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

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
150 150 Jacqueline Brennan
Privacy Preferences

When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in the form of cookies. Here you can change your Privacy preferences. It is worth noting that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we are able to offer.

Our website uses cookies, mainly from 3rd party services. Define your Privacy Preferences and/or agree to our use of cookies.