She the People is strengthening the political power of women of color in Virginia by hosting the She the People Virginia Town Hall on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The Town Hall will take place at Virginia Union University, a historically black college and university located in Richmond, VA. As a Southern swing state, Virginia is a key state to watch, both driving and mirroring the national political trajectory. Virginia voters are showing a new direction for America, working towards a more inclusive, reflective and just democracy. Women of color are the core constituency that ushered in a “blue wave” in the recent midterm elections, and will play a vital role in Virginia’s 2019 statewide primaries and elections. The Town Hall will focus statewide attention on issues central to the lives and communities of women of color: racial, economic, gender, and social justice issues.

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KeyNote: Former Assemblymember Lucy Flores

Delegate Lashrecse Aird, Virginia House of Delegates, 63rd District • Aimee Allison, Founder & President, She the People • Sayu Bhojwani, Founder & President, New American Leaders • Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, Virginia House of Delegates, 2nd District • Maya Castillo Morrison, Political Director, New Virginia Majority  • Reverend Lacette Cross, Founder, Restoration Fellowship RVA • Margie Del Castillo, Director, Virginia Latina Advocacy Network/National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health  • Keren Dongo, Campaign Manager, Kaine for Virginia • Ibby Han, Director, Virginia Student Power Network • Delegate Charniele L. Herring, House Democratic Caucus Chair, Virginia House of Delegates, 46th District • Austyn Higgs, Program Manager and School Liaison, Virginia Commonwealth University • Senator Jennifer McClellan, Virginia State Senate, 9th District • Stephanie Morales, Attorney, Portsmouth Commonwealth • Tram Nguyen, Co-Executive Director, New Virginia Majority • Delegate Marcia Price, Virginia House of Delegates, 95th District • Tierra Ragland, Director, Virginia Progressive Leadership Project • Alexsis Rodgers, Communications Director, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia • Tamara L. Shewmake, School Board Member, City of Portsmouth • Quanita Toffie, Director of Civic Engagement and Electoral Organizing, Groundswell Action Fund • Delegate Kathy Tran, Virginia House of Delegates, 42nd District • Naomi Wadler, Social Justice Activist

Steering Committee

Maya Castillo Morrison, New Virginia Majority  • Margie del Castillo, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health • Ibby Han, Virginia Student Power Network  • Tram Nguyen, New Virginia Majority • Delegate Marcia Price, 95th District • Tierra Ragland, Virginia Progressive Leadership Project • Alexsis Rodgers, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia • Cianti Stewart-Reid, New Virginia Majority • Lala Wu, Sister District





9:00 AM Registration, Breakfast, Networking

9:30 AM Welcome to the She the People Virginia Town Hall

Speakers: Aimee Allison, Senator Jennifer McClellan, Tram Nguyen

9:45 AM Panel: New Civil Rights Movement

Speakers: Margie Del Castillo, Maya Castillo, Yanet Limon-Amado, Ibby Han, Austyn Higgs

10:30 AM Networking

11:00 AM Morning Talks

Speakers: Delegate Lashrecse Aird, Reverend Lacette Cross, Former Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, Delegate Charniele Herring, Noelle Luendo, Commonwealth's Attorney Stephanie Morales, Naomi Wadler

12:30 PM Lunch

1:15 PM Panel: Fresh Women

Speakers: Alexsis Rodgers, Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, School Board Member Tamara Shewmake, Delegate Kathy Tran

2:00 PM Table Time + Share Out

2:45 PM Afternoon Talks

Speakers: Sayu Bhojwani, Keren Dongo, Delegate Marcia Price, Tierra Ragland, Quanita Toffie

3:30 PM Close