Big, Bold, Brave Ideas for a More Inclusive World

Mar 17, 2022

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Social change requires two critical things: big ideas and leaders brave enough to make them happen. Meet four of these diverse leaders, all deeply united in their unwavering commitment to equity, inclusion and justice for the deaf, hard of hearing and disability communities. Wawa Snipe, acclaimed Hip Hop artist who happens to be deaf, stole the show at the 2021 Super Bowl. Tech CEO Sherri Turpin boldly calls for leaders like her to step up and ensure everyone's human right to communication access. Storyteller Storm Smith is the first Deaf woman recruited by BBDO Worldwide and Alexis Kashar is a renowned civil rights lawyer and entrepreneur who is also Deaf. Spanning music, tech, advertising and law, these bold social change leaders will share their big ideas for a more inclusive world.

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Alexis Kashar


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Storm Smith

BBDO LA (Los Angeles)

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Warren "Wawa" Snipe

Slyki Entertainment

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Sherri Turpin

ZVRS and Purple Communications

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