Thursday, November 14

8:00 am – 8:10 am

The Value of Why: Reflections on the Journey to and out of Gang Life

Location: Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)

Spark Talk
Mind, Body, Soul

Life’s journey is not always a straight line, but it can be a bridge between a destructive life on the streets to one with purpose, empathy, and community impact. That is the journey of Jesse Herrera, chief visionary at Urban Theory, who’ll share how his experience influences his work and how organizations can illuminate and address the complexities of their challenges. You’ll leave this session with insight into:

  • How Jesse’s journey can inspire you and other changemakers to consider how oppression transcends generations
  • How society can force bad decisions, and the importance of the question, “Why?”
  • How your organization can illuminate complex challenges.
  • How you and your organization can help advance innovation and community well-being

Presented by Urban Theory


Urban Theory