The 19th Represents Schedule

From August 10–14, 2020, we commemorated the suffrage centennial with The 19th Represents, presented by Goldman Sachs and Intuit, a week of virtual events that raised the voices of women — past and present — who are reshaping the American story. Recordings of the five days of conversations with prominent women in politics, civic engagement, journalism and the arts are available to watch below. Enjoy!

THE LINEUP

Breaking Ground 

MONDAY, AUG 10, 1 - 3:45 PM CT

We kicked off our inaugural 19th Represents with conversations with women who smashed the glass ceiling in electoral politics, policy and the performing arts — and are still paving the way for the rest of us. 

  • Keynote conversation: U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada
    Moderator: Amanda Zamora, co-founder and publisher, The 19th
  • Keynote conversation: U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois
    Moderator: Amanda Zamora, co-founder and publisher, The 19th
  • Performance: The Go-Go’s: “Club Zero”
  • Panel discussion: The Firsts: Women in politics who blazed their own trail 
    • Former New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez
    • Virginia Del. Danica Roem
    • U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico
    • San Francisco Mayor London Breed
      Moderator: Andrea Valdez, editor in chief, The 19th

Suffrage*

TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 1 - 3:45 PM CT

We revisited the unequal history of voting rights in our nation and considered the work we have left to do to ensure the 19th Amendment — ratified a century ago — truly extends to all women. 

  • Keynote conversation: Stacey Abrams, voting rights activist
    Moderator: Errin Haines, editor-at-large, The 19th
  • Performance: Actors Meryl Streep and Zoe Saldaña: “Voices of Suffrage”
  • Panel discussion: The Asterisk: Suffrage as unfinished business 
    • Alicia Garza, principal at the Black Futures Lab and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network
    • María Teresa Kumar, founding president of Voto Latino
    • Martha S. Jones, professor of history at John Hopkins University
      Moderator: Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize winner, New York Times Magazine

The Future is Female

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 1 - 3:45 PM CT

Tune in to stretch your horizons with conversations on what’s at stake in the fight for gender equity in the U.S. and abroad and how some conservative women hope to shake up their party.

  • Keynote conversation: Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Pivotal Ventures
    Moderator: Emily Ramshaw, co-founder and CEO, The 19th
  • Performance: Madame Gandhi: “The Future is Female”
  • Panel Discussion: Next-Gen GOP: The women working to reshape conservatism
    • Young Kim, California congressional candidate
    • Valerie Ramirez Mukherjee, Illinois congressional candidate
    • Beth Van Duyne, Texas congressional candidate  
      Moderator: Sarah Longwell, president and CEO of Longwell Partners

Electability*

THURSDAY, AUG. 13, 1 - 3:45 PM CT

When will a woman be president? We’ll ask the one who nearly was, another working to get more conservative women to run, and the experts and academics working to debunk the electability myth. 

  • Keynote: Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee
    Moderator: Amanda Becker, Washington correspondent, The 19th
  • Keynote conversation: U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York
    Moderator: Amanda Becker, Washington correspondent, The 19th
  • Performance: New York Philharmonic with composers Camryn Cowan, Valerie Coleman and Jessica Mays   
  • Panel discussion: When will a woman win the presidency?
    • Kelly Dittmar, associate professor of political science, Rutgers University-Camden
    • U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, former presidential candidate
    • Jennifer Palmieri, author and former communications director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign
      Moderator: Errin Haines, editor-at-large, The 19th

On Race and Gender

FRIDAY, AUG. 14, 1 - 3:45 PM CT

Join us for a final day of programming to examine the intersection of race and gender in America and the role women must play in building a more equitable future.

  • Keynote conversation: U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, 2020 Democratic vice presidential candidate
    Moderator: Errin Haines, editor-at-large, The 19th
  • Performance: Dr. Elizabeth Alexander, poet, scholar and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: “Forward, Forward”   
  • Panel discussion: All in this together: A conversation on race and allyship in America
    • Robin DiAngelo, author, “White Fragility”
    • Brittney Cooper, author, “Eloquent Rage”
      Moderator: Sunny Hostin, co-host of The View

  • Behind The 19th*: Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, asks Emily Ramshaw, The 19th’s Co-Founder and CEO, about creating a transformative newsroom centered on gender equity

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