MAINSTAGE PLENARY & LUNCH: FORCES SHAPING OUR FIGHT: GLOBAL AND DOMESTIC MEGA - TRENDS INFORMING OUR STRATEGY

How can we understand our current political context at home and around the globe? What can we learn from the past about how we must approach the fights ahead? What are the mega-trends of which we must not lose sight as we consider the next era in a long arc of social justice? This plenary will explore the global refugee crisis and climate change, nationalism and globalism, the global state of workers, and how our policies and campaigns for reform are shaped by our nation's shifting conceptions of national security, borders, and criminality.

  • Keynote and Introductory Remarks: David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

  • Moderator: Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director, Center for Community Change

  • Kalia Abiade, Program Director, Pillars Fund

  • Maria Elena Durazo, General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity, UNITE HERE

  • Ambassador Carlos Sada, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States

Performance by Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei

Location: LEGENDS BALLROOM A-G