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People of Color, Not Just for Stock Photos: Why We Need Diverse Leaders for the Progressive Movement and Beyond

  • The Raben Respite 1218 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)

Against a backdrop of divisive politics and our nation’s shifting demographics, the policy challenges at stake in this election will require never-before-seen coalitions to work together to imagine and fight for a more inclusive future.

Take immigration reform, women’s health, voting rights, and climate change - it’s no secret that all of these issues hit low-income communities and people of color harder than others. Yet when we look at the mainstream NGOs and elected officials who advocate on their behalf, we rarely see people of color. That's because those who lead across the progressive community, and those who shape and fund its direction, are overwhelmingly white.

The same is true from Hollywood to Silicon Valley to Congress. This discussion will bring together leaders and diversity pioneers from across the progressive movement and beyond to discuss the innovative ways that the progressive community can better represent the communities it serves -- and what we risk if we fail to do so.


  • Moderator, Robert Raben, President, The Raben Group; Founder, Green 2.0
  • Aimee Allison, Executive Producer & Senior Vice President, Democracy in Color & PowerPAC+
  • Kaya Henderson, Former Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • The Honorable John King
  • Jean Lee, CEO, Minority Corporate Counsel Association 
  • Whitney Tome, Executive Director, Green 2.0

Register here.