Democrats have a tremendous opportunity to win big in 2018. But they will need to abandon the myth of the “white swing-voter” and build transformative campaigns capable of expanding the electorate and tapping the New American Majority: the multiracial, multicultural, and progressive coalition of voters consisting of people of color and progressive whites. This panel will discuss strategies for 2018 and feature candidates whose campaigns have demonstrated the power of mobilizing this majority and building a truly reflective democracy.
Led by: Aimee Allison
Panelists: Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, Annie Weinberg
Hear remarks from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris and candidate Deb Haaland. Plus, join us for “Hidden Figures: How Women of Color are Making History in the Midterms,” a panel discussion featuring women of color who are leading the way to progressive victories in key states.
Women of color lead the most vibrant movements of our day and are the nation’s often-unacknowledged strongest progressives at the polls. The turnout and the numbers tell the story: Women of color are the critical swing vote leading wins at the polls in 2018, 2020 and beyond. The most underrepresented group, women of color are poised to make history this year; but this transformational moment requires progressives to invest deeply in the leadership and vision of women of color. We’ll hear from the nation’s “hidden figures”—strategists who are women of color, who have demonstrated the power of electoral strategies that leverage deep knowledge of community priorities and networks and prioritize the new American majority framework to win elections in Alabama, Virginia, Texas, Georgia and beyond. These strategists are creating new possibilities for progressive victories, in areas where Republicans and moderate Democrats have dominated the agenda.
Moderator - Aimee Allison
It is time to celebrate and usher in a new era in American politics. On Thursday, September 20, 2018 in San Francisco, the inaugural She the People Summit—an unprecedented national gathering of women of color transforming U.S. politics—will mark this moment in history of our rise. Founded and led by Aimee Allison, president of Democracy in Color and host of the "Democracy in Color" podcast, the summit will convene leading changemakers in national progressive politics. We are coming together to strengthen our collective bonds, to organize our common efforts, and to realize the political power of women of color in 2018, 2020, and beyond. shethepeople.org
Panel: For the Culture: Harnessing the Power of Black Women to Transform America
Sponsors: Collective PAC, Color of Change, Democracy in Color, Higher Heights and MoveOn
The event will consist of two panels. One will focus on cultural change and the other will focus on political change. Both panels will feature a mix of Black women cultural producers and political leaders. After the panels, we’ll have a wine reception.
The event will be livestreamed on Facebook.
Guest: Aimee Allison. This weekly news series features award-winning journalists Thuy Vu and Scott Shafer. It includes engaging roundtable discussions, in-depth reporting and analysis from all KQED News sources, and interviews with newsmakers and Bay Area innovators. It premieres Fridays at 7pm on KQED Public Television 9, repeats over the weekend on several KQED TV channels.
6-7 PM Cocktail hour
7-7:30 PM Brandt and Anderson Awards Presentation
7:30-8:30 PM A Coalition of the Center featuring featuring William Galston and William Kristol, in conversation with Aimee Allison
This year, registration will take place upstairs at the entrance of the Julia Morgan Ballroom. Please proceed directly to the 15th floor upon entering the building. The IGS Event Staff will assist with event check-in.
The dress code for the IGS Salon Gala is business casual.
Parking and Transportation
Starting at 5:30 pm complimentary valet parking services will be provided to all guests, curbside at 465 California Street.
The nearest public parking garages are located at:
- St. Mary's Square Parking Garage, 433 Kearny Street @ California
- Portsmouth Square Garage, 733 Kearny Street @ Clay
The Montgomery BART station will provide the nearest access to the Julia Morgan Ballroom. Upon exiting the station, proceed 4 blocks north until reaching California Street, and turn right. The Ballroom is located mid-block on the right side facing Market Street.
Watch Aimee Allison moderate a powerhouse panel of women of color on Free Speech TV.
Full Event from 8:30am to 11:45pm.
Fifty years ago this March, the Kerner Commission, appointed by President Lyndon Johnson, issued a seminal report on racial division and disparities in the United States. The report was produced in response to civil unrest that raged across the country. In the 1968 report, the commission concluded that, “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.” Today, many of the same issues plague the country, and concerns over civil rights, racial division, and racial disparities are, in many ways, more pressing than ever.
The Power Rising Summit provides a space for Black women, from coast to coast, to come together as one.
Every election season, the sophistication of voter engagement efforts increases and becomes more dynamic. Therefore, it's important for organizers and community leaders to understand new methods for reaching voters - both in-person and digitally - and how they can maximize their work to effectively increase turnout at the polls.
This discussion, "Democracy Rescued: The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Black Women in Politics,” will explore some of the challenges Black women face when navigating the political space and the ways that we can do more to make room for Black women to lead.
Featuring: Aimee Allison, Hon. Malia Cohen, Kimberly Ellis, Christine Johnson, and Meena Harris (moderator)
Aimee is speaking around 12:30 p.m. on the main stage!
The Women's March Bay Area will unite in San Jose and San Francisco to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year. This rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women's rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections.
Need a real dose of hope?
Join Dolores Huerta, Marianne Williamson, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Sister Jenna, Stephen Dinan, Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Joan Blades, Shariff Abdullah, Michael Lerner, Andrew Harvey and other bold leaders, activists, and “solutionaries” who are sharing their best practices for BEING the change the world needs right now!
During this unparalleled 3-day gathering, you’ll learn about exciting initiatives in key areas, including:
Racial & Social Justice
Social Impact Entrepreneurship & Economic Justice
Climate Change & Green Energy
And so much more!
Join us for Vision 2020, December 5-7.
RSVP at no charge here: http://vision2020summit.us/
Los Angeles, CA
Aimee’s keynote topic:
"Women of color are the core of the progressive movement as activists, culture makers, voters, and next generation political leadership. She the People imagines a politics that we have not yet seen - one that elevates and invests in women of color, America's most underrepresented and progressive group, to forge an intersectional political agenda that addresses the unfinished business of the left and prepares our movement for victory. She the People reimagines democracy, as women of color become the majority of all women and people of color in the U.S."
Women's March Presents: The Inaugural Women's Convention 2017
The Women’s Convention will bring thousands of women, femmes and our allies of all backgrounds to Detroit from October 27-29, 2017, for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building to continue the preparation going into the 2018 midterm elections.
Saturday October 21, 2017
8:55-9:10 am–Statewide Breakfast–Homestead
Aimee Allison Keynote
2:30-3:45 pm–Great Hall Conference Center & Homestead Building
The New American Majority: Changing the Way the Democratic Party Approaches Elections–Homestead 2