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

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Credible: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers

Deborah Tuerkheimer

Author and Professor, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Megan Twohey

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times

Oct 7 2021

Traumatized: Identify, Understand, and Cope with PTSD and Emotional Stress

Kati Morton, LMFT

Licensed marriage and family therapist and author

Kelsey Darragh

Comedian, filmmaker, and mental health advocate

Oct 4 2021

Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways

Sarah Stein Greenberg

Executive Director, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University

Liz Gerber, Ph.D.

Professor at Northwestern University, co-director of Northwestern’s Center for Human Computer Interaction + Design, and faculty founder of Design for America

Sep 30 2021

What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home

William R. Stixrud, Ph.D

Clinical Neuropsychologist and Founder, The Stixrud Group

Ned Johnson

Author, Speaker, and Founder, PrepMatters

Sep 28 2021

Think Talk Create: Building Workplaces Fit for Humans

David Brendel, MD, Ph.D.

Co-founder, Strategy of Mind

Ryan Stelzer

Co-founder, Strategy of Mind

Marianne Bertrand, Ph.D.

Chris P. Dialynas Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Sep 23 2021

We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation

Eric Garcia

Senior Washington correspondent at The Independent and author of We’re Not Broken

Steve Silberman

Award-winning science writer and author, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

Sep 20 2021

Run: Book One – A Conversation with Andrew Aydin

Andrew Aydin

National Book Award winner and co-author, with Rep. John Lewis, of the "March" graphic novel trilogy.

Saeed Jones

Author and poet

Sep 14 2021

Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age

Bruce Feiler

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

Sep 9 2021
Final Event of the 2020-21 Season!

Letters to My White Male Friends: A Conversation with Dax-Devlon Ross, J.D.

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

Jun 17 2021

The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America

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

Jun 7 2021