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speaker news | Jun 22nd, 2022

40 Years Capturing Our Impact On The Planet: Acclaimed Photographer Edward Burtynsky’s New Project

Enveloped by 30-foot screens and an original soundtrack, audiences will journey through images and film from throughout Edward’s 40-year career. “In the Wake of Progress” premieres indoors this weekend, challenging us to have a conversation about our legacy and future on Earth.

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new speaker | Jun 20th, 2022

Imagination Is Where Black, Queer Freedom Resides: Lavin Welcomes Bestselling YA Author George M. Johnson

Called "an absolute necessity" by Booklist, George’s powerful, bestselling memoir "All Boys Aren't Blue" sits alongside titles by Toni Morrison and Lavin speaker Angie Thomas as among the 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021.

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new book | Jun 16th, 2022

Protecting Democracy is Our Greatest Challenge—Diversity Is the Key! Yascha Mounk's New Book

In “The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure," one of our foremost political scientists gives us fresh optimism for the greatest challenge of our time: building democracies that are both diverse AND equal.

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speaker news | Jun 13th, 2022

Use Your Personal Story For Radical Creativity: Nike's Former Chief Marketing Officer Greg Hoffman

On the podcast Diary of a CEO, Greg showed how harnessing your personal story provokes inspiration in your company.

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book release | Jun 8th, 2022

In the Midst of Crisis, We Can Still Reclaim Our American Dream: Climate Activist Bill McKibben's New Book

In “The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon,” Bill—author of the first book on climate change for general audiences—combines national and personal stories to look to the past,and to the future.

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new speaker | Jun 6th, 2022

Share The Mic In Cyber: Lavin Welcomes Google's Head of Product Security Strategy Camille Stewart

If the wars of tomorrow are fought online, we need innovative, diverse people like Camille who are ready for a rapidly changing landscape.

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book release | Jun 3rd, 2022

For Happiness and Answers to Life, Follow the Numbers: Data Scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz's New Book

In “Don’t Trust Your Gut,” Seth proves that we go about making decisions all wrong. He helps us follow the numbers instead of our instincts to make better choices and pursue what really matters.

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new speaker | Jun 2nd, 2022

History is Prologue: Lavin Welcomes Civil Rights Attorney Turned YA Novelist Michelle Coles

As a civil rights attorney and award-winning YA author, Michelle knows that we need to understand the past to achieve racial justice in the present.

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awards | May 31st, 2022

Andrea Elliott Wins Second Pulitzer for Her Masterpiece on Inequality in America

The New York Times journalist tells the true story of a bright young girl growing up in foster care and facing homelessness and poverty, in this decade-in-the-making saga of resilience and hope.

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photography | Apr 14th, 2022

Edward Burtynsky Shares His Major New Award with Ukraine's Photographers

The world-renowned photographer was awarded a Sony World Photography Prize for outstanding contribution to photography, and he dedicated the award to the Ukrainian photographers diligently documenting the war launched by Vladimir Putin.

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