America’s story of inclusion, immigration, and justice. Join Akan as he discusses America’s next chapters of acceptance and equality as shaped by his experience of growing up as Muslim in Germany.Akan Malici Furman University About Akan Akan Malici is from a Turkish and Albanian family. He grew up in Germany, and in college he studied
All suffering, misery, and pain we see around the world is due to ignorance about the nature of our mind. This limited understanding about ourselves and the inner landscape of our mind is the main reason why all external solutions for peace are short lived.
Dan Weidenbenner is the executive director of Mill Community Ministries, the umbrella organization for Mill Village Farms. Through this work he leads a network of urban farms while delivering and marketing produce in low-income, “food-desert” communities where there is often little-to-no access to fresh and affordable food. His focus has been on employing and empowering
In 2011, Amanda became Detroit Community Liaison for Whole Foods Market. In the position, she was the main point of contact for the community, which involved listening, trust building, and fostering a new type of relationship between the community and a company, which now serves as a model for community relationship building for Whole Foods Market.
Sustainability has been called the question of our generation. Can our businesses, communities, and citizens, practice meeting their own needs in ways that are respectful of future generations and restorative of natural, cultural, and financial assets?
Knox H. White has been Mayor of the City of Greenville since 1995, the longest serving Mayor in the city’s history. A cornerstone of his leadership has been advancing neighborhood initiatives, neighborhood revitalization, and involving citizens in city government. About Knox As Greenville’s Mayor, he has spearheaded downtown retail and residential revitalization. His most ambitious
Goodwin has risen up from the harsh realities of growing up disadvantaged in Greenville’s Jesse Jackson Townhomes to become a successful entertainer and entrepreneur. As the creator of 80s Baby Publishing, he has co-produced and/or performed on R&B, rap, rock, gospel, reggae and spoken word albums.
As Director of Community Relationship Building at Bons Secours St. Francis, Williams leverages relationships and economics to build healthier communities. His unique approach is aided by his multicultural, international personal history and advanced training in group dynamics and human systems.