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    The Strength Saeed Jones Found in a Hard Childhood

    Saeed Jones speaks about his experience growing up in the American South as a black queer man and how he now uses his social media platform as a tool for activism.

    Saeed Jones
    Former Host, Buzzfeed "AM to DM"; Poet & Author
    Jamil Smith
    Senior Writer, Rolling Stone

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    • Donate to the People's Music School, which makes a valuable music education available to Chicago youth from every socioeconomic background.
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    • Donate to Girls Rock Chicago, an organization that builds socially just communities with girls, transgender youth, and gender non-conforming youth by developing leadership, self-esteem, and creative expression through music.

    Idea: Do we have all the answers?

    A Talk that explores some of life’s big questions.

    Taraji Henson
    Actor, Writer & Producer
    Brian Grazer
    Award-Winning Film & TV Producer; New York Times Best-selling Author
    Saeed Jones
    Former Host, Buzzfeed "AM to DM"; Poet & Author
    Liz Phair
    Singer-Songwriter; Author, Horror Stories
    Jamil Smith
    Senior Writer, Rolling Stone

    Pondering the unknown is an innate part of the human condition, from wondering what you’ll be when you grow up to analyzing large-scale questions that have initiated humanity’s greatest progress. At this Talk, each speaker will share their stories and how they approach life’s greatest unknowns, one question at a time. 

    *Please note: The content of this Talk may explore adult themes and language that are not appropriate for children*

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