Re-Designing Social Change with the Community that Defines It
She will discuss how we can use design-based problem solving within the social sector for organizational, mission, and programmatic support and development, while also discussing the systemic resistance and roadblocks against the inclusion of designers within organizational decision making processes. Through creative problem solving, civic leadership, and social entrepreneurism, design has the potential to improve global difficulties and benefit the social sector, but first we need to understand the historical role of design in the social impact space and the future of design for innovation within the social sector.
Why I Teach
This talk highlights the disruptive learning experiences that have led me to become Teacher v8.0.
Politics in Your Big City Small Town: Anyone Can Do it
Aldermen write and approve meaningful city-wide legislation such as minimum wage, redevelopment plans, and funding measures. Each ward also acts much like a small town in which the Alderman has power over capital improvements, development, LRA, and even has a say in policing. Small wards means that running for office is an accessible and achievable goal for nearly anyone.
Collective Impact: Expanding Beyond Youth Development
This session will explore the basics of a collective impact model, discuss the benefits and drawbacks of collective impact, compare two successful youth development collective impact programs and put forth my own ideas how other sectors can build their own collective impact model to improve the landscape for arts and culture, homelessness and veterans. I will also discuss other ramifications of collective impact for the nonprofit sector.
Black Women, Media Messaging, and Subconscious Beliefs
Media messaging shapes the worldview of how people are treated. Media messaging, combined with historical context and deeply rooted subconscious beliefs, creates an arena for lack of sympathy regarding black women and tragic situations. In the days of black women missing and being gunned down in violence, it’s time we address the issue of why black women are not getting the proper media coverage we deserve.
His session will explain his life changing experiences with law enforcement and how he is still dealing with it. It will also explain his initial denial, struggles, and humiliations.
Stay Connected: Why You Should Always Be Networking
We’ll spend some time talking about why you should always stay in touch with classmates, co-workers, managers, and friends. I’ll give some examples about how networking can take you further in your career, what micro-interactions are, and how to add value to relationships.
The session will explore a black girl’s journey to tech. Framing 'tech impact' and what it really means for the city of St. Louis while discussing the St. Louis regions ability to attract and retain tech talent.