Very inspiring to hear someone speak about politics and democracy as listening to competing ideas and acting on what you as an individual believe is right. I always believed this to be the case, but it seems a fundamental insight we have lost in these days of politics as a team sport fueled by feelings and not critical thinking. Thank you Stacey Abrahms!
A beautiful event! Very empowering for the students and the community and the livestream was a wonderful way for folks to tune in who couldn't get tickets. Special Events handled it like a well-oiled machine, they're amazing, give them all raises
Stacey Abrams was so inspirational, and made me want to work even harder to achieve my goals. She speaks on behalf of women everywhere, especially women of color, which means a lot to me. Being Latina in such a judgmental and harsh world can be hard. However, people like Stacey Abrams, who strives to bring change within a community where the majority are not heard is so fantastic. I really really enjoyed listening to her and what she had to say. I am not the kind of person who has a long attention span and typically I get bored when people are lecturing or just talking to me for a long period of time. However, Stacey Abrams had a way of holding my attention the 2 hours she spoke, and I have to say I feel like I have learned a lot from her, and her experiences, and even failures. Instead, of beating up on myself when I make a mistake, or fail at something I will keep my head up and see it as a teaching opportunity for what I can do better next time. I'd love to see her again at Agnes Scott sometime.
I appreciate how honest Stacey Abrams is in person. I feel like she was the perfect person to be our summit signature speaker because she embodies "women leading everywhere" aspect of Agnes Scott values.