The Persist host committee is excited to announce the 5th Anniversary Persist Women’s Political Engagement Conference! You won’t want to miss this years groundbreaking line up! We’re bringing back a crowd favorite with the Local Elected Panel, this year’s focus is Queer Representation in Public Office! We’ve also added a panel on Climate Justice AND we’ll hear from two leaders on the US occupation and exit from Afghanistan and its implications for Women’s Rights in the Region.


The Mentor Café is packed with powerful people ready to share their knowledge and experiences about the various ways to engage your community! The Breakout Sessions will give you the tools you need to bring change to your campus and community whether you want to run for office or advocate for change! And of course, we’ve got amazing speakers on the mainstage too! Hear from PBS News Hour Host Yamiche Alcindor, Senator Sydney Kamlager and many more!


Conference attendees have gone on to intern and in state and federal offices and some have even run for office and won! Last years keynote from Patrisse Cullors reached over 800 participants and helped get attendees connected. As always Persist is free and open to the public! Tell your friends and family to join you for 2 days that will leave you inspired and equipped! Registering for Persist is easy! Simply go to, create a new account or continue as guest, and verify your email/join event!

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