Min Jin Lee
Dr. Lina Benabdallah
Museum of Fine Arts
Sybrina Fulton, who earned a bachelor's degree in English from Florida Memorial University, is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change. Since the death of her 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, during the violent confrontation in 2012, Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned citizens across the country. Her book, co-authored with Tracy Martin, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, shares the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement that awoke a nation’s conscience.
• Bonnie Perkins, Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement Engineer, Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems • Miriam Lansky, Continuous Improvement Manager, Olympus Corp. • Sarah Donovan, CEO and President, I. G. Marston Co., Inc. • Mariana McCormick, Vice President, Business Development, MassDevelopment Moderator: Cristina Gutierrez, Communications Officer, Women in Manufacturing (WIM) Massachusetts’ Chapter and, PTC University Technical Instructor
Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
Dr. Heather Goldstone holds a Ph.D. in ocean science from M.I.T. and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Her reporting on science and the environment has appeared on NPR, PBS NewsHour, The Takeaway, and PRI’s The World.
Peabody Essex Museum
Payton Knopf of USIP Dr. Karen Young of AEI Ambassador Robert Loftis as moderator
Featured speakers and performers include: Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, MFA Jerry Sargent, President of Citizens, Massachusetts Imari Paris Jeffries, Executive Director, King Boston Makeeba McCreary, Patti and Jonathan Kraft Chief of Learning and Community Engagement, MFA Kim Janey, City Council President, Boston City Councilor, District 7 Lisa Owens, Executive Director, City Life/Vida Urbana Julia Mejia, Boston City Councilor, At-Large Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney Rob “Problak” Gibbs, Artist and Cofounder of Artists for Humanity Giles Li, Senior Program Officer in Arts and Creativity, Barr Foundation Porsha Olayiwola, Poet Danny Rivera, Artist Paul Grogan, President and CEO of The Boston Foundation
Museum of Fine Arts
Recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize with Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tomet, Alicia Garza believes Black communities deserve what all communities deserve — to be powerful in every aspect of their lives. That’s what drives Alicia Garza as an innovator, strategist, internationally recognized organizer, and writer. In 2018, she founded the Black Futures Lab, which works to make Black people powerful in politics. In her first book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, Alicia Garza shares her thoughts on politics and pop culture from her podcast Lady Don't Take No. She warns you that hashtags don’t start movements — people do.
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