EYEJ Virtual Event
June 04, 2021 17:00:00
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WANTED: Changemakers, Thought Leaders, and Advocates!

Summary

Change doesn't come about by accident. It takes hard work by dedicated people from all walks of life and all professions to enact robust and sustainable change in this society.

Want to be one of those people? Join hundreds of thought leaders from across the country for the EYEJ Empowering Changemakers event on June 4. There, you'll learn of, celebrate, and have a chance to support the vital work EYEJ and its friends locally, nationally, and around the globe are doing to bring about an equitable and inclusive world.

Acclaimed speaker, entrepreneur, and investor, David S. Rose and Somalia school founder: Boyah Farah headlines a slate of virtual roundtables highlighting progress in criminal justice reform, racial justice, political empowerment, and the digital divide.

Individual tickets are on sale now and can be purchased using the REGISTER NOW button. For companies and businesses interested in participating in the festivities, Empowering Changemakers currently has sponsorship opportunities that afford numerous benefits. If you would like to find out more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact the EYEJ sales team at hello@eyej.org.

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Date and time
04 June 2021 5PM EDT
Location
Online Event

Headliners

David S.Rose
David S.Rose
Headliner - David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur, super angel investor, and technology visionary who has founded or funded over 100 pioneering companies. He is the New York Times best selling author of both 'Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups' and 'The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business'.
Boyah J. Farah
Boyah J. Farah
Headliner - Boyah J. Farah is the founder of Abaadi School in Somalia author of the upcoming book, America Made Me Black. Farah’s writing has been featured in The Guardian, Harvard Transition, Scheer Intelligence at KCRW, Grub Daily, and Truthdig. He is the winner of Salon‘s best essay of 2017. His essays have also appeared in Harvard’s Kennedy School Review, Pangyrus magazine, and The Huffington Post.
Mai Moore
Mai Moore
Headliner - Visionary Co-Founder and Executive Director of EYEJ: Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice, an innovative and timely non-profit organization committed to social justice and focused on highlighting voices, contributions and insights of the next generation. Proven success developing new customized programs (Discussion Series, Youth Online Discussing Justice, EYEJ Youth Council), handling $50M budgets and orchestrating integrated marketing campaigns that culminate in Social Action and lead to societal change.

Speakers

Timothy Wright
Timothy Wright
Super Bowl XLIX Champion, Co-Founder Dome Audio, Philanthropist
Seth DeValve
Seth DeValve
Athlete and Entrepreneur
Zack Reed
Zack Reed
City of Cleveland Mayoral Candidate
Senator Sandra Williams
Senator Sandra Williams
Mayoral Candidate for Cleveland
Cameron Drayton
Cameron Drayton
EYEJ Youth Volunteer
Anushka Khanna
Anushka Khanna
Co-Chair on the Millennial Taskforce EYEJ
Anjali Patel
Anjali Patel
EYEJ Youth Council- Social Policy Lead
Michael Daniels
Michael Daniels
Director of Federal Government Relations of Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Dr. Kiesha Taylor
Dr. Kiesha Taylor
Sr. National Education Administrator, T-Mobile
Charles Murito
Charles Murito
Sub Saharan Africa Government Affairs & Public Policy Director at Google
Christopher Bailey
Christopher Bailey
EYEJ Youth Council Core Research Team Member
Maranda Priah
Maranda Priah
EYEJ Youth Council Member
Bridget Brennan
Bridget Brennan
Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio
Gale Muhammad
Gale Muhammad
President & Founder Women Who Never Give Up, Inc, National Network of Justice Member
Pauline Rogers
Pauline Rogers
President of RECH Foundation
Gene Cobb
Gene Cobb
CEO of Belloburn Hotsauce and Construction Safety Director
Amrutha Yarlagadda
Amrutha Yarlagadda
EYEJ Youth Council Core - Digital Literacy Program Lead
Justin Bibb
Justin Bibb
Cleveland Mayoral Candidate
Jothsna Sabbasani
Jothsna Sabbasani
EYEJ Youth Council Core, Policy Lead
Javon’e Armada
Javon’e Armada
Artist, Educator, Children’s book illustrator
Ca’Ronn Caldwell
Ca’Ronn Caldwell
Senior Director of Lifestyle Footwear and Apparel for Footlocker Inc
Hannah Stoudemire
Hannah Stoudemire
CEO & Co-Founder of Fashion for All Foundation
Alexander John
Alexander John
Footwear & Fashion Designer and an expert in Concept Design, Renovation & Rebranding
Treyah Gray
Treyah Gray
Artist, Digital Entrepreneur, EYEJ Youth Changemaker
Richa Kuklani
Richa Kuklani
EYEJ Youth Council Member, Support YC Social Media, programming
Brittney Oddo Moffatt
Brittney Oddo Moffatt
Marketing Strategist
Edward G. Young lll
Edward G. Young lll
Professional Speaker
Kiara Aguillon
Kiara Aguillon
Influencer Partnerships Manager at Digital Media Management
Tony Hart
Tony Hart
Founder & CEO of Shaka Media Group
Nadya Okamoto
Nadya Okamoto
Co-founder of AUGUST
Kathryn Ross
Kathryn Ross
Program Director of YODJ: Youth Online Discussing Justice
Frank Austin
Frank Austin
EYEJ Youth Council Member
Mané Bailey
Mané Bailey
Founder | CEO IVY Entertains LLC
Michelle Thomas
Michelle Thomas
EYEJ Board Chair and Educator
Diamond Bottoson
Diamond Bottoson
EYEJ Youth Council Lead
Shwetha Ramachandran
Shwetha Ramachandran
EYEJ Youth Council Research Core

Agenda

Digital Divide
Criminal Justice Reform
Politics
Fashion
Social Media Influencing
Sports

Internet Is Oxygen: What’s the Solution to Create Digital Equity in Cleveland?

With more than 40 M people in America lacking high-speed broadband access, this reality didn’t resonate with many people until the pandemic forced millions of individuals to work and attend school from home. The disparities between those with high-speed internet access and those without ran across racial and economic lines show that many poor, Latino, Black and Rural communities were digitally redlined, lacking equitable access compared to their counterparts. In 2020, the EYEJ Youth Council led an internal charge to bring greater context and a fresh perspective to Cleveland’s conversation about the digital divide. The Youth Council has been vocal in fighting for digital equity through petitioning, hosting virtual discussions, and speaking to local leaders and other nonprofit executives on the subject, but what are the solutions? How can young people in Cleveland and across the country use their voices to speak out against the digital divide? The digital divide didn’t happen in a day, and it will take more than a day to implement the necessary changes, but where do we begin?

Time
5:10PM to 5:30PM
Moderators
Anjali Patel
Anjali Patel EYEJ Youth Council- Social Policy Lead
Speakers
Dr. Kiesha Taylor
Dr. Kiesha Taylor Sr. National Education Administrator, T-Mobile
Michael Daniels
Michael Daniels Director of Federal Government Relations of Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Charles Murito
Charles Murito Sub Saharan Africa Government Affairs & Public Policy Director at Google
Christopher Bailey
Christopher Bailey EYEJ Youth Council Core Research Team Member
Empowering Changemakers: A virtual event bringing together national changemakers from Politics, Sports and More!
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