Guild Hall kicked-off another Hamptons Institute series last night with Alexandria Villaseñor, a Co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike and founder of Earth Uprising; Jerome Foster II, student of Washington Leadership Academy, founder of TAU VR; Dr. Michael Mann, Director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State University; Gordian Raacke, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Long Island.Moderated by Jessy Tolkan, Chief Campaigns Officer and Executive Director of Purpose Labs. The growing youth activist movement has continued to expand across the world, and politicians are taking notice. The panel addressed the latest science and focus on the young people around the globe that are taking action and impacting change.
If you missed it last night it is available on Guild Halls YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shcrn-kyFVA

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Defining America: Beyond Immigration

Monday, August 12
Daily national headlines are shining a light on the multilayered issues related to Latino immigration.The panel of activists and artists will guide the audience through a conversation exploring how art leads us back to our humanity and is a key to shifting the conversation about immigration.
This panel will be offered with simultaneous interpretation available, please contact OLA to reserve a headset: 631-899-3441
Minerva Perez, Sag Harbor Person of the Year and Executive Director of Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island (OLA)
Sandra Dunn, Associate Director of Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island (OLA)
Carlos Sandoval, Award winning and Emmy nominated director and producer
Carlo Albán, Actor
Moderated by April Gornik

The Future of Women in Leadership 

Monday, August 19
The 2018 midterm elections were a watershed for women in politics, as more women were elected to Congress than ever before. The trend continues with record number of women throwing their hats into the ring for 2020. We will discuss the challenges faced by female candidates, the movements that have supported their efforts, and benefits to this positive shift in the balance of power.
Cecile Richards, former President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor of New York
Brette McSweeney, President of Eleanor’s Legacy
Lead Sponsors: The Hayden Family Foundation, Susan and Steven Jacobson, Joyce F. Menschel, Alice Netter, and Leila Straus
Additional program support provided by Carol Leibenson
Special thanks to Citarella 
Guild Hall, one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country to combine a museum, theater, and education space under one roof, was established in 1931 as a gathering place for community where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation. For nearly nine decades, Guild Hall has embraced this open-minded vision and provided a welcoming environment for the public to engage with art exhibitions, performances, and educational offerings. Art and artists have long been the engine of Guild Hall’s activities and the institution continues to find innovative ways to support creativity in everyone.
Guild Hall
158 Main Street, East Hampton.
Phone: (631) 324-0806
Box Office: (631) 324-4050 




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