Family Action Network events are free and open to the public.

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Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in Your Communities

Susie Wise, Ph.D.

Designer, author, and educator at the at Stanford University

Morgan Vien, MA

Founder and CEO of Design for Emergence

May 12 2022

Learning America: One Woman’s Fight for Educational Justice for Refugee Children

Luma Mufleh

Founder of Fugees Family, Inc.

Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Tony-nominated producer, and author of the bestseller Dear America.

May 9 2022

Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient

Theresa Brown, Ph.D., BSN, RN

Nurse and bestselling author

Danielle Ofri, MD, Ph.D.

Physician at Bellevue Hospital and clinical professor of medicine at New York University

May 5 2022

The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively

Todd Kashdan, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, George Mason University, and bestselling author

Jane McGonigal, Ph.D.

Director of Game Research and Development at the Institute for the Future and two-time New York Times bestselling author

May 4 2022

Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child’s Potential, Fulfilling Society’s Promise

Dana Suskind, M.D.

Pediatric cochlear implant surgeon and co-director of the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health at the University of Chicago

Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO of Character Lab, and the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania

Apr 28 2022

The Power of the Downstate: Recharge Your Life Using Your Body’s Own Restorative Systems

Sara C. Mednick, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Irvine and Director of the Sleep and Cognition (SaC) Lab

Karen Dobkins, Ph.D.

Professor of psychology and neuroscience at University of California, San Diego and the director of the Human Experience and Awareness Lab (HeaLab)

Apr 25 2022

Mastering Community: The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us from Surviving to Thriving

Christine Porath, Ph.D.

Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Douglas R. Conant

Founder and CEO of ConantLeadership

Apr 21 2022

Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything

Jane McGonigal, Ph.D.

Director of Game Research and Development at the Institute for the Future and two-time New York Times bestselling author

Curtis Sittenfeld

New York Times bestselling author

Apr 13 2022

The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters

Juliette Kayyem

Faculty chair of the Homeland Security Project and Security and Global Health Project at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Gretchen Rubin

Five-time New York Times bestselling author

Apr 12 2022

Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole

Susan Cain

Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking

Amy J. C. Cuddy, Ph.D.

Social psychologist, professor, and New York Times bestselling author of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Apr 7 2022