Survivor of the Parkland Florida Shooting
On February 14, 2018 a gunman wielding an AR-15 entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and fired on students, faculty, and staff. Samantha Fuentes was amongst the injured, and while fortunate to be alive, her body and life changed forever.
Best-Selling Author & Community Activist
Author of the New York Times best-seller All Souls, Michael Patrick MacDonald shares his remarkable story of survival and redemption while examining the relationship between poverty and class he witnessed growing up in South Boston.
Award-winning Playwright & Poet
Ntozake Shange is one of America’s greatest living writers—an acknowledged master in the genres of drama, fiction, memoir and poetry. Her theatre piece For Colored Girls is considered a landmark not just in American theatre but in theatre worldwide.
Authors & Substance Use Disorder Advocates
Portrayed by Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carrell in the major motion picture Beautiful Boy, Nic and David Sheff present our nation’s epidemic of substance abuse disorder from the perspective of a recovering addict and the challenges facing our nation.