The 2019 Seneca Falls Revisited Conference & Retreat


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2019 Seneca Falls Revisited Conference & Retreat

2019-2020 Honorary Chair, Hon. Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President


Since she took office in 2014, she has successfully passed legislation to reform the deed restriction process, add ‘caregivers’ to the city’s anti-discrimination law, remove criminal history questions from initial employment applications (the “Fair Chance Act”), and enforce requirements for street numbers on buildings in Manhattan (to aid emergency workers). 

Brewer previously served on the City Council for 12 years, serving as the founding chair of the Technology Committee and leading the Government Operations Committee. There, the Council passed her legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for most hourly employees, requiring all City data be published online, and protecting domestic workers from abusive practices. 

2019 Honorary Chair, Deborah L. Devedjian, Founder and Chief Citizen’s Officer,


Deborah is a maverick and revered corporate titan! A tried and true change agent of multinationals, Deborah now operates in both NYC and Houston. A Pennsylvania native, Deborah is a Graduate of both Harvard and Yale. She has traveled internationally and has served as a “change agent” turning around and enhancing corporate bottom line spending/revenue generating. Her online creation “” stealthy cuts to the core of the issue to “build” consensus among a variety of diverse stakeholders. Check out this revolutionary approach to facilitate dialogue for a range of audiences.

2019 Honorary Chair, Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., Founder and President, The Frederick Douglass Family Foundation Honorary Chair


Mr. Morris descends from two of the most influential names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington. His mother, Nettie Washington Douglass, is the daughter of Nettie Hancock Washington (granddaughter of Booker T. Washington), and Dr. Frederick Douglass III (great-grandson of Frederick Douglass). Ken’s life until the year 2007 could be described as distinguished yet decisively disengaged from his lineage until Providence called. Ken continues his family’s legacy of anti-slavery and educational work as co-founder and president of the Atlanta-based nonprofit Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI). His career and life path are driven by a clear focus on FDFI’s mission[t]o Advance Freedom through Knowledge and Strategic Action.” He could not have predicted that one day he would so fully embrace and be defined by the characteristics that so closely defined his famous ancestors.


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