Saturday, September 22 speakers

Rev. William Barber

Rev. Barber is a civil rights leader, author, and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, a movement uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. He is also the architect of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement, a coalition of faith leaders and activists who routinely protested poverty and discrimination in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a pastor of the Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro. He is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship.


Bill fletcher, Jr.

Bill Fletcher, Jr., co-founder of the Center for Labor Renewal, is a columnist and long-time activist. He served as President of TransAfrica Forum and was formerly the Education Director and later Assistant to the President of the AFL-CIO. He is the author of They are bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions.

Mary Kay HENRY

Mary Kay Henry is International President of the 2 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and her leadership is rooted in a deep-seated belief that when individuals join together they can make the impossible possible. Under her leadership, SEIU has won major victories to improve workingfamilies’ lives by strengthening and uniting healthcare, property services, and public sector workers with other working people across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.


MariElena Hincapié

Marielena Hincapié is the Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center, the main organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants in the U.S. Under her executive leadership, Ms. Hincapié is highly respected for her legal and political strategies and is seen as a bridge builder within the immigrants’ rights field as well as across broader social justice sectors.


paul engler

Paul Engler is a co-founder of the Momentum Training, which instructs hundreds of activists each year in the principles of effective protest. He is the co-author, along with Mark Engler, of the book on the craft of mass mobilization, This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century.


tom steyer

Tom Steyer is a business leader and philanthropist who believes we have a moral responsibility to give back and help ensure that every family shares the benefits of economic opportunity, education, and a healthy climate. In 2017, he launched Need to Impeach, which has gathered 5.5 million signatures from Americans calling for the impeachment of President Trump. He is also the founder of NextGen, an organization that acts politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American.

michael tubbs

Michael Tubbs is the first African-American Mayor of Stockton, California, and the youngest mayor in American history of a city of more than 100,000 people. Before being elected Mayor in November 2016, Mayor Tubbs served as the City Councilmember representing Council District 6, the district where he grew up. He is the youngest elected official in Stockton’s history and one of the youngest elected officials in the nation. His work on universal basic income—or guaranteed income for everyone —has captured national attention and media coverage.