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Leap Luncheon Series™ Presents Alencia Johnson & Symone Sanders

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Join the Leap Luncheon Series™️ for an intimate, multi-course meal and discussion with special guest speakers, Alencia Johnson and Symone Sanders on Wednesday, September 19th at 12pm.

During the first politics-focused Leap Luncheon, Ms. Johnson and Ms. Sanders will engage attendees in a much-needed, timely dialogue about the power of women in politics as we conclude DC’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Week and head into November elections. If you are looking to LEAP into politics (and PR), run for office, expand your networks, and/or affect change for Black women in all industries this is a MUST ATTEND EVENT.
Can’t wait to see you there! .
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Ms. Alencia Johnson

Named to EBONY Magazine’s “Power 100” list of influential African Americans and PRWeek’s “40 Under 40” list, Alencia Johnson sits at the intersection of activism, progressive politics, and culture change -- fighting for justice and liberation by rooting herself in love for her people. She is a political operative and strategic communications professional with corporate, political and non-profit experience.

As Director of Public Engagement at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Alencia engages political, media, entertainment and corporate influencers to shift public opinion and influence culture change among perceptions of reproductive rights, particularly among communities of color as well as young people. Prior to this role, Alencia created Planned Parenthood’s Constituency Communications department, which is responsible for national communication campaigns engaging communities of color and new audiences -- focusing on African-American, Latino, youth, faith, and LGBTQ communities. She also coordinated communication strategies with campaigns for candidates endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Alencia serves as a spokesperson for the organization having been seen on MSNBC, NewsOne, BET, Huffington Post Live, and featured in NPR, Washington Post, ESSENCE and more. Alencia has also been recognized on "The Root 100" list of influential Black leaders for her role as an activist, as well as a "Champion in PR" by PRWeek. Prior to joining Planned Parenthood, Alencia served on the campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama at its Chicago headquarters in 2012.

Ms. Symone Sanders

A champion for women, communities of color and those in need, Symone D. Sanders is a democratic strategist, communications consultant, CNN Political Commentator and a Spring 2018 Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School. Symone rose to prominence during her tenure as the National Press Secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. At 25, Symone demonstrated an uncanny command of the issues earning her a place in history as the youngest presidential press secretary on record and a spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 16 young Americans shaping the 2016 election.

However, Symone was not new to presidential politics. When she was 16, she introduced former President Bill Clinton at a luncheon in Omaha, Nebraska. Following her remarks, President Clinton said, “Symone spoke so well I really hate to follow her.” President Clinton went on to write about Symone in his book, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World.

Now, Symone draws from her experience on the national stage to provide perceptive analysis on political and social issues. Her lively presentations challenge the conventional wisdom that strong communities are only defined by what we have in common. Instead, she outlines the way our differences contribute to effective social movements.

Symone has been featured on NPR, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, BET, TV One and currently can be seen on CNN as a Political Commentator. She has been profiled in the Washington Post, the New Yorker, ESSENCE Magazine and ELLE.

Symone is currently Principal of the 360 Group LLC where she provides strategic communications guidance to organizations, businesses, individuals, campaigns and candidates and helps clients find sound solutions to tough political and social problems.

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