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PRIZE WINNER SPOTLIGHT: REIMAGINING CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Moderated by Alex Rosales

Featuring: Teresa Wanjiku Njoroge, Uzoma Orchingwa, Brenda Palms, Bianca Tylek

FROM A MOMENT TO A MOVEMENT

Moderated by Suzanne Kianpour

Featuring: Kenneth Anand, Emiliana Guereca, Elle Moxley, Sheila Roche, Jonel Edwards

What lessons can we glean from powerful cultural movements on inspiring action? And how can the concept of “hype” inform our understanding of how to impact the future?

Join us for a session featuring leaders and influencers who have leveraged social networks to create impactful movements. They will share their stories and discuss how these lessons can be applied to drive real social progress.

PRIZE WINNER SPOTLIGHT: REFUGEE & ASYLUM SEEKERS SUPPORT

Moderated by Alex Rosales

Featuring: Atif Saved and Dana Mustafa

CNN HEROES SPOTLIGHT

Featuring Nora El-Khouri Spencer and Cari Broecker

Celebrating the work of the CNN Heroes, this session will highlight the achievements of Nora El-Khouri Spencer and Cari Broecker for their impact on their communities.

CNN HERO SPOTLIGHT

Featuring Nelly Cheboi and Tyrique Glasgow

Celebrating the work of the CNN Heroes, this session will highlight the achievements of Nelly Cheboi and Tyrique Glasgow for their impact on their communities.

GENERATION ACTIVIST: HOW WE CAN LEARN FROM GEN Z

Moderated by Tiana Day

Featuring: Aidan Kohn- Murphy, Lina Renzina and Tony Weaver, Jr.

Gen Z navigates the digital world with the unbridled confidence of digital natives and their ability to influence isn’t limited to clothing trends or viral dance moves. Through content creation, this generation has also become a digital activist generation – leveraging their platforms to advocate for social, economic and climate justice. What tactics and strategies can GenZ teach the world about how to drive social impact through digital content? How can these best practices be leveraged to communicate more effectively and authentically?

What resources are necessary to mobilize those on the front lines of activism to translate social posts into tangible outcomes?

This discussion will examine how we can embolden and partner with GenZ activists to amplify collective action towards an equitable future.

REIMAGINING CULTURE TO POWER CHANGE PANEL

Moderated by Carolina García Jayarm

Featuring: Nick Suplina, Koketso Moeti, Michelle Genece Patterson, Anasa Troutman

The BIG We Culture shapes the world, influencing creativity, human connection, and innovation. Movements are born through meaningful shifts in culture – from the magic of communities coming together and connecting through shared values.

What role does culture play in driving sustainable change? How is its impact measured? How can diverse networks organize together for positive change?

Social impact leaders and cultural experts investigate the data, behavioral patterns, and trends that lead to cultural shifts and the movements they inspire.

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE: MEDIA’S ROLE IN INSPIRING EQUITY

Moderated by Shaniqua McClendon

Featuring: Nicole Starr, Alicia Dennis, Chiemi Karasawa

In a world struggling with significant challenges – from widening economic inequality to social injustice – narratives matter. The stories and content that people consume can change the course of humankind — shaping systems and structures that can either perpetuate division or inspire solidarity and drive healthy civic engagement.

What role do narratives and messaging in the media play in shaping outcomes? What responsibility do media companies and content creators have in sharing information that supports human progress?

This session explores media driving impact, the danger of misinformation, and the frameworks necessary to address global challenges and create vibrant, equitable societies.

MAKE GOOD FAMOUS SUMMIT: CLOSING REMARKS

Featuring: Eduardo Placer, Joe Deitch, Carolina García Jayaram

REIMAGINING PHILANTHROPY: INVESTING IN VISIBILITY & MEDIA TO POWER CHANGE WITH IMPACT GUILD

Moderated by: Eduardo Placer

Featuring: Rene Jones, Sonya Lockett, Adam Robinson, Rupa Balasubramanian

The mission to Make Good Famous begins with visibility. That means ensuring the same resources and recognition often granted to celebrities and influencers are extended to changemakers. Yet, the investment to raise the visibility of leaders and their work through media, entertainment and other means has, historically, not often been prioritized. How can we disrupt the traditional mode of philanthropy to recognize the value of visibility when it comes to creating meaningful change and, in doing so, further democratize philanthropy?

REIMAGINING PHILANTHROPY: INVESTING IN VISIBILITY & MEDIA TO POWER CHANGE PANEL

Moderated by: Eduardo Placer

Featuring: Jennifer Humke, Alex Jakana, Sahar Driver

The mission to Make Good Famous begins with visibility. That means ensuring the same resources and recognition often granted to celebrities and influencers are extended to changemakers. Yet, the investment to raise the visibility of leaders and their work through media, entertainment and other means has, historically, not often been prioritized. How can we disrupt the traditional mode of philanthropy to recognize the value of visibility when it comes to creating meaningful change and, in doing so, further democratize philanthropy?

REIMAGINING PHILANTHROPY: INVESTING IN VISIBILITY & MEDIA TO POWER CHANGE

Featuring Dr. Aparna Hegde

The mission to Make Good Famous begins with visibility. That means ensuring the same resources and recognition often granted to celebrities and influencers are extended to changemakers. Yet, the investment to raise the visibility of leaders and their work through media, entertainment and other means has, historically, not often been prioritized. How can we disrupt the traditional mode of philanthropy to recognize the value of visibility when it comes to creating meaningful change and, in doing so, further democratize philanthropy?