Authentic Activism: How to Create Lasting Change | 2018 Session

Franchesca Ramsey

Franchesca Ramsey became an online sensation when she transformed her “viral moment” into a platform for social justice and ultimately became what she describes as an “Accidental Activist.”

In this session, she moderates an engaging discussion with a panel of pioneers to discuss their personal journey to a forging a life of meaning. They offer practical tips for driving change–even if you aren’t in charge of policy.


Explore what it means to be an authentic activist; how to create a clear vision, inspire supporters, and persuade decision makers.


Thought Leader: Francesca Ramsey, comedian, activist, television and YouTube personality


Kristy Dunchak, senior director of product management, Tyco converged solutions, building technologies & solutions, Johnson Controls

Meredith (Max) Hodges, executive director, Boston Ballet

Carmen Perez, executive director, The Gathering for Justice and national co-chair, Women’s March on Washington