2017 Fall Conference
FRIDAY NIGHT KEYNOTE @ FOGARTYVILLE,
525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota
"Fueling the Revolution"
Nina Turner is the president of Our Revolution, an organization built on the success of Bernie Sanders’ historic presidential Campaign.
By supporting a new generation of progressive leaders, empowering millions to fight for progressive change and elevating the political consciousness, Our Revolution seeks to transform American politics to make our economic systems responsive to the needs of working families. Local affiliate groups around the country form the activist base of the organization. Sarasota’s local “Our Revolution” affiliate is Progressive Sarasota.
Nina Turner has a demonstrated ability to unify opposing ideologies in critical circumstance. She has been a progressive leader in the Ohio State Senate, an elected member of the Cleveland City Council, and has worked in the leadership of the Ohio Democratic Party. She is also a college professor, motivational speaker, frequent media commentator, and author. Turner is a highly sought after public speaker who has traveled across North America to inspire action and instill hope in crowds of more than 20,000 for critical causes like labor, women’s reproductive health, voting rights and income inequality. Her gifted speech-making and commitment to progressive ideals led her to be the Democratic candidate for Ohio’s Secretary of State in 2014 and, more recently, a national surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. Today she appears regularly as a political analyst on national television and radio networks. Turner’s passion and achievements as a political figure have been recognized by The Nation magazine in 2011, which named her “Most Valuable State Senator,” by The Root in 2014, which listed her as one of the top 100 most influential African-Americans in the U.S., and by Cleveland’s Inside Business Magazine in 2015, which named her one of the Top 25 most powerful people in Northeast Ohio.
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota, FL 34236
Location for Saturday Workshops:
Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences
645 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236