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    Mike Rocha

    Social Entrepreneur & Cultural Activist

    Mike de la Rocha is a social entrepreneur, multidisciplinary artist and inspirational speaker who specializes in criminal justice, social innovation and health and wellness. With more than 15 years experience advancing public policy and empowering community stakeholders, he has become a leading voice for innovative ways to reduce violence in America. He is the Founder of The Revolve Agency, a daring new impact agency that puts arts and culture at the center of change. He is also the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Californians for Safety and Justice. He currently advises members of the United States Congress and other state and local elected officials on criminal justice issues. In 2012, Mike created Living Rooms Across America, a nationwide tour and series of curated events that shifts the public conversation around pressing social issues. The 2013 Living Rooms Across America tour, co-produced by Chicago Ideas Week, visited five of the most violent cities in the United States and consisted of living room performances and conversations with policymakers, cultural influencers and community leaders sharing successful ways to reduce gun violence in America. The tour was filmed by award-winning filmmaker Dream Hampton for an upcoming feature length documentary.

    Past Events

    Wednesday, Oct 15 2014

    7 PM

    Can one person effect change for many? CIW honors accomplished individuals who jumped on a mountain bike, picked up a guitar and stepped off the... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Cadillac Palace Theatre

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