie” and viral videos of artful performances. They are a group of four Asian and Latinx teens who have been performing together since 2018. Mila (10), Eloise (13), Lucia (14) and Bela (16) are two sisters, a cousin and their close friend.

Keynote

A conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill | 3:20 p.m. ET

Voting rights is one of the most urgent issues of our time. The 19th’s Errin Haines talks to Sherrilyn Ifill about how civil rights leaders are mobilizing at national and state levels, and what’s next in the modern-day fight for equal access to the ballot box.

  • Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Moderator:

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

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, Tex

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

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

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Business

The people building a more representative business world.

 
Welcome | 1 p.m. ET

  • Emily Ramshaw, CEO, The 19th

Keynote

A conversation with Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo | 1:10 p.m. ET

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo joined the Biden administration to help build a care economy that works for everyone. PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff will explore what those efforts look like today — and how they’ve evolved over modern history.

  • Secretary Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Department of Commerce

Moderator:

Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour

Panel

Better than good | 1:40 p.m. ET

Meet women on the cutting edge of American philanthropy to learn how they define social good. How do leaders measure impact and what does it mean to bring about meaningful change in this moment?

  • Priscilla Chan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Moderator:

Kathryn Murdoch, Co-Founder and President, Quadrivium Foundation

 
Take a breath | 2:25 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

Yes we can | 2:30 p.m. ET

The pandemic exposed a lack of fair wages, protections and safety-net resources for millions of American workers. Hear how labor leaders across industries are working to reshape the fight for worker rights.

  • Mary Kay Henry, International President, Service Employees International Union
  • Saru Jayaraman, President and Co-Founder, One Fair Wage
  • Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO

Moderator:

Shefali Luthra, Health Care Reporter, The 19th

Performance

Gina Chavez performs ‘La Que Manda’ and ‘Let It Out’ | 3:15 p.m. ET

Gina Chavez is a queer, Catholic and Latinx artist based in Austin, Texas. Her 2020 hit “La Que Manda” (The Woman in Charge) is about waking up to the power within.

Sponsor Segment

From our presenting sponsor: The Impact Seat

The Impact Seat builds entrepreneurial ecosystems that create communities of inclusive innovation.

  • Barbara Clarke, Founder and President, The Impact Seat

Panel

Cracking the C-suite | 3:30 p.m. ET

Two innovative founders and CEOs explain how they built their businesses and what the for-profit sector can do to empower (and fund) leaders from underrepresented groups.

  • Whitney Wolfe Herd, Founder and CEO, Bumble
  • Beatrice “Bea” Dixon, Co-Founder and CEO, The Honey Pot Company

Moderator:

Chabeli Carrazana, Economy Reporter, The 19th

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

Friday, August 20, 2021

Voting

The leaders inspiring communities to engage and vote.

 
Welcome | 1 p.m. ET

  • Emily Ramshaw, CEO, The 19th

Keynote

A conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama | 1:10 p.m. ET

Michelle Obama created the national nonprofit When We All Vote to tackle barriers to voting access that limit electoral participation. Hear the former first lady talk about her passion for civic engagement and how she’s working to mobilize voters on the community level.

  • Michelle Obama, Co-Chair, When We All Vote

Moderator:

Valerie Jarrett, Board Chair, Civic Nation

Sponsor segment

From our founding sponsor: Supermajority Education Fund | 1:25 p.m. ET

The Supermajority Education Fund provides resources, education and training for young women and women of color. Hear three of their leaders discuss the transformative power of the women’s electorate.

  • Amanda Brown Lierman, Executive Director, Supermajority Education Fund
  • Cecile Richards, Co-Founder, Supermajority and Former President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-Director, Caring Across Generations

Panel

Voting rights: On the ground in Georgia | 1:35 p.m. ET

After taking center stage in the presidential election, Georgia put in place restrictive new voting measures, prompting several other states to do the same. The 19th’s Mariel Padilla talks to the people working to restore and preserve access for voters throughout the state.

  • Toni Watkins, Deputy Organizing Director, New Georgia Project
  • Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood, Executive Director, Asian American Advocacy Fund
  • Lauren Groh-Wargo, Chief Executive Officer, Fair Fight Action

Moderator:

Mariel Padilla, General Assignment Reporter, The 19th


Take a breath | 2:05 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

Voting rights: On the ground in Texas | 2:10 p.m. ET

During a special legislative session, Texas Republicans introduced one of the nation’s most restrictive voting bills. In response, to block a vote on the measure and to advocate for federal voting protections, Texas Democrats left the state and traveled to Washington, D.C. What happens next? Hear from state officials about what’s at stake in the Lone Star State and around the country.

  • State Rep. Nicole Collier, Democrat, Texas
  • Judge Lina Hidalgo, Harris County, Texas

Moderator:

Barbara Rodriguez, Statehouses Reporter, The 19th

Panel

Voting rights: On the ground in Virginia | 2:40 p.m. ET

Earlier this year, Virginia passed an expansive voting rights measure that restores many components of the federal Voting Rights Act, which had been stripped by the Supreme Court in 2013. The 19th’s Candice Norwood evaluates what those new rules mean for Virginia voters and how this state came to lead in the fight for voting rights.

  • State Del. Marcia “Cia” Price, Democrat, Virginia
  • Tram Nguyen, Co-Executive Director, New Virginia Majority

Moderator:

Candice Norwood, Reporter, The 19th

Performance

The Linda Lindas perform ‘Missing You’ | 3:10 p.m. ET

The Linda Lindas are a punk and power pop band who rose to fame with appearances in the movie “Moxie” and viral videos of artful performances. They are a group of four Asian and Latinx teens who have been performing together since 2018. Mila (10), Eloise (13), Lucia (14) and Bela (16) are two sisters, a cousin and their close friend.

Keynote

A conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill | 3:20 p.m. ET

Voting rights is one of the most urgent issues of our time. The 19th’s Errin Haines talks to Sherrilyn Ifill about how civil rights leaders are mobilizing at national and state levels, and what’s next in the modern-day fight for equal access to the ballot box.

  • Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Moderator:

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

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