Today, America sits as a polarized country. We are divided on political issues, segregated by race, religion and ethnicities. In a heated political election season, we see even more of these divisive sentiments that can manipulate our emotions, loyalties and our identities. Leading us to ask the question: Who are we, really? What are our values? And most importantly, how can as a divided country, move together towards optimism resulting in an output of positive change?
Join the thought leaders in digital communication, media storytelling and strategic policy and personal advocates as they discuss how to create a Louder Narrative of Possibility and Optimism that breaks our county’s echo chambers and propels ordinary citizens to take action in defining who we are.
Alicia Haywood, Award-Winning Producer (OWN, The Style Network, The History Channel) Founder of The iSpeakMedia Foundation, helped launch Media Literacy Week in the U.S.
Maaria Mozaffar, Civil Rights Attorney, Founder of The Skinless Project, Author of More Than Pretty
Caleb Gardner, Founder of 18 Coffees, Previous Digital Director of OFA, Former Digital Strategist for Bain & Co.
Sonya Jackson, Co-Creator of Chicago Ideas Week, Founder of Mantra For Good, and EP of Harold Washington For Chicago Documentary
This panel event is free and open to the public, with seating first come, first served.