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Jennifer Lawrence to appear alongside activists and journalists at Unrig the System Summit

January 22, 2018 1:45 PM
From Friday, Feb. 2, through Sunday, Feb. 4, leaders in advocacy, policy, politics and popular culture will meet on the Tulane uptown campus during the Unrig the System Summit.


From Friday, Feb. 2, through Sunday, Feb. 4, celebrities will join leaders from the left and the right to discuss how to repair American politics during the Unrig the System Summit at Tulane University.

The weekend conference will offer two nights of local entertainment and over 100 featured presenters — leaders in advocacy, policy, politics and popular culture. Sharing their experiences, speakers will cross partisan divides in order to address pressing issues like the future of money in politics, gerrymandering and voting reform.

Participants will get the chance to meet their fellow political reform allies during the Friday Night Welcome Party at the Howlin’ Wolf (907 S. Peters Street) from 8-11 p.m.

Hosted by Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence and director Adam McKay, the summit’s Saturday night celebration, taking place from 8-10:30 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium, will feature live music from HoneyHoney and the Preservation Hall All-Stars followed by standup comedy from Nikki Glaser and Adam Yenser. Guest speakers will also take the stage, including Represent.Us director Josh Silver; Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush; astronaut Ron Garan and Nina Turner, former state senator and president of Our Revolution.

Throughout the summit, participants can also head to the Lavin-Bernick Center or Rogers Memorial Chapel to take part in a wide variety of policy panels and advocacy workshops focused on topics ranging from campaign design to fighting corruption within local government.

To purchase tickets for Unrig the System, click here.