2019 Define American Summit

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America's largest convening on its identity

Louisville, KY / Oct 10-13, 2019

Define American Summit

The inaugural Define American Summit invites media makers, new Americans, activists, students, religious leaders, and creative influencers from across the political spectrum to fight for more accurate media narratives in their local communities.

Together, we will reimagine American identity in the 21st century.

Join us in Louisville, Kentucky from October 10-13, 2019 and keep an eye on this page for announcements about programming. Let’s keep changing culture for the better!

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Explore, Learn, and Create

We will explore American identity through music, dance, comedy, spoken word, drama, and art; and share ideas about mental health and self-care, forming healthy habits resulting in less burnout and more culture change.

Attendees will participate in innovative workshops and opportunities to hear from movement leaders in the media, entertainment, faith, and grassroots organizing realms. They will have critical conversations across ideological perspectives with conservative, libertarian, and religious leaders in the immigrant freedom movement. And they will learn new storytelling techniques and record their own stories, stories of migration, race, identity, and citizenship in an ever-evolving nation.

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Define American Summit video announcement with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, University of Louisville Chapter leaders, and local Define American staff.


Summit Host Committee

Carmen Cline, Isai Sanchez, Marcos Morales & Sarah Nunez, U of L Define American Chapter

Jud Hendrix, Lean into Louisville

Edgardo Mansilla, Americana Community Center

Bryan Warren, Louisville Office of Globalization

Erin E. Herbert, Muhammed Ali Center

JP Davis, Fund for the Arts

Samantha MacKenzie, U of L Dean of Students

Jessy Rosenberg, U of L Academic Counselor

Alecia Fuller, Louisville Public Library

Karina Barillas, La Casita Center