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Sanders to Headline Sister Giant Conference in DC, Feb 2-4

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Leaders in the progressive community who are slated to speak on the intersection of politics and spirituality at the Sister Giant Conference in Arlington, VA, Feb. 2-4, include: Sen.Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich, Zephyr Teachout, Pramila Jayapal, Rabbi Michael Lerner and Rev. Dr. William Barber.

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A livestream option will be available.

The press release is below:

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January 24, 2017 --SISTER GIANT, to be held February 2-4 in Washington, DC, is the first large-scale conference designed to engage and galvanize Americans as part of The Great Resistance of 2017 , rejecting far right extremism.

Headlining the event is Senator Bernie Sanders.

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Key organizers and speakers of the conference are internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer Marianne Williamsonand Derrick Harkins, Senior Vice-President at Union Theological Seminary and former advisor to President Obama.

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The conference has assembled some of America's leading thinkers to discuss a broad range of topics including: voter suppression, environmental protection, racial justice, getting money out of politics, the media and galvanizing political activism.

In addition to Senator Sanders, The SISTER GIANT line-up includes:U.S. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal the first Indian-American woman in the House; Dennis Kucinich, former U.S. Congressman and champion of diplomacy and peace; Karenna Gore, director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary; Thom Hartmann, radio talk show host, political commentator and bestselling author; Robert Thurman, Indo-Tibetan Buddhist scholar; Cenk Uygur, activist, political commentator and host of The Young Turks; John Fugelsang, comedian, actor, radio host; Zephyr Teachout, academic, political activist, and former political candidate; Ari Berman, political author and journalist for The Nation magazine; Vera de Chalambert, mindfulness facilitator, spiritual storyteller and scholar; Michael Lerner, rabbi, political activist and editor of Tikkun magazine, Opal Tometi, Nigerian-American writer, and Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter movement; among other prominent speakers.

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Register now for the Washington event held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, in Arlington, VA a few short miles from downtown DC and 2 miles from Reagan National Airport. Or join us via livestream. For more information visit: www.sistergiant.com.

 

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