Five Things I’ve Learned

presents:

LEADING SOCIAL CHANGE

Conversation

Saturday, September 12th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

shares the five things she’s learned about Leading Social Change.

Melina Abdullah is an American academic and civic leader. She is chair of the department of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, and a co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter. Abdullah is a self-described “womanist scholar-activist”. She has said that her academic roles are connected with her activist role in fighting for liberating those who have been exploited many times.

Conversation

Sunday, September 13th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

shares the five things he’s learned about Leading Social Change.

Questlove is an American musician and music journalist. He is the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the hip hop band, the Roots. The Roots has been serving as the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014. Questlove is also one of the producers of the cast album of the Broadway musical Hamilton. He is the co-founder of the websites Okayplayer and OkayAfrica. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.

Workshop

Saturday, September 19th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

shares the five things he’s learned about Leading Social Change.

John Meacham is an American writer, reviewer, and presidential biographer. A former Executive Editor and Executive Vice President at Random House, he is a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, a contributing editor to Time magazine, and a former Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek. He is the author of several books. He won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. He holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Endowed Chair in American Presidency at Vanderbilt University.

Conversation

Sunday, September 20th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

shares the five things he’s learned about Leading Social Change.

Van Jones is an American news commentator, author, and non-practicing attorney. He is a co-founder of several nonprofit organizations, including the Dream Corps, a “social justice accelerator” that operates three advocacy initiatives: #cut50, #Yeswecode, and Green for All. He is the author of The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream, both ranking as New York Times bestselling books. He is a regular CNN contributor and host of The Van Jones Show.

Workshop

Saturday, September 26th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

share the five things he’s learned about Leading Social Change.

Chasten Buttigieg is a junior high school teacher who has gained fame as the husband of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Pete campaigned to be the first ever gay Democratic nominee in the 2020 US Presidential race. This was historical and that’s why Glezman has achieved celebrity status. Part of Chasten Glezman’s charm is also his comic sense which is often reflected in his Twitter and Instagram posts. A strong advocate for LGBT rights, Glezman has been an inspiration to people struggling to openly come out as gay.

Workshop

Sunday, September 27th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

shares the five things he’s learned about Leading Social Change.

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. This year The Daily Show has been nominated for three Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series. Noah joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor.

Workshop

Saturday, October 3rd
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

shares the five things she’s learned about Leading Social Change.

Actress Kerry Washington started performing during her school years. She earned a degree in performance studies from George Washington University. After making her film debut in 2000’s Our Song, Washington starred in such films as Save the Last Dance and Bad Company. She later earned wide acclaim for her work in Ray and The Last King of Scotland. In 2012 she began her run on the TV drama Scandal, receiving Emmy nominations for her portrayal of main character Olivia Pope. She also portrayed lawyer/academic Anita Hill in the 2016 HBO film Confirmation.

Workshop

Sunday, October 4th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

shares the five things he’s learned about Leading Social Change.

Al Sharpton is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, talk show host and politician. Sharpton is the founder of the National Action Network. In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election. He hosts his own radio talk show, Keepin’ It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances on cable news television. In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation, a nightly talk show. In 2015, the program was shifted to Sunday mornings.

Conversation

Saturday, October 10th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

shares the five things he’s learned about Leading Social Change.

Will Smith is an award-winning American actor, rapper and producer best known for his work in hits like “Men In Black,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “The Pursuit of Happyness” and more. Will has been nominated for five Golden Globes and two Academy Awards for his work in film and TV. He has won four Grammy Awards. He is the only actor to have eight of his films gross more than $100 million in the domestic box office back-to-back as well as 11 consecutive films earn more than $150 million internationally and eight consecutive films open at the number one spot at the domestic box office.

Workshop

Sunday, October 11th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

shares the five things she’s learned about Leading Social Change.

Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed, a Reese’s Book Club selection, which has sold over one million copies in fewer than 20 weeks, and “started a movement” (Barnes & Noble). She’s also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, and Carry On, Warrior. An activist and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People), Glennon is the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy – raising over $25 million for women, families, and children in crisis.

Conference

Saturday, October 17th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

share the five things he’s learned about Leading Social Change.

Common has been one of the most highly influential figures in rap music, keeping the sophisticated lyrical technique and flowing syncopations of jazz-rap alive as commercial trends have threatened to obliterate the style’s advancements. The Chicago MC’s outward-looking, nimbly performed rhymes and political consciousness haven’t always fit the fashions of rap trends, but his albums have consistently hit the Top Ten of the R&B/hip-hop chart and been praised by critics. Common is a three-time Grammy winner for the Erykah Badu collaboration “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop),” the Kanye West-produced “Southside,” and his and John Legend’s “Glory,” which also won an Academy Award

Conversation

Sunday, October 18th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

shares the five things he’s learned about Leading Social Change.

Bakari Sellers is an American attorney, political commentator, and politician. He represented South Carolina’s 90th district in the lower house of the state legislature from 2006 to 2014, becoming the youngest African American elected official in the country at age 22. He vacated his seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives to run for Lieutenant Governor that year, but lost to Henry McMaster. He was succeeded in the House by Justin T. Bamberg