FROM PROTEST TO POWER

VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER

PART 1: ACTIVISTS IN ACTION

ABOUT THE EVENT

October 13, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM

The focus of this event is to discuss turning protests and issue-based advocacy into productive legislation. A key concept of this series will be to clearly lay out the steps that are necessary to progress from protest to influencing legislation, regulation, budgets or other vehicles in order to codify political change in a meaningful way.

MODERATORS

Samantha Kelly, MWPC PAC Treasurer
Allison Torres, MWPC PAC Intern
Amy Diamond, MWPC PAC Co-Chair and MWPC Board Member

SCHEDULE

6:00 – 6:05 – Welcome and Introductory Remarks
6:05 – 6:20 – Julia Mejia Introduction and Presentation
6:20 – 6:35 – Shirley Edgerton Introduction and Presentation
6:35 – 6:50 – Dimple Rana Introduction and Presentation
6:50 – 6:58 – Moderated Q&A
6:58 – 7:00 – Closing Remarks
7:00 – End Virtual Event

SUGGESTED CONTRIBUTIONS

$5  Student Activist
$25 – Young Professional Activist
$50 – MWPC PAC Supporter
$100 –
MWPC PAC Champion
$500 –
MWPC PAC Platinum Sponsor

SPEAKERS

DIMPLE RANA

Director of Healthy Community Initiatives for the City of Revere

Dimple Rana is a first-generation Indian American who grew up in Revere, Massachusetts. Her experiences early on helping out at her family’s store, attending public school, and working as a peer leader allowed her to learn about the unique challenges faced by small business owners, and especially, first-generation immigrants.

SHIRLEY EDGERTON

Activist, Founder of the WOC Giving Circle & NAACP Berkshires Board Member

Shirley Edgerton was raised in Mount Vernon, New York, and graduated from Herbert Lehman College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Shirley became involved in community work trying to introduce her children to these activities. She founded the Women of Color Giving Circle, the Rites of Passage and Empowerment program, and Youth

JULIA MEJIA

Activist & Boston City Councilor, At-Large

After a historic recount, Councilor Mejia won her seat by a single vote. Now, she is the first Afro-Latina to sit on the Boston City Council. Councilor Mejia is currently the Chair of the Committee on Civil Rights and the Committee of Small Business and Workforce Development. She is focused on influencing and inspiring constituents to be actively engaged in all areas of decision-making processes.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!