Attendees

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REGISTER FOR MONDAY COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES
View the types of activities, hours and locations, and then register for your preferred project. You may also register by visiting the Community Service Registration Station.

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AGENDA

Friday, Jan. 18

Noon–7 p.m.Conference Registration and ExhibitsInternational Terrace and T Street Foyer
3–5 p.m.Town Hall: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Welcome:
Fred Redmond, USW, and Tefere A. Gebre, AFL-CIO
Jackie Jeter, Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO

Keynote Address:
Richard L. Trumka, AFL-CIO

Melanie L. Campbell in conversation with Andrew Gillum, 2018 Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee. Watch the event.
Columbia Ballroom
5:30–7 p.m.Key Issues ForumsTerrace Level
Women in Leadership: Building on the "Year of the Woman"

Elise Bryant, CLUW (Moderator)
Elizabeth H. Shuler, AFL-CIO
Nia Winston, UNITE HERE
Gabrielle Carteris, SAG-AFTRA
Denicia Montford Williams, APRI
Columbia 8, 11 and 12
Take Back the Ballot: A Voting Rights Mandate

Julie Greene, AFL-CIO (Moderator)
David Johns, National Black Justice Coalition
Derrick Johnson, NAACP
Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF
Teresa Ellis, APALA
Columbia Ballroom
Mobilizing Rising America: Organizing in the Face of Opposition

Rashad Robinson, Color of Change (Moderator)
Jonathan Jayes-Green, UndocuBlack
Desmond Meade, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
Jeremy Lannan, AFGE
Neidi Dominguez, IUPAT
Columbia 3, 4 and 6
7–9 p.m.Opening ReceptionInternational Terrace

Saturday, Jan. 19

7 a.m.–NoonConference Registration and ExhibitsInternational Terrace and T Street Foyer
8 a.m.Depart for Labor Wave Rally and Women's MarchT Street Entrance, Terrace Level
9 a.m.Labor Wave to #StopTheShutdown RallyOff-site: AFL-CIO Headquarters
10 a.m.–3 p.m.Women's March on WashingtonOff-site: Freedom Plaza
10 a.m.–3 p.m.Women's March Watch PartyColumbia Ballroom
2–3:30 p.m.Buses Return to the Washington HiltonOff-site: AFL-CIO Headquarters
3:30 p.m.Evening on Your Own

Sunday, Jan. 20

8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.Conference Registration and ExhibitsInternational Terrace and T Street Foyer
8–9:30 a.m.Continental BreakfastColumbia West Foyer
8:30–10 a.m.Interfaith Service
Sermon delivered by Rev. Darius Brown, Christ Baptist Church of Delaware
Columbia Ballroom
10 a.m.–NoonLabor, Faith, Community: The Time is Always Right to Do Right

Welcome Remarks:
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Congressional Black Caucus
I AM Campaign: Kenny Diggs, AFSCME

Keynote Address:
Tefere A. Gebre, AFL-CIO

Introduction:
Robin Williams, UFCW

Terry Melvin, CBTU (Moderator)
Pierrette "Petee" Talley, Ohio AFL-CIO
LaTosha Brown, Black Voters Matter
Imam Naeem Mohammad Baig, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center
Columbia Ballroom
Noon–12:45 p.m.LunchColumbia West Foyer
1–2:30 p.m. and
2:45–4:15 p.m.
Workshop Sessions
Combating Voter Suppression in the Era of James Crow, Esq.Columbia 3 and 4, Terrace Level
Connecting the Dots: Race, Gender and Economic InequalityColumbia 11 and 12, Terrace Level
Restorative JusticeRock Creek, First Floor
This Is America: Young, Black and UnionColumbia 6, Terrace Level
#LetsGetFree: The Road to Cultural CompetencyTenleytown, First Floor
Beyond Bias: An introduction to Implicit BiasColumbia 8, Terrace Level
From Transaction to Transformation: Transforming Our Work to Build a Stronger UnionFairchild, Terrace Level
Culture Change Training: Addressing Unwanted Behaviors in Our MovementKalorama, Lobby Level
Common Sense EconomicsGunston, Terrace Level
Immigrant Workers and the Future of the Labor MovementHolmead, Lobby Level
6:15–7:15 p.m.Gala Tickets Will Call PickupInternational Terrace
6:30 p.m.Gala Doors OpenInternational Ballroom
7–10 p.m.Awards Gala (show ticket or badge at the door)International Ballroom

Monday, Jan. 21

7:15–8 a.m.Buses Depart for Community ServiceT Street Entrance, Terrace Level
8:30 a.m.–NoonCommunity Service Activities
View the types of activities, hours and locations, and then registerfor your preferred project. You may also register by visiting the Community Service Registration Station.
Off-site
NoonBuses Return from Community ServiceT Street Entrance, Terrace Level

Conference Concludes