50 by 2050 October Events

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Pumpkin spice lattes aren’t the only trends returning this fall. Without general elections to campaign for, we can fully immerse ourselves in making change NOW instead of anticipating it. Check out the October events hosted by our 50by2050 partners to get you in the political (and pumpkin-flavored) season.

October Events

OCTOBER 1: Victory Fund: Victory Fund Chicago Champagne Brunch

  • Chicago, IL
  • 12–2 p.m. at Ignite Glass Studios, 401 N. Armour Street
  • Mix and mingle with members of the LGBTQ Chicago community as the organization brings together supporters and those seeking a position in political office.

OCTOBER 5: She Should Run: October Drinks

  • Washington, D.C.
  • 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Republic Restorative, 1369 New York Avenue Northeast
  • Join members of She Should Run at the Republic Restoratives, D.C.’s first ever women-owned distillery, for drinks, conversation and a special guest speaker.

OCTOBER 7: HRC: 2017 HRC New England Gala

  • Boston, MA
  • 5:30 p.m. at Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center
  • Celebrate the LGBTQ community and HRC’s call to action. Be part of the movement for full equality.

OCTOBER 12: EMILY’S List:  Cocktails for Change Reception

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 6:30–8 p.m. at Churchill, 198 Church Street
  • Join Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock and special guest June Diane Raphael for the opportunity to interact and act for change.

OCTOBER 12: EMERGE AMERICA: Tribute to Senator Barbara Mikulski

  • Baltimore, MD
  • 7:30 p.m. at the Senator Theater
  • Hear stories celebrating Senator Mikulski from her friends in the style of Baltimore’s Stoop Storytelling series.

OCTOBER 13: EMILY’S List: Luncheon

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 11 a.m. at The Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street
  • The Ignite Change Luncheon will feature Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock, Attorney General of Massachusetts Maura Healey, Candidate for Governor in Michigan Gretchen Whitmer and Candidate for Congress Mai Khanh Tran.

OCTOBER 13: HRC: 33rd Annual San Francisco Bay Area HRC Gala Dinner & Auction

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 6 p.m. at Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell Street
  • Join the HRC and over 1,000 of the Bay Area’s most influential citizens at they celebrate everything the organization has done to fight for equality and look toward the future.

OCTOBER 22: Victory Fund: Bubbles and Biscuits Nashville Brunch

  • Nashville, TN
  • 12–2 p.m. at The George Jones Museum, 128 2nd Avenue North
  • Get a feel for southern hospitality while sipping on champagne with members of the LGBTQ community,  business leaders, elected and endorsed officials and Victory Fund supporters from across the region.

OCTOBER 26: EMILY’S List: Cocktails for Change

  • New York, NY
  • 6:30–8 p.m. at The 8th Floor, 17 W 17th Street
  • Attend Cocktails and Change for an opportunity to interact with EMILY’s List leadership, endorsed candidates and elected officials across the country.

OCTOBER 28: HRC: 21st Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner

  • Washington, DC
  • 5 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • The HRC is hosting their annual dinner, bringing together about 4,000 HRC members, friends and allies for an evening of celebration and inspiration.



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Mariya is a junior at the George Washington University studying English/ Creative Writing and Journalism. When she's not watching crime shows, dancing to 80's music or cooking, you'll find her talking about her #OnlyatGW moments. Like any college student, she loves taking advantage of every (free) thing D.C. has to offer.

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