National Community Leadership Summit:
2021
Virtual
Communities 
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Reclaiming the Power of Us

October 18 and 22, 2021

How might we own and use our collective power to restore and rebuild our communities as we emerge from the global COVID-19 pandemic?  Learn how communities across the country are using their collective power to reimagine their futures.

Check out the 2019 Summit Video!

View video with Spanish subtitles.

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2020

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Bestselling author, award winning poet, and Staff writer at The Atlantic,

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Porsha Olayiwola
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Poet Laureate fellow with the American Academy of Poets, founder of the Roxbury Poet Festival 

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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
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 Congresswoman Pressley was elected to represent Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and is an advocate, a policy-maker, an activist, and a survivor. 

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This is new territory for our communities-- COVID-19, widespread trauma, increasing inequity. We need a new toolkit, and collaborating with Vital Village we can help identify the tools needed to improve community resilience.

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Honor

Celebrate our Gifts.

Remember

Acknowledge our History.

Restore

Use our Collective Power to reimagine our future.