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National Book Award winner and co-author, with Rep. John Lewis, of the "March" graphic novel trilogy.
Author and poet
Author of seven New York Times bestsellers and the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS
Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
Senior rabbi, Am Shalom, Glencoe, IL
Dax-Devlon Ross, J.D.
Author and principal at the social impact consultancies Dax-Dev and Third Settlements.
Marcus Campbell, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent/Principal, Evanston Township High School D202, Evanston, IL
Carol Anderson, Ph.D.
Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies, Emory University
Heather Cox Richardson, Ph.D.
Professor of History, Boston College
Michaeleen Doucleff, Ph.D.
Author and global health correspondent, NPR Science Desk
Creative director at Parent Nation at the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health
Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
Psychologist, author, New York Times columnist, and "Ask Lisa" podcast co-host
Chair, Mental Health Working Group of the city of Chicago’s Mayor’s Youth Commission
Vice-Chair, Mental Health Working Group of the city of Chicago’s Mayor’s Youth Commission
Award-winning author, motivational speaker, and criminal justice reform advocate
Reuben Jonathan Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
National correspondent for Time magazine
Chicago-based campaign operative and Brandeis University student
Author, blogger, podcast host, and directress of Jacaranda Tree Montessori in Amsterdam.
Founder and head of school, Fruitful Orchard Montessori, Abuja, Nigeria. Co-author, "The Montessori Baby."
Head of School, Chiaravalle Montessori in Evanston, IL
New York Times bestselling author, host and co-creator of the Emmy-winning PBS/BBC series How We Got to Now, and host of the podcast American Innovations.
James Hamblin, MD, MPH
Board-certified preventive medicine physician, staff writer at The Atlantic, and lecturer at Yale School of Public Health.