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Founder/Executive Director the Pajama ProgramGenevieve’s entrepreneurial spirit was fueled by her earlier company, Genevieve Unlimited, which she created in 1993 to service entertainment companies in their efforts to gain a competitive edge in the world of promotion. A Yonkers, New York native, Genevieve received a...

TV and film actor, Small businessman, Entrepreneur and humanitarianWendell Pierce is New Orleans through and through. Like his “Treme” character trombonist Antoine Batiste, Pierce has witnessed firsthand his hometown’s slow recovery following Hurricane Katrina. ...

The Girl in the Picture, Advocate For Victims of War CrimesThe Vietnam War knows many tragedies, some more familiar than others. A photograph of a young girl running naked down a road, her skin on fire with napalm, changed the way the world looked at...

A funny, educational and inspirational professional speaker. He has the rare ability to package profound, life-changing truths in humor. He has a soft southern accent and uses original humor that is never off-colorDr. Charles Petty, a professional motivational speaker, was reared in the farming...

Founder- Urban Learning and Leadership Center, Author of "Standing in the Gap"Harvey Perkins has spent 32 years in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction. Harvey Perkins has led school-based and district wide reform in both suburban and urban...

Associate Professor of Education and Author of the acclaimed book, We ARE Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing the American DreamWilliam Perez is an Associate Professor of Education at Claremont Graduate University. His research focuses on immigrant students, as well as the academic achievement and Latino higher...

Former NFL Player, Inspiration for the movie “Invincible”, Cancer SurvivorVince is the subject of the blockbuster Disney movie, Invincible, which topped the charts for 2 straight weeks after its release 3 years ago. Now, in today’s fragile economic times, he continues to respond to...

Long considered one of the leading US experts on diversity and inclusion managementRosalyn Taylor O’Neale is a corporate leader, consultant, educator, and author with more than thirty years’ experience leading the diversity and inclusion efforts in over twenty five countries, across four continents. ...

Educator and International Thought Leader in Education TechnologyAlan thrives on confirming and challenging educators’ thoughts about what’s possible in the world of teaching and learning. More than anything, he is a teacher at heart, with a wealth of experience teaching learners of all ages....

Pulitzer Prize winning author of Enrique’s Journey, and JournalistSonia Nazario has spent more than 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently as a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She has won numerous national journalism and book awards tackling some of...

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