Later this week, journalists, social sector leaders and communications pros from around the world will gather in San Diego, California, to share insights and ideas for using the power of communications to drive social change.
One keynote will feature social sector CEOs like Judy Belk. Belk, who leads the California Wellness Foundation, writes and speaks on organizational ethics, race and social change. Her pieces have aired on National Public Radio and appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times including a recent personal Op-Ed piece about the California drought and water poverty.
Another keynote will feature Clarence B. Jones, the speechwriter who helped Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. craft his iconic “I Have a Dream Speech” in 1963. During Black History Month earlier this year, President Obama welcomed Jones to the White House.
Here’s the #ComNet15 livestream lineup:
- Soledad O’Brien, an award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer will be interviewed by Jade Floyd of the Case Foundation. 8:45 am, Oct 1.
- Leading social sector CEOs in conversation with Stanford Social Innovation Review Managing Editor Eric Nee. 1:30 pm, Oct. 1.
- Grant Oliphant, The Heinz Endowments
- Judy Belk, California Wellness Foundation
- Matt James, Next Generation
- Dr. Sandra Hernandez, California Healthcare Foundation
- Patrick McCarthy, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Elliott Kalan reflects on his work as head writer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart with Kimberly A.C. Wilson of the Meyer Memorial Trust. 4:15 pm, Oct 1.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speechwriter Clarence B. Jones reflects on the past and present with Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post. 9 am, Oct 2.
- Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times talks with Andrew Sherry of the Knight Foundation. 11:25 am, Oct 2.