2016 Democratic National Convention: Schedule, themes and headline speakers

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 117th National Convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte on Monday. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)

Here is a rundown of the key themes and headlining speakers at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

The nightly descriptions are excerpted from the DNC website:

Monday: United Together

From the DNC: "Monday will focus on putting the future of American families front and center and how we're stronger together when we build an economy that works for everyone."

Headliners:
Senator Bernie Sanders
First Lady Michelle Obama
Senator Elizabeth Warren
DREAMer Astrid Silva

Celebrities on the schedule:
Eva Longoria
Demi Lovato
Sarah Silverman
Paul Simon

Tuesday: A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families

From the DNC: "Tuesday will feature the roll call vote and how Hillary has spent her entire career working to make a difference for children, families, and our country."

Headliners:
Former President Bill Clinton
Joe Sweeney, 9/11 first responder
Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin
Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown
Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland

Wednesday: Working Together

From the DNC: "Speakers will take an in-depth look at just how high the stakes are in this election and how Hillary has the experience and steadiness to bring people together to tackle the big challenges and get real results."

Headliners:
President Barack Obama
Vice President Joe Biden
Erica Smegielski, whose mother Dawn was the principal killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting
Felicia Sanders & Polly Sheppard, two of the survivors in the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, SC.

Thursday: Stronger Together

From the DNC: "Hillary will speak about her vision for our country - her belief that we are stronger together and that America is at its best when we work together to solve our problems."

Headliners:
Hillary Clinton
Chelsea Clinton

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