Photographer, National Geographic
Causing compassion and advocacy, frame by frame.
Vice President, UCLA Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz
A performance and talk about the most powerful lessons of listening, leadership, agency, and compassion through jazz.
Host, Book Club for Kids
It’s not about the book: the unexpected left turns of conversation that open up through the act of reading while young.
Writer, Producer, and Activist
Agency through being present.
Founder and CEO, A Band of Voters
Hopefullness vs. hoplessness: stoking agency through the act of voting.
Chief of Staff, UCLA Office of the Chancellor
Being open to possibilities.
Should prostitution be decriminalized?
Program Director, UCLA GRIT
Stoking resilience from the inside out: keys to adaptability and joy during uncertain times.
Assistant Professor, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Making women, and their invisible work, visible, one note at a time.
Performer, UCLA Dance Team
A performance from the unexpected—and welcomed—new member of the team.
CEO, A Hundred Years
Finding purpose through slowing down.
Distinguished Professor of Pathology, UCSD
A whole new lens to peer through: remapping our understanding of disease.
Professor, UCLA School of Dentistry
Transforming children’s oral health through equity and social justice, one smile at a time.
Professor of Learning and Teaching in Music, University of Chichester
Self-efficacy is your untapped superpower, and key to agency.
Accessibility Engineer, UCLA Disabilities and Computing Program
The welcomed diet of mealworms and their power to remove pollutants.
Letting your guard down through the universal language of art.
Managing the quality of sleep, the power of the rested mind.
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Past Talks About Agency
Called “the Maya Angelou of the Millennial generation,” Azure Antoinette is a poet, brand humanist and creative strategist. Watch Azure Antoinette deliver a spectacular spoken word performance: “I would love to tell you…”
Martin Loeffler is the Director of the California Institute for Social Business (CISB). Watch Martin Loeffler delve into the concept of social business and how it can solve social problems and change the world.
C. Scott Hindell is Principal of Hindell Consulting where he specializes in human-centered business model design. Watch C. Scott Hindell resolve innovative struggles and help bring creative strategies to life.
As a Project Coordinator at GOOD, Joan Hanawi leverages her interests and background to activate projects that move our world forward. Watch Joan Hanawi explain how to unlock the potential of our stories to inspire and resonate with people around the world.
Dr. Tara Prescott is a Lecturer in Writing Programs and Faculty in Residence at UCLA. Watch Tara Prescott deliver a riveting story that encourages people to pursue their interests and empower their lives.
Darlene Mininni is chief learning officer at UCLA Extension and a health psychologist. Watch Darlene Mininni talk about how paying attention can lead to success and opportunities right in front of you.
Jade Charon is a choreographer, community activist, dancer, filmmaker, and teaching artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Watch Jade Charon use dance as a means for healing, social commentary, and empowerment.