Speakers

Jason DeShaw, mental health speaker to showcase NACA West

Check out Jason‘s NACA debut as he shares his journey with mental illness and addiction-through words and song.  Meet Jason in Ontario on Nov. 15.

Technology and Human Rights / Clyde Ford

Technology and Human Rights “How many of you want to have a positive impact on the world? To fight climate change? To advocate for racial justice? To actively work for gender equality? LGBTQ rights? Income equality?” Clyde Ford asks his audience— young, idealistic, full of students. Most hands shoot up.  “For those of you with [Read more…]

The Age of Lies: How to Protect Yourself From Politicians/Rick Shenkman

The Age of Lies:  How to Protect Yourself From Politicians/Rick Shenkman

  Learn about the 25 ways politicians con voters and how you can recognize a con when you see one.  In this presentation, New York Times bestselling author Rick Shenkman uses striking video clips to show the many ways politicians fool voters by appealing to their fears and exploiting their anger.  In a well-timed talk [Read more…]

#MeToo: Overcoming Sexism and Harassment Hollywood Style / Lauren LoGiudice

#MeToo:  Overcoming Sexism and Harassment Hollywood Style / Lauren LoGiudice

  #metoo happened and #TIMESUP was created … now what? In this entertaining interactive, multi-media lecture, students will find out how to navigate the terrain between #metoo and a new world. Through video clips, audio samples, and rare photos, students will uncover the stories of the fierce women and LGBT people  of Hollywood’s scandalous past [Read more…]

Show Me Democracy!

Show Me Democracy!

Amidst the storm of the Ferguson, MO, shooting, seven St. Louis college students evolved into advocates and activists as they demanded change through policy and protest. From 100 hours of footage shot over two years, the film Show Me Democracy has been woven into a powerful story of young people engaged in key issues: race, [Read more…]

Eyewitness to Climate Change: Melting Ice & Rising Seas / David Thoreson

Eyewitness to Climate Change: Melting Ice & Rising Seas / David Thoreson

This powerful presentation by photographer and explorer David Thoreson exposes the truth about climate change affecting YOU and everything on Planet Earth!  His fearless exploration of the world’s oceans and polar regions have brought him face-to-face with the most important issue of our time – Climate Change. Not confined to the Arctic, weather weirding is spreading across [Read more…]

Which Lives Matter? / Monti Washington

Which Lives Matter? / Monti Washington

Is it Black Lives? Is it Blue Lives? White Lives? Or is It All Lives?  Everyone knows that all lives matter, but the question is do they matter equally? “WHICH LIVES MATTER” is an intense, inclusive, educational program, intended to build bridges, not walls.  Speaker, poet, and activist Monti Washington helps students explore the history, conditioning, stereotypes, [Read more…]

Nobody’s Normal / Tom Ryan

Nobody’s Normal / Tom Ryan

Crazy in College: An Uncensored Look Inside the Mind of Mental Illness: Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder Learn Tom’s 8 Ways to Kick ASS with Mental Illness! Harness the power of mental illness and use it to your advantage! Tom Ryan’s, program is an interactive, compelling, RAW, UNCENSORED exploration of depression, anxiety and bi-polar complete with [Read more…]

Permission to be ImPerfect /Dr. Julia Garcia

Permission to be ImPerfect /Dr.  Julia Garcia

  Social Media is a world where anything goes, and can even go viral. It’s creating a platform to connect unlike any generation before has experienced, but yet, billions of its’ users are experiencing a virtual health crisis.  Join social media and social health expert, JULIA GARCIA, as she helps students navigate all sides of this tech [Read more…]

#WAGINGPEACE: The Muslim Refugee Crisis / Jim Keady

#WAGINGPEACE: The  Muslim Refugee Crisis / Jim Keady

In the same way that soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces gear up and wage war, so must social justice warriors gear up and wage peace. Jim Keady shares his experience of going to Greece to help with the Muslim refugee crisis. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Keady observed with great concern as [Read more…]