Time for Ilhan

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Time for Ilhan

Q&A VoteRunLead CEO/founder Erin Vilardi moderated by Laura Rossi with Reception

Ilhan Omar is a woman, a Somali-American, a hijab-wearing Muslim, and a candidate for elected office in Minnesota. If you think she doesn’t have a chance to win, that’s only because you haven’t met this smart, charismatic, determined, and savvy community organizer yet. This unforgettable story of a woman battling to make a difference in the face of bigotry, sexism, nativism, and personal attacks is must-see viewing for anyone interested in changing the status quo and witnessing the rise of a new political force. The post-screening discussion with Erin Vilardi, CEO/founder of VoteRunLead, will highlight the theme of civic engagement and women running for office.


Q&A VoteRunLead CEO/founder Erin Vilardi moderated by Laura Rossi with Reception
Thursday, Sep. 27 2018, 7:00
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Erin Vilardi is the Founder and CEO of VoteRunLead, the nation’s largest and most diverse training program for women to run for office and win. She first launched VoteRunLead as Vice President of Program and Communications at The White House Project. She has served as a Leadership Development Consultant for a range of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, global girls’ initiatives and the US Department of State, reaching women leaders in a dozen international cities.

Laura Rossi is the executive director of the Westchester Community Foundation, which envisions a community that is vibrant, compassionate, and resilient. Through the generosity of those who love our community, it seeks to strengthen our communities and inspire greater giving by connecting donors with effective organizations that improve our quality of life. Formed in 1975, it is a division of the New York Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest community foundations.

This film is part of the Community Matters: Now More Than Ever series.

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