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2015 Democratic Women’s Leadership Summit Agenda

1321 Chappie James Avenue
Alexandria, LA

Friday (April 17) at the Parc England

7pm- Informal mixer in Parc England’s hotel bar for local Democratic activists and early arrivals

Saturday (April 18) at Bistro on the Bayou

9 AM- Registration

9:30 AM- Welcome/ Introduction by Stephen Handwerk, LDP executive director

9:40 AM- Teleconference with pollster Jennifer Johnson on the state of Democrats in Louisiana

10 AM- Breakout session; participants can choose between “Candidacy 101” and “Advocating for Women”

Candidacy 101 Panel:

Norma K. Ramos (moderator)
Drew Prestridge
Ann Porter
Leona Boxie

Advocating for Women Panel:

Shu-Yen Wei (moderator)
Amy Irvin
Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch
Dr. Eileen Velez

11 AM- Breakout sessions; “Getting involved with Democrats” or “Blue Organizing in Red States”

Getting Involved with the Louisiana Democrats Panel:

Roderick Scott (moderator)
Councilwoman Arlanda Williams
Bambi Polotzola
Lynda Woolard

Blue Organizing in Red States Panel:

Shu-Yen Wei (moderator)
Bruce Parker
Helen Moore
Naima Savage

12 PM- Lunch (included with registration fee)

Speaking program:
Emile Washington, RMS Digital Interactive
Nathan Dashle & Ben Reznik, Ruck.us
LDP Chair Karen Carter Peterson
State Rep. John Bel Edwards, Democratic gubernatorial nominee

1:30 PM- Breakout session; “Youth Organizing” or “Earned and Social Media”

Youth Organizing Panel:

Liz Brusseau (moderator/panelist)
Maria Harmon
Dylan Waguespack
Tucker Barry

Earned Media and Social Media Training:

Lynda Woolard
Micah Caswell

2:30 PM- Breakout Session; “Serving as an Elected Official” or “Preparing for Endorsements”

Serving as an elected official Panel:

Paulette Bailey-Wilson (moderator)
State Rep. Regina Barrow
State Rep. Pat Smith
State Rep. Katrina Jackson
Mayor Alma Moore, City of Boyce, LA

Preparing for Endorsements Panel:

Lisa Diggs (moderator)
Lynda Woolard
Mildred Worrell
Dawn Collins

3:30 PM- Closing w/ Dawn Collins