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Theme: Collective Liberation

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December 3, 2022
Torrance, California
United States

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Torrance, California, Unknown
United States
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Andréa Ranae Johnson

Andréa Ranae Johnson took the personal development and online business industries by storm – challenging transformative leaders to grapple with the ways white supremacy, patriarchy, and classism have informed how we see ourselves, how we engage with each other, as well as how we approach our craft. She’s become known by thousands as a modern-day philosopher who has the rare ability to deliver tough truths with compassion that doesn’t absolve us of our responsibility to one another. Today, as a singer, writer, and teacher, Andréa uses her platform to openly share her own mistakes, doubts, and breakthroughs in order to show that we are each capable of co-creating the world we dream of.

Darrel "Friidom" Dunn

Darrel "Friidom" Dunn is a multi-disciplinary movement artist, composer, choreographer, director, and actor; known for pioneering the cinematic-dance genre called “Epiic." With an Arts Technology degree from The University of Texas at Dallas, his mission is to spread movement philosophy & raw expressive street & stage movement creating worlds that bridge divides; a Willy Wonka of movement. Friidom has provided movement direction & choreography for NBC's The Voice, LA Historic Park & The Taiko Project, Yurii: Tupac & Malcolm X connections, DaBaby, Big Sean, the LA Dance Project, Composer Tribute Series: Hans Zimmer, Johann Johannsson, & John Williams, & Stephen Spielberg, and more.

DeLanna Studi

As a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation, DeLanna Studi has over 25 years of experience as a performer, storyteller, playwright, and activist. She is the chair of the SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans Committee, and the Artistic Director of Native Voices at the Autry, the only Equity Theatre in the country developing and producing plays written by Native American playwrights. DeLanna originated roles in over twenty World Premieres, including writing and performing in And So We Walked: Along the Trail of Tears where she retraced her family’s footsteps along the Trail of Tears with her father. And So We Walked has toured throughout the country and was the first American play chosen for the Journees Theatricales de Carthage in Tunisia, Africa.

Dr. Thema Bryant

Dr. Thema Bryant, psychologist, spoken word artist, and ordained elder, is the president-elect of the American Psychological Association, the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology with more than 120,000 members. Dr. Thema completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Duke University and her post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical Center’s Victims of Violence Program. She is currently a tenured professor of psychology in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University, where she directs the Culture and Trauma Research Laboratory.

Jamila Craig

Jamila Craig, Esq. is a linguist and social impact entrepreneur specializing in Black-centric language coaching and multilingual community building across the African Diaspora. As the Founder of Jamii Linguists, a Black-lesbian-led multilingual communications team, she leads a 7-person team and 1000+ network of interpreters and translators to support organizational/community leaders, linguists, and language learners as they leverage the power of language to create impactful, inclusive multilingual spaces.

Jennifer Lahoda

Jennifer Lahoda is the President of Pacific Resource Recovery (PRR), a third-generation family owned and operated environmental services company started by her grandfather and mother over 4 decades ago. She is passionate about creating collaborative models of leadership that are employee-centered and is focused on building upon her family’s legacy of investing in social and environmental justice through service to PRR’s home community of Boyle Heights. PRR specialize in converting industrial waste into alternative fuel, diverting it from being sent to landfills; and they were recently named one of the top 100 places to work in Los Angeles by the LA Business Journal.

MAJOR. - Recording Artist

His name is MAJOR. and his impact the same. This Americana Soul artist’s star fiercely arose at the debut of the now Platinum hit love song, “Why I Love You”. As Stevie Wonder projected, lovers from all over the world have commissioned the breakout ballad as the perfect soundtrack for milestone moments never to be forgotten. As a Grammy, Soul Train, and 7-time Image Award nominated artist, His joy is infectious and as a Hope Dealer, he leads unapologetically with the very love his music professes.

Marisa Hamamoto

Named People Magazine “Women Changing the World”, Marisa is an award-winning Movement Artist. The lived experiences of her body repeatedly not being accepted as a dancer, her Japanese American identity not fitting the box in many spaces, and surviving a stroke that initially paralyzed her from the neck down, has led her to create Infinite Flow, an award-winning dance company that employs disabled and non-disabled artists with diverse intersectional identities, with a mission to use dance as a catalyst to dismantle biases and promote inclusion. She made history along with wheelchair dancer Piotr Iwanicki by becoming the first dancer to perform at Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater, sharing the stage with CEO Tim Cook. Marisa is dedicated to creating a more inclusive, just world where we can each feel alive, not just survive.

Myisha T. Hill

As the author of, Heal Your Way Forward: The Co-Conspirator’s Journey to an Antiracist Future, Myisha T. Hill leads a revolution of heart, mind, and soul. Through Check Your Privilege, a global movement she founded, she supports individuals on their journey of becoming actively anti-racist. And through her online co-conspirators lounge, their aim is to deepen the awareness of how unconscious bias, and the interlocking systems of domination affect the mental health of Black, Brown, Indigenous, marginalized Persons of Color.

Odilia Romero

As a fierce Zapotec leader, Odilia Romero is the co-founder of Comunidades Indigenas en Liderazgo (CIELO), advocating for Indigenous migrant rights in Los Angeles & throughout California. She is also an independent interpreter of Zapotec, Spanish, and English for Indigenous communities & her organizing knowledge & experience are held in high regard, with multiple academic publications, awards, & lectures in universities across the United States, including John Hopkins, USC, and UCLA. Ms. Romero's work has also been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Vogue and Democracy Now.

Susanna Barkataki

As an Indian yoga practitioner and founder of Ignite Institute for Yogic Leadership and Social Change, Susanna Barkataki is best known for her work in decolonizing and embracing the roots of yoga. Susanna’s trainings are currently shifting the paradigm of what yoga looks like in the West, with a commitment to diversity and cultural reclamation. Her gift is storytelling from the roots of yoga and bringing complex philosophical topics down to earth, practical and implementable for students of all experiences.

Trudi Lebron

Trudi Lebron is a {Social} Ideator focused on imagining our social futures. She is also the Author of The Antiracist Business Book, the founder of The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching, and co-host of the podcast That's Not How That Works. Through her writing, mentorship and institute curriculum, Trudi inspires conversations that confront our assumptions about who we are, and offers observations and examinations about how we live, interact, influence and shape the world around us. Trudi is currently working on her PhD in Psychology.

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