Writing Memoir & Shaping Your Life Story
June 10, 2016 1:00m-1:50pm
Moderator: Joshua Silverstein
L.A. native, Joshua Silverstein is an award winning actor, comic, writer and beatboxer. Performing since the age of 7, Joshua’s work has received tremendous praise from the likes of Norman Lear, Wayne Brady and Anjelica Huston. Joshua’s solo show; Tell Me I’m Pretty, which just completed a 5-week run at Bootleg Theater, has been quoted as being the best show one has ever seen. Tell Me I’m Pretty is set to beginning touring during this year. Additionally, Joshua co-hosts and co-produces Emmy award winning Downbeat 720; a high school open-mic that has been a staple of Santa Monica for the last 14 years.
Michael Gordon Bennett, is Founder and CEO of Bennett Global Entertainment, a twenty-first century global media company. Bennett is an accomplished entrepreneur, journalist, television producer, actor, noted travel expert, speaker and now an acclaimed author, having recently published his memoir 7-10 Split: My Journey As America’s Whitest Black Kid.
Devin C. Hughes, the Chief Inspiration Officer is a highly sought after speaker, author, & happiness muse who speaks to a variety of leaders, groups, organizations, and teams who have a desire to break down enterprise-wide cultural barriers, improve personal/organizational performance and enhance communication through greater self awareness and understanding of one another.
Dr. John Reed was born and raised in Germany. His father is African American and his mother German Caucasian. At the age of 18, he moved to the United States. Following his desire to help bi/multiracial people who are caught between racial worlds, John became a mentor to countless individuals, leading to being the author of his book ‘It’s Not Always Black And White.’ He holds a Doctorate in Human Services from Capella University.
TaRessa Stovall is an activist author/blogger working to help people appreciate their fellow humans, especially those with different life experiences and divergent perspectives, in spirit of progress and evolution. A Seattle native, she has been a multiracial identity rights agitator since the 1970s. The author of several fiction and non-fiction books, TaRessa lives in Atlanta and is writing her memoir, SWIRL GIRL: Confessions of a Racial Outlaw, while creating a publishing and production company to own and control her content.