Speaker for April 23rd: Sam White, Founder of Shakespeare in Detroit
Shakespeare in Detroit was founded by Sam White, a Detroit native, artist, activist and entrepreneur. She has won several awards during her tenure at the helm of the organization, including an honor from Detroit Mayor Duggan for Excellence in Theatre in 2014, Crain’s Detroit Business’ 40 Under 40 also in 2014, the Breakthrough Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2015, Michigan Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 in 2015, PEPSI’s Black History Now recognition in 2016, along with the Spirit of Detroit Award. She was also recognized by Complex magazine as one of the “10-Forward-Thinking Entrepreneurs in Detroit.” She continues to also be a highly sought after speaker in North America having recently taught an exciting meditation-based Shakespeare workshop at the University of Waterloo during the PLAY Symposium in Stratford, ON along with two TEDx talks in the last couple of years – TEDx Chatham Kent and TEDx Detroit. For information, see the Shakespeare in Detroit website or the videos here.
May 14: Deirdre Groves, Executive Director – Challenge Detroit
Challenge Detroit is an organization that grants one-year fellowships to recent college graduates that are placed with local businesses and encouraged to stay in Detroit. Deirdre will bring several fellows with her to our meeting.
May 28th: Grosse Pointe North and South Honors Students
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