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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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Friday, April 13 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sex in Public: Gender and Political Office Now Open

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Women have mobilized in unprecedented numbers to make their voices heard in political office and organizing. What are the rules of gender in public leadership and how are they changing?

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Jennifer Wright

Author, Columnist, Author of Get Well Soon and It Ended Badly, Harper's Bazaar
Jennifer Wright is the author of It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Break-Ups in History and Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them. On a less historical note, she writes about issues facing modern feminists in the age of Trump for Harper's Bazaar.

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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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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 →

Friday April 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
The Paramount Theater - Balcony Lounge
  Government & Society, Summit