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Tuesday, July 2

10:35am CDT

Protecting The Culture
Founder of P.A.C.E. and The Union will talk about the movement to build collective power through  ecosystem building, powering and connecting the diaspora through Technology, Entrepreneurship and Culture.

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Arif Gursel

The Union & P.A.C.E.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 10:35am - 10:55am CDT
Ace Hotel Main Stage
Wednesday, July 3

10:30am CDT

Building The Future: Discussion with Valerie Jarrett presented by Lyft
Monica Poindexter, Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Lyft, will interview  Valerie B. Jarrett, one of President Obama's longest serving advisors. The phenomenal women will cover leadership, representation, politics and her new book “Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward”.

Valerie B. Jarrett was the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and is a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation. She oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and Chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls.  Her New York Times bestselling book, Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, was released in April and shares her perspective on leadership, activism and finding your own voice. 

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Valerie Jarrett

Obama Foundation & Obama Administration, Sr. Advisor


Wednesday July 3, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am CDT
Ace Hotel Main Stage

4:45pm CDT

Black Voters Matter: Intersection of Tech and Black Liberation
The 40,000 Rising! Tour, starting June 30th, will travel around the state of Louisiana for a campaign to register the 40,000 voters. They are bringing the Blackest Bus in America to the Black Tech NOLA conference. BLack Voters Matter will set up voter registration at the event, lead a panel to challenge the way we think about tech and social and economic justice, and will close the event out with a BIG BANG celebrating Black Excellence during Tech After Hours!

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Rachel Graham

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LaTosha Brown

Co-founder, Black Voters Matter Fund
LaTosha Brown is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, a power building southern based civic engagement organization that played an instrumental role in the 2017 Alabama U.S. Senate race. Ms. Brown is principal owner of TruthSpeaks Consulting, Inc., a philanthropy advisory consulting... Read More →

Wednesday July 3, 2019 4:45pm - 5:25pm CDT
Ace Hotel Main Stage