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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Thursday, April 12 • 10:30am - 11:40am
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American democracy is in trouble, and it's up to you fix it, starting with the community where you live. Learn to spark a movement, change the narrative, and demand more from leadership. Be inspired by these entrepreneurs for change and discover your power as a citizen.

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Atima Omara

President, Omara Strategy Group
Atima Omara is the President & Founder of the Omara Strategy Group, focused on electing progressive candidates that are people color, women, and LGBTQ. Atima worked for Mark Warner when he served as Governor of Virginia and as staff on over 9 federal, state, and local Democratic campaigns... Read More →

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Jenn Brown

Executive Director, Civic Nation
Prior to her current role, Jenn was the founding Executive Director of Battleground Texas, a long-term project dedicated to increasing voter turnout in Texas. Before starting Battleground Texas, Jenn was the Field Director for the Obama campaign in Ohio in 2012. There she oversaw... Read More →
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Lennon Flowers

Co-Founder, The People's Supper
Lennon Flowers is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Dinner Party, a community of more than 20- and 30-somethings who have experienced significant loss. In January 2017, she, together with partners at Faith Matters Network and Hollaback!, launched The People’s Supper... Read More →
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Steven Olikara

President and Co-Founder, Millennial Action Project
Steven is Founder & President of Millennial Action Project (MAP), the largest national, nonpartisan organization activating young policymakers in the U.S. Working with over 500 young lawmakers through “Future Caucuses” in state legislatures and Congress, MAP develops the next... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:40am EDT
The Jefferson Theater
  Government & Society, Summit