Park Cannon is an activist-elected official – an activist who happens to hold office – in Atlanta. She is 1 of 5 LGBTQ+ Georgia State Representatives, a founding member of the Equality Caucus, and at age 29, the youngest serving member of the Georgia Legislature.

The Democratic lawmaker recently made national headlines when she was unlawfully arrested and removed from the Georgia Capitol after she knocked on the door to the Republican governor’s office during his signing of SB 202, a restrictive law that limits voting rights in the state.

As a dedicated young woman of color in a traditionally white, male-dominated space, Cannon’s enthusiasm for participatory dialogue compels her to uplift underrepresented voices and level the lopsided tables of government.

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.