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SFI 2024 Collective Voices Symposium: Saving Our Democracy

On February 1st, 2024, SFI will host our Second Annual Collective Voices Symposium featuring a powerful line-up of speakers who will dive into the history of the Civil Rights Movement and its intersectionality with our movement to defend our democracy at this critical moment in our nation’s history. 

At SFI we are dedicated to ensuring all voices are heard, and we strive to have a membership that is representative of all those who serve. Participants will share their stories, connect, learn more about Secure Families Initiative’s advocacy to combat racism and demilitarize foreign and domestic policies, and brainstorm collective action to move our community forward in 2024.

2024 Collective Voices Symposium

The two-part Symposium will highlight all voices within our community in an environment where we can use our shared experiences to learn from one another and strategize how to defend our democracy this vital election year.

This year’s Symposium includes two separate sessions, with different moderators, topics, and speakers.

  • Session 1 – Democracy: Yesterday and Today. Thursday, February 1st 2 – 3pm ET / 11am – 12pm PT
  • Session 2 – Democracy: What’s at Stake? Thursday, February 1st 6 – 7 pm ET / 3 – 4 pm PT

This virtual event is open to all military family members, veterans, and community members. Register now to join one or both sessions.

Symposium Sessions, Speakers, and Moderators

Session 1 – Democracy: Yesterday and Today speakers include:

  • Chief Nick Borges, Seaside, California Police Department
  • Lieutenant Colonel Troy Mosley (Retired)
  • Monique Street, DEPLOY Financial Wellness Fellow, Blue Star Families

Session 2 – Democracy: What’s at Stake? speakers include:

  • Jennifer Barnhill, Military Journalist, Researcher & Advocate
  • Sam Gomez, Executive Director, The Epicenter 
  • Jacob Agamao, LGBTQ+ Services Coordinator, The Epicenter
  • Joanna Sweatt, Organizing Director, Common Defense

SFI Caucus leaders will serve as moderators of the Symposium:

  • Shalena Critchlow
  • Daniella Horne

Register to Attend

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