TANITOLUWA "TANI" ADEWUMI

Eight year-old Tanitoluwa ‘Tani’ Adewumi fled northern Nigeria in 2017 with his father, mother and brother, who lived in a homeless shelter upon moving to New York City. Tani enrolled at PS 116 school where he learned how to play chess and his early display of talent led to his mother enrolling him in the school's chess program, which agreed to waive his fees. Tani is now one of the top players in the country, winning the championship for his age group at the New York State chess tournament in March 2019.After thousands of donations from a recent GoFundMe campaign, the Adewumi family is now living in an apartment of their own and will distribute the remainder of funds to their church and through their new Tanitoluwa Adewumi Foundation to help other African immigrants who are having difficulty settling in the United States.

 

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AKASHINGA

AKASHINGA IS A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN CONSERVATION MODEL, EMPOWERING DISADVANTAGED WOMEN TO RESTORE AND MANAGE LARGE NETWORKS OF WILDERNESS AREAS AS AN ALTERNATE ECONOMIC MODEL TO TROPHY HUNTING. 

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Ana Maria Archila & Maria Gallagher

Maria Gallagher is an investing analyst based in the DC area who received national attention following a confrontation with then Senator Jeff Flake about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Ana María Archila is the Co-Executive Director at the Center for Popular Democracy, and a national voice for immigrant justice, women’s rights, and the urgency of a people-centered democracy.

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Axios

This is a first-of-its-kind news show, fusing Axios reporting on the most consequential topics of our time with the cinematic, documentary storytelling of two award-winning filmmakers and HBO.  

The ambition: to leave viewers feeling a lot smarter about the topics truly upending and reshaping their lives.

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Tibor Baranski

Teacher, devout Catholic and fearless wartime hero, the late Tibor Baranski working for the Vatican Embassy in Budapest is credited with saving 3,000 + Jews during the Holocaust in Budapest Hungary when he was only 22 years old. For his act he is recognized by Yad Vashem as "Righteous Among the Nations.”

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Sir Ronald Cohen

Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, is a pioneering philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor, and social innovator, who is driving forward the global Impact Revolution. For nearly two decades, his ground-breaking initiatives have catalyzed global efforts to drive private capital to serve social and environmental good.

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Pete Conrad - The Conrad Foundation

Charles ‘Pete’ Conrad Jr was a naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, NASA astronaut, and the third man to walk on the Moon. His wife Nancy continues his legacy through the Conrad Foundation by encouraging students to become disruptive entrepreneurs and apply innovation, science and technology to create global impact.

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Mick Ebeling and Daniel Belquer

Named Wired magazine's "Make Tech Human" thought leaders, awarded Muhammed Ali's Humanitarian of the Year Award and Ad Age's Top 50 Most Creative People, Ebeling is an instigator of innovation. Mick founded Not Impossible on the principle of Technology for the Sake of Humanity, developing projects for fundamental human needs.

 

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Ashley Edwards - MindRight

Ashley Edwards is Co-founder and CEO of MindRight. MindRight provides daily, culturally-responsive mental health coaching over text message to youth impacted by trauma. Ashley is a 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur and has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top 30 innovators of the next century.

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Robert Kegan

Harvard professor Robert Kegan is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of human development. His research and writing on the stages of mental complexity in adulthood have helped create a whole new field of study, transformed practice in nearly every profession, and unleashed the hope that we can all keep growing at any age.

 

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Ndaba Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on as his grandson, NDABA MANDELA, continues to keep its beacon of hope bright, fueling its fiery message that one person canmake a difference. Ndaba is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Africa Rising Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the positive image of Africa around the world. He is also the longest serving Global Ambassador to UNAIDS, where he works to end the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. His recent memoir, Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela, is the first-ever book to tell Mandela's life through the eyes of the grandson whom he raised.  Recently named one of BET’s “28 Men of Change,” Ndaba is showing the world, through his actions and orations, that Madiba’s voice and message of freedom still rings true.  

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Mayors for Peace

Following the devastating 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Mayors for Peace was founded to contribute to the attainment of lasting world peace. Arousing concern among citizens of the world for the total abolition of nuclear weapons, Mayors for Peace contributes through close solidarity among member cities as well as by striving to solve vital problems for the human race such as starvation and poverty, the plight of refugees, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation

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Pop-Up Magazine

Pop-Up Magazine is a unique series of live-narrated, live-scored, multimedia journalism performances staged at major theaters across the country. Contributors tell vivid, never-before-told stories accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, and an original score performed onstage by our musical collaborators, Magik*Magik Orchestra. We end the night gathered around the bar, performers and audience together. And nothing goes online after—you have to be there to see it.

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Paul Romer

Paul Romer, economist and policy entrepreneur, is a co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences and University Professor in Economics at NYU. He has spent his career at the intersection of economics, innovation, technology, and urbanization, working to speed up human progress.

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