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January 2019

Malachi Byrd with Crowning Too Early (A Bridge Builder Event)

January 8, 2019

Malachi Byrd, a proud Washington D.C. native and D.C.'s inaugural Youth Poet Laureate, is a twenty one year-old junior at Princeton University. The captain and co-founder of ContraVerse, his high school slam team, Malachi led the team to the 2014 Louder Than a Bomb – DMV title. He also is a 2-time member of the DC Youth Poetry Slam Team, including the 2014 winners of the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival. A rapper, poet, scholar, and activist, Malachi has…

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Jean Case with Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose

January 23, 2019

Jean Case, the first female Chairman of the National Geographic Society in its 130-year history and CEO of the Case Foundation, is a philanthropist, investor, and internet and impact investing pioneer who advocates for the importance of embracing a more fearless approach to innovate and bring about transformational breakthroughs. Her career in the private sector spanned nearly two decades before she co-founded the Case Foundation in 1997. Before the Case Foundation, she was a senior executive at America Online, Inc.…

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Deirdre N. McCloskey with Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World

January 24, 2019

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey is an emerita distinguished professor of economics and of history, and professor of English and of communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of sixteen other books, including If You’re So Smart, The Secret Sins of Economics, The Bourgeois Virtues, Bourgeois Dignity, and Crossing: A Memoir, all published by the University of Chicago Press. About Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World There’s little doubt that most humans today are better off than…

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Stephanie Land with Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive (Programs with a Purpose)

January 29, 2019

Stephanie Land's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon, and many other outlets. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through both the Center for Community Change and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. About Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara…

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February 2019

Kondwani Fidel with Hummingbirds in The Trenches (A Bridge Builder Event)

February 4, 2019

Kondwani Fidel is a poet and essayist who has toured in the United Kingdom and lectured and taught classes at the University of East London. He has also lectured and shared poetry at countless universities, conferences, and literary events across America. Fidel has been featured in The Washington Post, Mic, CNN, and elsewhere, and has made television appearances on RT America. He has been published in The Root, The Afro, and City Paper. The Baltimore Sun honored Fidel in the…

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