Revitalizing cultural infrastructure in the modern city.
In a world that constantly tells us to tell our stories, we should remember our stories overlap with others who might not want their stories told and how to weigh those ethics.
Actor/Human Rights Lawyer
The Woman Life Freedom Revolution: How collective resistance created the most inclusive revolution in history.
National Poverty and Child Welfare Advocate
How to reform the foster system and end the pipeline of foster youth to prison.
Generation WTF (What’s the Future) and how to emphasize our human potential as the menial jobs transfer to the AI.
Dr. Inna Kanevsky
Education v. Indoctrination and how to distinguish between educating today’s youth about social issues such as LGBTQ+ and racial dynamics and concerns about their indoctrination (i.e. dispelling myths that are limiting education and inclusion)
Board Director/Climate Activist
How we are scaling algae tanks to eliminate atmospheric carbon profitably and sustainably.
Dr. Abiodun Durojaye
ED of Urban Alliance Chicago
What’s your Starbucks name? Validating ethnic and black names in the workplace.
The paradox of self replacing workers in the AI revolution and how managers can innovate ahead without leaving people behind.
Jason William Johnson
This corporate director and rapper discusses how rap music and rap battles can inspire entrepreneurship.
Chicago’s preeminent drag queen (and oceanographer) discusses how drag culture and creativity has propelled societies forward for centuries, with a historical and current look at the impact and influence of drag.
Dr. Angela Neese
The underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis of ADHD based on socio-economic status while reconsidering our evaluation of neurodivergent brains and the beauty of the way they approach the world.
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