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The 2045 Project


The 2045 Project is a forward-looking series of convenings with experts, influencers, and movement activists. Together, we will envision the future we want to build as people of color will become the majority in the country, and what it will take to get us there. 

In 2045, a majority of Americans will be people of color. The question is: are you ready to leverage your power?

This new series aims to envision the future we want to build as people of color as we become the majority, and what it will take to get there. Movement activists, politicos and visionaries will discuss how to lean into a multi-racial vision for the future of our country.


July 16 The Revolution=Black Women+Girls 

As Advancement Project National Office celebrates our 20th anniversary, we will shine a light on dynamic women, past present, and future. This evening of celebration will highlight the vast ranging experiences of women and girls around the country. We will create a space for friends of Advancement Project National Office to join us as we lift up the dynamic voices of women who inspire us through their advocacy, artistry, and dedication to making the world for just for woman and girls of color.  

Join us July 16, 2019 at the True Reformer Building in Washington, DC for an evening of moving performances, stimulating conversations and spirited community building. The evening will feature a talk led by Executive Director of SisterSong, Monica Simpson.  A panel discussion will follow, featuring organizer, speaker, strategist, and writer, Elle Hearns; Operations Manager at Operation Restoration, Dolfinette Martin; and youth organizer from Girls for Gender Equity's Young Women's Advisory Council, Oumou Kaba. There will also be a live DJ set by award-winning political strategist, entrepreneur, radio host and DJ, CarmenSpindiego, and a dance performance by the students of Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

6-8 pm
True Reformer Building

1200 U Street Northwest


We kicked off The 2045 Project June 10, 2019, with Our Future: Race, Movement & Politics at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, DC Panelists included author and activist Rinku Sen, and Co-Executive Director of the Highlander Research and Education Center and Movement for Black Lives Activist, Ash-Lee Henderson; and Deputy Executive Director of United We Dream, Greisa Martinez Rosas.