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    Intervention: Ric Wilson

    A music performance by Ric Wilson.

    Ric Wilson
    Rapper & Activist

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    Raising Your Hand: What Leadership Looks Like in 2018

    David Hogg
    Co-Founder, March For Our Lives
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    Ric Wilson
    Rapper & Activist
    Molly Crabapple
    Artist & Writer
    Mitch Landrieu
    Former Mayor, New Orleans; Author, "In the Shadow of Statues"
    Rie'Onna Holmon
    B.R.A.V.E. Youth Leader
    Jamil Smith
    Senior Writer, Rolling Stone
    Jose Antonio Vargas
    Pulitzer Prize–Winning Journalist & Author, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

    As the country faces a dearth of leadership from more traditional sources, “accidental leaders” are stepping up and sparking change, often in unexpected ways. At this Talk, a collection of inspiring forerunners will share their personal narratives, and explain what happened when leadership opportunities were thrust upon them. There is a case to be made that the country is in need of a new generation of people in power who are not afraid to challenge the status quo. At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from four people who are quickly becoming the faces of that generation.

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