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AFT Public Employees Jim McGarvey Breakfast
Friday, July 15 | 7:30 a.m.
Ticket price (advance purchase only): $25 per person

We are in the midst of a digital revolution that is transforming the way we live and work. From machine-guided hiring processes to GPS tracking and robotics in healthcare, artificial intelligence is increasingly being deployed to guide decision-making and the very delivery of public services. What role should our unions play in ensuring our work and the data we generate are maintained as a common good for all? Come hear from Dr. Christina Colclough, founding director of The Why Not Lab, and Amanda Ballantyne, director of the Technology Institute of the AFL-CIO, as we explore these interesting questions.

AFT PSRP Breakfast
Friday, July 15 | 7:30 a.m.
Ticket price (advance purchase only): $25 per person

The system doesn’t run without YOU! As we emerge from extraordinary times and navigate what is in front of us, one thing is clearer than ever: Paraprofessionals and school-related personnel are critical to evolving and healing our education ecosystem. The task is enormous and doing it well starts with your own wellness and sense of belonging on the teams you support. Join us as we hear from Lori Woodley-Langendorff, founder and executive director of All It Takes, a nonprofit organization that “equips youth and those who serve them with essential emotional intelligence skills to successfully navigate their lives and support their communities.” Lori Woodley-Langendorff brings unwavering passion and commitment to living a life of ease even in the toughest circumstances. Start next school year ready to embrace your awesomeness and value!

AFT Nurses and Health Professionals Breakfast
Friday, July 15 | 7:45 a.m.
Ticket price (advance purchase only): $25 per person

AFT’s healthcare affiliates know all too well the impact of the corporatization of America's healthcare system, as hospital systems increasingly put profits before patients. This year’s healthcare breakfast will feature Sandra Alvarez, director of the documentary exposé, InHospitable. Alvarez’s film shares an inspiring story of patients and activists who fought back against UPMC, a multibillion-dollar hospital enterprise that was making vital care unaffordable for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable patients in Western Pennsylvania.

AFT Human Rights Luncheon
Friday, July 15 | 12:30 p.m.
Ticket price (advance purchase only): $35 per person

The Bayard Rustin Human Rights Award and Luncheon is an integral part of each AFT convention. Join us this year for fellowship; a powerful message of hope and faith from keynote speaker, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum; and the presentation of the 2022 Bayard Rustin Award. This distinguished award is given to individuals or groups who embrace the AFT founding principles: social justice, equal rights and the civil rights of all people. Past honorees include U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the Honorable Alexis M. Herman, AFT Secretary-Treasurer Emerita Dr. Lorretta Johnson, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. The luncheon will also recognize the activism and commitment of members, community partners, parents and students with the presentation of the new AFT Drum Major of Justice Awards.

AFT Women’s Rights Breakfast
Sunday, July 17 | 7:30 a.m.
Ticket price (advance purchase only): $25 per person

The Women’s Rights Breakfast and award event highlights individuals who have contributed to advancing causes and issues that are important to women. Previous awardees include Dolores Huerta, Edie Windsor, Betty Dukes and Lilly Ledbetter. We will also acknowledge women who have been active in union, teaching and community work for the last 30, 40 or 50 years—those who are “Living the Legacy” of our foremothers on whose shoulders we stand. Join us as we honor these outstanding leaders.