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Join The BGG at the 2018 She The People Summit!

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics is proud to be a partner of She The People Summit! This groundbreaking political summit dedicated to women of color is the first of its kind and we are honored to be a part of it. Read on for more details about the summit's purpose, speakers, and how you can attend.

She The People 2018 Summit

She the People​ is the leading race, gender, and politics network and initiative​ that advances our democracy by calling women of color fully into their fierce and loving leadership and collective power. She the People’s three year initiative​ elevates and amplifies the voice and power of women of color in our role in forging an inclusive, multiracial coalition that will transform American democracy.

Led by Aimee Allison​, President of Democracy in Color, She the People​ is telling a new national story​ that rightly narrates women of color as the drivers of a new progressive political and cultural era. Aimee is Founder of She the People and President of Democracy in Color. A national expert on political campaigns and media strategy, Aimee brings attention to the critical role women of color play in leading the multiracial, multicultural and progressive New American Majority, publishing in The New York Times, The Hill.com, and Teen Vogue.

She the People kicks off this national conversation with the She the People Summit ​on September 20, 2018​. We are highlighting the nation’s most exciting progressive women of color leaders who are on the ballot, championing movements, and driving winning political strategy. We will host 500 women of color from 25 states, including elected officials and candidates in Congressional, statewide, mayoral, and district attorney races, movement leaders, and top political strategists. We are committed to strong representation from our under-25, low-income, immigrant, LGBTQ, and Muslim communities on stage and in the audience. She the People brings together partner organizations that are led by or center women and girls of color.

Event Details:

Thursday, September 20, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST Julia Morgan Ballroom - 465 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104

Register to attend here.

Confirmed Speakers include: ​

  • Sayu Bhojwani​, ​Founder & President, New American Leaders

  • Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo​, California Assembly District 5

  • Vanessa Daniel​, Founder & Executive Director, Groundswell Fund

  • Alicia Garza​, Principal, Black Futures Lab; Strategy & Partnership Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter

  • Deb Haaland​, Democratic Nominee, New Mexico's 1st Congressional District

  • Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal​, WA-7

  • Saru Jayaraman​,Co-Founder & Co-Director, ROC United

  • California State Senator Holly Mitchell​, District 30

  • Tram Nguyen​, Co-Executive Director, New Virginia Majority

  • Ai-jen Poo​, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

  • Linda Sarsour​, Founder, MPower Change

  • DeJuana Thompson​, Co-Founder & Partner, Think Rubix

  • Rashida Tlaib​, Candidate, Michigan’s 13th Congressional Distric

Why is this day important?

The Summit will be a powerful combination of inspiration, celebration, and imagination. She the People​ will shift the national political conversation to focus on the historic leadership of women of color. She the People​ is reigniting the dream of America as a multiracial democracy by providing a new language for everyday citizens to engage electoral politics. We are educating the American polity about the fundamental role that women of color play in advancing progressive politics.

This Summit is taking place on the eve of the midterm elections at a time when our country is looking for signs of hope and courageous leadership. We have witnessed since 2016 a surge of women of color both rising in politics and entering politics. The Summit will be an unprecedented convening of women of color who are changing our national and local politics. From the stage, participants will learn about the political power of work of color as a voting bloc, and will hear stories of the challenges and triumphs of what it takes for women of color to succeed in politics. They will also hear from the very best strategists about how women of color are leading new approaches to win in the mid-terms and beyond. More details are available at www.shethepeople.org.

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