Teen Vogue Summit Meetup 2018: Teen Vogue x TOMS

On November 1, 2018, Teen Vogue hosted the annual Teen Vogue Summit Meetup in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at the new TOMS store location, just recently opened at the time. The night offered young women to make connections and friendships in such a unique and comforting space with the Teen Vogue staff. Tickets to the event were valued at $15 including an order free TOMS in the new Venice Collection. The attendees were also offered 20% discount to the entire store. The meetup offered young adults to make connections within their field and share causes that they were passionate about. There were different discussion starter cards on tables prompting to talk about social issues, networking, and voting. Several refreshments and hors d’oeuvres were served to the attendees. 

Above was the display mirrored on many tables throughout the event.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Speaks:

The event concentrated on making change within the initiatives that mattered most to the young women present at the event. Before the event, the speaker(s) were not revealed to the public but to the attendee’s surprise, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made an appearance to talk to Lucy Diavolo and the importance of voting in elections in such a volatile climate. This was a vital couple of days before the general midterm elections, as Gillibrand urged the attendees to vote in the elections to turn talk into change. Gillibrand addressed the Trump administrations and it’s significant faults in the last two years. Ramping up for the elections, President Trump has made several statements on immigration, igniting national conversation.

He’s [Trump] trying to demonize immigrants so we’re afraid of immigrants, but as New Yorkers, we are certainly not afraid of immigrants. We are a country, we are a city founded of immigrants… we’ve also never been afraid of refugees, of asylum seekers, that’s what the Statue of Liberty stands for.

Kirsten Gillibrand

#TeenVogueSummit @TeenVogue @TOMS

Overall, it was such a positive experience to be surrounded in a room with young women trying to make a difference in such a volatile and unpredictable political climate. As Teen Vogue sees the necessity and importance for these events, I hope they will bring new and accessible events to young adults all over the country. 

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