Today was insane, simply crazy.
I started the day bright and early with the “Campaign Conversations” breakfast panel, which is sponsored by the Politico, the Denver Post, and Yahoo! News. The topic was “Obama and the future of race in America.” The panelists included House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, Former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder, Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Tavis Smiley, and author Dr. Cornel West.
Dr. West and Rep. Jackson both stopped briefly after the event to continue the discussion with Feminist Majority staff.
Later in the day, the EqualiTEA was a huge success! Hundreds of feminists gathered at the University Club in Denver. I hope everyone was able to catch some or all of the video we streamed live from the event. The speakers were all fabulous, and the tributes to Stephanie Tubbs-Jones were especially compelling. Videos of individual speakers will be up on YouTube soon!
After the EqualiTEA, we made our way over to the Pepsi Center in time to hear Caroline Kennedy’s speech. We stayed through Claire McCaskill (my senator!), and Michelle Obama.
I thought Michelle Obama was phenomenal! Her speech was perfect, and I noticed she directly addressed women’s issues, including equal pay.
On the schedule for tomorrow: “Campaign Conversations” again, the Women’s Caucus, more from the Pepsi Center, and some quality time at the Big Tent!