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Sousan Abadian

Teacher, speaker and consultant on culture change and religious rights.

Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean

President at Fair Count, a nonprofit founded by Stacey Abrams.

Ian Bassin

Co-founder and Executive Director of Protect Democracy.

Bill de Blasio

Former Mayor of New York City, USA

Jennifer Butler

Consultant, writer and speaker on religion, public policy and democracy.

Dr. Azza Karam

President & CEO of Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace

Rev. Terry Kyllo

Executive Director of Paths to Understanding

Charline E. Manuel

Chair of Global Ethic Committee at PoWR

Dr. Mary Nelson

Faith-based Community Development Expert

Frank So

Executive Director of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Shun Tucker-Allen

Sr. Faith Coordinator for Fair Count

Rev. Jim Wallis

Co-Founder & Chair of Georgetown University’s Center on Faith and Justice

Rabbi Daniel A. Weiner

Senior Rabbi of Temple De Hirsch Sinai

2024 Schedule

January – March
  • The Year of Democracy

    Panel | February 22nd
  • Women on the Front Lines of Defending Democracy

    Panel | March 8th
  • Religion and Civic Spaces: Navigating Challenges and Fostering Unity

    Panel | March 12th
April – June
  • Strategies for Community Organizing and Civic Mobilization

    Workshop | April 18th
  • State of Democracy: In Dialogue with the World’s Oldest Indigenous Democracy

    Panel | May 23rd
  • Our Common Planet, Our Common Future

    Panel | June 5th
July – September
  • Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Youth Civic Engagement Strategies

    Panel | July 25th
  • The Tools of Effective Protest: Nonviolence, Disobedience & Disruption

    Workshop | September 19th
October – December
  • The Role Of Institutions: Fostering Fair Elections and Protecting Human Rights

    Panel | October 24th
  • The State of Democracy & Our Path Forward

    Panel | December 12th

Final titles and dates are subject to change. Additional programs will be added throughout the year. Subscribe to our newsletter for details.

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