Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates

NEWDAY DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES: Theaster Gates (b. 1973, Chicago, USA) lives and works in Chicago. Gates creates work that focuses on space theory and land development, sculpture and performance. Drawing on his interest and training in urban planning and preservation,…

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Justin Massa, Portfolio Director At IDEO

Justin Massa, Portfolio Director at IDEO

Justin Massa is an innovator and entrepreneur with expertise in food, big data, housing, open gov data, and civil rights. His work centers on connecting industries, companies, and governments, which have historically lagged behind with the technologies and data they…

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Dorothy Stoneman, Founder Of YouthBuild USA

Dorothy Stoneman, Founder of YouthBuild USA

Dorothy Stoneman is the founder and former CEO of YouthBuild USA, Inc. a program that helps low-income unemployed 16 to 24 year olds work toward their high school diploma or its equivalent while building affordable housing for homeless and low-income…

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T. Morgan Dixon, Co-founder Of GirlTrek

T. Morgan Dixon, Co-founder of GirlTrek

NEWDAY DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES: T. Morgan Dixon is the Co-Founder of GirlTrek, a groundbreaking three-year-old national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C that inspires and supports African American women and girls to live their healthiest, most fulfilled lives - simply by walking. Through…

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