Ignite presentations allow presenters to provide an issue briefing or update, or short motivational speech, on the topic of their choosing to all NH Progressive Summit participants. Topics can vary from personal stories to practical tips to funny or inspirational big-picture ideas, and creativity is encouraged. This year’s Ignites:

“Immigrant Justice”
Eva Castillo, New Hampshire Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees
Sara Jane Knoy & Viola Viola Katusiime, Granite State Organizing Project

“Ask a Transgender Person Anything”
Chloe LaCasse, Advocate, Freedom New Hampshire

“Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival”
Rev. Jason Wells, NH Council of Churches

“It’s Never Too Late to Make a Change”
Barb Hynes, Advocate, Rights and Democracy NH

“Becoming the Leader You are Meant to Be”
Institute on Disability, New Futures, New Leaders Council, and LEAD NH

“Too Young”
Daisy Young, ConVal Regional High School

“How to Create a Social Media Meme”
Matt Murray, Creator, NH Labor News

Previous Ignites include:

The Handmaids Coalition
Emily Morgan, Action Together New Hampshire

What’s Your Agenda?
Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky

New Leaders Council
Aislinn Kalob, New Leaders Council Fellow

Slam Poetry on Gender & Organizing
Linds Jakows, Genderqueer Poet

Protect the Sacred: Update on Standing Rock / NO DAPL & Beyond
Felicia Teter, Tribal Member, Yakama Nation

How Your Idea Could Become a Law
Members of the House Progressive Caucus

Songs of the Movement
Jack Bopp, Musician & Progressive Activist

Be An Opportunity
Bernadette Gleeson, Recovery Innovator, Speaker, and Educator

Bridging the Gap: Combining Forces
Molly Biron, Next Gen Campus Organizer – Manchester
Miranda Groux, Next Gen Fellow – St. Anselm College

*** Movie Short: ALEC Rock ***
Center for Media and Democracy

Social Media Tips: Creating a Meme
Matthew Murray, Creator, NH Labor News

*** Movie Short: What Teachers Make ***
Taylor Mali

Moms Demand Action
Deidre Reynolds

Another Mothership Down
Zandra Rice Hawkins