Iowa N.E.W. Leadership Virtual Institute 2021

JUNE 9

National Welcome and Orientation

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

Christabel Cruz, Director, NEW Leadership® Debbie Walsh, Director, CAWP

State Session: Welcome and Introductions

June 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

Introduction to Women and Politics

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Kelly Dittmar, Director of Research, CAWP and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University–Camden Wendy Smooth, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, The Ohio State University

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State session: Small Group Discussions on Leadership

June 9 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

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JUNE 10

How to Get Involved: A Life in Politics

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Cecilia Birge, Former Mayor, Montgomery Township (NJ) Rebecca Casper, Mayor, Idaho Falls (ID) Deidre DeJear, Consultant, Caleo Enterprises (IA) Ellie Espling, Former State Representative, State of Maine (ME) Mary Gonzalez, State House Member, Texas House of Representatives (TX) Whitney Lipscomb, Deputy Attorney General, State of Mississippi (MS)

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Kahoot! (Quiz on Intro to Women and Politics)

June 10 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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How to Get Involved: Student Advocates

June 10 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Moderator: Melissa Richmond, Running Start Inc. CSO Arekia Bennett, Executive Director and Founder, Mississippi Votes (MA/MS) Esder Chong, Founder, RU Dreamers (NJ) Brooke Lopez, Founder, Lone Star Parity Project (TX) Valencia Richardson, Fellow, Equal Justice Works (LA) Emily Turner, Founder, Starkville Pride (MS)

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Leadership Action Plan Intro

June 10 @ 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
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Networking Workshop

June 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sabeen Masih, Vice President of Public Affairs, Capital Impact Group (NJ)

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Open Mic Night **Optional**

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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JUNE 14

Introduction (+ Ground Rules and Vocabulary)

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Christabel Cruz, Director, NEW Leadership®

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Owning our Individual Identities

June 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Christabel Cruz, Director, NEW Leadership® Silismar Suriel, Program Coordinator, Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Culture

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Being an Ally 101

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Christabel Cruz, Director, NEW Leadership® Silismar Suriel, Program Coordinator, Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Culture Darnell Thompson, Assistant Director, Rutgers Center for Social Justice & LGBT Communities

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Diversity and Identity in Political Action

June 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Kelly Dittmar, Director of Research, CAWP and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University–Camden Meshea Poore, Vice President for Diversity Equity & Inclusion, West Virginia University

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Movie Night **Optional**

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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JUNE 15- STATE DAY

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JUNE 16

How to Get Involved: Campaigns and Elections

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Visiting Associate, CAWP Marilyn Davis, Area Director of Government Affairs, Altice USA (NJ) Maegan Llerena, Director, Make the Road (PA) Larissa Martinez, Co-Founder and President, Women's Public Leadership Network (GA) Theresa Winegar, Regional Political Director, National Republican Congressional Committee (NJ)

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Leadership Action Plan Closing Session

June 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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State Closing Session/Farewell

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

National Closing Session/Farewell

June 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Keynote Speech

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

US Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07)

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