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    Yusef Salaam on What He Learned From Adversity

    Yusef Salaam speaks about how he found purpose in his experience contending with the unfair forces of the American justice system.

    Yusef Salaam
    Member of Exonerated 5 (formerly Central Park 5)
    Jessica Clemons
    Health & Wellness Advocate

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    Your impact checklist

    Here are a list of things you can do before and after the event to join the conversation.

    • Join I AM ALS and stay up to date on the movement they are building to cure not only ALS, but pave the way to cure Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Frontotemporal Dementia, and more.
    • Spend time with the kids at Alternatives Inc., a youth program using restorative justice to encourage student development and strengthen Chicago communities.
    • Attend an event with Back on My Feet, a nonprofit combatting homelessness through community support, employment and housing resources.
    • Volunteer at UCan Chicago to support youth to become entrepreneurs, leaders, and activists despite their traumatic experiences from within their community.
    • Donate to the Prison + Neighborhood Arts project, a visual arts and humanities project that connects teaching artists and scholars to men at Stateville Maximum Security Prison through classes, workshops and guest lectures.
    • Support the work of the Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation, an organization that provides funding for ovarian cancer research as well as child literacy.
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    Idea: Resilience is the secret to success

    A Talk about how resilience breeds triumph.

    Yusef Salaam
    Member of Exonerated 5 (formerly Central Park 5)
    Richard Bernstein
    Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
    Jason Rosenthal
    Board Chair, Author & Attorney, The Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation
    Brian Wallach
    Co-Founder, I AM ALS
    Sandra Abrevaya
    President & Chief Impact Officer, Thrive Chicago
    Jessica Clemons
    Health & Wellness Advocate
    Elise Jordan
    Political Analyst, NBC News & MSNBC; Contributor, Time Magazine
    Orlando Mayorga
    Restorative Justice Practitioner

    As tennis great Billie Jean King famously stated, “champions adjust.” In this Talk, we’ll hear remarkable individuals share their inspiring stories of resilience, taking in lessons for success along the way. You’ll hear stories of tenacity, courage, fear and strength that will challenge you to push through your own limitations, self doubt, and momentary failures to unlock your inner champion.