Second Intergenerational Justice Summit

Start: Saturday, November 19, 202212:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Saturday, November 19, 2022 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP

The Second Intergenerational Summit will focus on the intersection of Healthcare and Reproductive Rights, Climate Emergency, and Civil Rights: 1957-Present. Mark your calendar for the November 19 Second Intergenerational Justice Summit: Building Communication, Trust, and Activism Across Generations. Click HERE to register.

Created and curated again by younger and older social justice organizers and leaders, the 19 November 2nd Intergenerational Justice Summit's goals include building and amplifying our 8/27 connections across age, class, race, gender, identity, and geographical lines -- through music, story, and conversation; embracing our shared vision and values in the form of the “Intergenerational Unity Statement”; and providing strategy-driven training tools and action steps to win Transformative Justice for All.

Endorsement and welcoming comments by U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal. (She, her) When U.S. Rep. Jayapal (WA-07) welcomes social justice leaders, organizers, and activists to our Zoom-based Second Intergenerational Justice Summit, she will not only be endorsing our event, but she will also be embracing a winning organizing strategy built for this existential moment. MORE.

Co-moderater: Alex Deitrich-Cortez. (She, they) Alex is a White, neurodivergent, queer woman of 20th-century, working-class immigrant descent. She got her start in social justice and equity in her high school years. She later expanded into electoral politics with the Bernie 2016 campaign. Now a civil service worker and union member, she aims to bridge the generational gap in healthcare reform dialogues. Her primary interests in working with OPS are in consolidating power across voting blocs and promoting policies that integrate multiple dimensions of wellness in public health administration.

Co-moderater: Rodney S. Sadler, Jr. (He, Him) is a graduate of Howard University (1989, B.S. Psychology/Philosophy), Howard University School of Divinity (1992, M.Div.), and Duke University (2001, Ph.D. Hebrew Bible and Biblical Archaeology), and has also studied at Hebrew University (1990). He is an ordained Baptist minister and presently serves as Associate Pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church and Associate Professor of Bible at Union Presbyterian Seminary. MORE.

Returning Panelist: Egberto Willies. Egberto (He, him) is a political activist, author, political blogger, radio show host, business owner, software developer, web designer, and mechanical engineer in Kingwood, TX. Egberto is an ardent Progressive that believes tolerance is essential. His favorite phrase is “political involvement should be a requirement for citizenship”. He believes that we must get away from the current policies that reward those who simply move money/capital and produce nothing tangible for our society. If a change in policy does not occur, America will be no different than many oligarchic societies where a few are able to accumulate wealth while the rest are left out because it is mathematically impossible to catch up. [LinkedIn profile]

Caroline Corum RN, BSN, JD (She, her) Caroline  is co-chair of the OPS Education and Advocacy Work Group. She is a nurse. When she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she hardly paid attention to the bills. As a 52-year-old nurse from Arlington, Va., Corum’s treatments were largely paid through her employer’s insurance. But that changed when the disease forced her to leave her job and take disability last year. Suddenly faced with exorbitant costs and the prospect of losing her doctors, MORE.

Russell Greene (He, him) is a Climate Emergency Activist, Poet, Strategist, Sustainability Consultant. He is Senior Advisor on Strategy and Climate Policy for the Progressive Democrats of America and an advisory board member of The Climate Mobilization and iMatter.  Russell was Executive Vice President of Operations Services and Sustainability for The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants and left the company in 2016 to bring his full focus to the climate emergency.


Lydia Guzman (She, her) BA English & Spanish, MS Spanish, MED Public School Administration- serves as President of the Health Care for All Colorado Advocacy Board (HCAC). Lydia was born and raised in Texas and lives in Denver. She has a son who lives in Texas. She is a retired educator, most recently serving in the Denver Metro area school districts as a teacher, High School Principal, Assistant Principal and a school district Chief Program Officer. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Health Care for All Colorado (HCAC) for the past 13 years. She served as Chair of the Denver Chapter of HCAC. She has been a diligent activist for health care reform in Colorado. MORE.

Michele Hamilton (She, her) is Assistant Director of Shelter Services at the Centre County Women’s Resource Center, an organization that provides services to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Michele lives in Centre County, PA, and supports many local progressive and human service programs. She currently serves as the Vice President of the PA National Organization for Women. MORE.


Ilyas Khan (They, them) is an 18-year-old Muslim Latine Youth Climate Activist. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Ilyas organized climate strikes there from the end of 2018 until the end of 2020 and thereafter moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ilyas has organized with the youth climate organization Sunrise Pittsburgh ever since. This coming year Ilyas will be a freshman at Carnegie Mellon.


Diljeet K. Singh M.D. (She, her) is a women’s health advocate. She is an integrative gynecologic oncologist in practice since 1999. She completed a doctoral degree in public health on cost analysis at the University of Texas School of Public Health and an associate fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. She is on the executive committee of Physicians for a National Health Program, working to achieve universal health care. MORE.

Sarah McNeilly,  (She, her) MD candidate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, 3 yrs, Chicago, Illinois. At BC-BS she was a Strategy Consultant, Sep 2019 - Jun 2021 · 1 yr 10 months.   She analyzed extensive primary and secondary research to develop a National Health Equity Strategy. MORE.

Emcee: Chuck Pennacchio, Ph.D, (He, him) Founder of Justice for All Network, Co-founder and president of the One Payer States network (2009-), He is a five-decade issue, electoral, and union organizer; president of the One Payer States network (onepayerstates.org); senior advisor to Healthcare for All Pennsylvania; co-founder of Our Revolution PA; founder of the Justice for All Network (justiceforall.global); producer of the single-payer documentary "Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point" (fixithealthcare.org); 2016 Bernie Sanders delegate; 2006 Democratic primary candidate for the United States Senate (PA); aide to four U.S. Senators and one U.S. House Member, 1979-1988; a 32-year history and politics professor at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Delaware Valley University (PA), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and University of Colorado-Boulder; and author/co-author of several books, book chapters, and articles on U.S. and European history, U.S. healthcare, and U.S. politics. MORE.


Note: The 2nd Summit may be extended to a 3rd hour, on-demand, for break-out sessions to practice intergenerational conversation and actions.

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