UNIFIED JAM
2024

MARCH 8, 2024
AUSTIN CENTRAL LIBRARY
Brought to you by Unified

Experience a community like no other.

Unified Jam is an annual celebration of activist culture. Join hundreds of inspiring activists and organizers as they share their insights and lived experiences.

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Schedule
Full schedule coming soon!
9:00 am
Doors Open & Morning Mingling

Grab some coffee, settle in, and enjoy the ride.

9:30 am
Opening Keynote

A few opening remarks from Unified's CEO, Shion Deysarkar, to welcome everyone and explain what makes Unified Jam so special.

9:45 am
Freedom to Read: Restoring Democracy in the Lone Star State

The recent book bans which originated in our very own Travis County are being recycled across the nation, rewriting American education policies as we know it. Join us in unraveling the complexities of censorship, the power of storytelling, and the impact of challenging societal norms.

10:45 am
Real Talk with Real Candidates

Get the inside story of how candidates are preparing for their races. From local to federal, you'll hear how they really feel about life on the campaign trail.

12:00 pm
Lunch

Graze on a wonderful lunch buffet while gabbing with friends. We'll have tables set up to help you connect with folks interested in specific issues during lunch.

1:45 pm
The Medium is the Message: How Politics & Media Intersect

We've assembled leaders at different news and media organizations to share their thoughts on how media should cover or, in some cases, shape the political discourse.

3:00 pm
Silenced Choices: Fighting Digital Suppression of Abortion

The digital landscape has become a battleground where access to accurate information, support, and resources related to reproductive rights is under constant threat.

4:00 pm
Live Taping of The Great Battlefield Podcast

Live from Unified Jam, it's The Great Battlefield Podcast! Listen in on a deep dive discussion between host Nathaniel Pearlman and Unified CEO Shion Deysarkar on what Unified can bring to the progressive movement.

5:00 pm
Texas Rising

Welcome to the front lines. Organizing in Texas is not for the faint of heart. These local organizers will share their ground-breaking strategies for making the lone star state a more progressive place.

6:00 pm
Evening Keynote

Join Roland Gutierrez fresh off the primaries to learn how to turn Texas Blue and beat Senator Ted Cruz.

6:30 pm
Jam Session

Live musical performance from local progressive artists!

7:00 pm
Rooftop Reception

End your evening with Austin’s hottest Rooftop Reception brought to you by Unified in partnership with Plural Policy. Share complimentary cocktails with new friends while enjoying breathtaking views of Austin’s iconic skyline and Lady Bird Lake.

Over 300 attendees
Organizers • Activists • Donors • Electeds • Candidates • Directors • Staffers • Volunteers • Exhibitors • Media • Students • Artists
Tickets
Organizing joy is priceless, but vendors are not
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$49
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Catered lunch
Merch pack
Rooftop reception
VIP
$199
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Catered lunch
VIP merch pack
Rooftop reception
VIP lounge
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Speakers
Full lineup coming soon!
Roland Gutierrez

Texas State Senator of District 19 and Candidate for U.S. Senate

Roland for Texas

Brigitte Bandit

Austin Activist and Drag Icon

ExtraGrams

Shaniqua Mcclendon

Vice President of Politics

Crooked Media

Antonio Arellano

VP of Communications

NextGen America

Salwa Yordi

Reporter

Telemundo Austin

Nancy Thompson

Executive Director

Mothers for Democracy

Molly Cook

Candidate for Texas Senate, District 15

Da'Taeveyon Daniels

Partnerships Dir., COO

SEAT, Diversify Our Narrative

Nathaniel Pearlman

Host

The Great Battlefield Podcast

Angel Carroll

Candidate

TX HD 52

Martha Dimitratou

Digital Strategist

Plan C

Jane Eklund

Reproductive Rights Fellow

Amnesty International

Ashika Ganguly

Candidate

Austin City Council District 10

Chris Mosser

Podcast Director

Progress Texas

Skye Perryman

President & CEO

Democracy Forward

Roopan Gill

Co-Founder, CEO

Vitala Global Foundation

Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

President & CEO

Interfaith Alliance

Kyle Tharp

Managing Director

Courier Newsroom

Shion Deysarkar

CEO & Co-Founder

Unified

Chris Trapani

Chef

Urban Cowboy Catering

Trish Contreras

President

Indivisible Austin